Hardware requirements for Azure Stack Technical Preview (POC) released

What an early Christmas present! Yesterday Microsoft has released the hardware requirements for the upcoming Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview.

What other informations get we beside the hardware requirements? That the Azure Stack Technical Preview will be a single box installation.

Our goal is to enable you to experience the Azure Stack Technical Preview in a single server, instantiated as a Proof-of-Concept (POC) environment.

Now have a look at the requirements and prepare the hardware!

ComponentMinimumRecommended
CPUDual-Socket: 12 Physical CoresDual-Socket: 16 Physical Cores
Memory96 GB RAM128 GB RAM
BIOSHyper-V Enabled (with SLAT support)Hyper-V Enabled (with SLAT support)
NICWindows Server 2012 R2 Certification required for NIC, no specialized features requiredWindows Server 2012 R2 Certification required for NIC, no specialized features required
OS1 OS disk with minimum of 200 GB available for system partition (SSD or HDD)1 OS disk with minimum of 200 GB available for system partition (SSD or HDD)
DATA4 disks. Each disk provides a minimum of 140 GB of capacity (SSD or HDD).4 disks. Each disk provides a minimum of 140 GB of capacity (SSD or HDD).

For more details about the storage configuration have a look here.

-> http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2015/12/21/microsoft-azure-stack-hardware-requirements.aspx

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