Thursday, February 13, 2014

SQL Server + System Center 2012 + Windows Server 2012

When designing good System Center 2012 environments it’s obvious that SQL Server is key to the overall success of your design, implementation and functionality of it all.

When a bad decision is made or a good design decision is poorly executed, it has a direct negative impact on the overall experience and functionality of your System Center 2012 environment.

SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 related to System Center 2012
Gladly Paul Keely – a highly experienced System Center 2012 professional - realized this and decided some time ago to write down his experiences related to SQL Server for System Center 2012 in the guide SQL Server guide for System Center 2012. That guide had a strong focus on SQL Server 2008 R2. I’ve uses that guide a couple of times and learned a lot from it.

SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 related to System Center 2012
However, as time moves on newer versions of SQL Server and Windows Server came to be. So Paul Keely decided to write an extension to the other guide (even though it can be looked upon as a stand alone guide as well), focused on SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This guide is titled SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2.

Even SQL Azure is covered!
This latest guide came to be with the help of Pete Zerger and Robert Hedblom who did sections on SQL in Azure for System Center and backup for SQL with DPM.

So for anyone involved in designing, rolling out, maintaining System Center 2012 technologies, both guides are a must have and read. And you know what? Both guides are FREE!

A big word of thanks to Paul Keely, Pete Zerger and Robert Hedblom for their contributions to the community.

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