PowerShell Storage Space Creation Tips

PowerShell Storage Space Creation Tips

Q: Is there a Windows PowerShell script to completely create a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space?

A: Below are the PowerShell commands to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space that has HDD and SSD tiers, then creates a virtual disk using both tiers:

#List all disks that can be pooled and output in table format (format-table)           
Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True | ft FriendlyName,OperationalStatus,Size,MediaType           
#Store all physical disks that can be pooled into a variable, $pd           
$pd = (Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True | Where MediaType -NE UnSpecified)           
#Create a new Storage Pool using the disks in variable $pd with a name of My Storage Pool           
New-StoragePool -PhysicalDisks $pd –StorageSubSystemFriendlyName “Storage Spaces*” -FriendlyName “My Storage Pool”           
#View the disks in the Storage Pool just created           
Get-StoragePool -FriendlyName "My Storage Pool" | Get-PhysicalDisk | Select FriendlyName, MediaType           
#Create two tiers in the Storage Pool created. One for SSD disks and one for HDD disks           
$ssd_Tier = New-StorageTier -StoragePoolFriendlyName "My Storage Pool" -FriendlyName SSD_Tier -MediaType SSD           
$hdd_Tier = New-StorageTier -StoragePoolFriendlyName "My Storage Pool" -FriendlyName HDD_Tier -MediaType HDD           
#New-VirtualDisk –SNtoragePoolFriendlyName “My Storage Pool” –ResiliencySettingName Simple –Size 10TB –Provisioningtype Thin –FriendlyName “Documents”            
#Create a new virtual disk in the pool with a name of TieredSpace using the SSD (50GB) and HDD (300GB) tiers           
$vd1 = New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "My Storage Pool" -FriendlyName TieredSpace -StorageTiers @($ssd_tier, $hdd_tier) -StorageTierSizes @(50GB, 300GB) -ResiliencySettingName Mirror -WriteCacheSize 1GB   #cannot also specify -size if using tiers and also cannot use provisioning type, e.g. Thin

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