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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am facing issues while evaluating storage replica feature.

    I have installed windows server 2016 TP4 on a vmware virtual machine, and I am trying to create a SRPartnership using my local disks on a VM (I don't have LUNS attached to the VM). Also when i try to add these local disks into a failover cluster manager, these disks does not come online.

    Has anyone configured storage replica with local disks?

    I am referring below articles for evaluation purpose.

    https://blog.starwindsoftware.com/how-to-configure-storage-replication-using-windows-server-2016-part-1

    https://blog.starwindsoftware.com/how-to-configure-storage-replication-using-windows-server-2016-part-2

    Thanks,

    Nilesh


    Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 PM

Answers

  • Please don't bother with TP4 - TP5 came out yesterday, and should be used for all evaluation. Also, use this content for testing and deployment: http://aka.ms/storagereplica. If you are still having issues after doing things, I'll be here

    Ned Pyle [MSFT] | Principal Program Manager for Storage Replica, DFS Replication, Scale-out File Server, SMB, other stuff

    • Proposed as answer by VR38DETTMVP Friday, April 29, 2016 5:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:34 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:57 PM
  • Hi Ned,

    Thanks for your response.

    I will get TP5 installed in my test environment and start my evaluation.

    In one of your ignite 2015 session you said that Storage replica is only available in Datacenter edition, is it still applicable in TP5?

    Thanks,

    Nilesh

    S2D and SR are both "Datacenter" features only.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2016/

    Windows Server 2016 Editions

    Datacenter Edition Standard Edition
    Core functionality of Windows Server 
    OSEs/Hyper-V containers* 
    Unlimited
    2
    Windows Server containers
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Nano Server 
    New storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica**
    New Shielded Virtual Machines
    New networking stack**
    Licensing Model*** 
    Core + CAL 
    Core + CAL 
    Price<sup style="font-size:0.875em;">+</sup>
    $6,155
    $882


    Cheers,

    Anton Kolomyeytsev [MVP]

    StarWind Software Chief Architect

    Profile:   Blog:   Twitter:   LinkedIn:  

    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:34 AM
    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:14 PM
  • Thanks Anton,

    I got the answer, so Local disks are not going to work as clustered disks and Storage replica is a feature of Data center edition only. So there is no change in Failover Cluster feature in Windows server 2016 standard edition, everything remains same as Failover Cluster feature in windows server 2012?

    Thanks!

    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:33 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Please don't bother with TP4 - TP5 came out yesterday, and should be used for all evaluation. Also, use this content for testing and deployment: http://aka.ms/storagereplica. If you are still having issues after doing things, I'll be here

    Ned Pyle [MSFT] | Principal Program Manager for Storage Replica, DFS Replication, Scale-out File Server, SMB, other stuff

    • Proposed as answer by VR38DETTMVP Friday, April 29, 2016 5:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:34 AM
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:57 PM
  • Hi Ned,

    Thanks for your response.

    I will get TP5 installed in my test environment and start my evaluation.

    In one of your ignite 2015 session you said that Storage replica is only available in Datacenter edition, is it still applicable in TP5?

    Thanks,

    Nilesh

    Friday, April 29, 2016 1:45 PM
  • Hello,

    I am facing issues while evaluating storage replica feature.

    I have installed windows server 2016 TP4 on a vmware virtual machine, and I am trying to create a SRPartnership using my local disks on a VM (I don't have LUNS attached to the VM). Also when i try to add these local disks into a failover cluster manager, these disks does not come online.

    Has anyone configured storage replica with local disks?

    I am referring below articles for evaluation purpose.

    https://blog.starwindsoftware.com/how-to-configure-storage-replication-using-windows-server-2016-part-1

    https://blog.starwindsoftware.com/how-to-configure-storage-replication-using-windows-server-2016-part-2

    Thanks,

    Nilesh


    Just what Ned said: update to TP5 with everything.

    P.S. Back to your question (as an owner of the content you quote): you'll need cluster-aware disks and locals are not going to work unless Cluster Manager will accept them. We'll update our guides for TP5 soon, just started with Storage Spaces Direct as Storage Replica didn't change much in terms of mgmt (S2Ds did).


    Cheers,

    Anton Kolomyeytsev [MVP]

    StarWind Software Chief Architect

    Profile:   Blog:   Twitter:   LinkedIn:  

    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:11 PM
  • Hi Ned,

    Thanks for your response.

    I will get TP5 installed in my test environment and start my evaluation.

    In one of your ignite 2015 session you said that Storage replica is only available in Datacenter edition, is it still applicable in TP5?

    Thanks,

    Nilesh

    S2D and SR are both "Datacenter" features only.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/windows-server-2016/

    Windows Server 2016 Editions

    Datacenter Edition Standard Edition
    Core functionality of Windows Server 
    OSEs/Hyper-V containers* 
    Unlimited
    2
    Windows Server containers
    Unlimited
    Unlimited
    Nano Server 
    New storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica**
    New Shielded Virtual Machines
    New networking stack**
    Licensing Model*** 
    Core + CAL 
    Core + CAL 
    Price<sup style="font-size:0.875em;">+</sup>
    $6,155
    $882


    Cheers,

    Anton Kolomyeytsev [MVP]

    StarWind Software Chief Architect

    Profile:   Blog:   Twitter:   LinkedIn:  

    Note: Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose.

    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:34 AM
    Friday, April 29, 2016 5:14 PM
  • Correct (Anton is 100% right)

    Ned Pyle [MSFT] | Principal Program Manager for Storage Replica, DFS Replication, Scale-out File Server, SMB, other stuff

    Friday, April 29, 2016 6:04 PM
  • Thanks Anton,

    I got the answer, so Local disks are not going to work as clustered disks and Storage replica is a feature of Data center edition only. So there is no change in Failover Cluster feature in Windows server 2016 standard edition, everything remains same as Failover Cluster feature in windows server 2012?

    Thanks!

    • Marked as answer by Mary Dong Friday, May 6, 2016 7:33 AM
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:50 AM