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Which tool should you use?

Your network contains an Active Directory domain named contoso.com. The domain contains a server named
Server1. Server1 runs Windows Server 2012. You needto create 3-TB virtual hard disk (VHD) on Server1.
Which tool should you use?

A.
Diskpart

B.
Server Manager

C.
Computer Management

D.
New-VirtualDisk

E.
Share and Storage Management

F.
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

G.
New-StorageSubsytemVirtualDisk

H.
New-StoragePool

Explanation:
The New-VirtualDisk command creates a new virtual disk in the specified storage pool. New-VirtualDisk -Creates a new virtual disk in the specified storagepool.
Although the new Server Manager UI in Windows Server 2012 provides a very convenient and intuitiveworkflow
to provision and manage Storage, interaction with PowerShell is required to access many of theadvanced
features.
If I then create a simple 200GB Virtual Disk via the UI named VDiskSimpleUI, the resulting Virtual
Diskleverages 8 columns and maintains 1 copy of thedata. But when creating the Virtual Disk via PowerShell,
Ican force the tripping across all nine of the disks and optimize performance.
New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName Pool01 -ResiliencySettingName Simple -Size 200GB -FriendlyNameVDiskSimplePS -ProvisioningType Fixed -NumberOfDataCopies 1 – NumberOfColumns 9
And creating a mirrored 200GB Virtual Disk via the UI named VDiskMirrorUI produces a Virtual Disk with
4columns and 2 data copies. But with PowerShell, I can create a slightly different configuration, increasing
thedata protection (and also the disk footprint):
New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName Pool01 -ResiliencySettingName Mirror -Size 200GB -FriendlyNameVDiskMirrorPS -ProvisioningType Fixed -NumberOfDataCopies 3 – NumberOfColumns 3.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wincat/archive/2012/05/21/optimizing-windows-server-2012- storagemanagementvia-powershell-for-both-performance-and-resiliency.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/
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