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,