Greetings Community, I have a rather bizarre question that I'm hoping one of you can help me with.
We have an ESXi (3.5 U4) server hosting a Windws 2003 Server running SQL 2005. This VM is using the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator to directly map LUNs from our iSCSI storage device for the SQL data and logs volumes. We know this is not the most effecient way to accomplish this, hence the following question:
If we shutdown the VM and and change the LUNs to RDMs to present directly to the guest will we lose the data on them? Will Windows recognize the new drives correctly?
Thanks very much for the help
Think of the volume as being a usb stick. you're just plugging it into a new port by un-initiating it from ms software initiator and RDM'ing it. just dont do anything to the volume itself on the san.