Advanced SQL Server Deployment Techniques for Virtualization
Instead of deploying physical hardware for their server deployments, many companies are now turning to virtualization. Since this wave is now also affecting SQL Server deployments, DBAs need to know how to ensure their deployments will be available, scalable, and reliable. Besides covering the things to think about when deploying in a virtualized environment, this session will demonstrate how touse the new SysPrep feature of SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows SysPrep to create an image for deployment. Hyper-V's Live Migration and VMware's vMotion will also be demonstrated to show how they fit into the availability picture for virtualized SQL Servers.
Allan Hirt is a Clustering MVP who has been using Microsoft SQL Server in various guises since 1992 since interning at Sybase in college. Except for the OS/2 version of SQL Server, Allan has worked with all versions on Windows since 4.21a. He has also worked with other RDBMS systems over the years including Oracle, Sybase, and Informix, and can relate to non-SQL Server DBAs and those who are not familiar with Windows. He is currently based in the Boston, MA area and for the past ten years has traveled all over the world to work with clients as well as deliver training. Before forming Megahirtz in 2007, he most recently worked for both Microsoft and Avanade. Over the years, he has authored or contributed to publications about SQL Server for Microsoft, SQL Server Magazine, and others including whitepapers, webcasts, training courses, and books. He is a frequent speaker at conferences like Tech·Ed and SQL PASS. His most recent book, "Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering," was published by Apress in July, 2009, and Allan's most recent whitepaper on consolidation was published by Microsoft in October, 2009. His blog and contact information can be found at http://www.sqlha.com.
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