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This blog posts lists a few of the common test cases for the new "Hyper-V over SMB" scenario in Windows Server 2012 Beta.
If you are not familiar with this new scenario in Windows Server 2012 Beta, please read the following TechNet articles before proceeding:
All commands shown in this blog post should be run using Windows PowerShell. In these instructions specific server names and user accounts are used consistently:
Configure a Standalone File Server
Configure a Failover Cluster with a File Server
Configure a Failover Cluster with a Scale-Out File Server
Configure a server to run Hyper-V
Configuring a file share for Hyper-V over SMB (standalone server or a File Server cluster)
Note: If the syntax using "--%" looks strange to you, review my post on using PowerShell to run command line tools.
Configuring a file share for Hyper-V over SMB (Scale-Out File Server cluster)
Creating a new VM on an SMB Share
Failing one of multiple NICs while VM is running
Live Storage Migration of VM from DAS to an SMB share
Live Storage Migration of VM from one SMB share to another
Planned Live Migration within a Hyper-V cluster using an SMB share
Unplanned failover of Hyper-V cluster using an SMB share
Planned Live Migration between standalone hosts using an SMB share
Live Migration of VM on DAS with Live Storage Migration to an SMB share
Live Migration of VM on an SMB share with Live Storage Migration to another SMB share
Save and Resume a VM on an SMB share
Create a Hyper-V Snapshot for a VM on an SMB share
Create a Hyper-V Replica of a VM on an SMB share
VM storage throughput using single NIC
VM storage throughput using dual NICs
VM storage throughput using SMB Direct and a single RDMA NIC
VM storage throughput using SMB Direct and dual RDMA NICs
Planned move of File Share between cluster while VM is running (File Server cluster)
Move of Hyper-V host to a different File Server cluster node while VM is running (Scale-Out File Server cluster)
Unplanned failover of File Server node while VM is running (all File Server types)
Host-based backup of a VM using VSS for SMB File Shares
For additional details on creating continuously available storage solutions in Windows Server “8” Beta please see the following whitepaper.
Thanks for putting this up. This was very helpfull.
We have covered the basics of SMB Direct and some of the use cases in previous
Storage migration is a new feature in Windows 8 Server that allows moving the files for a virtual machine
Windows Server 2012 provides Windows PowerShell cmdlets and WMI