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Base and Plus Configurations for Intel Select Solutions for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

Ingredient Intel Select Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Base Configuration

Master/Head Nodes



Intel® Server Board S2600WFT


2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6130 processor (2.10 GHz, 16 cores, 32 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processor (2.10 GHz, 20 cores, 40 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor


256 GB (16 x 16 GB 2,666 MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM)

Boot Drive

2 x Intel® SSD DC S3520 Series, M.2 or 2.5" or 2 x Intel® SSD DC S4500/S4510 Series, M.2 or 2.5"**

Cache Tier

2 x Intel® SSD DC P4600/P4610 Series, NVM Express (NVMe)

Capacity Tier

8 x Intel SSD DC S4500/S4510 Series, Serial ATA (SATA)**

Data Network

10 gigabit (Gb) Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X722, Intel® Ethernet Network Connection OCP X527-DA2**

Management Network

Integrated 1 Gb Ethernet (GbE)


Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition

Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 or Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)


Firmware and Software Optimizations

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) enabled Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel® Speed Shift Technology, Hardware P-states (HWP) native

Intel Turbo Boost Technology/HWP energy performance preference (EPP)/energy performance bias (EPB) settings balanced

**Recommended, not required