Category Archives: MSSQL

vCenter Server High Availability with Microsoft Failover Cluster and DFS (Unsupported)

As on the first week of June sadly vCenter Server Heartbeat end of sale has been announced and customers whom have it already will still get their support till 2018 but for those who need to protect their vCenter Server with such a technology don’t have an official alternative from VMware yet. Its worth mentioning… Read More »

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Load Balancing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysON Databases with Netscaler

Lately I was involved in a project where they required to load balance their MSSQL databases (reads and writes), the project included utilizing MSSQL 2012 AlwaysON. In this blog I will be concentrating on the configuration required to setup Citrix Netscaler to load balance database connections, on the other hands if you’re not a fan… Read More »

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Upgrade SCCM 2012 to SP1

Recently I’ve been involved in upgrading one of our customer’s CCM setup to SP1 and here is my notes regarding the upgrade: First (On each site): Disable the maintenance tasks Delete Aged Client Operations and Delete Aged Discovery Data (Sites -> select site -> on top corner site maintenance). Back the CCM MSSQL databases. MSSQL… Read More »

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysON Availability Group MultiSubnet Listener

I’ve been recently involved in a project where I had to transition a Microsoft SQL environment from 2008 R2 to 2012 and change from the normal SQL cluster to the new AlwaysOn availability group module. After performing the transition and we’ve up the local listener and the disaster site listener we came to an issue… Read More »

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vSphere 5.0 Tip To Toe: Install SRM 5.0 and Configure vSphere Replication (The Imageless Reference)

After spending a couple of days with the company of the beloved Site Recovery Manager 5 from VMware I have a come across a fact that I really should honor this product and write something about it as it was very delightful and very exciting to work with. At all levels SRM 5 is quite… Read More »

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