We just got an updated version of the “iSCSI Initiator Users Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2“ posted on the Microsoft Download Center by Bruce Langworthy, the iSCSI Initiator PM.


Here’s a summary of the contents of this 82-page Word document:


·Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Step-by-Step Guide

·Understanding Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Features and Components

-What’s new in Microsoft iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

-SAN components in Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

-Microsoft iSCSI Initiator implementation

-Microsoft iSCSI Initiator components

-Services that depend on iSCSI devices

-How Microsoft iSCSI Initiator accesses targets

nNode names

nInitiator Instance

nDiscovery mechanisms

·Installing and Configuring Microsoft iSCSI Initiator




-Microsoft iSCSI Initiator best practices

nStorage array performance best practices

nSecurity best practices

nNetworking best practices

nNetworking hardware best practices

-Easier Firewall configuration for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

-Connecting to an iSCSI target device

-Connecting to an iSCSI target by using advanced settings


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