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Affordable SAN/ISCSI for Hyper-V Failover Cluster

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I am looking to pull from everyone's first hand experience regarding Microsoft Hyper-V's failover cluster support.  I need a device out there that doesn't cost huge money and still supports this technology.  I found something from EMC I think might work around $8500.  Anyone esle have a suggestion or more input?
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After reading a few whitepapers on Hyper-V failover clustering and Cluster Shared Volumes, it appears that it needs to be an ISCSI 3 device, and needs to specifically support CSV.  I guess multiple ISCSI initiators need to be able to connect to the same ISCSI volume for this configuration?  Anyone have experience that can clear this up?
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That being said, is it possible to do away with NAS and have Hyper-V failover clustering configured with DAS? {Direct Attached Storage to each server}
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To continue picking your brain, if I had two servers running Hyper-V with two separate ISCSI devices, one for use with each server, would I be able to use Hyper-V clustering?  Let's assume that the NAS devices that were being used for ISCSI storage didn't support Cluster Shared Volumes.


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Does the cluster mirror data, or do you have to have some kind of ISCSI device that allows for multiple hosts to connect to one volume?
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