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.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
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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.

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SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:
external switch is good.
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.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author 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.
SR ZakNetwork Solutions Author Commented:

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.
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