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Setup cluster without SAN

Postby guest » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:35 am

You don't necessarily need a SAN. The way I did this when I set up a
Server 2008 SCC lab was use Starwind which is iscsi server software
that'll let you create shared disks out of a file. This would be
cheaper than real shared storage and will work fine for a lab. Or you
can install something like Netapp Simulator and use that. I've actually
created a step by step guide here on Starwind:
http://www.shudnow.net/2008/03/13/excha ... si-part-1/

Or if you plan on using CCR, that just uses local storage so you can use
VM storage for that. It's actually what I'm doing on my Hyper-V home
lab.
--
Elan Shudnow
http://www.shudnow.net

> I would like to start testing the clustering functionality in WIndows 2008.
> Is there anyway to setup a poor man's san somehow without having to purchase
> high end hardware?

Hello Bad,

Use the free 2008 Hyper-V version and run all you like to test as VM's:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/deta ... laylang=en

A full running Virtual server where you can test what you like. Requires
64bit hardware.

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