Step-by-step for Storage Spaces Tiering in Windows Server 2012 R2
This is a terrific blog written by Jose Barreto who’s a member of the File Server team at Microsoft.
In this document, I am sharing all the steps I used to create a demo or test environment of a storage space with storage tiers on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview so that you can experiment with some of the new technologies yourself. You need only a single computer with one SSD and one HDD for this demo (the specs are provided below).
If you’re not familiar with Storage Spaces or storage tiers (also known as Storage Spaces Tiering), I would strong encourage you to review the Storage Spaces Overview and TechEd 2013 talks on “Storage Spaces”, which you can find below: