As always, I try to blog on questions I get from the field and recently, I helped some colleagues and customers build a DAG on Nutanix 2 times last week ;). The process is pretty straightforward, but there are some best practices that everyone should follow to ensure a healthy DAG environment.
To give credit, this content was taken from my buddy Mike McGhem’s blog and I added some more color to it, but his content is right on.
“Often, you hear about something weird and un-supported, and feel like you have to share it”.
I often get calls and questions regarding backups and Exchange Server, and most backup technologies are not always working as required or as you would expect, but that’s off-topic.
In my various blog series, you need a SQL 2012 server setup for hosting databases with different Microsoft Solutions. Testing out on a SQL AlwaysOn AG will give you a feel of a real world scenario.
If you want to understand SQL 2012 Always-On Availability Group, check my blog post on SQL 2012 AlwaysON Feature – What is it? How does it work?.
To learn more about SQL Server on Nutanix Check out the Microsoft SQL Server on Nutanix Best Practices!
To give credit, most of the content was taken from Steve Poitras’s blog. He did a series on Configuring SQL Server on VMware ESXi that is awesome and I altered it for Hyper-V and added more details for installing.
In the following blog post, I’ll go over how to install and configure a test lab Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn AG with Hyper-V on Nutanix.