Virtualization Networking Tips for SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn

A while back Kendal Van Dyke (b | l | t) asked me a great question regarding the ideal VMware vSphere networking configuration for a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group configuration. That’s a great topic for a blog post, so let’s go! Normally, a fairly stock...

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn now officially supported by VMware

I read yesterday that VMware has updated the “Microsoft Clustering on VMware vSphere: Guidelines for Supported Configurations” KB article linked here to include SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Clusters. That’s fantastic news! I’ve known it...

Add new node to SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn group

I’ve gotten multiple questions lately on how difficult it is to add a new node into an established AlwaysOn configuration. The answer is this – It’s easy! Let’s walk through it. I have the original AlwaysOn replicated pair that I created a...

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group Creation

Want to know how hard it is to create a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn database Availability Group? It’s easy! First, make sure you have your MSFC cluster created. See this post for more details. Note: This demonstration is being performed on a VMware vSphere 5.0...

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