Windows Server 2016 – Install Storage Replica

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Powershell install-windowsfeature -name storage-replica, fs-fileserver – includemanagementtools -restart I installed the fs-filserver because it is required to run the Test-SRTopology ServerManager Open Server Manager, click Manage > Add Roles and Features.  Then Next, specify the installation type and Next. Select the Server and Next again. If you need the Test-SRTopology then expand File and Storage Service and File and iSCSI Services. Select File Server and then Next. Scroll down and select Storage Replica. Next and then Install. The server will reboot! Windows Server 2016 – Install Storage Replica

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Windows Server 2016 – Configure tiered Storage

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To use tiered storage you need to create a storage pool that contains both fast drives (SSD) and normal drives (HDD).  So you can use your high-performance drives for your most commonly used files. Open Server Manager, click File and Storage Services and then click Storage Pools. Click TASKS in the virtual disks and then select New Virtual Disk Select the Storage pool and then OK Enter the name for the virtual disk, click to the checkbox Create storage tiers…” and then click Next. If you do not have a Storage Pool with…

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Windows Server 2016 – Create a Virtual Disk in Storage Pool

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Let’s create a new virtual disk.Open Server Manager, click File and Storage Services and then click Storage Pools. Click TASKS in the virtual disks and then select New Virtual Disk Select the Storage pool and then OK Enter the name for the virtual disk and then click Next. Choose to enable enclosure awareness if you want to and/or click Next Decide the storage layout, you can read what is what by selecting one by one and read the description at the side. For now, choose Simple and click Next Choose the provisioning type Thin or…

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Windows Server 2016 – Create Storage pool

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A storage pool can span multiple drives, providing an accumulated storage that you can reduce or expand, by removing from or adding disks to the pool. To create a storage pool: Open Server Manager, click File and Storage Services and then click Storage Pools. Click Tasks and then New Storage Pool. Then Next,  give a name to the pool and then Next. Select the drives you want to add to the pool and then Next. Check if everything as it should be, and then click Create.   And here you can see the…

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