Article ID: 2698995 - View products that this article applies to.
This article describes Microsoft support for using a file sharing protocol such as, Server Message Block (SMB), Common Internet File System (CIFS), or Network File System (NFS) with Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server “8” Beta.
An example configuration is to create an SMB share and then create a new VM on that share.
The support matrix for each protocol is displayed in the chart below:
Collapse this tableExpand this table
*SMB 2.2 required
On operating systems that do not support network attached storage, an operation such as exporting a VM will fail with an error similar to below:
In this scenario, during the export process from a remote machine, it impersonates the calling user for some portions of export, which means this happens under the context of the “Anonymous” account on the third machine in the case where constrained delegation is not enabled. This is required to ensure the calling user has the correct permissions to affect the destination storage location.
For additional information for planning storage for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, please reference http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd183729.aspx
For additional information for new functionality for Windows Server “8” Beta, please reference
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
Article ID: 2698995 - Last Review: April 8, 2012 - Revision: 1.0