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Glenn Maxwell 10,146 Reputation points
2022-08-29T20:48:12.473+00:00

Hi All

I have two windows 2019 servers hosted on Azure and i have installed Failover cluster manager and added the two nodes to the cluster.
i am using Azure storage account as my cloud witness.

I want to add additional 6 drives and deploy storage spaces as per the below article. will i be able to use storage spaces since i am using Failover
cluster manager with cloud witness. will it create a problem. experts guide me.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-spaces/deploy-standalone-storage-spaces

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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,681 Reputation points
    2022-09-06T19:24:34.383+00:00

    Hey,

    You can deploy Storage Spaces direct cluster on Azure VMs. The following guide should help:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/site-recovery/azure-to-azure-how-to-enable-replication-s2d-vms

    In case you want to use standalone Storage Spaces, you can StarWind VSAN on top of Storage Spaces volume to create replicated shared storage pool for the cluster.
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/installing-and-configuring-a-sql-server-failover-clustered-instance-on-microsoft-azure-virtual-machines/

    Cheers,

    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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  1. KurtBMayer 831 Reputation points
    2022-08-29T21:00:28.877+00:00

    @Glenn Maxwell

    Yes, the aforementioned procedure should operate as described in the scenario.

    You may need to choose a VM SKU that can attach enough disks; some smaller VMs only allow 4 data disks, so resize the VM if needed.

    Also consider using Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) and making each VM in a different Availability Zone for additional fault tolerance.

    Please upvote or accept this thread as answered if it's helpful, thanks!

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