I've installed a new physical server with Hyper-V Core 2016 on it. I got "two" drives on the physical machine:
- NVMe (M.2 2280 Samsung 960 Pro) with two partition:
- C:\ = 80 GB = for the physical system OS (Hyper-V Core 2016)
- D:\ = 900 GB = for all the VHD/VHDX Files
- SATA RAID6 (8x 4GB SATA over LSI MegaRAID SAS 9361-8i = ~26GB "Drive")
- ?? = For all Data/Files/Documents
What is the best way on Hyper-V in this scenario to use the SATA Drive as a "File Share"? I think of something like VT-d, Drive or PCI-Raid-Card pass-through to a virtual File Server (Windows Server 2016)? So that my physical Server just serves as a Hyper-V Server and can ignore the RAID-Card/RAID-Drives. What is the best way to achieve that?
- Passthrough Disk? Taking the RAID-Disk offline on the physical system and then add it over the hyper-v manager to the virtual file system? But then I can’t manage the RAID? Or have to manage the RAID on the physical OS?
- Discrete Device Assignment? Using the new feature from Hyper-V 2016 to passthrough the RAID-Card (PCIx) to the virtual file system? Is that even possible?
- Create a VHDX on the RAID-Disk and add that Disk to the File-System as secondary Drive on which I can deploy the files?
- Other possibility?