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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Storage by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 3. Pass-through disks

Pass-through disks are a feature of Hyper-V that allow virtual machines to access storage that is directly mapped to the Hyper-V host without requiring that the volume be configured. This storage can be any of the following:

  • Physical disk internal to the host

  • Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) device attached to the host

  • Storage Area Network (SAN) Logical Unit Number (LUN) that is mapped to the host

In this section Chuck Timon demonstrates how to troubleshoot some scenarios involving pass-through disks for highly available virtual machines running on Hyper-V hosts.

Storage options for Hyper-V

There are several options available to Hyper-V administrators for attaching storage to virtual machines. The most frequently used option ...

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