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Hyper V 2012 iSCSI

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Im just looking @ the new Hyper V server, have installed it onto a spare server. Have got the Hyper V Manger installed on my Windows 8 tab. But cant see how to add storage?

I dont see how how to add iSCSI targets.

Is it just me or it is a bit crap and unintuitive compared to VMWare??
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by:liminal
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So what it's saying is that you need to add the storage pool to the server and then use Hyper V Manager?
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It's a very different concept to VMware ESX/ESXi, because you have to present the LUNs to the OS first using Software iSCSI Initiator.

To attach an iSCSI lun, you use the iSCSI initiator.

See here also

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610692.aspx
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by:liminal
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Thanks for that.

Is there any instructions for doing this Hyper V 2012?
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Server 2008,

Nothing about the new server there mate.
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Or, put another way. Never used this before, so looking for something more Specific
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OK got it.

Log into the Hyper V server. Run iscsicpl.exe, gives you an applet and you can work it out from there.

As for any segregating NICs or NIC teaming. any kind of meaning full host configuration I have no idea!

I know its free and all, but its a bit of a fail compared to VMWare @ this point.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You would normally use Multipath (MPIO) with iSCSI, rather than teaming.

But you can Team with two NICS, in Windows 2012, Click the Teaming Task.
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