The Biggest Challenge I Had in Mastering Windows Server Failover Clustering for SQL Server

I’m re-launching my online course Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) for the Smart SQL Server DBA. The course took a year-and-a-half in the making. But mastering the concepts I covered in the course took over a decade. With the continuous improvement that Microsoft has invested in the WSFC technology over the years, implementing and managing it has […]

Exploring The Windows Server Failover Cluster Dependency Report

Troubleshooting Availability of SQL Server Workloads Running on Windows Server Failover Cluster - Part 1

SQL Server Failover Clustered Instances (FCI) and Availability Groups (AG) depend a lot on Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). Understanding how the underlying WSFC platform works can help us maintain availability of our databases Renting a car is something that I do quite frequently as I travel. Different rental car companies have a variety of car models […]