I'm a complete newbie to setting up servers and clustering, so baby gloves please :)
I am trying to simulate a cluster of 4 nodes on my windows 8 laptop using hyper-v (its a beefy laptop, so don't worry about the performance). So far, I have done the following steps:
1) Installed a VM (Windows Server 2012) to act as my domain controller
2) Installed 4 VM's (each with Windows Server 2012) to act as my cluster. Each VM is connected to the domain
3) Installed the Failover cluster feature on each of the 4 nodes and created a cluster using the Failover cluster Manager
Now, I need to setup a storage for this cluster. My initial thoughts were to use a shared folder from my laptop which can act as a common storage, but I can't figure out how to do this or even if this is possible. I keep hearing about setting up iSCSI but I have failed to find a basic tutorial on this.
I did also find iSCSI software target (http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=19867), but I'm not sure how to use this. Should I install WS2012 on a new VM, join it to the domain and install this software on that VM in order to provide storage for my cluster? IF so, will I need to recreate my cluster?
Seeking help from one of the gurus on this forum on how to take this forward and configure a common storage for the cluster in the simplest manner possible. Just as a tiny bit of background, I need to do this in order to test out some cluster related runbooks from system center orchestrator, so this cluster won't really be used for anything real.
Thanks in advance :)