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MS VM guest and SAN LUN access

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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.
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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.
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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
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Yeah that shouldn't be an issue at all.
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Thanks for your assistance, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
David
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