MS Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 - physical space
Posted on 2011-09-12
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!