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2019/11/12

Upgrade Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019

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Upgrade Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019

How to upgrade a Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster to Windows Server 2019. The four approaches to upgrading a S2D cluster from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019
  • In-place upgrade while VMs are running
  • Clean-OS installation while VMs are running
  • In-place upgrade while VMs are stopped
  • Clean-OS install while VMs are stopped*
The Video shows the "Clean-OS installation while VMs are running" with the use of Host OS boot on VHDX (Dual boot lab systems)



*For the last two Hosts in Part 2 I used the "Clean-OS install while VMs are stopped" for Host S046035 and S046036





The lab system used is a 6 Node S2D Cluster



After the upgrade enable Cluster Performance History