Dynamic Disk Pools Technical Report
The 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 Dynamic Disk Pool, storage administrators may opt to create traditional disks in conjunction with Dynamic Disk Pools or even multiple Dynamic Disk Pools, 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.