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How to Setup iSCSI on Windows Server 2008 [11 Mins.]

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This is the second in a series of “How To’s” with Adam Carter. This time around, he provided a quick introduction to iSCSI, which is a technology which is part of Windows Storage Server which allows SCSI commands to be shared over the network to enable cheap and simple network storage options. In this 11min screen cast, Adam walks through iSCSI basics on the white board and then sets up an iSCSI target disk to share on one machine and then connects to this disk over the network to a second machine using the iSCSI initiator. This creates a new disk on the second server machine, which he then formats and puts into action. This is very useful for creating clustering scenarios, reduces the complexity of managing shared nothing SCSI ID’s and can be a very cost effective storage scenario. While the simple setup shown in this video works fine in a lab environment,  in real life you would connect to your iSCSI disk using a dedicated high speed network cards on a private network to reduce latency. Adam provided more information on how you can get access to Windows Storage Server and 3rd party iSCSI Target providers in this recent post. Please watch this and comment.

 

Published Date: 1/30/2008
Presented By: Neil Hutson

 

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