Server 2016 – Install, Store, and Compute: Storage Solutions

Individuals who will manage the planning, installation, and configuration of a Windows 2016 environment; individuals preparing for the Microsoft Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam


Expected Duration
120 minutes

In this course, you’ll explore the Windows Server 2016 storage solutions, which feature a versatile set of tools and options for a variety of modern data storage needs. This course is part of a series preparing for the Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (70-740) exam.


Configure Disks and Volumes

  • start the course
  • understand the implications of and configure sector sizes
  • understand and configure GUID partition table (GPT) disks
  • create VHD and VHDX files using Server Manager
  • create VHD and VHDX files using Windows PowerShell Storage module cmdlets
  • mount virtual hard disks using MOUNT-VHD
  • determine when to use NTFS and ReFS file systems
  • configure NFS and SMB shares using Server Manager
  • configure SMB server and SMB client configuration settings using Windows PowerShell
  • configure Share and NTFS Permissions
  • verifying combined NTFS and Share permissions

Implement Server Storage

  • describe the features and configuration considerations of storage pools
  • implement simple, mirror, and parity storage layout options for disks or enclosures
  • identify the steps to expand storage pools
  • describe the features of Tiered Storage
  • implement an iSCSI target and initiator
  • understand the use of the Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
  • identify best practices for Datacenter Bridging (DCB)
  • configure Multi-Path IO (MPIO)
  • determine appropriate usage scenarios for Storage Replicas

Practice: Determine Effective Permissions

  • Determine Effective Permissions for a given scenario





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