Hi I have a system that comprises a Server 2012 Library server, 2012 Hyper-V host cluster, 2012 File Servers for VMs and SCVMM 2012 SP1. Given this set up where all my VMs are stored on SMB 3 file shares it seems somewhat of a shame that
when I deploy a VM from the library the hyper-v host still has to down load from the library and upload to the file server, seems a bit of a waste.
I was kind of hoping that there would be a way to have the VMM agent on the fileserver initiate the BITS copy direct to the file share and leave the Hyper-V host out of the copy process. This would seem to me to be any easy win as the Hyper-V
cluster no longer owns the storage as it does with CSV, and others outside the cluster can write to it.
Even better would be to have the option to do the file transfer over SMB 3 (I understand why BITS is used, but there are times I want speed over the other benefits) then I'd get the benefit of things like ODX when the files are on the same server or
the underlying SAN supports it.
Just wondering if this is in the pipeline or there are good reasons why this won't be done.
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