Azure Azure Stack HCI LAB

Setup and Administering Azure Stack HCI using Windows Admin Center (WAC) – Part2

In this part we will configure the below:

  • Configure File share witness
  • Create Cluster volume using Failover Custer Manager
  • Check and review Cluster status

1. Configure File share witness on file share

Step

Detail

1

We will configure the file share witness with GUI

1.1

Create the folder named witness on server 10.0.010 and share it with read/write

1.2

On Failover Cluster Manager, right-click on s2dcluster à More Actions à Configure Cluster Quorum Settings

1.3

Click Next

1.4

Choose Select the quorum witness

1.5

Select Configure a file share witness

1.6

Click Browse > Browse




 

1.7

Click Advanced

1.8

Click Find Now > Select MYIANLAB-DC (This is the server which we have share drive)


Click OK

1.9

Click Witness >> Click OK

1.10

View the File Share Path >> Click Next

1.11

Confirm the info then click Next

1.12

On Summary, click Finish

1.13

Back to Failover Cluster manager console to check the witness

2

(Optional)

We can use Powershell to create the file share witness

Using Powershell and run the command:

Set-ClusterQuorum -FileShareWitness \\10.0.0.10\witness -Credential (Get-Credential)

3

Check the File Share Witness by access to \\10.0.0.10\Witness

  1. 2. Check Cluster status

Step

Detail

1

Check Cluster Node status


 

In Failover Cluster Manager à Nodes


Both Nodes are Up.

2

Check Disks status


There is a Cluster Virtual Disk (ClusterPerformanceHistory) => this one only listed when you enable Azure Stack HCI.

2.1

 
  1. 3. Create a new Volume using Failover Cluster Manager

Step

Detail

1.1

In Failover Cluster Manager >> Storage >> Pools >> Click New Virtual Disk


1.2

Select Storage Pool >> click OK

1.3

Create a virtual disk named VirtualDisk01


Enter 50 to create 50Gb disk

1.4

Confirm selections

1.5

View results >> Close


Note: remember to check the “Create a volume when this wizard closes”

1.6

Click Next >>


And Click Next >> Next

1.7

Select “Don’t assign to a driver letter or folder”

1.8

Name the volume: Volume01 >> click Next

 

1.9

At Completion >> click Close

1.10

In Failover Cluster Manager >> Storage >> Pools >> check the new Cluster Virtual Disk


1.11

Add this Cluster Virtual Disk to Cluster Shared Volumes


Now the Virtual Disk change from Available Storage to Cluster Shared Volume

1.12

Now we have created a new volume using VirtualDisk01

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