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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Configuring IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines

Every virtual machine on Hyper-V supports IDE and SCSI disks, each one having its own set of benefits, limits, and its own configuration.

It is important to identify when they are necessary, what their limitations are, and (most importantly) how to add and manage them, as you will see in the following tasks.

Getting ready

By default, every virtual machine has default IDEs and one SCSI controller that can be used instead of adding new ones. You can use these steps to change the existing controllers as well, rather than adding new ones.

How to do it...

The following steps show how to add and attach IDE and SCSI controllers for virtual machines.

  1. To add a new controller for a virtual machine, open ...

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