Deploy the Azure Stack HCI operating system

Deploy the Azure Stack HCI operating system

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Deploy the Azure Stack HCI operating system

  1. download Azure Stack HCI
  2. Verify Prerequisites
  3. Gather information.
Server names Domain name Static IP addresses RDMA networking VLAN ID Site names
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  1. Install Windows Admin Center
    • Install WAC on Windows 10 Enterprise, if you install WAC on server , it requires using an account that’s a member of the Gateway Administrators group on the Windows Admin Center server.
  1. Prepare hardware for deployment.
    • Rack all server nodes that you want to use in your server cluster.
    • Connect the server nodes to your network switches.
    • Configure the BIOS or the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) of your servers as recommended by your Azure Stack HCI hardware vendor to maximize performance and reliability.
  1. Deploy Azure HCI Operating system

To manually install the Azure Stack HCI operating system:

    1. Start the Install Azure Stack HCI wizard on the system drive of the server where you want to install the operating system.
    2. Choose the language to install or accept the default language settings, select Next, and then on next page of the wizard, select Install now.
      1. azure-stack-hci-install-language
    3. On the Applicable notices and license terms page, review the license terms, select the I accept the license terms checkbox, and then select Next.
    4. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, select Custom: Install the newer version of Azure Stack HCI only (advanced).
      1. azure-stack-hci-install-which-type
    5. On the Where do you want to install Azure Stack HCI? page, either confirm the drive location where you want to install the operating system or update it, and then select
    6. The Installing Azure Stack HCI page displays to show status on the process.
      1. azure-stack-hci-installing
    7. At the Administrator command prompt, select Okto change the user’s password before signing into the operating system, and press Enter.
      1. azure-stack-hci-change-admin-password
    8. At the Enter new credential for Administrator prompt, enter a new password, enter it again to confirm it, and then press Enter.
    9. At the Your password has been changed confirmation prompt, press Enter.
      1. azure-stack-hci-admin-password-changed

Now you’re ready to use the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig) to perform important tasks. To use Sconfig, log on to the server running the Azure Stack HCI operating system. azure-stack-hci-sconfig-screen

From the main page of the Sconfig tool, you can perform the following initial configuration tasks:

  • Configure networking or confirm that the network was configured automatically using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Rename the server if the default automatically generated server name does not suit you.
  • Join the server to an Active Directory domain.
  • Add your domain user account or designated domain group to local administrators.
  • Enable access to Windows Remote Management (WinRM) if you plan to manage the server from outside the local subnet and decided not to join domain yet. (The default Firewall rules allow management both from local subnet and from any subnet within your Active Directory domain services.)

After configuring the operating system as needed with Sconfig on each server, you are ready to use the Cluster Creation wizard in Windows Admin Center to cluster the servers.

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