Software-Defined Storage Calculator and Design Considerations Guide

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Microsoft has launched an Excel-based sizing tool to help you plan Storage Spaces (Scale-Out File Server) and guidance on how to design your Storage Spaces deployments.

Here’s the sizing for a very big SOFS that will require 4 x SOFS server nodes and 4 x 60 disk JBODs:

image The considerations guide will walk you through using the sizing tool.

Some updates are required – some newer disk sizes aren’t included – but this is a great starting point for a design process.

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1 Comment on Software-Defined Storage Calculator and Design Considerations Guide

  1. The tool doesn’t appear to take column count into account for HDD/SDD count purposes.

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