Storage

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Storage Spaces Tiering and QoS Integration

    From what I understand so far, SOFS Storage QoS operates independently from Storage Spaces automated tiering.

    Storage Spaces automated tiering optimization process should take into consideration VHDXs QoS policies in order to meet the IOPS objective. If tiering only looks at the number of time a certain piece of data has been accessed between the tier optimization executions, the data could possibly be not placed on the optimal tier to meet the performance target.

    If the SSD tier could be balanced fairly between VHDXs based on QoS policy targets, that would most likely ensure more consistent IO performance.

    10 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Storage Replica for Dynamic disks

    Storage Replica is not currently available for Dynamic disks, that makes it non usable with spanned disk

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Initialize-Disk does not respect -WhatIf

    When using the -WhatIf parameter, no operation should take place, instead a description of what would have happened should be printed out. Instead, the disk gets initialized anyway.

    Tried two ways.

    Get-VirtualDisk | Initialize-Disk -PartitionStyle GPT -PassThru -WhatIf

    Initialize-Disk -VirtualDisk (Get-VirtualDisk -FriendlyName VirtDisk) -WhatIf

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. work

    Please enable support for ReFS Work Folders, not limiting options only to NTFS.

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Bring Placeholder and Online Folders

    Bring more features to be like OneDrive but on premise. :-)

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow enclosure awareness and Cross-JBOD virtual disks with only 2 SAS JBOD enclosures

    The current storage spaces need at least 3 enclosures to activate this scenario.

    It would be nice - if technically possible - to lower the requirement to 2 enclosures for 2way-mirror. Two 60 slots SAS JBOD already allow for quite a nice amount of storage, and a third one isn't always needed.

    9 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Storage Migration Service: Allow upgrading from NTFS to ReFS

    Make it possible to have different file systems between source and destination servers. So we can easily upgrade file shares to run on ReFS instead of NTFS.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Don't work Remove-PhysicalDisk in Windows Server 2016 for Storage Spaces

    Remove-PhysicalDisk doesn't work as needed in Windows Server 2016 (like in 2012 R2).

    We have Scale-Out File Server on Windows Server 2016. One storage pool with tiering and two way mirroring Virtual Disk. We have free space in pool specially for rebuild (size for more then 4 disk failure). We put one disk as Retire and took out from enclosure. Disk was Lost communication and Virtual Disk auto rebuild.
    VirtualDisk shows as Healthy and OK and Repair runs without issues.
    We add new HDD to enclosure and add it to pool. All looks good, healthy and OK.
    But Remove-PhysicalDisk for…

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. GPO to change the default path of the Work Folder

    Today, when we configure the Work Folders by GPO we dont have a way to change the default location/path of the work folder.
    It defaults to %USERPROFILE%\Work Folders.
    This is totally a show stopper for me cause we redirect user files to another drive and dont want user files in the system drive. Think this is pretty standard on enterprises. We have a way to redirect almost everything in Windows. But dont have a way redirect Work Folders...

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. cache

    We would appreciate it if Microsoft supports one NVMe only for caching in Windows Server 2016 RTM. A node failure would be accepted if one NVMe fails, because the cost of an enterprise NVMe is very high.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Storage Replica transitive replication

    SR should support A --> B --> C replication, where A is source, B is synchronous copy of A, and C is asynchronous copy of B. All for the same volume.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Work Folders Hardening

    Currently Work Folders allows us to Encrypt data on the client device. This is a nice feature, the data within the Work Folder on the client device is encrypted. However, at any point in time, a user can Right Click their Work folder and "Remove Enterprise Control" at which point data is unencrypted. Also, at any point in time a user can open the properties of a file and choose to remove encryption. We do not want users to be able to remove encryption, if we chose to encrypt the contents of the work folders it should remain encrypted. This…

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Simple 2 Node cluster config

    Let me paint this simple scenario: I have two servers, each with local disks attached to a RAID controller. Based on those servers I want to create a highly available, resiliant file server.
    The simple solution would be: Use either Storage Spaces Direct or Storage Replica. Unfortunately both options are not available right now.
    S2D fails a) because of the use of a RAID controller and b) because of the use of only 2 servers.
    Replica fails because I either have no automatic failover (server 2 server mode) or I don't have disks that support persistent reservation (which is required…

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Simple change the size of the system partition

    Forever you Need third Party Tools too easy enlarge or reduze the size of the System Partition. I think it`s time too integrate this in a easy way into the Basic Server Disk Management. (Also if there is no space next to the System Partition)

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Storage Spaces Virtual Disk Profiling and QoS Integration

    When building SOFS QoS policies, it would be nice to get an IO capacity profile of the normalized IOPS for the volume from which the policies would derive from instead of manually benchmarking the volume.

    i.e. Spaces could determine that a volume has a capacity of 50K IOPS. When creating a single instance policy, the upper limit would automatically be 50K IOPS, same thing for multi-instance policy.

    Having some mechanism to track how much IO capacity has been allocated out of the “pool” would simplify management, possibly similar to the way thin provisioning works. You can see how much is…

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Async/Callback APIs for drive/directory/file querying

    Currently there are only blocking apis for querying the file system (enumerate list of files in a directory, get names etc)

    This is problematic when disks are asleep, remote, slow etc

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  File Systems  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Work Folders - Make Builtin One Drive Client compatible with Work Folders

    it should be great to replace Work Folders client by builtin one drive client application in windows 10 and make Work folder Server able to respond to OneDrive Clients. As the result :
    - One feature to develop and maintain (one drive client)
    - future features of one drive compatible with Work Folders Server (for example : OneDrive On-Demand)
    - Less resources used on computers

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Improve performance

    Configuring Storage Replication causes severe write performance issues. On a server to server Storage Replica setup using 10 Gbps Ethernet connection between servers I got 230 MB/sec with 8.4 ms latency for a sequential write test using flash drives.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Storage Replica  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Publish Work Folders Client API

    Work Folders would probably get a lot more traction if you published the client API and allow third party developers and MDM tools to do direct integration.

    7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    0 comments  ·  Work Folders  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 7 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Misc  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base