Verify that the nodes are ready for cluster creation, and then create the host cluster.
- Run the Get-PhysicalDisk command on all cluster nodes. Verify the output to ensure that all disks are in the healthy state and that the nodes have an equal number of disks. Verify that the nodes have homogenous hardware configuration.
- Run the New-Cluster cmdlet to create the host cluster. Note: For the -IgnoreNetwork parameter, specify all storage network subnets as arguments. Switchless configuration requires that all storage network subnets are provided as arguments to the -IgnoreNetwork parameter.
New-Cluster -Name S2DSystem -Node S2Dnode01 -StaticAddress 172.16.102.55 -NoStorage
In this command, the StaticAddress parameter is used to specify an IP address for the cluster in the same IP subnet as the host management network. The NoStorage switch parameter specifies that the cluster is to be created without any shared storage.
The New-Cluster cmdlet generates an HTML report of all performed configurations and includes a summary of the configurations. Review the report before enabling Storage Spaces Direct.