Shared SAN Storage with Hyper V

Can two Hyper V Hosts be configured to see the same shared SAN storage like vCentre does for clustered Esxi hosts ?
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Yes, two Hyper-V hosts can share the same SAN storage.
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Please verify the SAN has the ability to allow more than one server to access the same LUN.

Some do not.

Once cluster is set up on the hosts you are good to go.

NOTE: The LUN IDs need to be identical for all nodes.
X DIT SpecialistCommented:
Depends on what you're running. I think Windows Server 2016 has a a feature called Storage Spaces Direct that may be what you're looking for.
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L-PlateAuthor Commented:
Ok, we have a HP SAN

Where in Hyper V do I need to configure this ?
X DIT SpecialistCommented:
Well essentially Storage Spaces Direct is intended to replace that HP SAN. It's configured outside of the Hyper V manager, mostly using Powershell. Here's a Microsoft article on deployment but it's largely about validating a cluster, creating a cluster, configuring your network and CSV files.  (
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Storage Spaces Direct is a Hyper-Converged platform that utilizes internal storage for its cluster usage. That is not applicable here.

Set up the HP SAN with Shared LUN and hook the nodes into the SAN using iSCSI Target.

Once in and the storage is showing on both nodes then set up the storage on NODE 1 only. Offline the storage on Node 2.

Once the storage is set up then offline the storage there.

Run the Cluster Validation Wizard and stand the cluster up!

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
HP SAN could be one of several, EVA, MSA, 3Par, LeftHand to name but a few. (but they all allow you to share LUNs)
L-PlateAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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