Is it possible to configure  Hyper-Converged 2 node hyper-v cluster using the existing disks in servers(server 2016 DATA CENTER)

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Basically, I wanted to implement the following scenario and wanted to know  whether it's possible

NODE1(physical server)
Server 2106 Datacenter

VMS(hyper-V)

AD/DHCP/DNS
Fileserver
Terminal server


NODE2(physical server)

Server 2106 Datacenter

VMS(hyper-V)

AD/DHCP/DNS
Fileserver
Terminal server

I need to configure  Hyper-Converged 2 node hyper-v cluster using the existing disks in servers.
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Jeff PerryWindows Administrator

Commented:
Theoretically possible but not practical.

I did something similar though I did have the exception of having SAN storage in addition to some internal storage.

Long story short is when performing maintenance on one of the hosts (physical) the loss of the internal storage on that host can cause issues.

If all you have is internal storage for each host then it isn't worth the trouble.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

Commented:
There needs to be at least two sets of disks:
 + SSD or NVMe for cache storage
 + SSD or HDD for capacity storage

There are some tuning aspects to getting performance where it needs to be relative to disk type and size.
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
"using existing disks in servers"

If you didn't buy hardware pre-planned for a cluster then the short answer is no, this is not realistically a good path to follow.  Microsoft is pretty clear that such solutions need to be certified as a solution and should not be built piecemeal for production use.

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Commented:
What the best way to implement this?

Does the NAS work or Starwind VirutalSAN works?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

Commented:
StarWind Virtual SAN (vSAN) is a good product and worth looking into.

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