Create storage pools by using disk enclosures

  • Hi.

    I'm studying for my 70-410 exam. I intend to take the exam in Jan, so I need to know about R2. Reviewing the document that highlights the changes, I'm confused as to what

    "Create storage pools by using disk enclosures"

    means. I am aware that there is the SSD/HDD storage tier in R2. I'm also thinking disk enclosures are the old MSA30/60s that HP have.

    Can someone shed some light or an article on how you do this (preferably in a hyper V lab environment).

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    If the device supports storage pools it should be possible.You have to check with the vendor if they support it.

    Check this out how storage pools work:

    blogs.technet.com/.../windows-server-2012-storage-virtualization-explained.aspx

    Regards,

    Guido van Brakel

  • Perhaps I'm approaching this from the wrong end. Is it fair to say that disk enclosures or clustered storage spaces were available in Windows 2012, and they have only added the requirement to know about them for the exam in the R2 revision.

    I was looking for a new feature that only exists in R2 and coming up short.

    From what I'm reading its way to have SAN like performance with out paying for a SAN (assuming you only have 1 or 2 physical servers to connect to).

    technet.microsoft.com/.../jj822937.aspx

    Please correct any mistakes I'm making!

  • Hi just wondering did you sit your 70-410 exam yet?  im due to take mine Friday and like yourself am struggling to find any info about these new R2 features.

    Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated