5 SQL Server Virtualization TipsCommented on: 2 years ago
(March 7, 2013)
Very useful tips. Just one thing that I really like about VMWare that I don't see here that helps on disk I/O while making less usage of processors is the Paravirtual iSCSI controller. You can...
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In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
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