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SQL 2017

SQL 2017 Always-on AG Pt. 8: ​AAG Setup

​In this installment we will perform several tasks needed to successfully configure a SQL 2017 Always-On Availability Group (AAG). Tasks include Windows firewall rules (if you use the Windows firewall), configuring a replication folder, creating a small sample database, and finally configuring the SQL AAG.​We will need to create two...

SQL 2017

SQL 2017 Always-On AG Pt. 2: VM Deployment

First up in this series is deploying your two Windows Server 2016 VMs, which will be the SQL 2017 Always-on availability group nodes. Each VM should be configured with the same VM hardware properties. Selecting the right virtual hardware configuration is important, regardless of which hypervisor you are using. Memory,...

SQL 2017

SQL 2017 Always-On AG Pt. 1: Introduction

​In this series of posts I will show you how to configure SQL 2017 on Windows Server 2016 with Always-on Availability Groups. I will also be pointing out Nutanix AHV and VMware vSphere configuration best practices along the way. As you will see, 98% of the configuration is hypervisor independent.​SQL...

VMworld 2015: vCenter Server HA

Session INF4945 Why is vCenter HA important? Primary administrative console Critical component in end-to-end cloud provisioning Foundation for VDI Backup and DR solutions rely on vCenter vCenter target availability is 99.99% from VMware's design perspective (5 min a month)   Make every layer of the vCenter stack HA vCenter DB...

VMworld 2015: 5 Functions of SW Defined Availability

Session: INF4535 Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman Introduction to SDA (Software defined availability): VM, server, storage, data center, networking, management. Business only cares about the application, not the underlying infrastructure. vSphere HA Configured through vCenter but not dependent on it Each host has an agent (FDM) will be installed for monitoring...

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