August 2013 - When VMware's vSphere is configured within a cluster at the host level, it provides a certain degree of high availability, without any high availability configurations within the guest OS or SQL Server....More
When VMware's vSphere platform is configured within a cluster at the host level, vSphere provides a certain degree of high availability, without any high availability configurations within the guest OS or SQL Server....More
I’ve used gobs of tools this year. Too many to mention. Many of them just plain awesome. But one tool stands out above the rest – to the point where I just can not ‘shut up’ about how great it is. Here’s what’s to love about Devolution’s Remote Desktop Manager....More
In this 11 session class we will learn all about enterprise storage and virtualization so that as the DBA we can make intelligent decisions about how to configure storage and when to virtualize servers as well as how to monitor and troubleshoot when using enterprise storage and/or virtualization....More
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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
In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More