MS iSCSI Initiator - Usage in a non-external array configuration
Posted on 2006-04-04
I am looking to use an iSCSI array within my system, but it won't be available for a few weeks yet.
I'm looking to implement a temporary solution while I wait for the array to arrive.
The array will be used as external storage for a SQL cluster of two servers in active/passive mode. What I'd like to do in the short term is add an addittional server loaded up with hard drives. I would like to connect to this server using the iSCSI initiator, so that I can setup my SQL cluster now, and then just swap the storage server for the iSCSI arrary when it arrives.
So, my question is - can I do this ? The server will, in effect, be an iSCSI array - it will hold external storage which is accessed via IP. Can I use the iSCSI initiator in this way ?