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! –…

vSphere 7 Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster with Clustered VMDKs…

Disk and File Layout for SQL Server –…

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7 –…

StorageHub –

SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on VMware vSAN™ Native –…

Best Practices For Running VMware vSphere On iSCSI –…

Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere –…

Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661) –

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service –…

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) –

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May 12

vSphere 6.7 – vCenter Server High Availability

Lightboard illustration of the vCenter Server High Availability options for each deployment type.

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May 10

vSphere 6.7 – Deployment Topologies

Lightboard illustration of the deployment topologies and their benefits in vSphere 6.7. To learn more, visit:

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May 10

vSphere 6.7 – What’s New

Light-board illustration to summarize briefly the top new features vSphere 6.7. To learn more, visit:

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