My Server 2016 has a 512GB C: SSD and a 2TB D: spinning disk. It also has an unused 512GB SSD. Yes, I can create an 512 GB filesystem on this(E:), and then create something like a 510GB vhd[x] file(?) for it to use as its C: drive.
I worry that if my VM sees this disk as just a plain file it'll loss the NVMe advantages that allow very high IOPs. Does a VHD[x] based "disk" get full NVMe benefits?
Is "pass-through" disks what I want for my VM's C: boot drive. In Hyper-V Manager "Edit Disk" I only see options to use a VHD[x] file and no other options. Where would I find the option to point my new VM at a physical device?
I a Windows novice, Linux expert, so forgive any misusage of terms.