Overview

Introduction

The Managing Storage and Virtual Hard Disks 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 Disk Volumes
  • Managing Virtual Hard Disks

Exam Objectives:

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Create VHD and VHDX files using Windows PowerShell
  • Mount virtual hard disks
  • Formatting disk volume using ReFS

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Creating Disk Volumes

Disk storage which form an integral part of a computer system stores information about the operating system and user applications. The storage can either be local or external storage. Windows Server 2016 gives you the capability to deploy inexpensive and reliable storage without the use of expensive RAID adapters, RAID arrays and SAN switch fabric.

Windows Server 2016 like the earlier version includes Disk Management and Windows PowerShell for managing disk volumes and virtual hard disks on a computer.

Exercise 2 - Managing Virtual Hard Disks

A Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is a file used as disk storage by virtual machine guests in virtualization software like Windows Hyper-V. Virtual hard disks (VHDs) is supported in Windows as an alternative to adding physical disks for data storage for setting up storage pools or as storage for installing a new instance of Windows Server in the same computer.

In this exercise, you will create and mount virtual hard disks using the Hyper-V PowerShell module for managing VHDs.

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