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SQL 2012 Failover Cluster Pt. 1: Introduction

SQL 2012 Failover Cluster Pt. 1: Introduction

This series of posts will show you how to configure SQL 2012 on VMware using a Microsoft failover cluster. Now that VMware vSphere 5.5 is out, I'm excited that VMware finally got on board with officially supporting clustering the vCenter database. However, their only official clustering option they support is what...

VMworld 2013: Virtualizing HA SQL Servers

VMworld 2013: Virtualizing HA SQL Servers

Twitter #VAPP5932; Presenter: Scott Salyer (VMware) This session was focused on the various Microsoft SQL server high availability options and how they mesh with vSphere and its HA options. Unlike Exchange 2013, SQL 2012 has several HA architectures to choose from. Some applications may only support one or two SQL HA...

Limitations on Microsoft Clustering with VMware

VMware has a good whitepaper on setting up a Microsoft fail-over cluster in vSphere. Unfortunately there are number of restrictions when using Microsoft clustering with VMware vSphere, which really put a damper on the practices in certain environments. The following environments and functionality are not supported for MSCS setups with...

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