The Azure Stack preview is a single computer environment, everything is installed on one server. There are few things you should know before start. How to run this first preview?

First you need a server class computer.

CPU :2 CPU with at least 12 cores, 16 is better, with SLAT Enabled RAM :128 Gb RAM ROLE Hyper-v Enabled NIC : No real specification for Nic (they must be certified for Windows Server 2012 R2) HDD : One drive for the system (At least 200 Go, 300 is better, the setup will expend all the data here) 4 HDD for Azure Stack : this disk will be used for storage space

You need to install Windows server 2016 TP 4 datacenter with all update and https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/3124262

You may have to

Only one port should be connected to a switch, it’s better to disable all the other port (the system will use a converged fabric using this port) and the port on the switch must be in access mode (you can use a trunk port but you will need to provide the vlan ID during the setup). The server need an access to internet (at least http/https, with access to a DNS server).

It’s better to have the NIC get an IP from DHCP server. If not, you will need to manually setup a range for the network address translation component for Azure Stack connectivity.

Be sure there no network in subnets 192.168.200.0/24, 192.168.100.0/24, or 192.168.133.0/24 can be connected to the server. This are the network ID used by the POC.

You will also need a valid Azure Active Directory account. It mean a valid Public Azure Subscription (Free Trial is ok)