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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Storage by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 11. Virtual Fibre Channel

Windows Server 2012 now provides Fibre Channel (FC) ports you can use within the guest operating system running on Hyper-V hosts. This allows you to connect your virtual machines directly to a Fibre Channel SAN. In this section Carlos Mayol Berral explains how you can verify whether your environment can use this feature, some possible errors that can arise from configuration problems, and how to implement redundancy using guest MPIO and Live Migration.

Fibre Channel on the guest

One interesting feature in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is the capability to have Fibre Channel on the guest, which means to have FC LUNs directly attached to your virtual machines. This functionality can provide direct storage path communication, ...

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