The Azure Stack HCI operating system natively integrates with Microsoft Azure. This way it will be easier to register and connect clusters to Azure, no need to download and install agents on every host.
Azure Stack HCI also includes new PowerShell modules to register the cluster and get additional information about sync status, billing and more.
Since Azure Stack HCI is a cloud solution, the billing model will change to a cloud billing model. With this model the licensing costs switches from a CAPEX to an OPEX model. When Azure Stack HCI is down or up-scaled the day-to-day expenses change.
Since the clusters are registered in Azure, information is present there to provide an overview of your clusters in a dashboard.
On top of that, Azure Monitor will be integrated to provide real-time monitoring across all servers and clusters and notify when issues arise.
As cloud solution, the support of Azure Stack HCI falls under the umbrella of Microsoft Azure support. That means that you could request support by going to portal.azure.com and file a support request there for your Azure Stack HCI solution.
Microsoft has announced a successor of the current Azure Stack HCI. The current solution is based on Windows Server 2019 using Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct. The new Azure Stack HCI solution is based on a new operating system originating from Windows Server 2019, called Azure Stack HCI.
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