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    Storage Manager for SANs Quick Start Guide

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    This document is a step-by-step guide for using Storage Manager for SANs.
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      SANMgr_Step-by-Step_Guide.doc

      Date Published:

      12/6/2005

      File Size:

      190 KB

        The Storage Manager for SANs component of the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 R2 operating system enables you to provision storage on one or more storage subsystems on a storage area network (SAN). Based on Microsoft Virtual Disk Service (VDS) technology, Storage Manager for SANs allows provisioning on Fibre Channel and Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage subsystems.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

        To use Storage Manager for SANs, the server and the storage subsystem must meet the following requirements:

        • The server must be running Windows Server 2003 R2 with the Storage Manager for SANs component installed.

        • The hardware provider for the subsystem must be installed on the server.

        • To use Storage Manager for SANs with an iSCSI subsystem, the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator Version 2.0 must be installed on the server. For information about how to download and install Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator Version 2.0, see Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator Version 2.0 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=44352)

        • A hardware provider for VDS version 1.1 must be installed.


        Note If a hardware provider for VDS version 1.0 is installed, you can use the Storage Manager for SANs snap-in to view information about LUNs, hardware subsystems, and drives, but you cannot perform any configuration tasks or create and manage LUNs in Storage Manager for SANs.
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