The Dell EMC Solutions for Azure Stack HCI can be deployed in either of the following ways:
Each deployment method has prerequisites, including configuring network switches, as described in this guide.
These instructions are not validated with Windows Server version 1709. Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes do not support the Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release. Dell EMC recommends that you update the host operating system with the latest cumulative updates from Microsoft before starting the cluster creation and configuration tasks.
Note: Each task in this deployment guide requires running one or more PowerShell commands. Dell EMC recommends using these commands to complete the deployment tasks because the UI might not work as expected in some scenarios. For example, the cluster validation UI wizard within the Failover Cluster Manager fails intermittently due to a known issue in the Microsoft code.