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Rob Waggoner

Today we announced that we are making the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 available for public download.  The full announcement by Jose Barreto is located at his blog here:

I wanted to make sure you saw this.  You can download the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2 directly from here:

download a single file called “iSCSITargetDLC.EXE”.

Jose also has the details on how you should Configure the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target with Hyper-V blog on his blog here:


What does this mean?  This means that you can now use a Windows Server 2008 R2 server as your shared storage component for your production Hyper-V cluster.  I’ve used the iSCSI target numerous times to support my Hyper-V servers and it’s a low cost way to achieve a very stable clustered solution.  Out of the box, it’s not as high powered as some of the SANs on the market, but it does a very respectable job for those small to medium sized needs, or even branch office scenarios.


Until next time,