By Paul Keely, Microsoft MVP focusing on SQL and System Center.
In this guide I've decided to be very much more focused on SQL and its interaction with System Center and indeed Server 2012. In the last guide I felt that a lot of people were already installing SQL for quite some time and there was a lot of knowledge out there on SQL installs but not best practices. SQL 2012 and Server 2012 have brought some real game changers to the story, and because of that this guide is going to go into way more detail on areas like setup and some of the options we have here. We are not going to walk you through a basic SQL setup, there are a ton of guides for that on the internet, instead we are going to look at some of the more complex areas like clustering, AlwaysOn, Storage Spaces and SQL Azure.
In this guide new guide expect sections from Pete Zerger and Robert Hedblom and content covering:
- Building a SQL cluster
- HyperV Replica
- SQL in Azure
- Backup with DPM
- Deploying a template with VMM