Dynamic Disk Pools Technical Report
The Dynamic Diks Pool (DDP) feature dynamically distributes data, spare capacity, and protection information across a pool of disk drives. These pools may range in size from a minimum of 11 drives to potentially as large as of all of the drives in the PowerVault MD3 storage system including the expansion units. In addition to creation of a single DDP, storage administrators may opt to create traditional disks in conjunction with DDPs or even multiple DDPs, providing an unprecedented level of flexibility. This technical report provides a technical overview of the DDP feature as well as providing best practice guidance for usage.