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SQL 2012 Failover Cluster Pt. 9: TempDB

One of the most important aspects of SQL performance is TempDB. Applications can use TempDB as a scratch space, and in most cases you should not rely on just a single TempDB file. Current best practices is to create 1/4-1/2 the number of TempDB files that you have processor cores....

SQL 2012 Failover Cluster Pt. 8: Firewall

I'm a big proponent of using the Windows firewall on all computers, be they clients or servers. It may not be perfect, but it's better than nothing. Layered defenses are key in the enterprise, so protecting each host may save your bacon some day. Many programs automatically add Windows firewall...

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...

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