Microsoft Azure Stack POC architecture

The Azure Stack POC is a one-node deployment of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3. All the components are installed in virtual machines running on a single host machine.

Logical architecture diagram

The following diagram illustrates the logical architecture of the Azure Stack POC and its components.

Virtual machine roles

The Azure Stack POC offers services using the following VMs on the POC host:

Name Description
MAS-ACS01 Azure Stack storage services.
MAS-ADFS01 Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS).
MAS-BGPNAT01 Edge router and provides NAT and VPN capabilities for Azure Stack.
MAS-CA01 Certificate authority services for Azure Stack role services.
MAS-CON01 Console machine available for installing PowerShell, Visual Studio, and other tools.
MAS-DC01 Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP services for Microsoft Azure Stack.
MAS-ERCS01 Emergency Recovery Console VM.
MAS-GWY01 Edge gateway services such as VPN site-to-site connections for tenant networks.
MAS-NC01 Network Controller, which manages Azure Stack network services.
MAS-SLB01 Load balancing multiplexer services in Azure Stack for both tenants and Azure Stack infrastructure services.
MAS-SUS01 Windows Server Update Services, and responsible for providing updates to other Azure Stack virtual machines.
MAS-SQL01 Internal data store for Azure Stack infrastructure roles.
MAS-WAS01 Azure Stack administrative portal and Azure Resource Manager services.
MAS-WASP01 Azure Stack user (tenant) portal and Azure Resource Manager services.
MAS-XRP01 Infrastructure management controller for Microsoft Azure Stack, including the Compute, Network, and Storage resource providers.

Storage services

Virtual Disk, Storage Space, and Storage Spaces Direct are the respective underlying storage technology in Windows Server that enable the Microsoft Azure Stack storage resource provider. Additional storage services installed in the operating system on the physical host include:

Name Description
ACS Blob Service Azure Consistent Storage Blob service, which provides blob and table storage services.
SoFS Scale-out File Server.
ReFS CSV Resilient File System Cluster Shared Volume.

Next steps

Deploy Azure Stack

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