Microsoft HCI Solutions from Dell Technologies can be deployed in the following ways:
- Manual operating system deployment—Begin by manually installing the operating system on AX nodes.
- Factory-installed operating system deployment—Begin with AX nodes that have factory-installed Azure Stack HCI operating system.
Each deployment method has its own prerequisites, including configuring network switches, as described in this guide.
Note: Instructions in this deployment guide are applicable to the Azure Stack HCI operating system, version 22H2.
Dell Technologies 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 Technologies
recommends using these commands to complete the deployment tasks.