?
Solved

MS VM guest and SAN LUN access

Posted on 2008-10-23
4
Medium Priority
?
563 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-09
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
0
Comment
Question by:dwisby
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:willettmeister
ID: 22789110
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
 

Author Comment

by:dwisby
ID: 22791108
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
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
willettmeister earned 2000 total points
ID: 22794855
Yeah that shouldn't be an issue at all.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dwisby
ID: 22797279
Thanks for your assistance, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
David
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month8 days, 14 hours left to enroll

764 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question