Dell Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI can be deployed in the following ways:
- Manual operating system deployment—Begin by manually installing the operating system on AX nodes and proceed with the solution deployment as described in the Microsoft HCI Solutions from Dell Technologies: End-to-End Deployment with Switchless Networking or Microsoft HCI Solutions from Dell Technologies: End-to-End Deployment with Scalable Networking.
- By using Windows Admin Center with the Dell OpenManage Integration with Microsoft Windows Admin Center (OMIMSWAC) extension—Create a cluster with the Azure Stack HCI operating system using the Windows Admin Center cluster creation wizard.
Note: Instructions in this deployment guide are applicable only to the Microsoft Azure Stack HCI operating system.
Note: This deployment guide covers Azure Stack HCI cluster creation with all servers in one site. To create a stretched cluster, see Dell Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI: End-to-End Deployment with Stretched Cluster Infrastructure.
Note: Some of the post-deployment tasks in this guide require running one or more PowerShell commands. Run these commands to complete the deployment tasks for a fully functional Azure Stack HCI cluster.