VSAN free on windows server 2022 data center Hyper-V?

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MrSquish
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Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:34 pm

Before I dive to far into this... I tried to attach the vsan free sw-vsa-hyper-v-build-15020.vhdx file to a new VM and the network shows disconnected even though I created the 3 scripts as outlined in this guide:

https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resour ... chine-cvm/

Has anyone gotten this to work? I am working on setting this up in my home lab with 2 R730XD's. I am no linux expert, tend to just fumble around a bit till I get it to work.
yaroslav (staff)
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Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:54 pm

Try using the latest available version of the template.
Also, please let me know how you connect the network to the VM, are those SRIOV adapters or just adapters with Hyper-V switches on top?
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:27 pm

Is there a later version of the template? I just requested both the VSAN free and the VSAN trial versions. I see the trial version has an actual VM to import vs creating a new VM and attaching the vhdx on the VSAN free download. I also see later versions in the release notes for vsan then the 15020 build I have for the VSAN free.

Currently, I have 2 10GB copper ethernet that have sriov enabled and a Mellanox connectx-2 card not enabled (I found some instructions and customized firmware to enable it on these cards, but if it's required for all 3 NIC's for vsan, i'll just get a different card).

PS> Get-NetAdapterSriov


Name : SLOT 4
InterfaceDescription : Mellanox ConnectX-2 Ethernet Adapter
Enabled : True
SriovSupport : NotSupported
SwitchName : Default Switch
NumVFs : 128

Name : NIC1
InterfaceDescription : Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350 rNDC #2
Enabled : True
SriovSupport : Supported
SwitchName :
NumVFs : 62

Name : NIC2
InterfaceDescription : Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350 rNDC
Enabled : True
SriovSupport : Supported
SwitchName :
NumVFs : 62

PS > Get-NetAdapter

Name InterfaceDescription ifIndex Status MacAddress LinkSpeed
---- -------------------- ------- ------ ---------- ---------
NIC4 Intel(R) Gigabit 4P X540/I350 rNDC #2 21 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-25 1 Gbps
Ethernet Remote NDIS Compatible Device 20 Up D0-94-66-22-94-E6 426.0 Mbps
SLOT 4 Mellanox ConnectX-2 Ethernet Adapter 19 Up 00-02-C9-52-A4-D0 10 Gbps
NIC1 Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350...#2 18 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-20 10 Gbps
vEthernet (10G Copper 1) Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter 17 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-20 10 Gbps
vEthernet (10G Copper ... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #2 13 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-22 10 Gbps
vEthernet (1G Copper 2) Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #5 12 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-25 1 Gbps
vEthernet (1G Copper 1) Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #4 11 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-24 1 Gbps
NIC2 Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X540/I350 rNDC 8 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-22 10 Gbps
NIC3 Intel(R) Gigabit 4P X540/I350 rNDC 7 Up B8-CA-3A-6C-D9-24 1 Gbps
vEthernet (10G Fiber 1... Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter #3 6 Up 00-02-C9-52-A4-D0 10 Gbps
yaroslav (staff)
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:52 pm

The latest StarWind VSaN build is 15260, it comes with StarWind CVM.
Enable SR-IOV for NICs intrnded to be used for iSCSI and sync. No need to enable it for management. Speaking of ConnectX-2, I am not sure if they have drivers and firmware for Windows Server 2022 and Ubuntu 22.
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:53 pm

Let me know if you have more questions :)
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MrSquish
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:48 pm

How can I get the later build 15260? When I go to downloads and request the download link, the email gives me a link to the 15020 file.
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Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:00 pm

StarWind VSAN Windows App https://starwind.com/tmplink/starwind-v8.exe
The latest OVF template is available after you fill in this form https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwi ... n#download (should be 15260)
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