Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: Stretched Cluster Deployment Reference Architecture Guide . Dell AX-640, AX-6515, AX-740XD, AX-7525

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Dell EMC Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: Stretched Cluster Deployment Reference Architecture Guide . Dell AX-640, AX-6515, AX-740XD, AX-7525 | Manualzz

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction................................................................................................................. 4

Document overview............................................................................................................................................................ 4

Audience and scope............................................................................................................................................................ 4

Chapter 2: Solution overview........................................................................................................ 5

Introduction...........................................................................................................................................................................5

Stretched clusters and Storage Replica.................................................................................................................. 5

Solution integration and network architecture.............................................................................................................6

Chapter 3: Solution deployment.................................................................................................... 8

Introduction...........................................................................................................................................................................8

Deployment prerequisites for stretched clusters........................................................................................................ 8

Customer network team requirements.......................................................................................................................... 9

Design principles and best practices...............................................................................................................................9

Validated network topology..............................................................................................................................................11

Chapter 4: Creating a stretched cluster....................................................................................... 14

Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................... 14

Test-Cluster........................................................................................................................................................................ 14

Cluster creation.................................................................................................................................................................. 14

Volumes................................................................................................................................................................................ 16

Storage efficiency.............................................................................................................................................................. 17

Test-SRTopology................................................................................................................................................................17

Chapter 5: Virtual Machines.........................................................................................................18

Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................... 18

VM and storage affinity rules..........................................................................................................................................18

Preferred sites.................................................................................................................................................................... 18

Chapter 6: Failure/Recovery from failure of Site/Node................................................................19

Planned failover..................................................................................................................................................................19

Operation steps.................................................................................................................................................................. 19

Appendix A: Appendices............................................................................................................... 21

Appendix A: Sample PowerShell cmdlets for end-to-end deployment................................................................. 21

Appendix B: Supported hardware................................................................................................................................. 25

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