StarWind Virtual SAN® Hybrid Cloud [for Azure]: Technical Guide

Published: November 2017

StarWind Virtual SAN features a Hybrid Cloud solution that allows tiering the on-premises virtualization workloads to Azure public cloud. The Hybrid Cloud is orchestrated with StarWind Manager, Hyper-V or SCVMM, therefore inexperienced in the Azure platform users can easily handle the solution. This technical paper provides a detailed description on how to set up Hybrid Cloud and integrate it into the production environment.

First, it is necessary to create a Site-to-Site VPN tunnel in the Azure portal. This step involves the establishment of the resource group and virtual network. Then, the VPN gateway and connections are to be created. Afterwards, the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) server should be set up. In the end, VPN and connection types are set up.

Then, StarWind VM should be deployed in Azure. This is the complex process that includes adding a network adapter, storage, and enabling IP forwarding. Next, StarWind highly available shared storage is configured and connected to the cluster.

Eventually, the Failover Cluster should be validated and created. At this point, StarWind storage should be configured as Cluster Shared Volume and Quorum witness disk. Finally, the cluster is ready for production use so the failover of on-premises VMs can be benchmarked.

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