How To Configure Cluster Disks In Server Core?

by [Published on 21 Jan. 2010 / Last Updated on 31 May 2009]

This article explains a quick tip you can use to configure the cluster disks in Server Core. This article applies to Server Core and Windows Server 2008 Full edition only.

Server Core is a command line Operating System. Clustering between Server Cores is not an easy task. You need to use command line tools to configure the cluster disks on the Server Core. This article contains sample steps you can use on a Server Core to attach cluster disks:

I'm assuming you have a iSCSI SAN running in your environment.

Steps: Perform the following steps on the Server Core

Configure iSCSI service to start automatically:

  • SC config msiSCSI start= auto

start the iSCSI Service:

  • net start msiSCSI

Run the following command to add the iSCSI Target:

  • iSCSICli QAddTargetPortal

List the targets available using the following commands:

  • iSCSICli ListTargets

Login to the targets using the following commands:

  • iSCSICli QloginTarget
 Note: You need to perform the above steps on each node.


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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