Having spent some time creating posts and doing some work on Virtual Clusters, I saw that Jonathan Kehayias from SQL Skills had also done a set. They are linked below:

Building a Completely Free Playground for SQL Server – (1 of 3) – Downloading the Software and Setting up a Windows Server 2008R2 VM Template
Building a Completely Free Playground for SQL Server – 2 – Setting up Active Directory and the iSCSI Virtual SAN

Building a Completely Free Playground for SQL Server – 3 – Creating the Failover Cluster Nodes and Configuring the iSCSI Environment
Building a Completely Free Playground for SQL Server – 4 – Creating the Cluster

I also suggest looking at his posts, as they cover alot of the functionality that I have, but in some greater detail. Additionally, he covers using the iSCSI Target for Windows Server, which I didn’t know about (Every day’s a school day!). Mine are here (for completeness).

Creating a Virtual Cluster – Part 1 – The Storage
Creating a Virtual Cluster – Part 2 – The Windows Cluster

Creating a Virtual Cluster – Part 3 – SQL Server

Enjoy!

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