The Configure and Optimize Storage module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  1. Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator
  2. Configure Internet Storage Name Service - iSNS

Exercise 1 - Configure iSCSI Target and Initiator

Internet protocol over Small Computer System Interface, or iSCSI, is a cost effective solution for expanding your system storage. This software-based storage expansion employs Internet Protocol (IP) as the medium to establish communication between devices. Newer versions of Windows operating system such as Windows Server 2008 and later support iSCSI service that can be installed separately. For the newer versions of Windows (like Windows 7, Server 2008, or higher), support the iSCSI initiators that act as a client to iSCSI servers.

Exercise 2 - Configure Internet Storage Name Service - iSNS

Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) is a network protocol that is used for communication between iSNS servers and iSNS clients. iSNS clients are computers known as initiators (similar to iSCSI initiators) that are attempting to discover storage devices over an Ethernet network. iSNS streamlines automated discovery, administration and configuration of iSCSI on a TCP/IP network.

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