In Chapter 1 you learned that Hyper-V can make use of any of the many types of physical storage devices that can be connected to the host. This includes direct-attached storage such as SCSI, IDE, SAS, SATA, IEEE 1394, and USB. Networked storage can be presented as iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC). Once you have physically connected a disk to the system, you have the option of presenting that storage to the virtual machines in a variety of ways.
Jose Baretto is a storage specialist from Microsoft. He has a blog at http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/default.aspx with a lot of good information for all things related to storage. I made a couple changes to his picture of storage options and show that as Figure 4.1.
I will explain the various ...