Dodge the Gotchas of SQL Server Clustering: 5 Expert Tips that Could Save Your Bacon

DH2i sponsored on-demand webinar

Webcast Abstract

Properly configuring SQL Server on top of a Windows Server Failover Cluster can be confusing. The introduction of SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups has made it even more complex, and that brings risk. In this webcast, you’ll learn the top 5 common problems when deploying SQL Server on Windows Server Failover Cluster - both failover clustered instances (FCIs) and Availability Groups (AGs) - and get expert tips on how to avoid them. You’ll also get tips on how to successfully deploy SQL Server FCI, AG or a combination of both on a Windows Server Failover Cluster.

We’ll cover:

  • How budget and requirements should dictate deployment
  • Differentiating between Failover Clustered Instances and Availability Groups
  • Common issues with Active Directory and DNS and how to resolve them
  • To use or not to use shared storage
  • How quorum affects the cluster
  • How to eliminate SQL Server clustering issues with DxEnterprise from DH2i

Don’t miss the tips that could save your bacon!

Speaker - Edwin Sarmiento and Carl Berglund

Edwin M Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack ranging from Active Directory to SharePoint and anything in between. He is very passionate about technology, but has interests in music, professional and organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with databases.

Carl Berglund is a senior technical business development leader with over 20 years of experience helping organizations implement complex enterprise infrastructures. He helps organizations reduce spend on overall SQL Server lifecycle costs while reducing risk and maximizing infrastructure ROI.

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