• IIS Admin Blog

  • How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part III

5th February 2010

How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part III

In the third and final article of this series we will look at installing the Windows Cluster service and creating a 2-node cluster using two virtual machines running in Virtual PC 2007. If you haven’t done so already I would recommend that you look at the previous two articles in this series which cover the pre-requisites for building a cluster under Virtual PC. You can find them here (http://www.iisadmin.co.uk/?p=91) and here (http://www.iisadmin.co.uk/?p=215)

Read the rest of this entry »

posted in iSCSI | 2 Comments

4th February 2010

How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part II

In the first part of this tutorial we looked at how to setup an iSCSI target in a virtual machine. If you haven’t read the first part you can find it here : How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part I

In this second part we will install and configure the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator and then in the third and final part we will build a Windows Server cluster using virtual machines running under Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

Read the rest of this entry »

posted in iSCSI | 1 Comment

3rd February 2010

How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part I

I was working on a project recently which, for various reasons, required IIS to be installed in a Windows 2003 Server cluster and I was asked if I could do this. As I had never actually done this before I wanted to try it out for myself in a test environment. So I fired up Virtual PC 2007 and started to look at building a test platform using virtual machines.

Unfortunately, I quickly found out that that Virtual PC doesn’t emulate or provide support for SCSI disks and since SCSI disks are a requirement for a Windows Server 2003 cluster I had to look for an alternative method. I vaguely remembered an old post on a Virtual PC forum where someone had suggested that you could actually build a Windows Server cluster using iSCSI so I decided to give it a go.

Read the rest of this entry »

posted in iSCSI | 3 Comments

  • Calendar

  • February 2010
    M T W T F S S
    « Jun   Sep »
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728