Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure

Play Step-by-Step: Deploy Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster in Microsoft Azure
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In this short video, we'll walk through deploying a Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Cluster to a Microsoft Azure subscription using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates.

ARM templates streamline the process of provisioning complex solutions in the cloud.  In this scenario, we'll be leveraging two ARM templates from the Azure Quick Start template gallery:

These templates can be used together, as shown in the video, or separately to provision just a portion of the overall solution.

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    I am creating one setup where i want 2 SQL VMs inside a cluster and DC obvious for joining 2 SQl VMs. Now i want one shared storage where both the SQL VMs will be accessing the same shared storage and if one VM goes down other SQL VM will access the same storage. So, does S2D will fulfill this purpose? If yes, please explain a bit. Also S2D is created when we have at least 2 data disks in our SQL VMs that too premium which S2D use to make a storage Pool out of that. So is it that this pool is using 4 data disks making it 4TB shared storage or is it replicating 2TB and 2TB. How is it? As if it is replicating then cost will be too much high say for 10TB of data as such.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Everything is shown automated through templates. There is not enough detail to learn in this video. Useless for beginners.

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