The Implementing Storage 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 and Managing a Storage Pool

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Configure a storage pool
  • Implement simple, mirror and parity storage layouts

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Creating and Managing a Storage Pool

A physical drive in the context of Windows Server 2016 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 2016, 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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