Microsoft has today announced the availability for their own ISCSI target software solution, which was previously built into the Windows Storage Server, is now available for public download and for free!
This gives in addition to the hundreds of useful scenarios, us clustering enthusiast the great capability to run cluster environments within Virtual Machines. Also for evaluation/deployment of “SAN deployment” scenarios with SCVMM this is a great possibility!
You can read more here:
And you can download the Microsoft ISCSI Target Version 3.3 (R2 only) here:
How to build your own SAN (ISCSI) environments based on IP? Checkout following links for getting step-by-step guides:
Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target
Step-by-step: Using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target with Hyper-V (Standalone, Full, VHD)
PowerShell cmdlets for the Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 (included in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2)
please stay tuned….