Recently during one of my Windows Failover clustering presentation I received the question how to emulate iSCSI shared disks to build a failover cluster without having to buy an expensive storage environment. In my case I’m using our own iSCSI target software but there are some other vendors that let you use their target software for free:
- MySAN, from Nimbus Data Systems: http://www.nimbusdata.com/products/mysan/mysan.htm
- StarWind, from RocketDivision: http://www.rocketdivision.com/download_starwind.html
Now you have all the tools needed to start testing out Windows Server 2008 failover clustering.