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Mapping san lun to a virtual server

is it possible to have a virtual HBA like you can do with the network adapters and bind it through it? i'm not seeing anything where that is possible to directly map a lun.
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Duncan MeyersCommented:
If you're talking VMware ESX server - no, but you can present a raw disc to the guest OS using the device address (you can, for example, cluster between a virtual server and a physical server). But generally speaking, you're better off creating VMDK files and letting VMware kernel take care of it.

If you're talking VMware server, GSX server or Workstation, then no - you must present a vmdk to the guest OS.

Under GSX server or workstation you can assign a raw device to a virtual machine using the "Generic SCSI Device" option.

On workstation you cannot assign the same device to more than one running virtual machine at a time.
CementTruckAuthor Commented:
i'm trying to do this with Microsoft's Virtual Server. and Map a boot lun. so far with this product i don't see and way to even add extra luns while booting from the local disk.
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