Sorry if the title may be misleading.
Unfortunately, the Hyper-V disk passthrough driver does not pass along SMART data from the "host" drive to the VM. That means that there is no way to get Scanner to display this data in the Virtual Machines.
However, you can run two copies:
One on the Host, and one in the Virtual Machine. (yes, not ideal, but you do get a discount on the price)
On the Host version, disable the disk scans.
To do this, right click on one of the disks that are going to be (or already are) passed through. Then click on the "Disk Settings" option.
On this window, check the "never scan surface automatically" and "never scan file system automatically".
Once that's done, you don't need to do anything on the Guest VMs, as they just won't get SMART data.
I'd recommend setting up email notifications so that you know when you're getting SMART errors.
I just downloaded Scanner for my virtualized WHS 2011 setup, which runs within Hyper-V Server 2012. Each of my data drives are passed through to WHS. However, Scanner says it can't read SMART data from any of the drives.
My understanding was that Hyper-V did pass through SMART data to the guest OS. Is there some trick to enabling this?
Edited by drashna, 07 September 2013 - 01:05 AM.
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