Hyper-V's own cluster aware/based file system?

I have looked at this before a few months ago, but honestly cannot remember what I had discovered.  I vaguely remember discovering that Microsoft does not have nor support any cluster based file system of their own.  IE, any kind of logical network based data store, that can  serve up multiple VHDs to be simultaneously accessed by multiple different hosts in near as much as makes no difference, real time.    I simpler parlance, a Microsoft version of VMFS?

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
File Server Clusters are commonplace. Would we deploy one today? Probably not.

We have better options in Hyper-V and Clustered Storage Spaces.

We could start with 2 nodes and 1 JBOD for full redundancy down to the single disk (Hyper-V Role with Clustered Storage Spaces managing storage arbitration between the two nodes).

From there we could scale out to two clusters with a Scale-Out File Server cluster connected to a Hyper-V cluster via 10GbE fabric. The SOFS cluster would start out with one SAS DAS JBOD and can scale out to three or more nodes and/or JBODs for full enclosure resilience (Microsoft speak for redundancy).

There are no extra licensing costs in the above. It's all built in to Windows Server 2012 R2.

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CnicNVAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks for the feed back, I will need to absorb/digest this info as well as do some research on the concepts you have mentioned, but I understand what you are outlining in general.
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