Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3

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iSCSI Software Target is an optional Windows Server component that provides centralized, software-based and hardware-independent iSCSI disk subsystems in storage area networks (SANs). It includes cumulative Update 6.
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    6.3 MB

      The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a computer running Windows Server into a storage device which provides shared block storage. You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following:
      • Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high availability and live migration
      • Consolidate storage for multiple application servers (i.e. Microsoft SQL Server or Hyper-V)
      • Provide shared storage for applications hosted on a Windows failover cluster
      • Enable diskless computers to boot remotely from a single operating system image using iSCSI
      The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 is an economical solution suited for a development or test environment and a small, medium, or branch office production environment. It enables storage consolidation and sharing on a Windows Server by implementing the iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) protocol, which supports SCSI-block access to a storage device over a TCP/IP network. For details on how to manage iSCSI targets, see

      This download package includes the following items:

      • x64:
        • iSCSItarget_public.msi: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 service component for Windows Server 2008 R2.
        • iSCSITargetClient_public.msi: Virtual Disk Service (VDS) provider, Volume Snapshot Service (VSS) provider, and high-performance computing (HPC) providers to support diskless boot in HPC clusters.
      • x86:
        • iSCSITargetClient_public.msi: VDS provider, VSS provider, and HPC providers to support diskless boot in HPC clusters.
      • Documentation:
        • iSCSItarget_Gstart_R2.doc: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Getting Started Guide
        • iSCSI_33_relnotes.doc: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Release Notes
      • Autorun.inf: Automatically starts Index.htm to display install options
      • Index.html: Main menu page for installing software.
      • Bkgd-page-servers-dynagrid.jpg: Used by Index.html.
      • Copyright.jpg: Used by Index.html.
      • Wsr2logo.bmp: Used by Index.html.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

      Processor: PC with a 1GHz or higher
      Memory: 2GB of available memory or more is recommended
    • Click the Download button above, and save it to your local disk. This is a self-extracting package, you will need to run msi files to install the iSCSI software target or VDS/VSS/HPC providers.