Windows Server http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Virtual Clustered SQL Servers Get a Big Feature in VMware 5.5 http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55 <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a lot of folks out there who have SQL Server clusters setup under Hyper-V and VMware. One of the issues on the VMware side of things has been the MPIO configuration.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55#comments Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Database High Availability SQL Server 2012 VMware SQL Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 AlwaysOn Database Administrator high availability high availability MPIO MPIO Network Administrator Performance Performance Raw Device Mapping Raw Device Mapping RDM RDM SQL Server SQL Server Administration storage Storage Systems Administrator VMware VMware Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:21:00 +0000 13861 at http://sqlmag.com Massive Speed and High Availability http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the things people are always trying to figure out is how to get high-speed disks and high availability (HA) all in a single package. A possible solution is the DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning High Availability Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration Database Administrator DatabaseAdministration DataKeeper DataKeeper Fusion IO Fusion IO FusionIO FusionIO high availability high availability IT Manager Network Administrator SIOS SIOS SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2005 Express SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse SQL Server 2012 SQLServerAdministration storage Storage Systems Administrator Windows Clustering Windows Clustering Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Storage Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:17:00 +0000 13411 at http://sqlmag.com Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V? http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v <div class="node-body blog-body">There's no reason whatsoever to take any sort of outage when expanding a LUN either in a virtual or physical environment. Here's the process, explaining exactly what needs to be done to expand a LUN.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v#comments Hyper-V Database Virtualization Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration Blog Data Management Diskpart EMC File systems Hyper-V Hyper-V Server Intermediate management software Microsoft Windows Migration physical server SAN SCSI Server Management Server systems SQL Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage management Storage Type System software Systems Management Technology_Internet Virtual machine Virtualization Virtualization vSphere. Windows 2008 Windows Server windows server Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 10442 at http://sqlmag.com Should I Be Using SAN Snapshots as a Backup Solution? http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">As the DBA I want to control the database backups and I don't want to be using SAN Snapshots as a backup, because no matter what any vendor says a Snapshot is not a backup.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Backup backup products Backup software Data security Database Administration database administrator database backups DBA encryption relational database management systems SAN SAN Snapshot technology SAN Snapshots Shadow Copy Snapshot SQL SQL Server SQL Server Storage Storage Systems Management Windows Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10551 at http://sqlmag.com Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012: Better Together http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/windows-server-2012-and-sql-server-2012-better-together <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn how SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 together offer better availability, disaster recovery, higher performance, and more.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/windows-server-2012-and-sql-server-2012-better-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/windows-server-2012-and-sql-server-2012-better-together#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database High Availability SQL Server 2012 Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Database Administrator Database availability Database backup and recovery Performance tuning SQL Server SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:33:00 +0000 9642 at http://sqlmag.com The Pending UI Revolution http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pending-ui-revolution <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Touch-enabled interface ushers in a new era</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 means a monumental move to a touch-based interface that introduces changes in the way servers are managed as well as an era of multiple desktop UIs.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pending-ui-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pending-ui-revolution#comments SQL Server Commentary Microsoft Windows tablet devices Technology_Internet UIs Windows 8 Windows Client Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:00:00 +0000 9715 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares <div class="node-body blog-body">The biggest thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that the local server and the server running the remote network share are both running the newest version of the SMB protocol. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares#comments SQL Server 2012 Storage SQL Server Computing Computing Flash memory Intermediate Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows NAS Network file systems Network file systems remote network SAN software software SQL Server SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type VMs VMs Windows NT Windows NT Windows Server windows server windows server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10468 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server and Windows Server 2012's ReFS File System http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system <div class="node-body blog-body">So a while back I talked about the ReFS file system which Microsoft was introducing to Windows Server 2012 (back then it was Windows 8 beta). If you aren't familiar with ReFS it is a new file system which Microsoft has introduced to replace NTFS for large, high load servers.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system#comments SQL Server 2012 Storage SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Hard disk NTFS disks ReFS file system SAN SQL Server SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:45:00 +0000 10615 at http://sqlmag.com The Upgrade Dilemmas http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/upgrade-dilemmas <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Pros and cons of upgrading to SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many businesses will be faced with upgrade decisions about core components of their IT infrastructures in 2013. Review the pros and cons for upgrading to SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 8.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/upgrade-dilemmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/upgrade-dilemmas#comments Hyper-V SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Commentary Hyper-V Server Microsoft Windows SQL Server SQL Server 2012 Technology_Internet Windows 8 Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:59:00 +0000 9743 at http://sqlmag.com Creating a SQL Server 2012 Installation for Windows Server Core http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/creating-sql-server-2012-installation-windows-server-core <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Server Core is perfect for SQL Server </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Server Core is perfect for SQL Server--it provides all the Windows Server core services, requires less overhead, and is more secure. Get started here. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/creating-sql-server-2012-installation-windows-server-core" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/creating-sql-server-2012-installation-windows-server-core#comments SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Database Administration Administration Tools Database Administration Database Administrator SQL Server SQL Server 2012 Windows Server Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:00:00 +0000 5780 at http://sqlmag.com