S2D - Setup Storage Cluster

Requirements: First run job "S2D - Prepare Machines for Tests" Sets up a storage cluster with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) enabled, and performs basic storage and spaces configuration. This will provision one storage pool using all eligible disks in the cluster, one virtual disk, and add it to Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). Only works *without* cluster already created, and no storage pool and space created. To reconfigure an existing cluster using this job, first remove all virtual disks, storage pools, and cluster roles, then remove the cluster, before running this job. Or run job "S2D - Remove cluster" to peform the same cleanup. If this job fails, look in the output directory for Configure-S2DCluster.log for details on the failure.

Test details

  • System.Solutions.CloudStorage.S2D
  • System.Solutions.StorageSpacesDirect.BVTandStress
  • Device.Storage.Controller.AzureStack.CloudStress
  • Device.Storage.HD.AzureStack.CloudStress
  • Windows Server 2016 (x64)
Supported Releases
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10, version 1511
  • Windows 10, version 1607
  • Windows 10, version 1703
  • Windows 10, version 1709
  • Windows 10, version 1803
  • Windows 10, version 1809
  • Windows 10, version 1903
  • Next update to Windows 10
Expected run time (in minutes) 60
Category Scenario
Timeout (in minutes) 3600
Requires reboot false
Requires special configuration true
Type automatic


Additional documentation

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More information


Parameter name Parameter description
ClusterName name of cluster to be created
NodeList List of node names, separated by commas
S2DBusTypes Specify custom S2D bustypes flags for testing purposes only
ClusterStaticIP Optional, only set if you need static IP for the cluster name



For generic troubleshooting of HLK test failures, see Troubleshooting Windows HLK Test Failures.