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With Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, an iSCSI target uses virtual disks to provide storage on iSCSI subsystems. iSCSI virtual disks appear to iSCSI initiators as local physical hard disks. Each disk can be partitioned, formatted, and used the same as a hard disk.

You can create a new iSCSI virtual disk or import a previously created virtual disk for assignment to an iSCSI target. After creating an iSCSI virtual disk, you can extend the virtual disk, control iSCSI target access to the virtual disk, and delete the virtual disk.

For more information about iSCSI targets, see Creating and Managing iSCSI Targets.

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If implementing failover clustering with Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, you can create and manage iSCSI resource groups using Failover Cluster Management, and then use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target to create and manage targets and virtual disks. For more information about implementing failover clustering, see Configuring iSCSI Storage for High Availability.

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