Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

Introduction This post describes how to configure the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target offered with Windows Storage Server, including the steps to configure both the iSCSI Target and the iSCSI Initiator. Note: The iSCSI Target is the server (where the iSCSI virtual disks are actually stored) and the iSCSI Initiator is the client (where the iSCSI…


High Availability Scenarios

I recently delivered a presentation on Highly Available Clusters focused on the scenarios related to Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 (WSS 2003 R2) and Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003). The scenarios ended up being quite generic, so I decided to share them here. High Availability In general, high availability will lead you…


Installing the evaluation version of WUDSS 2003 (with the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target) on a VM

This post is OBSOLETE. Please check the updated post at:http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/01/07/installing-the-evaluation-version-of-wudss-2003-refresh-and-the-microsoft-iscsi-software-target-version-3-1-on-a-vm.aspx   —    Overview These are step-by-step instructions on how to install the 180-day evaluation version of the Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003) on a virtual machine environment running on Virtual PC 2007. There are a few different target audiences for this post, including:…


Windows Server 2008 RC1 available for download

I just saw that the RC1 release of Windows Server 2008 was posted for public download today, as described at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/dec07/12-05WS08RC1PR.mspx. I guess this one should one of the last (if not the very last) public release before release to manufacturing, so if you’ve been waiting for a feature-complete pre-release version to try, wait no…