Installing and Configuring Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) on 2 VMs

Installing roles


From the Admin Center interface, install the clustering feature. From the navigation menu, go to Roles and Features 1, check Failover Clustering 2 and click Install 3.
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Search for dependencies
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Check box 1 to allow automatic restart and click Yes 2 to start the installation.
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You can follow the status of the installation in the notification area.
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You must also install the file server role. To do this, type the following command in PowerShell on the server.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name File-Services

Repeat steps 1 to 5 on the second server.

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