I'm running into some difficulties getting pass-through disks to be accessible to a Hyper-v server 2003 r2 virtual machine.
Host OS : Server 2008 R2 full w/Hyper-V role
Guest OS : Server 2003 R2 (Windows Home Server)
The guest's OS disk is a pass-through disk on the IDE controller (not the best solution, but I can live with it). My storage disks will be pass-through disks on the SCSI controller. I'm able to see all of the disks that I'll be using for the VM on the host without issue.
The problem that I'm having is that I can't seem to get the guest OS to be able to 'see' the storage drives (as pass-through disks on the SCSI controller).
Here's what I'm doing :
- On the host, the storage drive is set to 'Offline' just like the OS disk (this is required for pass-through to work).
- In the VM, the storage drive is on the SCSI controller.
- Hyper-V Integration Tools are installed in guest.
That's as far as I'm able to get. I don't see the drive in Computer Management, or in Windows Explorer (I've tried with an unformatted disk, as well as after formatting a partition). I am able to see a removable device that lists the disk's model number in the Guest, but I can't seem to access the storage. (I get an entry in Device Manager that needs drivers, but nothing on the Integration Tools disc works..)
Trouble-shooting steps I've tried :
- If put the pass-through drive on the IDE controller, I can see it in the Guest.
- If put the storage drive 'Online' in the host and create a VHD on it on the SCSI controller, I can see it in the Guest. I suppose I could create a fixed-size VHD that consumes the entire disk, but I'd rather not have that overhead.
- I've also extracted the contents of the Integration Tools drivers (x86 and amd64) and tried pointing the disk controller to each of those, with no luck.
Can anyone offer suggestions as to how I can get this to work properly?