Windows Home Server Disk Management

Sam Wood released a new add-in, called WHS Disk Management. The add-in is an extension of the standard WHS Server Storage interface, helping users visually identify the physical disks they’re working with. Here’s how it’s used: Select one of the disks, or expand the columns after the disk ID, to see infomation about the disk. It […]

Sam Wood released a new add-in, called WHS Disk Management. The add-in is an extension of the standard WHS Server Storage interface, helping users visually identify the physical disks they’re working with.

Here’s how it’s used:

Select one of the disks, or expand the columns after the disk ID, to see infomation about the disk. It takes awhile to render, because it’s doing a WMI crawl to find the disk controller. You get SCSI bus/port/LUN, plus disk controller. That’s useful information if you know which port is which on your SCSI/SATA controller.

Sam has a couple of additional features planned:

  • The big image on the right will be replaced by a picture of your computer case (as specified by you), with drive bays mapped to disk locations. Select a disk from the list, and the appropriate drive bay is highlighted in the image.
  • The “Repair” button isn’t hooked up yet; I haven’t been able to figure out how to make a drive fail so I could test my repair code (and I won’t release stuff I can’t test). You’ll still get an “unhealthy” status + icon if WHS thinks the disk is bad; you’ll just need to change back to Server Storage to run the repair.

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Source:→ WGS Blog

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