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Dell Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.2 Update, v.KB980597, A00

iSCSI Software Target 3.2 Update 4 (KB980597)
With the introduction of the software update in KB954475 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954475) an issue was discovered in the way the iSCSI Software Target handles snapshot flags. After applying this update (KB980597), volumes on locally-mounted LUN snapshots will now be accessible and can be brought online. This applies to Microsoft iSCSI Software Target version 3.2 where a snapshot of an iSCSI LUN was taken using the Microsoft iSCSI Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hardware Provider.

After locally-mounting a snapshot on the computer running Windows Storage Server 2008, a snapshot-aware application should use the input and output control (IOCTL) IOCTL_DISK_RESET_SNAPSHOT_INFO to change the snapshot flag to normal and use the Virtual Disk Service (VDS) API IVdsVolume::ClearFlags to clear the hidden, nodefaultdriveletter and shadowcopy flags. This IOCTL is made available in KB955656 and is also part of Service Pack 2. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955656. Details about the IOCTL are documented on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc267955.aspx.

This update contains two packages:
iscsitarget_patch.msp: Use to patch existing systems without resetting the configuration.
iscsitarget.msi: This is a full build of iSCSI Software Target 3.2. Use this in factory images and first-time installations. This update contains all previous updates and can be considered a roll-up.

Version

  • Version KB980597, A00

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • MS Windows 2008 x64

Applies to

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.2 Update;

Date

Release date
16 Sep 2010
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

Importance

Recommended. Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:iSCSI_SW_Target_3.2_Update_4_KB980597_A00.msp
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 552KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Important Information

Requirements:
• iSCSI Software Target 3.2 AND
• Windows Storage Server 2008 (x64) Service Pack 2 OR Windows Storage Server 2008 (x64) Service Pack 1 with KB954475 and KB955656 installed.

Fixes & Enhancements

Microsoft iSCSI SW Target 3.2 Update 4 (KB980597)

With the introduction of the software update in KB954475 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954475) an issue was discovered in the way the iSCSI Software Target handles snapshot flags. After applying this update (KB980597), volumes on locally-mounted LUN snapshots will now be accessible and can be brought online. This applies to Microsoft iSCSI Software Target version 3.2 where a snapshot of an iSCSI LUN was taken using the Microsoft iSCSI Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Hardware Provider.

After locally-mounting a snapshot on the computer running Windows Storage Server 2008, a snapshot-aware application should use the input and output control (IOCTL) IOCTL_DISK_RESET_SNAPSHOT_INFO to change the snapshot flag to normal and use the Virtual Disk Service (VDS) API IVdsVolume::ClearFlags to clear the hidden, nodefaultdriveletter and shadowcopy flags. This IOCTL is made available in KB955656 and is also part of Service Pack 2. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955656. Details about the IOCTL are documented on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc267955.aspx.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for iSCSI_SW_Target_3.2_Update_4_KB980597_A00.msp:

Download and execute iSCSI_SW_Target_3.2_Update_4_KB980597_A00.msp.
Follow the prompts to install the patch.

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