The Virtualization Virtual Chapter is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere.
Next Meeting

Wed, Jul 08 2015 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Hyper-V for SQL Server Virtualization


Hyper-V for SQL Server Virtualization

VMware is not the only game in town when it comes to virtualizing SQL Server in a production environment. Microsoft’s Hyper-V, which is built into Windows, is a viable and powerful option to consider when going down the path of virtualization. Microsoft currently has a few advantages over VMware, such as being able to use high speed networks and storage solutions to have blazingly fast deployments. This session will discuss Hyper-V from a SQL Server point of view based on real world deployments and architectures, providing tips and tricks along the way, and introduce you to new technologies and features you may not have heard of such as Scale Out File Server and RDMA. Whether you are a VMware shop that is looking to reduce cost by switching platforms, or just want to know how Hyper-V stacks up, this session has you covered.

SQLHA co-founder Allan Hirt is a Microsoft Cluster MVP, consultant, and trainer who specializes in all things related to mission critical SQL Server - high availability, disaster recovery, consolidation, virtualization, administration, and more. His latest book "Mission Critical SQL Server" is due in 2015.

The Virtualization Virtual Chapter (aka SIG) is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.  We:

  • Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn't quite working yet.

  • Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback.

  • Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.

Call To Speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation to the group, please send an email along with an abstract.

Scott Shaw                                       Tom Norman
Chapter Co-Leader                           Chapter Co-Leader