Deployment and configuration of a Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022, or Azure Stack HCI operating system version 22H2 cluster requires enabling specific operating system roles and features.
- Hyper-V service (not required if the operating system is factory-installed)
- Failover clustering
- Data center bridging (DCB) (required only when implementing fully converged network topology with RoCE and when implementing DCB for the fully converged topology with iWARP)
- BitLocker (optional)
- File Server (optional)
- FS-Data-Deduplication module (optional)
- RSAT-AD-PowerShell module (optional)
Enable these features by running the Install-WindowsFeature PowerShell cmdlet:
Install-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V, Failover-Clustering, Data-Center-Bridging, BitLocker, FS-FileServer, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, FS-Data-Deduplication -IncludeAllSubFeature -IncludeManagementTools -verbose
Note: Install the
storage-replicafeature if Azure Stack HCI operating system is being deployed for a stretched cluster.
Note: Hyper-V and the optional roles installation require a system restart. Because subsequent procedures also require a restart, the required restarts are combined into one (see the Note in the "Changing the hostname" section).