Michael Otey, Senior Technical Director for SQL Server Pro, outlines in this webcast video how to take advantage of all the options for SQL Server vritualization while also gaining the most performance advantages.
In spite of technical and operational challenges, the stacking of SQL Server instances is something we should be driving toward in order to achieve the significant economic benefits of stacking instances....More
Check out this tool to help you analyze the financial trade-offs of using different licensing options for SQL Server running on a virtual machine (VM), which Microsoft calls a Virtual OS Environment (OSE)....More
Microsoft has updated the best practices for using SQL Server in Azure. There is now a checklist of 18 items that customers should review as part of the SQL Server deployment in a virtual machine (VM) that resides on Microsoft Azure....More
My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More