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    For some time I have been using Openfiler as an iSCSI target between 2 machines on a HP MicroServer. It's come to a point where I would like to share this iSCSI target as a mapped network drive across the whole school.

    I kind of already know the answer to this but, is it possible to do this?

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    The simplest approach is to have the machine that is using the iSCSI target reshare it (assuming it's a Windows Server). You can get Openfiler to expose it directly but it can be a little fiddly to get it working right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    The simplest approach is to have the machine that is using the iSCSI target reshare it (assuming it's a Windows Server). You can get Openfiler to expose it directly but it can be a little fiddly to get it working right.
    I was thinking of using a Windows server to reshare it but that would just create a bottleneck in the chain of things. I was hoping to have a direct share where it's end users --> openfiler rather than end users --> windows server --> openfiler

    Seems like the simpler thing to do is install Windows 2008 R2 on it and go from there... hmm.

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    That would depend on your environment. Why did you use Openfiler in the first case?

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    You can't share the iscsi target with monre than one machine so you will have to re-architect what you have to do what you want to acheive.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You can't share the iscsi target with monre than one machine so you will have to re-architect what you have to do what you want to acheive.

    Ben
    you can just not in windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    you can just not in windows.
    and his clients accessing the mapped drive will probably be windows clients

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    and his clients accessing the mapped drive will probably be windows clients
    yes but via a mapped drive multiple people can share a drive, whereas via ISCSI its not so easy

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    wow thanks for explaining that!

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