MS VM guest and SAN LUN access

We have a Microsoft Virtaul Server 2005 host with SAN attached HBA. The virtual host can see the LUN assigned to the server. We need a virtual machine guest to utilize the storage space on the LUN(the host will not use the storage space). Can we create a drive on the host and just map to the drive from the guest?
We already have servers attached to the SAN and can map drives to the storage space from our management stations, so this seems possible but do not want to employ this approach if there are any caveats that we are not aware of.
Thanks
David
dwisbyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

willettmeisterCommented:
You can do that.  I did it when I created a MS virtual server cluster.(Not a good thing but that is a different discussion).  It works fine.  Are you doing it just for disk space?  Are you looking to get anything else out of utilizing the SAN.
0
dwisbyAuthor Commented:
The SAN storage is already attached to a host that is a physical server but is EOL. Since the server is merely used as a repository we decided to move to a virtual environment and move the LUN to the new VM host.
Hope that clarifies things.
David
0
willettmeisterCommented:
Yeah that shouldn't be an issue at all.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
dwisbyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your assistance, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
David
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Virtual Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.