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Glenn Maxwell 10,146 Reputation points

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.

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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,681 Reputation points


    You can deploy Storage Spaces direct cluster on Azure VMs. The following guide should help:

    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.


    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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  1. KurtBMayer 831 Reputation points

    @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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