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Creating file server failover cluster

I'm in the process of setting up a new file server cluster with a shared iSCSI disk. I've been through the setup of iSCSI and MPIO and the disk has been initialized, formatted and brought online. ...
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vCenter handles only the boot volume?

We have an iSCSI SAN unit connected to a cluster of ESX servers. The servers are all managed by an instance of vCenter. The vCenter instance manages a dozen Windows Server VMs. Most of the VMs have ...
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Why Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives?

As far as I know Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives (but version included in Server 2012/Windows 8 does). Why it is so?
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Where is the location of shares stored in Windows Server? (Switching iSCSI disk to VMDK)

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2008 with iSCSI volume attached (inside the guest). This disk servers as the main file server data disk with lots of shares, permissions, etc. I would like to ...
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73 views

iSCSI LUN, more than one intitator

I am experimenting for the first time with iSCSI. I ┬┤ve setup a Synology DS1513+, target and LUN configured, first initiator (WS 2008) configured, copied some folders on it, everything works fine. ...
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ISCSI Connector and Domain Name Migration

I have a Dell MD3000i that is connected to both of my Hyper V hosts. We recently went through a full domain migration from one domain to another. The last AD server is one of the hyper v hosts ...
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288 views

Why MPIO instead of 802.3ad Team for iSCSI

Doing my first server to iSCSI target and I thought i would be off to a running start by teaming my NIC on the server (conventional 802.3ad team). However, from many online sources I see this is NOT ...
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Which events specifically cause Windows 2008 to mark a SAN volume offline?

I am searching for specific criteria/events that will cause Windows 2008 to mark a SAN volume as offline in disk management, even though it is connected to that SAN volume via FC or iSCSI. Microsoft ...
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DPM 2010 iSCSI Mirror

We're using DPM 2010 for exchange backups, The backup Disk(s) are iSCSI attached drives from multiple NAS boxes. We'd like to mirror iqn.2009-07.com.example.example:RAID.iscsi4.vg0.iscsi05 onto ...
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Win2K8 Server MPIO iSCSI failover not working

I have a desire to pass iSCSI traffic between my Windows 2K8 Server lab system and my NetApp filer across two separate network stacks*. My configuration is as follows: one Win2K8 server with the ...
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NTFS on iSCSI - Mounting two Server 2008 servers to same LUN

I'm aware that you can't mount a single LUN to two read/write NTFS iscsi volumes without massive issues unless you are using clustered servers. However, I'm curious about mounting 1 iscsi lun ...
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1answer
525 views

Hyper-V Server Cluster with Microsoft iSCSI Target Storage

I Have a windows 2008 R2 Ent Server. I installed a Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 configured and everything was fine until one reboot. The iSCSI Service will not start. You Can reproduct the error: 1 ...
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DFS File Storage and XenServer VMs on iSCSI Target with Two, Cross-Country locations

I am planning on deploying a NAS/iSCSI target cluster of two Dell NX3100 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Here are some of the environment details currently: I have two office locations on ...
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1answer
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2 web servers' application accessing the same data

I've been tasked to find for a solution that will allow me to use 1 storage location for 2 different web servers' applicaiton data. My problem is that these 2 web servers will both be accessing the ...
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288 views

could a NFS volume export to VMWARE ESX used for Windows 2008 cluster?

Linux NFS export to VMWare ESX. Could this be used as shared storage for two Windows Virtual machines inside the ESX? "cluster in a box" "Windows 2008 R2 needs support for SCSI-3 persistent ...
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203 views

iSCSI support in Windows Server 2008

Does Windows Server 2008 support iSCSI? If yes, how to configure Windows Server 2008 to connect to an iSCSI disk? Does Windows Server 2008 supports all kinds/models of iSCSI or some specific ...
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717 views

Failover Cluster Quorum Failing

I have two nodes which boots from iscsi to implement windows 2008 cluster. And I'm using disk majority option as quorum over iscsi. But when the quorum's iscsi connection failed(May be san server ...
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1answer
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I need advice about iscsi + zfs(or ntfs) + windows 2008 clustering

I want to setup a storage farm with iSCSI. I have 2 cluster node machine, 1 iscsi target machine that has 8TB installed as RAID 10. The capacity is now 8TB, but I'll upgrade the capacity in future. ...
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1answer
785 views

Server 2008 R2 - multiple iscsi software initiators cause volumes to lose persistence

I've set up a test environment with server 2008 R2 (virtualized on xenserver) for a server that will use many iscsi volumes (>80) attached in production. in testing, we ran across an issue where ...
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Slow File Copy observed copying 40GB files across network to iSCSI device

Here's a curious ones for the gurus: Setup: Source Machine: Windows Server 2003 R2 machine with local hard drive. VHD file of 40GB. 1 x 1Gbps network card, Cat6 cable, switch. Target Machine: ...
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1answer
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Why are two servers viewing the same drive unable to view the same files?

I have two windows 2008R2 servers. Both are pointing to the same iSCSI drive on our SAN, but both servers don't see the same data. Server 1 can write data to the SAN, and can immediately see what it ...
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4answers
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STOP 0x7b booting from iSCSI

I've a Windows 2008 SBS running. It boots of iSCSI. That setup worked for months until yesterday. I intended to reboot and gained a: STOP 0x0000007b INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and no idea why. My setup ...
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What OpenSource iSCSI appliances/apps support windows clusters?

I have been wanting to experiment with Windows clustering systems in my spare time, so I need a free, preferably open source, iSCSI Target that can support 2k3 and 2k8 fail-over and possibly High ...
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1answer
892 views

How to get best performance from iSCSI between Virtual Host and Guest?

I am using iSCSI to connect to some hard drives on the host from a guest. Here is my setup: Vmware Server 2 on host Windows Server 2008 (host and guest) StarWind Enterprise iSCSI target on host MS ...
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4answers
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How to configure iSCSI MPIO on Windows 2008?

We are using a Linux server running iscsitarget that we'd like to connect to a Windows 2008 server using multipathing. Anyone have a link to good documentation on the steps necessary to configure the ...
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8answers
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Is iSCSI SAN still a spof in a cluster? Can it be highly available?

I'm currently evaluating a Win2k8 two node file server cluster that is connected to a Win2k8 Storage Server iSCSI SAN. The failover is working perfectly, but I'm now wondering what will happen if the ...
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Cheapest iSCSI SAN for Windows 2008/SQL Server clustering?

Are there any production-quality iSCSI SANs suitable for use with Windows Server 2008/SQL Server for failover clustering? So far, I've only seen Dell's MD3000i, and HP's MSA 2000 (2012i), which both ...