nvme driver for hyper-v RRS feed

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  • Hi 

    There exists a Windows driver for NMVe devices (http://www.nvmexpress.org/resources/). The source code is vailable here (http://www.openfabrics.org/svnrepo/nvmewin/trunk/source/). I have a few question considering how to make the NVMe device available to guests running upon the Hyper-V.


    I will start from simple to hard:

    Q1: Is is possible to use in Hyper-V drivers developed for Windows without any changes?

    Q2: In case the answer to Q1 is positive, does VSP transparently maps the hardware to the VSC or not? In case of transparent mapping how should I see the underling nvme device (as a scsi one or nvme). The  http://www.openfabrics.org/svnrepo/nvmewin/trunk/source/nvme.inf contains


    LoadOrderGroup = SCSI miniport

    AddReg         = pnpsafe_pci_addreg

    AddReg         = Parameters


    Q3: In case I’m using a guest operating systems that support Enlightened I/O, can I relay that the advantage of VMBus will be directly taken?

    Q4: NVMe devices are supporting several so called namespaces. One can treate them as a separate storage devices (like LUNs).Now the question is twofold. If Hyper-V maps up the underling NVMe device as a scsi device, is it reasonable to assume that the namespaces managements (aka LUNs) is done via Hyper-V configuration CLI or Microsoft Management Console just like SCSI LUNs. If Hyper-V doesn’t maps the NVME device as a scsi, can the configuration CLI be extended to support namespace configuration?



    Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:32 AM

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  • Hyper-V won't see cards plugged into the PCIe interface.  There is no device pass-through or hardware mapping like that.

    The only hypervisor that allows that is VMware ESXi and even that is limited to certain types of cards.

    Also, please use the Hyper-V forum for Hyper-V related questions: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverhyperv/threads

    This forum is for the specific program Virtual Server 2005.

    • Edited by essjae Friday, July 19, 2013 4:35 AM link
    Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:09 PM