How to use the Virtualization Lab (II)

Picking up from where I left, it was now time to change the setup into something very different. The first step was the creation of another VM inside Hyper-V to be used as an alternative source for iSCSI storage. I achieved this by installing the Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 on a new Server 2008 R2 x64 VM. I created this machine with two vhd files; one for the OS and the other one for the iSCSI storage.

I will now show you the steps taken to create three new iSCSI virtual disks:

Creation of the iSCSI target:


How to use the Virtualization Lab (I)

I finished last post on this series with a fully working cluster installed between two Hyper-V virtual machines (VM) using a virtual iSCSI solution installed on a Virtual Box VM as depicted in the next picture:

Virtualization Lab 1 
Before moving on in the process of adding complexity to the lab scenario, don't forget to safeguard your work; although this just a lab, it doesn't reduce the nuisance of having to reinstall everything in the event of any failure. So, create VM snapshots: