Configuring Failover Clusters with Windows Storage Server 2008

Storage appliances can be configured with a wide variety of hardware, and can be used as individual servers or combined into a high-availability solution using the failover cluster functionality in Windows. Windows Storage Server 2008 clusters can host highly available file services or iSCSI block storage using the optional iSCSI Software Target. This paper will…

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Six Uses for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

The iSCSI Software Target can be used in so many ways it’s like the Swiss army knife of transportable storage. In this post I outline my favorite uses for an iSCSI Software Target, if you know of other creative uses please let me know! Windows Storage Server 2008 and the iSCSI Software Target 3.2 are…

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Windows Storage Server 2008 is now supported on System Center Configuration Manager

I just saw this on the SCCM blog, this might be helpful! http://blogs.technet.com/configmgrteam/archive/2009/11/09/configuration-manager-support-announcements-for-november-2009.aspx Windows Storage Server 2008 is now supported on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and SP2 now support the Windows Storage Server 2008 operating systems for client installation.  Site system roles of a standard…

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Windows Storage Server, iSCSI Target and Interoperability with Third-Party iSCSI Initiators.

Hi folks, here are some great links on TechNet to help OEMs and end-users with Windows Storage Server 2008 and the iSCSI Software Target. Windows Storage Server 2008 Storage Server Overview:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd573315(WS.10).aspx Getting Started Guide:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd573323(WS.10).aspx Known Issues and Updates:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd904408(WS.10).aspx iSCSI Software Target iSCSI Target Overview:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd573326(WS.10).aspx Getting Started Guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd573325(WS.10).aspx Known Issues and…


iSCSI Software Target 3.2 FAQ

Here it is! The iSCSI Target team has compiled a great FAQ to kick off the new release.  Checkout these entries and if you have additional questions click the little link below to send me a message and we will continue to build on the FAQ. We hope you are enjoying the nirvana of Windows…


Dell releases the NX3000 based on Windows Storage Server 2008!

Dell has launched their new storage appliance that is powered by Windows Storage Server 2008!   This is a great example of what can happen with a partnership of Microsoft with a server manufacturer.  Windows Storage Server 2008 with a PowerVault!  Now that is a winning combination! I love the clean messaging, “Built-in efficiency to manage…


Windows Storage Server 2008 Appliances Hit the Street!

The first Windows Storage Server 2008- based products have just released from HP this week, here is an excerpt from their blog: “The new HP StorageWorks X1000 and X3000 Network Storage Systems enable customers to easily manage and optimize their storage capacity by consolidating file and block data into a unified storage solution. These new…


Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008!

Wow!  It is finally here!  It has been a labor of love for me and I am very pleased to announce the availability of Windows Storage Server 2008. We have been working on the engineering to produce these editions of Windows for over two years and it is mind-boggling just how many details and thousands…