StarWind Virtual SAN®
Gentle Shutdown with PowerChute

Unexpected power outage can result in data loss, especially when write-back cache is in use. The combination of PowerChute and StarWind allows users to gently turn off the VMs, hosts and put the StarWind devices into maintenance mode. Thus, StarWind users get a helpful utility to prevent unexpected power outage and possible data loss. This technical paper provides detailed guidelines on applying StarWind Virtual SAN with PowerChute Network.

StarWind Virtual SAN®
Configuring Access Control List (ACL) Rules

This guide has been written for experienced Windows Server users or system administrators. It provides detailed instructions on how to configure the ACL rules for the StarWind Virtual SAN provisioned iSCSI targets, which allows complying with security requirements or keeping targets separated in case multiple environments are served with the same storage based on the StarWind Virtual SAN server.

StarWind Virtual SAN®
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)

Advanced system security is possible due to implementation of Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP). It is a type of user authentication fully supported by StarWind. This guide provides detailed instruction on how to successfully configure CHAP permissions in StarWind Virtual SAN with such hypervisors as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, Citrix Xen.