Hi, i need some advice on storage for using with Hyper-V. SAN is the best solution, but since i dont need SAN and the price is high i was wondering if 2012 R2 Storage Server would be an good alternative?
Hyper-V server with VMs and VMs OS ( VHD files ), 10GBase network card(s)
Storage Server with VMs datadisks ( VHD files ), 10GBase network card(s)
If using 2012 R2 storage server for Hyper-V VMs datadisks, is it possible to run backup from the 2012 R2 storage server OS to backup/restore VHDX files on that server? Does the VHD(X) files need to be fixed size when backups not running from the VMs?