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Hyper-V Best Practices by Benedict Berger

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Storage Spaces and tiering

The best way to leverage a SOFS is to use Storage Spaces with storage tiering. Having JBODs with SSDs and HDDs connected to your SMB3 File Servers enables great I/O performance. Frequently read data will be cached on the SSDs and long-term data will be archived on the HDDs by default without the need for manual editing, which results in a great performance boost. Using the previously explained CSV, a cache can further improve read performance. Create a Storage Space with tiering through PowerShell.

The first step is to create a new storage pool:

$PhysicalDisks = Get-PhysicalDisk -CanPool $True
New-StoragePool -FriendlyName ElanityStor01 -StorageSubsystemFriendlyName "Storage Spaces*" -PhysicalDisks $PhysicalDisks

Set ...

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