ISCSI

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could somebody tell me what cani do exactly with ISCI but not on WMVARE what ever i read on the internet for vmware ...

and could somebody show me how to use ISCSI initiator between to dedicated server
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
You will need to use an iSCSI initiatior whether a Microsoft or Linux.  You will also need a SAN or a NAS and create LUNs.  Once LUNs are created you connect a server via IP.  

The SAN/NAS is called a target and the server that you want to attach it to with iscsi will have an iSCSI initiator.  You connect via IP and format as a drive letter or a mount.

Hope this helps.

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Yes i just understand but i want to know is this Virtual disk which created for lun is available to connect from multipe computers ?

for example do i able to connect it from owner server and from an other server at the same time ?
does performance matter occurs? i mean will it make the system slower then normal network connections ? or normal hdd connection from the virtual disk file hosted server

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also i have faced with error as given while i try to install Microsoft iSCSI Software Target Client


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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
If you want to open from multiple windows systems you will need to configure it as a cluster. Windows by default is not a multi-access systems as each volume has a different signature.

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do you have a complete instruction how to install
one more thing multi system access will be at the same time
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Top Expert 2008
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Unless you use a Microsoft Cluster you cannot use the same LUN on two different Windows Systems as each would create a different signature for the volume and cause corruption

Instructions for MS iSCSI

http://www.zdnetasia.com/techguide/storage/0,39045058,62030894,00.htm

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