This week Program Manager Sharath Suryanaarayan published a Guide on YouTube about how to configure it. If you are interest in that product, you shouldn’t miss his videos.
Video #01: StorSimple Virtual Array Getting Started
Data disk drive configuration: All data drives must be of the same type (SAS or SATA) and capacity. If SAS disk drives are used, the disk drives must be attached via a single path (no MPIO, multi-path support is provided)
HBA configuration options: 1. (Preferred)Simple HBA
2. RAID HBA – Adapter must be configured in “pass through” mode
3. RAID HBA – Disks should be configured as Single-Disk, RAID-0
Supported bus and media type combinations
RAID SSD (If the media type is unspecified/unknown*)
SATA SSD + SATA HDD**
SAS SSD + SAS HDD**
* RAID controllers without pass-through capability can’t recognize the media type. Such controllers will mark both HDD and SSD as Unspecified. In that case, the SSD will be used as persistent storage instead of caching devices. Therefore, you can deploy the Microsoft Azure Stack POC on those SSDs.
** For tiered storage, you must have at least 3 HDDs.
Example HBAs: LSI 9207-8i, LSI-9300-8i, or LSI-9265-8i in pass-through mode
While the above configuration is generic enough that many servers should fit the description, we recommend a couple of SKUs: Dell R630 and the HPE DL 360 Gen 9. Both these SKUs have been in-market for some time.
like some of you already know, we had a great technical event sponsored by Microsoft in Berlin this week.
Im talking about the Microsoft Technical Summit for IT Pros and Developers.
For me it was really great to be there, not only because I was able to see Microsofts new CEO Satya Nadela live on stage or to listen to amazing speakers talking about new awesome or current Microsoft Magic. For me it’s like a Family Meeting 🙂
I was able to see some really good friends from all over europe like Carsten Rachfahl, Benedikt Berger, Didier van Hoye or many many others and take place in a very constructive IT Pro discussion with Peter Abitter, Michael Korb and Patrick Heyde from Microsoft.
My Community peer Manuel and I also used the chance to do some promotion for the Microsoft Windows Server User Group Berlin and grape some presents for our members. You maybe see us in the videos, Microsoft made. 😉