May 29 2009

Creating a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 Cluster within Hyper-V using iSCSI shared storage

Shared disk options when trying to create a cluster using virtualized nodes within Microsoft Hyper-V are very limited – in fact, only iSCSI will work! You can no longer use a shared SCSI device as you could with older Microsoft virtualization product or like you can with products from VMWare.

I was happy to find that StarWind offers a free iSCSI Target Server (http://www.starwindsoftware.com/) – it’s very simple to install and share out storage and best of all it is free – great for test / dev environments.

Gavin McShera has a fantastic step-by-step guide on how to set up a 2008 cluster in a Hyper-V environment over here –> http://blogs.technet.com/pfe-ireland/archive/2008/05/16/how-to-create-a-windows-server-2008-cluster-within-hyper-v-using-simulated-iscsi-storage.aspx



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Posted May 29, 2009 by danovich in category "Storage", "VMWare", "Windows

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