Tag: Windows Server Failover Clustering

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

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 […]

3 Reasons To Join My Online Course Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server DBA

The Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server DBA course was created in an attempt to help SQL Server DBAs and server administrators responsible for SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances (FCI) become more confident in what they do. This idea dawned on me as I was talking to customers who are unnecessarily spending money on hardware that […]

Avoid These Failover Clustering Mistakes That Can Cost a SQL Server DBAs Job

[callout]I would like to thank some of my customers who have provided me with really great content to share with the community.[/callout] I’ll never forget a conversation I had with a customer several years ago. I was asked to join a conference call to discuss a new SharePoint 2013 farm deployment. My involvement was limited […]

How Well Do You Know Your Microsoft High Availability Technologies?

Are you up to the challenge? Do you have what it takes to design a highly available SQL Server system? Feeling helpless and confused when dealing with Windows Server Failover Clustering  (WSFC) for your SQL Server databases? You’re not alone. I’ve heard the same thing from thousands of SQL Server administrators throughout my entire career. […]