StarWind – Free iSCSI Target


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You can download the free software (after registration) here:  http://www.starwindsoftware.com/free

StarWind Free is an iSCSI Target that converts any Windows server into a SAN in less than 10 minutes.  This is a fully functional product at no cost. 

• Large 2 TB storage capacity
• Unlimited number of connections
• Virtualization environment support for VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, Virtual Iron
• Enhances VMware environments by enabling VMotion, VMware HA, DRS and VCB
• Supports Windows server clustering for any application including SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint

In this post I will show you how easy it is to configure the StarWind – Free  software.

StarWind Configuration

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Login with the user test and password test.

The following warning will popup.

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You can register the software with the free license key. To do so, click on Help – Registration and browse to your license key file.

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The software is ready to use.

Configure iSCSI

These are the steps needed to configure an iSCSI target.

Click on Add Device

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Select Image File device

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Select Create new virtual disk

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Configure the following settings:

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Select the options you need:

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Give a target name

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The target name cannot contain a _ character.

The image file has been created and is ready to use.

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If you want to test the target, you can use the Microsoft iSCSI initiator:

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More technical information can be found here: http://www.starwindsoftware.com/technical-papers

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