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3rd February 2010

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

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Double-click the Starwind icon to launch the Starwind console. By default there is one connection created named ‘localhost’ which is configured to listen on the default port of 3260. Highlight this connection and click Connect on the toolbar.

The default admin account is named ‘test’ with a password of ‘test’ which you can change later if you prefer. As this is only a development environment I will leave the default values in place. Type the username and password and click OK to login to the default connection.

The Starwind software is a trial version. In order to activate the software you need to enter the license key which you get when you register for the free version.

Highlight the localhost connection and then click Registration on the main Help menu. Click the ‘Load license from file button’ and then browse to the location where your license file is saved. Click Load and then OK. Your free version of Starwind is now registered and will last longer than 15 days.

We are now ready to start configuring the iSCSI target devices. The device types that I am using in this walkthrough are Image File devices. This is a virtual iSCSI hard disk which is stored as a single file on a disk, a bit like a VHD file. Highlight the localhost connection and click Add device on the menu to launch the Add Device wizard. Click Image File device and then click Next

Click Create new virtual disk and then click Next

Browse to the E:\ drive and type ‘Quorum.img’ as the filename and then click Next

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  1. 1 On February 4th, 2010, How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part II » IIS Admin Blog said:

    […] 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 […]

  2. 2 On February 5th, 2010, How To Build a Windows Cluster with Virtual PC and iSCSI - Part III » IIS Admin Blog said:

    […] 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 […]

  3. 3 On June 7th, 2012, Linus said:

    use Win2008 it has iscsi Support 🙂

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