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.
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.