Storage Spaces? Yes it’s a new technology which is introduced by Microsoft and which also known as Storage Pool.

I would like thank Microsoft to provide us the LAB to see and learn How Windows Server 2012 implements a new technology Known as Storage Spaces or Storage Pool.

Storage Space is a storage subsystem and it is rich of great features, Storage Space is available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Clients. Storage Space is simple to use and also has a feature the virtual disk can grow dynamically, if we choose thin provisioning while configuring it.

This is our effort to help you guys with the detailed steps which will help you during implementing this feature.

Special Thanks to Microsoft Tech Lab

Windows Server 2012 Tech Lab - 00

Let’s see Steps which need to follow in this LAB – Note : This Article is for Storage Space for De-Duplication Click
Here

Objectives of this LAB are as follows

a)      Creating a Storage Pool

b)      Creation and provisioning of a virtual disk to use a Storage Pool

c)       Creation of volumes on a Storage Pool

d)      Adding additional physical disks to a Storage Pool

Lets Go – Ok……..

For this LAB you will get two Systems one is Windows 8 Machine and another is Windows 2012 Server.

You need to Login to the Windows 8 Machine and follow the steps to complete the LAB

Login to the Windows 8 Machine and Open Server Manager

Server Manager

 

 

This is the Icon in which you need to click to open the Server Manager

 

Ok now this is New Veiw of Server Manager

Server Manager - Storage Lab 01Select All Servers and Right Click on it

Server Manager - Storage Lab 02And Click Add Servers

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Now in this Window you need to click Find Now

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You Need to Select and Pull these two Systems by Clicking the arrow button

Server Manager - Storage Lab 05Ok Once these two Systems are added now click Ok

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Now you need to Click File and Storage Services

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And then you need to Select Storage Pools

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Now you need to Select the Task / you can right click on it and select New Storage Pool

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Now the Wizard will open to create a New Pool

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Click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 11Type the Pool Name as Pool1 and then Click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 12Select Physical Disks 1, 2 & 3 and click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 13Now see the Sumary and Click Create

Server Manager - Storage Lab 14You can see the Progress — —

Server Manager - Storage Lab 15Click Close – Once the Tasks are complete

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Now you can see the Pool1 is created now

Server Manager - Storage Lab 17Now Right Click on Pool and select New Virtual Disk

Server Manager - Storage Lab 18Wixard is open – Click Next to move on

Server Manager - Storage Lab 19Select the Pool1 and click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 20Give the name of Virtual Disk as “VirtualDisk1-Parity”

Server Manager - Storage Lab 21As per the LAB – we will select Parity option and click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 24Select Thin and Click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 25Lets say we give a size as 100 Gigs and click Next – you can choose other options as per your requirement.

Server Manager - Storage Lab 26This will show up the sumarry and Click Create

Server Manager - Storage Lab 27You need view the Progress — —

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Click Close

Server Manager - Storage Lab 38Now you can see the Virtual Disk is created and its made of 3 Physical Disks

Server Manager - Storage Lab 39Now Lets Add another Physical Disk in the Storage Pool – you need to right click on the Pool and click Add Physcal Disk

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Click Next

Server Manager - Storage Lab 41Error ………… I dont Like Errors – Then i tried to refresh the Disks

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Fomr the TASK tab i have clicked Refresh

Server Manager - Storage Lab 43Follwed the above step again to Add the Physcal Disk 4 and now you can see its added sucessfully…

Next Part of the LAB for De-duplication go to other page…..

Thanks

 

 

 

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