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I recently published a PowerShell script to check the health and capacity of a Storage Cluster based on Windows Server 2012 R2 Scale-Out File Servers.
You can find details about this script (including the download link) in this blog post: PowerShell script for Storage Cluster Health Test published to the TechNet Script Center.
This script, when used without any parameters, simply performs a number of health checks and provides a report on health and capacity for the storage cluster.
However, when used with the optional –IncludeEvents parameter, it will collect lots of diagnostic information. The script also creates a convenient ZIP archive for transport.
Inside that ZIP (when you use the -IncludeEvents parameter), you will find a number of files that can help troubleshoot the storage cluster. That includes:
These files can be used by the Test-StorageHealth.ps1 script to recreate its output without being connected to the live cluster, using the –ReadFromPath parameter.
In addition to that, for a support professional or experienced administrator, these files include a wealth of information that can greatly help with troubleshooting.
Here is a comprehensive list of the files inside the ZIP created by the script: