Beyond Technical Reasons: Running a Single Instance or a Multi-Instance SQL Server Failover Cluster

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When asked about best practices on running multiple SQL Server failover clustered instances (FCI) on a multi-node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC,) a common response from SQL Server experts might include the following: appropriately allocating enough hardware resources on all of the nodes in the WSFC appropriately configuring maximum server memory settings per SQL Server FCI […]

Video: Five Things To Consider When Deploying SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances and Availability Group Replicas in a Disaster Recovery Site

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This week, I had the amazing opportunity to do a webcast for the PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery Virtual Chapter covering the five things that you need to consider when deploying SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances (FCI) and Availability Group (AG) replicas in a Disaster Recovery Site. I’ve written several blog posts about this topic and have […]

The “Real” Secret of Successful SQL Server DBAs

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We’ve all followed successful people – rockstars, entrepreneurs, public figures, Hollywood actors, even geeks like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. I’m sure you’re like me, intrigued as to what made them really successful so you can emulate what they did. You think they’re smart, really creative, gifted, rich, etc. Maybe they had a good education, […]

Limited Registration For My Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server DBA Course Is Now Open

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And the registration is now OPEN! I have been waiting for this day since last year. I’m excited to open the registration for my latest online course Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for the Smart SQL Server DBA. Head on over to the main site. Registration for this course will only be available until 7-August-2016 10:00 PM Eastern […]

Why Learning About Windows Server Failover Clustering Can Help You Become a Better SQL Server DBA or Consultant

While working on the video ad for my upcoming course Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for the Smart SQL Server DBA, I couldn’t help but take stock of the different skills I had acquired throughout my lifetime to come up with the final result. started playing piano at 5 learned how to play guitar at 11 […]