Month: September 2017

Deploying Storage Spaces Direct – Part 38 – Issue Expanding the Storage Pool Automatically + 24 Drives Verification in Progress #StorageSpacesDirect #HPE #S2D

Hey Storage Spaces Direct Fans, We are back again with the 2nd post of the day. Today I had a great customer of mine double the capacity of their Storage Spaces Direct cluster on HPE DL380 G9’s by adding 24 x 1.6 TB SSD Drives. Now, when you expand a Storage Pool with Storage Spaces Direct the pool is supposed to automatically expand itself. What we found today we that the disks were getting added to the pool but the pool wasn’t expanding automatically. Here is a shot of the configuration before adding the 6 additional drives. Sorry folks...

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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct – Part 37 – Test-RDMA.PS1 #PowerShell #StorageSpacesDirect

Hey Storage Spaces Direct fans, After a beautiful summer, away from blogging we are back and this time with a great little script from Microsoft to test your RDMA setup of your Storage Spaces Direct Nodes. There are a lot of little settings that can be missed and this one will definitely help you out. This script from Microsoft can be downloaded from here: It includes some great little options to run not only all your core RDMA Tests and gain a better understanding of the RDMA PowerShell Commands but also includes a cool DiskSpd.exe test to validate...

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