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

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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