Using Server 2012 as a "San" or Hyper V storage.
Posted on 2013-06-11
Recently stopped using Openfiler as san software due to the fact that you cannot have more than one hyper v host use an iscsi target as it will cause corruption(and just not work properly). idea for 2012 box was for shared storage so I can get failover replication, ect setup
So it was decided to install server 2012 as a san / shared storage server.
since this is my first endeavor using server 2012 in this matter I guess im looking for suggestions best practices.
My setup consist of 4 2012 hyper v hosts (will be put in a cluster)
and a server 212 box that will be used as VM storage
Im hoping to have none of these boxes on my domain, rather they be on the outside looking in. However im not sure if I will be able to use smb 3 file share as the hyper v torage without the pcs being on a domain.
Another questions I have is with the server 2012 iscsi target, will a 2012 iscsi target allow multiple hyper v host to connect to it without causing corruption?
bottom line how can I use 2012 best as a shared storage for hyper v shared storage.