The Implementing Software RAID 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:
- Configure Software RAID
Lab time: It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.
The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:
- SY0-501 3.8: Explain how resiliency and automation strategies reduce risk
Exercise 1 - Configure Software RAID
Windows has a built-in capability to set up a software RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) that combines multiple disk drive components into a single logical unit for purpose of providing fault tolerance or enhance the performance of your storage subsystem. Based on the various formats used for storing data on the disk-groups, the RAIDs can be of many types, the common ones supported by Windows are RAID-5, RAID-1, and RAID-0.
Software RAID, unlike its hardware counterpart, is slower and entirely dependent on the operating system. Therefore, if Windows becomes inoperable, the only way that you can access your data hosted in a software-based RAID system is by restoring Windows and ensuring that RAID disks are all intact.
In this exercise, you will configure storage by implementing the RAID technique.