In order to participate in this Hands-On Lab technical session at Tech·Days 2011 in Toronto, ALL registrants need to bring a personal laptop with them to the event.
Please note that this event is only available to registrants of Tech·Days 2011 in Toronto on October 25-26, 2011. Registration for this event will not provide you with access to Tech·Days 2011 in Toronto. To learn more about Tech·Days and to register today, please visit www.techdays.ca or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This lab will help you learn how Windows Server 2008 R2 provides economical, highly-available storage that can scale to meet any business requirements. The exercises in this lab include:
Exercise 1: Managing iSCSI LUNs. In this exercise you will learn how to manage iSCSI LUNs in the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. You will learn how to manage iSCSI LUNs using the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target console and Windows PowerShell™ cmdlets.
Exercise 2: Using iSCSI LUNs with Virtual Machines. In this exercise you will learn how to connect virtual machines to iSCSI LUNs using three different methods. You will use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator to connect to the iSCSI LUNs you created in the previous exercise.
Exercise 3: Booting Virtual Machines from iSCSI LUNs. In this exercise you will learn how to boot diskless virtual machines directly from iSCSI LUNs. You will use a network boot program to connect to an iSCSI LUN and initiate the boot process for Windows Server 2008 R2 from the iSCSI LUN.
Exercise 4: Deploying a Highly-Available Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. In this exercise you will learn how to make the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target highly-available using Windows Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2. You will observe how an iSCSI LUN can be accessed continuously without interrupting a script running in the active cluster node.
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About Tech·Days (www.techdays.ca)
Tech·Days Canada 2011 brings the rich learning experience of other Microsoft conferences such as Tech·Ed and MIX to three major cities across Canada, helping Canadian developers and IT professionals refine and acquire the skills that they need to be successful in their career. With technology continually changing, this training conference provides the opportunity to grow technical skills, make connections with peers and industry experts, and keep up with the rapid pace of change.
A few exciting additions to the Tech·Days conference in 2011 include a keynote delivered by a high profile Microsoft speaker in each city, a partner fair and Microsoft technology showcase pavilion, and a full offering of hands-on labs for each key technology area providing attendees an opportunity to try the technology for themselves.
Best of all, the training doesn’t stop there. Through a robust online training portal called Tech·Days Online, Canadian technical professionals will be able continue their learning and connection with Microsoft year round!