Month: November 2012

Cluster Aware Updating Part II—SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances

I recently wrote here about my experiences testing out the new Windows Server 2012 feature, cluster aware updating with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As you see in the post, it didn’t go so well. I didn’t have the opportunity to test on the more traditional SQL Server Failover Cluster instance. Well after the Thanksgiving […]

SAN Basics for DBAs–Central Pennsylvania Users Group

I will presenting tonight at the Central Pennsylvania Users group on SAN Basics for DBAs (and other data pros!). I’ve given this presentation many times, but it’s been updated to reflect new information about automated storage tiering and what it means for the database. The slides are available here, and I will update this post […]