Azure Stack POC – Donanim Gereksinimleri

Gectigimiz gunlerde Microsoft tarafindan Azure Stack Technical Previwe icin donanim gereksinimleri sunuldu.

Bildiginiz gibi Azure Stack, Microsoft’un hibrit bulut vizyonunda onemli bir yer tutuyor. Windows Azure Pack ile birlikte public Azure’un en azindan portal bilesenini kendi veri merkezlerimizde kullanmaya baslamistik. Ancak konu yazilim gelistirme sureclerine, uygulamalarin yerel ve public Azure uzerinde mimari degisliklige ugramadan calisabilmesi gibi noktalara geldiginde gercek bir hibrit bulut mimarisinden bahsedemiyorduk. Portal bize yalnizca Windows Azure on yuzunu kullanmamiza izin veriyordu.

Azure Stack ise bu noktada bir adim one gidiyor. Microsoft’un yillardir Azure ile edindigi tecrubeler tamamiyle ayni mimari, API ve kod ile birlikte yerel veri merkezi icin kullanima sunuluyor. Bu bircok senaryoyu da beraberinde getiriyor olacak.

Henuz elimizde test yapabilecegimiz bir surum olmadigi icin bilgiler kisitli. Ancak kisa zaman once Microsoft, TP surumu icin donanim gereksinimlerini bizlerle paylasti. Detaylar asagida:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/12/21/microsoft-azure-stack-hardware-requirements.aspx

Component

Minimum

Recommended

Compute: CPU Dual-Socket: 12 Physical Cores Dual-Socket: 16 Physical Cores
Compute: Memory 96 GB RAM 128 GB RAM
Compute: BIOS Hyper-V Enabled (with SLAT support) Hyper-V Enabled (with SLAT support)
Network: NIC Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification required for NIC; no specialized features required Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification required for NIC; no specialized features required
Disk drives: Operating System 1 OS disk with minimum of 200 GB available for system partition (SSD or HDD) 1 OS disk with minimum of 200 GB available for system partition (SSD or HDD)
Disk drives: General Azure Stack POC Data 4 disks. Each disk provides a minimum of 140 GB of capacity (SSD or HDD). 4 disks. Each disk provides a minimum of 250 GB of capacity.
HW logo certification Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2

Storage considerations

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

  •          SATA HDD
  •          SAS HDD
  •          RAID HDD
  •          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

 

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