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StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Published: July 25, 2011

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Getting Started with StarWind

This guide is intended for experienced Windows system administrators who will be installing the StarWind iSCSI SAN software on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.

Preparing Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

You have to start Microsoft iSCSI service before installing StarWind software on your server. To do so, type the following in the command prompt:

sc start msiscsi

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

You can find the status of the service at any time using the interrogate command. To find the status of the iSCSI service, type the following in the command prompt:

sc interrogate msiscsi

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

To have the service start automatically on boot, type the following in the command prompt:

sc config msiscsi start= auto

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Note: There is no need to configure the Windows Firewall from Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 to allow iSCSI traffic.

 

Downloading and Installing

First thing you need to do is obtain StarWind setup executable file from our website.
http://starwindsoftware.com/download-free-trial
Once executable setup file downloaded, launch it on the server which you want to turn into SAN storage. In our case the file was downloaded into the G:\Install\. Type the following in the command prompt to change disk:

g:

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

 

To launch the installation type the following:

g:\>install\starwind.exe

A Setup Wizard window appears:

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Read and accept the license agreement.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Read information.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

When you are ready to continue with setup, click the Next button.

Specify location where StarWind iSCSI Server will be installed.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Specify the installation type:

StarWind iSCSI Service fits best for installing on a server which will be managed remotely.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Specify the Start Menu folder.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Review the settings you have specified during the installation setup, click the Back button if you need to change anything.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Install button to continue.

After the installation process is complete, you will see a window confirming that you have successfully installed StarWind iSCSI SAN.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Finish button to close the installation wizard.

 

Installing Starwind Management Console on Remote Computer

Launch previously uploaded setup file on the remote computer from which
you will manage your SAN storage.

A Setup Wizard window appears:

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Read and accept the license agreement.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Specify location where StarWind Management Console will be installed.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

 

Specify the installation type:

StarWind Management Console is the Graphical User Interface (GUI) part of the program, which allows you to create devices on the target servers in your service. Also you have an opportunity to install StarWind Manuals.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Specify the Start Menu folder.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Select the Create a desktop icon checkbox if you need a desktop icon.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Next button to continue.

Review the settings you have specified during the installation setup, click the Back button if you need to make any changes.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Install button to continue.

After the installation process is complete, you will see the window confirming that you have successfully installed StarWind iSCSI SAN. Select the Launch StarWind Management Console checkbox if you want to run StarWind Management Console immediately.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Finish button to close the installation wizard.

 

Registering the Software

Open the StarWind Management Console by double clicking on the StarWind tray icon. StarWind Management Console allows you to manage multiple StarWind servers from one computer.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

By default there are no servers in the Management Console.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Add New Host window appears.

Specify the target server’s IP address. In our case IP address of our Hyper-V
Server 2008 R2 is 192.168.1.216.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click OK to continue.

Now the added server appears in the StarWind Servers section of the StarWind Management Console.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

You will be prompted to enter the login and password.
The default login and password are “root” and “starwind”. You can always change them later.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click OK to continue.

Now, when you are connected to the StarWind service on the server you have to go through the registration procedure.

Select the server you have connected to and click the Configuration tab. Click the Registration link. You will see the information about the license installed on this server.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click the Install link to apply a license.

Click the Load button and select the license file you have received.

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click OK to continue.

You will see a confirmation window saying that you license has been
successfully installed:

StarWind iSCSI SAN & NAS: Installing StarWind on Hyper V Server 2008 R2

Click OK to close the window.