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Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

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Storage Spaces Direct design

If you are looking for a more modern approach than using a hardware storage system, you will find this section interesting. Instead of using a NAS or a SAN, Storage Spaces enables you to deploy a Software-Defined Storage. In this section, two deployment models will be introduced, which leverage Storage Spaces Direct as seen in Chapter 4, Storage Best Practices. These models are called disaggregated and hyperconverged.

Network design

Before introducing each model available with Storage Spaces Direct, let's talk about network. Both solutions require the same network topology. The only difference is the location of the storage-in dedicated nodes or in the compute nodes. However, with both solutions you need the same network ...

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