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Tag Archives: Windows Server 2008

iSCSI Disk Appears Two or More Times in Disk Management

Scenario: You connect your Windows or Hyper-V system to a new iSCSI target device that supports multi-path I/O (MPIO) and add a session for each iSCSI NIC in the server. When you get the disk established in Disk Management, it shows up twice. You can bring one online, but any others show “Offline (The disk is offline because it has a redundant path with another device)”.

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Upgrading a Windows 2003 Guest VM to Windows 2008

A sensible approach to upgrading aging operating systems is to virtualize first and upgrade later. Upgrading an operating system is never a light undertaking under any circumstances. Doing so in a virtual environment gives you the comfort of a snapshot safety net, but adds its own challenges.

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Updating your cluster to Service Pack 1

Updating to Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 on your cluster works about the same way as applying regular Windows patches.

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