Windows Server “8” Beta introduces Scale-Out File Server with features that let you store server application data, such as a Hyper-V virtual machine files, on file shares, and obtain a similar level of reliability, availability, manageability, and high performance that you would expect from a storage area network.
In Windows Server “8” Beta, Scale-Out File Server is designed to provide scale-out file shares that are continuously available for file-based server application storage. Scale-out file shares provides the ability to share the same folder from multiple nodes of the same cluster. For instance, if you have a four-node file server cluster that is using Server Message Block (SMB) scale-out, a computer running Windows Server “8” Beta can access file shares from any of the four nodes. This is achieved by leveraging new features in the Windows file server protocol, failover clusters in Windows Server, and SMB 2.2. Administrators can provide scale-out file shares and continuously available file services to server applications and respond to increased demands quickly by simply bringing more servers online. All of this can be done in a production environment and it is completely transparent to the server application.
Key benefits provided by Scale-Out File Server in Windows Server “8” Beta include:
In this post we will walkthrough building and configuring and transparent file Server cluster composed of two nodes “ServerA.foresta.local and ServerB.foresta.local”
Note: Storage LUNs used in this post are created on Windows Server 8 Beta iSCSI target server that was detailed in previous post.
Then ServerB will be shown during the Select destination server page, complete the installation as per the previous steps.
Can I install the scale-out role em same hyper-v cluster?