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Microsoft Spells out Server Specifications to Run Azure Stack
FREMONT, CA: Microsoft has revealed the details on the kind of server hardware that is required to run Azure Stack in users’ data centers, reports Pedro Hernandez for Eweek.
Azure Stack, a set of core cloud services and user experiences that customers can deploy on-premises, was launched in May. .However, now the company has spells out certain server specifications needed to run Azure Stack. . The latest revelation points on a single server, preferably a Dell R630 or HPE DL 360 Gen 9, with a mere 96GB of RAM and 12 physical cores in the minimalist configuration which is the hardware that is necessary to run Azure Stack.
“At this time, we’re ready to share hardware requirements for Azure Stack Technical Preview. Our goal is to enable you to experience the Azure Stack Technical Preview in a single server, instantiated as a proof-of-concept (POC) environment,” comments Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Technical Fellow.
The software needs Hyper-V-enabled in BIOS with Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) support, a network interface card (NIC) certified to work with Windows Server 2012 R2 and an operating system (OS) disk with at least 200GB available for the system partition that supports different storage configurations, consisting mixed solid-state drive (SSD) and hard-disk drive (HDD) setups.