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  • 1.  Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

    Posted Apr 15, 2013 04:50 PM

    I have 8 Esxi and Want tto Virtualize Vcenter Database ...Any best Practise ?



  • 2.  RE: Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

    Posted Apr 15, 2013 04:59 PM

    Hey Gaurav,

    This talks about migrating the DB

    http://kb.vmware.com/kb/7960893

    This talks about performance

    http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vmware-vsphere-virt-sql-vcdb-WP-EN.pdf

    Regards

    a



  • 3.  RE: Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

    Posted Apr 15, 2013 05:02 PM

    Forgot to mention it is Esxi 5.0 and I am looking for a best practise on that as well............



  • 4.  RE: Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

    Posted Apr 15, 2013 05:07 PM

    The migration document is generic and so is the performance pdf study done



  • 5.  RE: Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

    Posted Apr 15, 2013 05:38 PM

    1. keep vcenter and vcenter database on a seperate virtual machine.

    2. create a DRS rule to seperate the vcenter and vcenter DB VM, so they wont run on the same esxi.

    3. set DRS level to Manual for both vc and vcdb VMs and Make a note on the ESXI on which its running, incase of any failure  in vc or vcdb, your can easily connect to that esxi and take virtual machine console.