Microsoft has made the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 publicly available to all users of Windows Server 2008 R2. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007.
It has also been available for development and test use by MSDN and TechNet subscribers starting in May 2009. However, until now, there was no way to use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target in production on a regular server running Windows Server 2008 R2.
This new download offers exactly that.
You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following:
- Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high availability and live migration
- Consolidate storage for multiple application servers (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server or Hyper-V)
- Provide shared storage for applications hosted on a Windows failover cluster
- Enable diskless computers to boot remotely from a single operating system image using iSCSI
Get Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 here.