Mixing virtualisation with SQL Server - a checklist for success

Virtualising SQL Server is nothing new, but as our confidence increases so value of what we are virtualising.  This is fine until there are performance problems. On top of the usual monitoring and diagnostics, we have a whole new world of components to investigate, which is complicated by these typically being shared (SAN, hypervisor and host server).

To make sure you’re prepared to troubleshoot a virtualised platform I’ve put together a checklist. I’ll discuss what items are on the checklist and the importance of why they’re there.  When you deploy your next SQL Server using virtualisation or perform your next SQL Server audit you can tick my checklist items off and feel more prepared for any issues that come in.

Presented by Gavin Payne at SQLBits VIII
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    Gavin Payne is the principal architect for Coeo and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server.  His role is to advise IT leadership on what they should do, help their business leadership understand why and help their technical teams understand how.  Gavin leads organisations through their data platform transformation and modernisation programmes.

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