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Can I use a Hyper-V Host SAS HBA for a hosted VM

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I have a Hyper-V Host Cluster of 4 hosts. They are all Lenovo x3650 servers. I have a SAS HBA installed in two of them and want to use the HBA on one of those to connect an IBM DS3524 storage system to a VM on that host for Veeam backups. Is it possible to pass that HBA through to the VM to connect that storage system? I can see where to add other hardware like mapping the DVD drive and all, but I can't seem to find where to map the HBA through.
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Best way to set this up is to have two HBAs per node tied into the shelf. I don't recall if the IBM shelf has enough ports to handle this setup.

You'd be better off having a separate small server with two HBAs to connect one each to a controller on the DS3524. Then from there provision the LUN(s) required and assign them to the server.

Set up your share(s) for the backups to send to from there.
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