Overview

Introduction

The Configure Disk Pools module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Creating a Storage Pool

Exercise 1 - Creating a Storage Pool

A physical drive in the context of Windows Server 2012 is storage composed of different disk drive types including SATA and SAS drives, USB and may include attached virtual disks as well. Storage Spaces, a feature built into Windows Server 2012, enables you to install SAS host bus adapters and certified JBODs (just a bunch of disks) to setup the required storage. This storage setup is economical, reliable and does not require the use of expensive RAID adapters, RAID arrays, and SAN switch fabric.

In this exercise, you will create a storage pool by configuring a collection of heterogeneous disks. Further, you will create a virtual disk using this storage pool.

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