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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Hyper-V Server storage space utilization

Hyper-V itself is not concerned with drive technologies or connection methods. All it expects is one or more locations to place virtual machine files. Deployment planning will include understanding how Hyper-V Server uses storage.

Management operating system

The files for Hyper-V Server and its management operating system require 32 GB for a supported configuration, although by default, it will use less than half of that. It is recommended that this be placed on some form of internal storage, although Hyper-V Server can be booted in any fashion that Windows Server supports, including across a network. Files that make up the management operating system will be almost exclusively read, and most intensively ...

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