Hyper-V

Can I install my backup software (symantect BE 2010) directly on my Hyper-v platform?  Is it a good idea? Bad idea?
egaloisAsked:
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Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalCommented:
Are you referring to the backup server component? Bad idea. Your hyper-V server should have nothing else to do except be a hyper-v server. Otherwise you risk a problem bringing down your whole virtual infrastructure.

Having said that, if you don't have any other suitable hardware to hook your backup tape drive to, you might need to look into an iSCSI based backup tape drive.
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egaloisAuthor Commented:
You've hit the "nail on the head".    My hyper-v box is the perfect place for my two scsi tape drives.   I'm trying to connect them to the virtualized server when it occurred to me that I might just install the app directly on the hyper v platform.    In light of your advice, I will change direction back to installing with the virtualized server.   Thanks.

Is it possible to connect my virtualized server with the two internal scsi tape drives?  I see the reference to SCSI in the hyperv virtual server settings.
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kevinhsiehCommented:
Hyper-V doesn't allow you to connect a VM to anything other than disk storage via the synthetic SCSI interface. If you need access to anything else you need to use iSCSI from the VM.
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egaloisAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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egaloisAuthor Commented:
After speaking with a Symantec Technician who specializes in Hyper V installations.  I've installed my Backup exec software directly on the Hyper V platform and have my Scsi Drives installed and working.   I love it.  It's fast, reliable and a great solution.  Just thought I would update
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