I have 30 years IT experience. My questions are on advanced specific areas where i have no expertise. I need an advanced Microsoft skilled engineer experienced with Microsoft Storage Server setup and management. I imagine the engagement to be under 4 hours with perhaps two live gotomeeting sessions of about 45 min each - remainder is some time answering emails.. I have a server with Server 2012 installed. I have added the storage server role. It does recognize the pool of 6 sata drives. I need help in verifying the mirror config. I need to know how to set up notifications of any degradation. I need to know how to add a hot spare and what process is for activation. I wish to exercise drive recovery using a spare drive. I need you to know how to return to service the drive removed from the array to simulate fail back into the array.
In reply please do state your experience with storage server and other server technologies like hyperv. I need to work with one person for a few hours - please do not reply with general company information.