Creating a Storage Spaces Direct Performance Dashboard


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 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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SCCM 2007 R2 SP2: Reporting Services Error


On my SCCM environment I had an error when I want to install and access the reporting services. The reporting services were installed on a dedicated SQL 2008 SP1 Server.

On the SCCM Console I get the following error:

The RPC server is unavailable (Exception from HRESULT:0x800706BA

On the SQL Server where the Reporting Services Site Server were installed I got the following error:

On 13-9-2010 00:00:00, component SMS_SRS_REPORTING_POINT on computer SERVER reported: SRS root folder “Reports” is not present or not properly configured SRS Reporting point server “SERVER”.

The solution for this problem was:

Enable the firewall rule “Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI-In)” and allow the connection on the SQL Reporting Services Server