Plan for Scale-Out File Server
Published: May 31, 2012
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
Before deploying a Scale-Out File Server, you must first review the requirements and plan for the deployment. The information you should review includes:
Failover Clustering requirements. Since a Scale-Out File Server is built on top of Failover Clustering, any requirements for Failover Clustering also apply to a Scale-Out File Server.
Server application storage requirements. Microsoft SQL Server and Hyper-V are the two server applications supported by Scale-Out File Server. You should review the storage requirements for the server application you plan to use.
Review existing storage in your organization. You can use existing storage that may already be deployed within your organization.
Review the network configuration. You should review your network adapter configuration, the bandwidth of the CSV redirection traffic, and the DNS configuration for the cluster nodes.
Use the following steps to plan a Scale-Out File Server deployment in your organization:
Step 1: Plan for Storage in Scale-Out File Server
Step 2: Plan for Networking in Scale-Out File Server
After you have completed these planning steps, see Deploy Scale-Out File Server. For more information, see Scale-Out File Server for Application Data Overview.