Prior to deploying Storage Spaces Direct we should probably make sure that our Storage Subsystem is healthy and ready to go.

Here are some quick PowerShell commands that you can use to validate your S2D Configuration.

Validate the Cluster prior to Configuring Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)


It is important to run a few validation tests prior to enabling S2D. This can be done by running the following PowerShell commands.



Get-StorageSubSystem View


You want to ensure that the OperationalStatus is OK.



Get-PhysicalDisk View


You want to ensure that all of the disks that are participating in the S2D Cluster have a value of CanPool = True and OperationalStatus = OK.


If you have issues with your disks here it is likely that they have existing data on them. You can simply clean the disks and try again to fix this issue.


Once you have done this our next step is going to be Enabling Storage Spaces Direct.






Cristal Kawula

Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She was also a member of the S2D Technical Advisory board and is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting. Cristal is also only the 2nd woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard award.



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