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How to setup disk drive for MS hypervisor

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I installed MS Hyper-V R2 to Dell Poweredge 2970.
I have two logical array set. One is Raid1 for OS and 68GB.
The other one is raid5 for virtual Guest Server and around 400G.
I want to know how to enable the host server accessing the disk array.

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I think that what you are talking about is how to format the 400 GB partition and assign it a drive letter. You use diskpart.exe. To bring the disk online, initialize it, format it, and assign a drive letter. You can then use Hyper-V manager from Windows 7 to create the VMs and place the VHD files on the 400 GB partition.
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Can you tell me the diskpart commands for setting the storage 400GB to E drive?
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When I open diskpart and list disk.
I can see disk 1 online 408GB.
and disk 0 online 67GB
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try this:

diskpart.exe
select disk 1
list partition

You should see a primary partiton listed. If you don't, you don't have the partition created.

Here is a link to the diskpart.exe documentation. My guess is that you need to create the partition, format it, and assign the drive letter. I format my partitions with a 64K cluster size for storing VHD files. It seems to be more efficient and perform better.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415
 
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