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Virtualizing Sql Server with Vmware

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

Regards Gaurav Baghla Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer. https://twitter.com/garry_14
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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

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

Regards Gaurav Baghla Opinions are my own and not the views of my employer. https://twitter.com/garry_14
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The migration document is generic and so is the performance pdf study done

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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.

Thanks & Regards Dharshan S VCP 4.0,VTSP 5.0, VCP 5.0
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