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8-20-15: Encore - Windows Clustering for the DBA (Part 2)

Ryan J. Adams concludes his two-part series on Windows Clustering for SQL Server.


Topic for the August 2015 Meeting:

Encore Presentation: Windows Clustering for the DBA (Part 2)

The recording for the July meeting didn't turn out, so Ryan has offered to present this session again!  Thanks Ryan! 

You need to implement AlwaysOn Failover Clustering or Availability Groups, but need help with the Windows Clustering part.  This two-part session will guide you to success.  We'll talk about how to plan your network, DNS, Active Directory, and storage. 

I'll provide you with a check list you can use to plan your implementation.  We'll see how to choose the right quorum model for a robust failover configuration that ensures your database is always available.

This is part 2 of a 2-part series.  Part 1 was held on June 11th, 2015 (watch now on demand!)  Both sessions will be recorded and available on the AlaskaSQL YouTube channel.

Speaker: Ryan J. Adams (SQL Server MVP)

Ryan Adams is a SQL Server MVP and has worked for Verizon for 17 years. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Previously he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and designed the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group and is President of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter. He is also a PASS Regional Mentor and holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP  



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