Software-based Windows iSCSI Server

If you are looking for a open source SAN to avoid purchasing  expensive hardware, you can actually install open source software to act as SAN.

If you have a iSCSI  Server with few TB hard disk, you can install “openfiler” or “freeNAS” to use as SAN. They are the best alternative of using expensive hardware version of SAN.

 

http://www.openfiler.com

http://www.freenas.org

 

You can try to see how it works. But openfilter seems working great for people who are using VMware vSphere / ESX Server.

 

Nice article based on this is here: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Options-creating-software-based-Windows-iSCSI-Server.html

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