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Created: 11-Jun-2013 1:26:37 PM
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How to use ISCSI with Symphony

ISCSI Definition:

In computing, iSCSI, is an abbreviation of Internet Small Computer System Interface, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities. By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, iSCSI is used to facilitate data transfers over intranets and to manage storage over long distances.

iSCSI can be used to transmit data over local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), or the Internet and can enable location-independent data storage and retrieval. The protocol allows clients (called initiators) to send SCSI commands (CDBs) to SCSI storage devices (targets) on remote servers. It is a storage area network (SAN) protocol, allowing organizations to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts (such as database and web servers) with the illusion of locally attached disks. Unlike traditional Fibre Channel, which requires special-purpose cabling, iSCSI can be run over long distances using existing network infrastructure.

How to Use ISCSI with Symphony

  1. Set up your target (NAS/SAN) to use ISCSI. As this varies between devices and between manufacturers, we recommend consulting your storage manufacturer for proper setup of ISCSI for your devices.
  2. Depeding on your Windows version, download, install, and enable the ISCSI initiator.We suggest consulting the following links for how to install/configure the ISCSI initiator for Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.
  3. After both the ISCSI target and initiator have been set up, point Symphony to this new location/drive:
    1. From the Server menu, select Configuration. The Server Configuration dialog box opens.
    2. Click Storage.In the Default path, enter the new location/drive.
    3. Click OK.


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