Software RAID 5: Parity Volume



Create a Virtual Disk


• Click next to proceed.


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• Select the newly made storage pool.


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• Name the virtual disk.


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• Select storage layout "Parity".


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Choose a Provisioning Type

Thin Provisioning
- Intended to increase storage utilization.
- Can create a virtual disk larger than what is available in the storage pool.
- Can grow to accomodate growing data.

Fixed Provisioning
- Uses a fixed amount of the capacity of the storage pool.




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• Specify a size for the virtual disk.


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• The new virtual disk shows 57 GB of free space. Click next to continue.


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• Check the box for "Create a volume when this wizard closes"


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Create a New Volume

• Click next to continue.


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• Click next to continue.


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• Choose a size for the volume.


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• Assign a drive letter to the volume.


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• Label the volume.


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• Create the volume.



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• Close the wizard.



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• The newly created 35.8 GB volume. 24.2 GB shy of 60 GB.



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©Robert Benn, 2017
Last Updated on 3/18/2017