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Exchange 2007 on Hyper V connected to Compellent SAN

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I have a Server 2008 system that has Hyper-V running.  The guest OS's of Hyper-V reside on a volume that is attached to my SAN which takes snapshots every X.  I would like to create a new guest OS for exchange 2007.  

My Plan:

Install Server 2008 as a new guest OS.
Install Exchange 2007 on the guest OS C Drive.


Question:  Should I create new volumes that attach directly to the SAN and map them to the Exchange Guest OS or create volumes within the Guess OS for the database and log files?
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I like to attach the guest directly to the SAN via the iSCSI initiator in the guest. That way the VM knows about the SAN and can talk to it via VSS. This allows offhost backups, dynamic volume expansion, and all of the other benefits you get from attaching a SAN to a physical host.
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