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Clustered Storage Spaces with Hyper-V RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've read the below explaining why you shouldn't have a loopback configuration when using Hyper-V and and SMB3 file share together. Makes sense, but what isn't clear to me is if the suggestion of using a drive path instead is actually supported?

    What I'd like to do is take 4 hosts all attached to the same JBOD storage, configure them as a Hyper-V Cluster and use Storage Spaces to present the drive to each of the hosts as a drive letter and not a UNC path. Is this a supported configuration or not?


    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1d8b5c12-b62b-4337-bcb3-afaeecfa593f/sas-vs-sata-in-clustered-storage-spaces-for-hyperv-cluster?forum=winserverClustering

    Monday, November 3, 2014 3:05 PM

Answers

  • If your JBOD supports multiple host connections, then you can connect all hosts (cluster nodes) to it, and then create clustered storage space using the disks in JBOD. In that space, you create a virtual disk with required redundancy level. Then you can create a volume on that virtual disk and add this volume to the cluster shared storage to make it available to all nodes in the cluster simultaneously


    Gleb.

    Monday, November 3, 2014 6:22 PM
  • Agree with Gleb. With creating clustered storage space, the virtual disk you created will act like a disk and you can set drive letter on them.

    This article is provided in the thread you mentioned. It provided steps to deploy Clustered Storage Spaces.

    Deploy Clustered Storage Spaces
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822937.aspx


    If you have any feedback on our support, please send to tnfsl@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:23 AM

All replies

  • If your JBOD supports multiple host connections, then you can connect all hosts (cluster nodes) to it, and then create clustered storage space using the disks in JBOD. In that space, you create a virtual disk with required redundancy level. Then you can create a volume on that virtual disk and add this volume to the cluster shared storage to make it available to all nodes in the cluster simultaneously


    Gleb.

    Monday, November 3, 2014 6:22 PM
  • Agree with Gleb. With creating clustered storage space, the virtual disk you created will act like a disk and you can set drive letter on them.

    This article is provided in the thread you mentioned. It provided steps to deploy Clustered Storage Spaces.

    Deploy Clustered Storage Spaces
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822937.aspx


    If you have any feedback on our support, please send to tnfsl@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:23 AM