Category Archives: ISCSI Initiator

Resolving Cluster Shared Volume “Redirected Access Mode” Error.

A while ago, I encountered a Cluster Shared Volume error in my lab. I logged into the Failover Cluster Manager and noticed multiple error status messages in the Cluster Events log. The System Log Event ID 5125 kept showing up … Continue reading

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Configuring multiple ISCSI Connections for Multipath IO using PowerShell.

This post will be focused mainly on the ISCSI Initiator host and configuring multipath IO paths to an ISCSI Target. The ISCSI Target portal has already been configured with 2 network paths for ISCSI. The ISCSI Service by default is … Continue reading

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Configuring Hyper-v Host Network Adapters for ISCSI Storage Connectivity with Powershell .

Windows Server 2012 R2 with PowerShell 4.0 has hugely expanded support for configuring multiple NICs on a Cluster/ISCSI Initiator node via command line. After deploying multiple Network Interface Cards on my Hyper-v host, it took me a while to figure … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2012 as an iSCSI Target SAN in a Two Host Failover Cluster Part 5

As it turns out, I already have two Virtual machines running on one of the cluster nodes. I set these up before the cluster creation. The VMs are currently not cluster roles/resources. I will go ahead and make one of … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2012 as an iSCSI Target SAN in a Two Host Failover Cluster Part 4

Here we go over my steps for the actual cluster creation, cluster and node validation, quorum setup and cluster shared volume configuration.We have by running a cluster validation on each node. This can be achieved with the following cmdlets: Test-Cluster … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2012 as an iSCSI Target SAN in a Two Host Failover Cluster Part 3

In the next part of the series, we will create a simple 1GB iSCSI virtual disk, assign it to the already configured target and verify the disk is visible to the iSCSI initiators. New-IscsiVirtualDisk -Description “Witness Disk” -Path g:\iscsivirtualdisks\Witness00.vhd -Size … Continue reading

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Configuring Windows Server 2012 as an iSCSI Target SAN in a Two Host Failover Cluster Part 2

In this part of the series, we will configure two hosts as iSCSI initiators. The hosts have already been defined at the Target and ready to log on. Both hostsĀ are running WS 2012 Hyper-v Core and I made sure to … Continue reading

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