Azure Stack Gets Hardware Requirements

Azure Stack Gets Hardware Requirements

One thing that gets a lot of IT Admins excited is news about Azure and how it can be used. On Friday, Microsoft went through and listed hardware requirements for the Microsoft Azure Stack. They are pretty hefty, and will require some resources.

Microsoft stated in their blog post, that they want users to experience the Azure Stack Technical Preview in a single server. The minimum and recommended servers showcase what can be done with Azure Stack from Microsoft.

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Minimum Requirements

Microsoft is recommending a dual-socket CPU with 12 physical cores to start. Then 96GB of RAM, Hyper-V Enabled BIOS support, and running Windows Server 2012 R2. This alone should keep IT admins very busy.

Microsoft is stating that it needs 1 OS disk with a minimum of 200GB of available space for system partitions, and 4 disks to run it. All drives must also be the same type, and connected in a single path.

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Recommended Hardware Program

For those IT Admins looking to run the Azure Stack Technical Preview in a recommended enviroment, things get upgraded fast. It’s with a CPU with 16 physical cores, 128 GB of RAM, Hyper-V Enabled BIOS, and more.

Microsoft is requiring Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification, the same 1 OS disk with 200GB of system partition space, and 4 disks. Those 4 disks will need a minimum of 250 GB of capacity, making this a lot to run on.

It will be released soon, so IT Admins can get their shopping lists ready. The Azure Stack Technical Preview isn’t out quite yet, but it will require a lot of hardware to run it.

Published: Monday, December 28th, 2015 Last Modified: December 28, 2015

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