Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Configure Shared Storage with iSCSI Practice Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

Exercise 1 - Install and Configure iSCSI Storage

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Configure shared disk storage using iSCSI

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand storage - storage device types like iSCSI

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Install and Configure iSCSI Storage

Internet protocol over Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) is a cost-effective solution for expanding your system storage. This software-based storage expansion technology uses Internet Protocol (IP) stack as the medium to establish communication between devices namely the iSCSI target server and iSCSI initiator.

iSCSI Target Server hosts the SCSI logical unit, also known as a collection of storage drives that includes hard disks, virtual hard disks, solid state drives or tapes. These storage drives are numbered (logical unit number or LUN) to reference a RAID set, a single drive or partition or multiple drives or partition.

Windows Server iSCSI target server uses the VHD (virtual hard disk) format which is why it is called iSCSI Virtual Disks.

Newer versions of Windows operating system such as Windows Server 2008 and later support iSCSI target 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.

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