Although the systems we tested arrived with software pre-installed, Stratus says its two-server solution can stand up from ISOs in about 30 minutes. Stratus creates two machines that are identical in every way, right down to their IP and MAC addresses, and remain that way through a dedicated Ethernet line connecting the two machines. Unlike HA solutions from VMware and Microsoft, Stratus does not require a shared SAN; updates written to one server's internal storage systems are not acknowledged until both nodes are in sync.
Seen here is the first screen for creating a new virtual machine, where it has named and assigned CPUs and memory. Not unlike VMware, system maximums are shown, easing this first step. After this screen, however, the two soon part company.