Virtualizing SQL Server on vSphere – Licensing

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by Barnaby Jeans In a previous article, we talked about some best practices for virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere and to follow it up I want to take some time to answer a common question – what is the licensing impact when virtualizing SQL server. I have just completed a 3 week, 5 city, Read more...

Your Guide to Virtualizing SQL on vSphere (Part 1)

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By now, a lot of tier-2, tier-3 SQL Servers has been virtualized. Customers are seeing more availability, better agility with those SQL Servers running in a virtualization environment. That's leading customers to consider moving tier-1 mission critical SQL Servers onto the virtualization environment. A properly configured ESX is crucial to the successful deployment of a Read more...

Your Guide to Virtualizing SAP on vSphere

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In the last few years we have had some great successes of customers virtualizing their SAP landscapes in production on VMware, check out Mazda and Miami Dade at http://www.vmware.com/solutions/partners/alliances/sap-customer-success.html, both of whom presented their case studies at SAP Sapphire and SAP Tech Ed.  For technical success follow the VMware best practice papers and SAP Marketplace Read more...