Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Configure Disk Storage Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1- Managing Disk Partitions
  • Exercise 2 - Working with Virtual Hard Disks

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create storage drive type like basic, primary, extended, logical, dynamic disk and VHDs

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

Understand storage - storage drive types like basic, primary, extended, logical, dynamic disk and VHDs

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Managing Disk Partitions

Disk partitions or disk volumes are logical segments on a physical hard disk. The operating system considers each partition as a separate entity as data like operating system support files and applications can be stored on different partitions.

Disk Management in Windows 10 is one of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool for manage disks and create partitions on the disks. The disk must have unallocated or free space to be able to create partitions or volumes.

In this exercise, you will learn to create, delete, and format disk partitions. You will mark one of the partitions as active. You will set up a mirrored array using an existing drive. Finally, you will convert an empty dynamic disk to basic disk using Disk Management.

Exercise 2 - Working with Virtual Hard Disks

A virtual hard disk (VHD) is like a container that can hold multiple files, folders, and volumes. It is portable and can be copied on a USB drive or in a network. VHD files have .vhd or .vhdx extension.

VHDs can likewise be associated with virtual machines which is a self-contained computer that runs on any operating system. Virtual machines are managed by virtualization software like Hyper-V Manager.

In this exercise, you will learn to create virtual hard disks.

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