Creating a Storage Spaces Direct Performance Dashboard

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In this blogpost I want to show you how you can easily create a PowerBI dashboard based on Storage Spaces Direct performance metrics. PowerBI is great in visualizing data and reports are easy to create. Before you can execute the steps in this blogpost you will need to create a PowerBI account on https://www.powerbi.com. I’ve tested the blogpost below with PowerBI Pro account but based on this page it should also work with a PowerBI free account. Looking to Storage Spaces Direct this blogpost is based on Windows Server 2016. I’ve not tested this on earlier versions and I expect that this is only working on 2016 and later. I’ve created this blogpost to monitor my S2D environment hosting the Remote Desktop Service User Profile Disks, so expect that this dashboard is focusing on delivering an overview for that purpose.
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2017 MVP Award!!

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On the 1st of January I received an awesome email. Microsoft presented me my second MVP award in the category: Enterprise Mobility. This is really a great start of 2017! I’m really proud and honored that my contributions are rewarded with a MVP Award. I will continue sharing my knowledge by presenting on events and blogging on this blog. The focus will remain the same: Remote Desktop Services and the Microsoft Workplace Solution (Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite and Windows 10).

Thanks again to Microsoft and you as a reader of my blog!