Tip of the Day: iSCSI Target Now Clusterable

Today’s tip… The new iSCSI software target that comes with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 is now easily ‘clusterable’.  That is, it can quickly be added to a Failover Cluster and even has its own resource DLL. Here is a screenshot of a target running inside Failover Cluster.

Tip Of the Day: iSCSI Target Change Tracking

Today’s tip… The iSCSI software target included in Windows Server 2012 differs from previous versions in how it handles change tracking. Older versions used a .CBM (Change BitMap) file… The new version utilizes VSS for change tracking. So administrators might notice that the .CBM files no longer exist with the new inbox iSCSI target.