May 09

TAM Lab 060 – SQL Server Clustering on vSphere

Steve Tilkens (@stevetilkens) reviews the process to build a Microsoft SQL Server cluster (Windows Server Failover Cluster) on vSphere and the configurations required to tune the workload for performance.

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Helpful Links

Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) on VMware vSAN – New Capabilities! – https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2019/10…

vSphere 7 Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster with Clustered VMDKs https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

Disk and File Layout for SQL Server – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqls…

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7 – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

StorageHub – https://storagehub.vmware.com/

SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on VMware vSAN™ Native – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/sql-s…

Best Practices For Running VMware vSphere On iSCSI – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/best-…

Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661) –
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147661

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service –
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSp…

ESXi/ESX hosts with visibility to RDM LUNs being used by MSCS/WSFC nodes with RDMs may take a long time to start or during LUN rescan (1016106) – https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1016106

Rating: 5/5


May 03

VMware Cloud Foundation Overview Lightboard

Watch this “lightboard” video led by Ben Sier, Group Manager, ISBU Technical Marketing on an Overview of VMware Cloud Foundation.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 19

Install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 Using vRealize Easy Installer

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 version has a complete new outlook and supports Easy Installer. The vRealize Easy Installer helps you install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, vRealize Automation and VMware Identity Manager in less time than installing individual products. To learn more about the Easy Installer, see vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Documentation.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 17

vRealize Network Insight Overview

See how VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security to help IT maximize their NSX investments.
See more vRealize Network Insight

Rating: 5/5


Apr 14

Migrating to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 Using the vRealize Easy Installer

The vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 version has a complete new outlook and supports Easy Installer. With Easy Installer, you can migrate from the earlier versions of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager to the 8.0.1 version or later. To learn more about the Easy Installer, see vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Documentation.

Rating: 5/5


Apr 10

NSX-T for vSphere with Kubernetes

NSX-T is the default networking solution that has been designed into vSphere with Kubernetes. Learn about the features that NSX-T provides for vSphere with Kubernetes in this lightboard video.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 11

Identity Federation in vSphere 7

Bob Plankers (@plankers) explains the Identity Federation in vSphere 7, a method for attaching vCenter Server to enterprise identity providers. He discuss what this changes, why this is great, and how this impacts security and operations.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 11

What’s New with DRS in vSphere 7

Niels Hagoort (@NHagoort) details some of the improvements with made for Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) in vSphere 7.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 11

Overview of vSphere 7

Bob Plankers (@plankers) explains vSphere 7 improved features.

Rating: 5/5


Mar 11

vSphere Trust Authority in vSphere 7

Bob Plankers (@plankers) explains vSphere Trust Authority in vSphere 7 as a step forward for being able to enforce trustworthiness in hardware and software. He talk about why it’s helpful and some architectural considerations around implementing it.

Rating: 5/5