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Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3

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  • Version: 3.6
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

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.

  • 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.


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SHA1: 8c8d8754adfbc5f41d0b9d57d74e2571eff6df22
6.31 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: 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

Installation Instructions

  • 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.