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SQLBits 2024 runs from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March.

Virtualization, SANs, and Hardware for SQL Server


When you're the one who has to plan, buy, set up, and troubleshoot production SQL Servers, you need to know about hardware, SAN storage, SSDs, virtualization, and more.

In this one-day course, you'll learn:
  • How to choose if clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, mirroring, log shipping, virtualization, or SAN replication is right for your new build
  • What hardware to buy for SQL Server Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • How to configure SQL Server on a SAN or on virtualization (VMware or Hyper-V)
  • Testing and comparing your storage to industry benchmarks
  • Brent's one-month go-live checklist covering what to test before putting a new SQL Server in production

Learning Objectives

Previous Experience

Tech Covered

virtualization, AlwaysOn