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The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

The case of (Un)Explained :ConfigMgr SQL Always ON – Upgrade to 1902 with Certificate backup Error using Listener Name

Hi there! Here is an interesting one (in case you encounter one), Where the upgrade to 1902 for a SQL AO infra was failing with the below error - CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE 28292 (0x6e84) Create_BackupSQLCert : SQL server failed to backup cert ... continue reading
The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

The case of (un)explained – ConfigMgr Console Slowness After moving to SQL Always ON — Multi Subnet Configuration

Hi there! Back to you with another installment of the unexplained series. If you ever get into an issue where things got slow after moving to SQL Always ON like 1 minute delay etc. while doing basic things in console ... continue reading

Storage Considerations for Running SQL Server in Azure

If you are deploying SQL Server in Azure, or any Cloud platform for that matter, instead of just provisioning storage like you did for your on-premises deployments for many years, you may consider that storage in the Azure isn’t exactly ... continue reading
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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices for migrating SAP to Azure. Designing a great SAP on Azure architecture In this blog post we will touch upon the principles outlined in “Pillars of ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading

Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 – Hyperscale for Hyperconverged !!

Cluster Sets is a new feature in Windows Server 2019 that was first introduced at Ignite 2017 . Cluster Sets is the new cloud scale-out technology that increases cluster node count in a single Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) cloud ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... continue reading
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No such thing as a Heartbeat Network

This is a blog that has been a long time coming. From time to time, we get a request about how to configure networking in Failover Clusters. One of the questions we get is how should the heartbeat network be ... continue reading
Using PowerShell script make any application highly available

Using PowerShell script make any application highly available

First published on MSDN on Jun 06, 2016 Author: Amitabh Tamhane Senior Program Manager Windows Server Microsoft OS releases: Applicable to Windows Server 2008 R2 or later Now you can use PowerShell scripts to make any application highly available with ... continue reading
NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2016 In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) ... continue reading