The Virtualization Virtual Group is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere.

Virtualize FCI and Availability Groups

Wed, Dec 13 2017 18:00 UTC

Virtualize FCI and Availability Groups

High availability can be different when in a virtual environment. Attendees will learn the pros and cons of running SQL server clusters or AlwaysOn Availability Groups in a virtual environment. Comparing all of the different high availability options between all of available technologies. How features of VMware and Hyper-V are impacted and how to work with the administrators of virtual environment. Walking through all of the storage options to determine which one is the best fit. Review key settings and configurations for the virtual platform, the virtual machine, and SQL server, and show which need to be set to ensure proper performance.

Shawn Meyers

Shawn Meyers is the lead Principle Architect for Microsoft SQL Server at House of Brick, where he has contributed his knowledge and services for the past 6 years. Shawn has worked in IT for 25+ years and specifically with SQL Server for 20+ years, beginning with version 6.5. Shawn’s recent work includes advancing the VMware/House of Bricks, SQL Server focus on virtualizing business critical applications, best practices, including; utilizing new advanced virtualization features, and successfully virtualizing large or wide virtual machines.virtual machines.


The Virtualization Virtual Group is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.  We:

  • Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn't quite working yet.

  • Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback.

  • Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.

Call To Speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation to the group, please send an email along with an abstract.

Scott Shaw                                       Tom Norman
Chapter Co-Leader                           Chapter Leader   



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