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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Storage by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 1. Hyper-V storage fundamentals

Before you can achieve any success troubleshooting you need to know the fundamentals. In this section Thomas Roettinger summarizes some basic information about key Hyper-V storage concepts and technologies that you need to know before you can effectively troubleshoot Hyper-V storage problems.

Virtual storage controllers

The first release of Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 introduced two different types of storage controllers. The first and most important one is the IDE controller. This controller is required for booting a virtual machine. Your virtual hard disk must be attached to this controller in order to boot. The reason for this is that Hyper-V has the concept of two different device types: emulated and ...

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