Connecting Hyper-V to SAN

Hello Experts,

I have a Hyper-V server and I can remotely connect to it using the HyperV manager. I also have a Dell Equologic SAN and I want to know how can I use it in my current setup. I never logged on to the SAN to define a volume and I want some guidance on both from the SAN end and also from the Hyper-V.

I need to know what tools I should have to manage the SAN? Create the volume and have my VM disks installed in the share location.

The other thing I want to do is to have the VMs that will run on the HyperV host to have internet access what will you recommend. Do I need a virtual switch and how to set it up.

Sorry for the long list of questions but I want to save myself from guessing things and redoing it again.
LVL 4
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
4 questions covering many technologies.
Hyper-V is easy simply store the .vhd(x)'s onto the share that is attached to the SAN. SAN networking should run on its own network .  The virtual machines will need an external switch that is coupled to one of your network adapters. Until you get up to speed on the SAN you can store the virtual hard drives on local disks.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
external switch is good.
0
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
I have an EE article that may help with some of these questions: Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices.

The SAN would be set up with LUNs, iSCSI Targets, and finally hooked into the Hyper-V host via iSCSI. That storage would appear to the host as available drives. Format, assign a drive letter, and move on to setting up your VMs.

A virtual Switch would be set up on the host to allow the guests to communicate with the production network.
0
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Ok I want to run ISCi initiator on the hyper V core. The version does not have GUI.

How can I run the isci initiator on it.
0
Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Phil,

your article does not address any bit of my question. I have a SAN and it has a volume and I want to connect this volume and use it on my Hyper-V server. How can I do it? What tools do I need.

This is dell equologic SAN.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Hyper-V

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.