I’ve just uploaded a step-by-step guide on how to build a Hyper-V cluster for a small production or lab environment, using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target v3.3. This target is a free add-on for Windows Server 2008 R2 and is included with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. it goes through all the steps:
- Installing and configuring the storage
- Building a standalone host to run System Center VMs
- Building a 2 node Hyper-V cluster
“The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target is a free iSCSI storage solution. It is included as a part of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, and it is a free download for Windows Server 2008 R2. This allows a Windows Server to become a shared storage solution for many computers. It also provides an economic way to provide an iSCSI “SAN” for a Failover Cluster, such as Hyper-V.
This document will detail how to build a 2 node Hyper-V cluster, using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target for shared storage, which is managed by System Center running on virtual machines, hosted on another Hyper-V server and stored on the same shared storage.”