How to Prep a SQL Server Availability Group for VM-Level DR Replication

If you have a SQL Server Availability Group (AG) and the VMs are being replicated to a disaster recovery site (cloud or on-prem), chances are the networking topology is not the same at the second site. These replication technologies can include VM replication, SAN LUN...
Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing for SQL Server

Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing for SQL Server

Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing, and you should know more about it. You might not have heard of Clumio before. Clumio is an upstart SaaS-based backup solution for both cloud and on-premises environments where the storage endpoint is in the cloud instead of a...

Availability Group WSFC Failovers During VM Movement

If you experience a WSFC failover during a VMware vMotion / Hyper-V Live Migration with your virtualized SQL Servers when using Availability Groups, you might have server and/or networking hardware that takes a bit longer than usual to handle the network port...

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Wednesday

I am pleased to be presenting a highly interactive session tomorrow evening that is a full end-to-end setup and management demonstration on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group. During our November meeting, we took a quick...

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...

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