Automating SQL Buildouts with Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008 R2
SQL Server 2008 R2 introduced support for Sysprep for a SQL Server installation. This is a big leap in manageability of virtualized SQL Server environments. Sysprep allows you to roll out a preconfigured base image for virtual servers that can be easily completed on roll-out of the image to a new virtual server. This session will demonstrate how to implement the new Sysprep functionality in SQL Server 2008 R2 when partnered with Hyper-V virtual server. The session will also explore ways to automate the rollout of the process of completing the SQL Server installation as part of the rollout process.
Sr. Database Administration
Robert has worked with SQL Server for 10+ years and became a Certified Master in early 2010. He is a Sr. Production DBA at Microsoft for PQO (Product Quality & Online) Operations and serves as technical lead of the SQL Virtual Team for CSS’s PQO Operations Team. Robert co-authored SQL Server 2008 Mirroring published in 2009 by Apress, Inc. Robert can be found on Twitter as @SQLSoldier and blogs at http://www.sqlsoldier.com Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 German Shepherds, playing live poker, and reading and writing horror fiction. Robert’s horror fiction can be found online at http://www.writerscafe.org/Rawhide. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Dead on Arrival.
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