Using PowerMax SnapVX with SQL Server 2019 and Windows Server Failover Cluster – Part 3: Using storage snapshots as database copies

In part 1 of the blog I explained some of the concepts such as what is Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC), what is Failover Cluster Instance (FCI), and how they operate together. I also discussed the different considerations around using SQL Server database files located in Clustered Shared Volumes (CSV), mount-points, or drive letters. Finally,... Continue Reading →

Using PowerMax SnapVX with SQL Server 2019 and Windows Server Failover Cluster – Part 2: HammerDB

In part 1 of the blog I covered some of the background and setup steps of using SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) with Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC). At the end of part 1 I created two SQL Server instances, one in a vSphere cluster called Boston (simulating my Production environment) and the other... Continue Reading →

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