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can a win2k3 based system become an iSCSI target?

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can a win2k3 based system become an iSCSI target?

I want to map win2k3 boxes as iSCSI target devices... so that webservers can just talk to them as if they were direct attached SCSI boxes

how can i do this?  is there a software solution?

so its:

WS --> d:\ drive ---ehternet ---> FS

i.e. i want to make it so that the storage inside FS is exposed to the webserver as a local drive... where FS is just a standard win2k3 server - NOT a specialised iSCSI device from NetApp etc

is this possible?

does windows storage server solve this?
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by:pgm554
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Sue ,but you need the iSCSI target software which is not included .
That costs extra.
You could just use DFS  which IS included and if you have the R2 release ,it's a bit more robust.

>does windows storage server solve this?Yes ,it does,you get the target software.
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by:kenshaw
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1. who provides iSCSI target software?
2. what is DFS?  how would I use it?
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by:pgm554
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If you buy Windows Storage Server,you get the target software included.

DFS

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/dfsfaq.mspx

You could set up a Linux box as an iSCSI device too.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-iscsi
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so you're saying that DFS is actually iSCSI target software?  they're the same thing???
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so is starwind the only one doing this?  is it reliable?  coudl it be used on a large-scale?
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Haven't tried it but Nimbus are providing a free target, www.nimbusdata.com/products/mysan/mysan.htm
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