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MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 - physical space

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Hello all,

I am new to Hyper-V server 2008 r2 (Free).  I have implemented Hyper-V server roles on Windows Standard as well as SBS servers, but do not have experience with the Windows core product (no GUI, Free version).  I have recently downloaded Hyper-V server R2 from microsoft.com and installed it on a HP server that has 1.8 TB of space.  During the Smartstart installation, I created a recommended boot partition size (I think it's 170+GB).  I'm not sure if my approach is correct, but how do I claim the rest of the space?  I don't see disk management anywhere on the console and can't seem to allocate the rest of the physical disk space to the server.  I thought I will be able to partition the rest of the space and allocate to antoher partition (Drive D).

Also, theoretically speaking, if I need to add another array later to the Hyper-V server on a later day, how can I make that space available to store more VHD's?

I hope someone can shed some light on how to manage the local resources of the Hyper-V server.

Thanks in advance!
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Question by:SloanIT
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As you have no GUI, or Disk Management Application, you will need to use DISKPART at the command prompt, to create the new Partition D:, and use the FORMAT command to FORMAT the partition.

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

In the future if you need to Create another Array or make Array Changes, you would use the Array Configuration Utility (ACU) on the HP Smart Start Disk, Select ACU at Boot-Up from the Options, this will allow you to create and modify Array on the Smart Array Controller, there is also a command line versin you can install as well.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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so after typing DISKPART at the command prompt

type

SELECT DISK 0
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

exit diskpart, and then use

Format d:
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by:SloanIT
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You're a genius!  I've actually done this before, but didn't think of it.
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