Managing iSCSI Initiator connections with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012

Managing iSCSI Initiator Connections Updated: 9/18/2012 This post covers iSCSI Initiator connection management using the Iscsi module for Windows PowerShell available with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. Note: For additional details on management of Windows Disk, Partition, and Volume objects, please refer to the following article: Managing Storage with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server…


TechEd video on Standards Support and Storage Management for Windows Server 2012

Be sure to check out the excellent TechEd video “Standards Support and Interoperability in Windows Server 2012: Storage, Networking, and Management” here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012/WSV308 Pointers to some specific sections of the video: Information on standards starts at about the 30 minute mark. Storage specific content starts at the 1 hour mark Management demo with an SMI-S…


Links to Storage resources for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Updated: 7/1/2012 As it can be difficult to locate all of our public content related to Storage and FileSystems on various Microsoft sites for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” beta, I wanted to provide a list of documentation related to the consumer preview. The list below is intended to be a…


Updated Users Guide for the iSCSI Initiator is now available

We have released an updated users guide for the iSCSI initiator on Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2.  The guide includes additional detail such as error messages, and registry settings for tweaking the iSCSI connection.  iSCSI Initiator User’s Guide For Windows 7


Microsoft iSCSI Software Target is now available for public download

Today, Microsoft has made this software 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….


FAQ : Determining if a drive is connected via iSCSI

  Q: How do I determine if a disk is connected via iSCSI? A: The easiest way to determine this, is by using diskpart, using the commands below. In the “Type” field if it lists iSCSI, then the disk is an iSCSI connected disk.   Diskpart Select Disk X (Where X is the desired disk…


Updated storage documentation for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

At the link below, you will find information about what has changed for the iSCSI Initiator, and MPIO in Windows 2008 R2. Also, the first in the series of our new configuration and step-by-step guides is available at the same location, which covers the configuration and usage of the iSCSI Initiator for both R2 and…


iSCSICLI Batch file to quickly connect to an iSCSI target

This script can be run from the command line including Server Core to quickly connect to an iSCSI target Pre-Requisites: Windows host running the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator  (You can check the iSCSI initiator location guide on how to get the initiator here:   http://blogs.msdn.com/san/archive/2008/07/28/microsoft-iscsi-software-initiator-location-guide.aspx       2. Pre-configured iSCSI target. You will first need to create…