Introduction to Storage Management on Windows Server 2012 (Part 2)

Understanding Custom object views in the Storage Module for Windows PowerShell Before I delve into the actual usage of the cmdlets present in the Storage module, I wanted to explain a bit about how the parameters and information are displayed. The default view of most Storage cmdlets display only the most commonly accessed properties of…


TechEd video on Standards Support and Storage Management for Windows Server 2012

Be sure to check out the excellent TechEd video “Standards Support and Interoperability in Windows Server 2012: Storage, Networking, and Management” here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012/WSV308 Pointers to some specific sections of the video: Information on standards starts at about the 30 minute mark. Storage specific content starts at the 1 hour mark Management demo with an SMI-S…


An Introduction to Storage Management in Windows Server 2012

Introducing the Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) Windows® Server 2012 delivers capabilities to enable significantly improved storage management. By doing so, Windows customers will enjoy the benefits of decreased management complexity and associated costs. Improved storage management related capabilities include: The Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) which provides PowerShell Cmdlets via the Storage module for…


An Introduction to SMI-S

Jeff Goldner has posted an introduction to the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) for storage management that covers the following topics.  This post is available here:   http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/06/25/introduction-to-smi-s.aspx   And covers the following topics:   Introduction to SMI-S Providers Classes Associations What Microsoft is doing with SMI-S What it means for hardware vendors Next up…