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4th February 2010

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

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The default target iSCSI portal has now been added. Next we need to configure the iSCSI targets

Click the Targets tab and you should see the iSCSI disks that we configured previously. They will initially have a status of Inactive. In order to activate the target iSCSI disks we need to log on to them and configure their various properties

Click the Log On button to connect to the target disk. When the ‘Log On to Target’ dialog appears ensure that ‘Automatically restore this connection when the system boots’ check-box is selected and click OK

The iSCSI target ‘quorum’ now has a status of Connected. Repeat this process for any other drives you have configured

Click the Persistent Targets tab to ensure that the connection to the iSCSI disks will be restored automatically when the system re-starts

If you click the Bound Volumes/Devices tab you should see that the mount points for your persistent iSCSI targets have been set. If you click Bind All you will see them represented by their respective drive letters

Now that we have the iSCSI initiator installed on the first node we need to repeat the process on the second node so that both servers will be able to communicate with the iSCSI target. Power off the first node before installing the initiator on the second node. Once the initiator has been installed on the second node power that machine off and then switch the first node back on.

The next step is to Initialize and configure the disks in Windows

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