I like the option Storage Spaces. As you can use a simple disk to play with thin provisioning and show he I got a 480 TB Disk ( USB ) that is huge.
But this is no fun. I’m not saying this is Supported! play at own risk.
This is fun for demo’s but I was thinking about a fun blog post this could be it. At least to get things working.
Playing with the New Cluster Options. as shown in an old blog post : what is new in Server 2016
But looking at just those 4 Options to Enable the Storage Spaces Direct that is no fun but what about the other options.
With a little help of this STORAGE_BUS_TYPE enumeration on MSDN we could do Fun things with some old disks.
So enabling the options I start Building My Scaleout File Server with My USB thumbdrive Storage.
With the DASmodeEnabled and the change of the bustype the disk are online
Creating my Storage Space Direct
Got My three disks online in my Cluster Enclosure
Created a Disk and made this disk a CSV To bad I could not thin provisioning this disk. So a max of 700 GB is there.
Just a screen shot of my Cluster with Storage Space Direct
Se how Fun new technology can be play and learn.
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