Step-by-Step: Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as a Storage Device for System Center VMM

Over the past few months we have made a big deal about the storage features of Windows Server 2012, including how the built-in iSCSI Software Target allows you to build a low-cost software-SAN (storage area network) for small environments, and how that lets you create a Hyper-V Failover Cluster without the expense of an actual … Continue reading Step-by-Step: Configuring the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target as a Storage Device for System Center VMM

iSCSI Storage in Windows Server 2012

Storage is one of the most important aspects of our IT infrastructure.  In this day and age of virtualization it is even more important because our entire server infrastructure may be stored on a limited set of devices. Of course that is a lot easier said than done, especially for smaller companies with limited IT … Continue reading iSCSI Storage in Windows Server 2012

Running out of space? WRONG TENSE? No Problem!

If you have been reading my blog over the past few weeks you know that I have converted my beloved HP ProLiant DL585 G2 into a hybrid virtualization host/SAN device by installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with the free Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3.  Although the host has nearly 750GB of storage, I … Continue reading Running out of space? WRONG TENSE? No Problem!

IT Pro Connection & the TechNet Flash

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft released Microsoft iSCSI Software Target for download, and I was thrilled.  I immediately decided to write about it, but before publishing what would end up the first of three articles, I decided to ping my buddy Rick Claus, IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft Canada, and ask him if he … Continue reading IT Pro Connection & the TechNet Flash