Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Deploying A SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Cluster

This document will cover the design and deployment of a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn cluster. SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn clusters are a high availability technology. They build mirrored database instances across a Windows cluster. This provides the benefits of both technologies with clustering providing a single point of access and the mirroring providing redundant copies of the databases.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Building A Windows Cluster Using Windows Server 2008 R2

Building a windows cluster is the first stage in deploying a high availability SQL Server 2012 Always On cluster. This document covers the design, installation, and configuration of a Windows Cluster on which a SQL Server 2012 HA Cluster can be deployed.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Upgrading Powershell on Windows Server 2008 R2

The latest version of Powershell, version 4, has been released by Microsoft in late October 2013. It brings a lot of additional functionality and performance improvements to the table. This document covers how to upgrade Powershell from your current version to Powershell 4.0.