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Assign a private address for Failover Cluster File Serve role

Hi Everyone,

I built Failover Cluster in Azure with File Server role (File Server for general use) with shared disks.

In order to create the File Server role I ran this PowerShell:

     add-clusterfileserverrole -Storage "Cluster Disk 1" -name FileServer -StaticAddress 10.100.10.25 -cluster FileServerCluster01 -verbose

This command completed fine.

My question is about that IP 10.100.10.25, this was a free IP address (I ran a ping scan) from that subnet and I am using it manually here.
Will this IP be removed from Azure DHCP so it's not assigned to a NIC?

Thanks, M

windows-serverwindows-server-powershellazure-virtual-machines
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Hi @SenhorDolas-2197 ,

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Andreas Baumgarten

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AndreasBaumgarten answered SenhorDolas-2197 commented

Hi @SenhorDolas-2197 ,

as you run the command inside of the VM on OS-level there will be no reservation created in Azure DHCP.

Here are 2 links which might be helpful:
https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2018/09/21/step-by-step-configuring-a-file-server-cluster-in-azure-that-spans-availability-zones/
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/creating-a-traditional-windows-server-failover-cluster-in-azure/ba-p/1564548


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Andreas Baumgarten

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@AndreasBaumgarten

Thanks for your help.

I created a ALB and this worked fine.

What I didn't like is that we can't backup shared disks with the VM, it has to be Azure Disk Backup and for this the restore procedure is to get the full disk back! What a mission that would be on a 1TB disk!

Thanks

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SenhorDolas-2197 answered

I go the answer in the end: Azure Load Balancer
For future googlers:
Failover Cluster in Azure with Shared Disks using File Server for Gen purpose needs an Azure Load Balancer to front the File Server Role IP Address.
This will give you an idea of what to do:
https://clusteringformeremortals.com/2018/09/21/step-by-step-configuring-a-file-server-cluster-in-azure-that-spans-availability-zones/
Thanks ! @) strong text


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