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ISCSI target role

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The iSCSI target role turns your server into a storage array by creating virtual disks (vhdx) and presenting them to another server using the network. Prerequisites At least two servers: a target server, which will present the volume (s). an initiator server that will receive the volume (s). The target server must be on Windows 2012 minimum. The client can…

Starwind: setting up a highly available storage

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StarWind Virtual SAN is software that turns Windows into an iSCSI target server. The advantage of StarWind is that it can be used to put the storage in high availability by installing two StarWind servers, because this is managed at the software level, it can be used with any type of storage (SAN, DAS) and it is independent of the…


Create a raid 1 with Windows

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In this tutorial, I will explain how to create a RAID 1 on Windows with Disk Manager. I have personally used this technique on several occasions both on my personal computers and on backup servers to secure backups that were stored on NAS whose volumes were present in iSCSI. Prerequisites On the computer or server where RAID 1 is to…

Configure a SAN disk on Windows

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Introduction In this tutorial, we will see how to configure a SAN-type disk to present to a Windows server. SAN type disks are LUNs / Volume that are presented in FC / iSCSI / SAS. They are often hosted on a disk array or Datacore / Starwind storage virtualization solution / iSCSI target roles … Configure the disk 1. From…

Extend a Windows partition

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In this tutorial, we will see how to extend a partition under Windows. In which case extend a partition: The partition does not use all available space on the physical disk Increasing the size of a virtual disk Increasing the size of a LUN on SAN storage. Extend Partition I assume that the space to be added is already available.…

MSA 2040/2050 Configuration

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Presentation The MSA 1040/1050 and MSA 2040/2050 arrays are entry-level SANs that enable high-performance storage at a great price. The MSA arrays are equipped with a dual controller available in iSCSI, FC and SAS. On the MSA 2040/2050 series, it is possible to mix controllers to have two storage access technologies. MSA 2040/2050 default information By default, the IP addresses…

PRTG Disks management in absolute value (space)

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In this tutorial, I will explain how to manage disks in PRTG using available space instead of percentage. The% management allows the software to apply alerts for disk space by default to all the equipment, this solution is certainly practical, but in the long run you can regularly send alerts because the disk space is under a certain% . Example:…

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