Windows 10: @KARI access Linux HDD's in HYPER-V VM

  1.    29 Jul 2016 #1

    @KARI access Linux HDD's in HYPER-V VM

    Hi there

    particularly @Kari.

    I'm playing around now with HYPER-V.

    I want to access 1 X 9 TB and 1 X 7 TB Linux internal HDD's from a HYPER-V VM (Centos 7). I'm running HOST W10 pro x-64.

    I've taken the two HDD's offline to the HOST but can't seem to get the VM to see them.

    These are INTERNAL HDD's. (4 physical volumes, computer sees as 2 logical HDD's - RAID 0 via hardware at boot)

    I've backed up the data just in case it all goes pearshaped. !!!! The two HDD's are formatted XFS (but not in LVM group) so they should be accessible individually.

    I've also got 2 physical NIC's in the hardware so network switch should be fine. ( HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332i adapter )

    Any help here would be appreciated. I need to access these HDD's in the VM in Native mode (I presume that's the point of the pass-thru).

    This can't be done in VMWARE or VBOX -- you can only attach USB HDD's. So if this can be done then a good reason for using HYPER-V. Time Illearned it properly anyway.

    (I'm trying to create a Virtual Media server - my media files are on the Linux HDD's).


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  2. Posts : 14,238
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2016 #2

    Shouldn't be a problem. Remember that you have to add physical disks (must be offline) as SCSI device, even if your vm were Generation 1 which by default adds virtual hard disks as IDE.

    Shawn has made an excellent tutorial for this, see Option One steps 5 & 6 for adding the disks as SCSI device: Hyper-V Virtual Machine - Add or Remove Physical Hard Disk - Windows 10 Forums

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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #3

    Hi there

    Thanks especially @Kari

    Working now SCSI is the trick and option 1 (This system doesn't have UEFI - that was mistake nr 1 !!!) still it's all learning.

    I could get "addicted" to this !!!

    SAMBA works to share HDD's with Windows Host too -- using 1 NIC for 2.4Ghz and 1 NIC for 5 GHZ wifi connections (Using 2X routers as Ethernet-->wifi Bridges --works fine !!) --hate loads of LAN cable over the place - 5GHZ wifi gives max of 433 mb/s transfer --more than fast enough for media server testing !!). I'm lucky here --wifi up to 1tb !!! good thing about Nordic countries - wifi infrastructure first class.


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  4. Posts : 14,238
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2016 #4

    That with SCSI is the most important factor, logics tell us to put the disk offline but not that when added to vm it must be added as SCSI :)
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