Enabling SSL on SQL Server Connections on Failover Clusters

With high-security SQL Server configurations we usually want to encyrpt the data-in-transit between SQL Server and the application servers. It’s a little more trouble with a Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) than a stand-alone instance, and this post is primarily just a link to help me make sure I can easily find this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191192.aspx. I’ll…


SQL Server Ports

 Quick cheat sheet for port numbers used by SQL Server services or services that SQL Server may depend on: 21 TCP FTP (replication) 80 TCP HTTP endpoints, Reporting Services, HTTP replication 135 TCP & UDP RPC, WMI, MSDTC, SQL Agent file copy, and TSQL Debugger (RPC used for multiple purposes including SSIS and clustering.) 137 UDP File…

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