Written by Cosmos Darwin, Senior PM at Microsoft. Follow him on Twitter @cosmosdarwin.
At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we introduced Windows Admin Center version 1910 and a new Cluster Creation extension. Using this extension, you can deploy hyperconverged infrastructure from two or more suitable Windows Servers. The multi-stage workflow guides you through installing features, configuring networking, creating the cluster, and enabling Storage Spaces Direct. This reduces what used to take hours of sweat, tears, and PowerShell into an experience that’s much more approachable.
The Cluster Creation extension is available in Preview so you can try it early. Throughout the Preview, the extension will be updated through the Windows Admin Center extension feed so that our engineering team can deliver features and fixes rapidly based on your feedback.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the first such update – version 1.1.
Version 1.1 of the Cluster Creation extension is available right now. It takes just a few seconds to install from within Windows Admin Center. If you don't see a toast notification, go to Settings > Extensions > Installed extensions and find the "Cluster Creation (Preview)" extension.
What's new in version 1.1
These changes are inspired by your feedback, so please keep it coming! Special thanks to Evan, Ravikanth, Sumit, Samuel, Jan-Tore, Jaromir, Sean, Fabiano, Rizwan, Anthony, Ben, Jeff, and everyone else who helped shape version 1.1. You can expect more updates soon as development continues toward general availability sometime next year.
The Windows Admin Center team
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