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Attaching disks(windows 8 Pro) to hyper-v client(server 2008)

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I am still a bit confused about this, so if you have experience of running server os as hyper-v guest on windows 8 pc, please let me know.

Host: Windows 8.1 Pro
Guest: Widnows 2008 Server R2.

I"m in the middle of migrating a physical server to hyper-v geust. What I encountered is the RAID 10 volumn currently on the physical server(Windows 2003 64bit). The volume is data volume seperate from OS volume and  runs on a PCI-E RAID controller. Soon, I'll take this controller and disks to a new box which will run Hyper-V client(windows 2008 R2) in Windows 8.1 Pro host pc.

How do I make sure the migrated RAID 10 volume is not be blocked by the number of concurrent file access limit of Windows 8? Somehow, I have to make sure this volume is only recognized by the hyper-v client.
In previous post, I think NTFS is preserved, but now I'm back to the question if the 10 concurrent access limit will not be effective to server guest os through client host os.

So in short, how do I attach volume directly to the server 2008 hyper-v guest bypassing windows 8?
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You are performing a Physical to Virtual Machine Conversion.

This article shows you how to use Disk2VHD, to create your VHDs.

http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/using-disk2vhd-for-physical-to-virtual-conversions-p2v/

You run the Disk2VHD software, and create two VHD disks, these will contain your OS volume and data volume.

Then in Hyper-V Create a new Virtual Machine, and add the above disks, OS VHD and Data VHD to this VM.

Power on thei Virtual Machine, this is a new computer running "inside/on" your Windows 8.1 desktop in complete isolation, any restrictions applying to the Host Server (Windows 8.1 Pro) will not apply to this new Virtual Machine.
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I understand if the volume is inside the virtual os, but the problem is the RAID 10 volume I'm trying to migrate is 2TB. Is there a way to attach this volume  blindly to virtual guest os bypassing the host os so that I don't have to convert the huge volume.
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Yes, you can present this disk direct to a VM using Pass Through disks

see here

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2008/10/24/configuring-pass-through-disks-in-hyper-v.aspx

this will help, and will not need to Disk2VHD this disk.
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There you go. Thanks you!
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no problems!
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