Can a KVM (kernel virtual machine) interact with the RAID array?

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Is it possible for a KVM to communicate with the RAID controller and the disks?
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Well, usually you access the RAID settings on a server at booting time by entering on the Storage controller software, but there are also GUI software that can talk to the Storage controller and see the status of the RAID pools, etc. It depends on the controller used.

Probably the most used example will be LSI MegaRAID Storage Manager Software, which is available in Windows and Linux flavours.

What I don't know for sure however, is if the Hypervisor will let you access the storage controller unless it has some specific driver setup.


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