S2D Disk Clean

November 30, 2016

I recently ran into a situation where I wanted to start all over with the configuration of Storage Spaces Direct.

What had happend was that the Enable-ClusterS2D stopped at 59% for a long period of time before I desided to kill the process and start all over.

There are alot of good resources online to help you do that for instance ā€œCompletely Clearing an Existing Storage Spaces Configurationā€

But some of the disks on the Servers where locked and reported Generic Physical Disk, Lost Communication.

S2D Get-PhysicalDisk Wierd

I could not bring them online and couldnt clean them.

I then got an idea to uninstall the disks from Device Manager and then scan for hardware changes. Smile

That released the lock and I could clean out the disks and start again.