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Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Windows Server 101: Configuring Split-Brain DNS on Windows Server

Organizations that use a public DNS zone name, such as tailwindtraders.net, for their organization’s internal host names, perhaps even using it with their organization’s Active Directory instance, generally have to configure what is known as split-brain DNS. Split-Brain or Split-Horizon ... continue reading
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Achieving SQL Server HA/DR with a mix of Always On Availability Groups and SANless SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

Introduction The topic of mixing SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) with Always On Availability Groups (AG) is pretty well documented. However, most of the available documentation documents configurations that assume the SQL Server FCI portion of the solution utilizes ... continue reading
Identify log write limits on Azure SQL Managed Instance using QPI library

Identify log write limits on Azure SQL Managed Instance using QPI library

Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud. Managed Instance introduces some limits such as max log write throughput that can slow down your workload. In this post you will see how to identify ... continue reading
Analyzing wait statistics on Managed Instance

Analyzing wait statistics on Managed Instance

Wait statistics are information that might help you understand why the query duration is long and identify the queries that are waiting for something in database engine. In this post, I will show to you how to identify why the ... continue reading
Measuring file io performance on Managed Instance using QPI

Measuring file io performance on Managed Instance using QPI

Checking file performance and comparing performance characteristics between SQL Server database engines in Azure cloud and your on-premises environment might be tricky and require some better knowledge of DM objects. In this post, you will see how to use one ... continue reading
Microsoft SDN patch available: Issue where SDN REST service stops working after installing updates

Microsoft SDN patch available: Issue where SDN REST service stops working after installing updates

Summary Recently, a few SDN customers have hit an issue where after updating their SDN environments with patches, SDN stops working. This issue has been fixed in the latest update (KB4487006). All customers are strongly recommended to this update to ... continue reading

Configure SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on Azure Virtual Machines with MSDTC #SQL #Azure #MSDTC

If you have been following my blog, you probably know that I write a lot of step-by-step guides for building SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) on Azure, from SQL Server 2008 through the lastest. Here are some links to ... continue reading

Simplify Always On availability group deployments on Azure VM with SQL VM CLI

Always On availability groups (AG) provide high availability and disaster recovery capabilities to your SQL Server database, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or a combination of both. Manually deploying an availability group for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VM) ... continue reading
Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

Securing Applications with Least Privileged Service Accounts

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Build your own deep learning models on Azure Data Science Virtual Machines

As a modern developer, you may be eager to build your own deep learning models but aren’t quite sure where to start. If this is you, I recommend you take a look at the deep learning course from fast.ai. This ... continue reading