Microsoft SQL Server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency.
The official best practices guide for virtualizing SQL Server is now updated with information regarding vSphere 6.5 and some new lessons learned in the past year.
A big Thank you! is due to:
Allan Hirt (Twitter @SQLHA) for keeping me honest on SQL Server nomenclature
David Klee (Twitter @Kleegeek) for his help reviewing this paper
Deji Akomolafe (Twitter @dejify) for his expertise and contribution
You can read the updated guide
As always, comments and feedback are welcome