This session provides attendees with details on how to approach a SQL Server virtualisation project.  Discussing topics central to server virtualisation such as performance and scalability considerations. Here's a summary of the session:

  • Business and technical drivers
    • Why virtualise?
    • Virtualisation project goals benefits and pitfalls
  • Virtualisation planning
    • Considerations for special aspects of SQL Server's resource requirements
    • SQL Instance design
  • Virtualisation Design and implementation
    • Considerations for solution design
    • Using Virtualisation to provide High Availability
    • Configuration optimisations
  • Potential issues and solutions
    • Troubleshooting SQL Server on virtualised platforms
Presented by Justin Langford at SQLBits V
WMV Video 176 MB