Iscsi

Configure iSCSI connection on FreeNAS

In continuation from previous post (Installing FreeNAS on VirtualBox), I will setup the additional storage earlier added and configure FreeNAS for iSCSI target. Note: You need a windows machine to access the FreeNAS admin page via a web browser – Log onto a windows machine on the network and browse the FreeNAS VM IP Address (http://). Enter the username and password used in previous post – Next is to configure the additional storage and make it available for clustering.

Install SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2

Setting up and deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 though a simple task but it does require a lot of work and effort in delivering this solution. Great news! Microsoft has released iSCSI Target 3.3 software which now supports Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering. I have chosen to use the iSCSI target to mimic a SAN since its free 🙂 and simple to setup for the purpose of testing SQL clustering.