Free for PREMIUM members
Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments
People get in trouble trying to virtualize SQL Server by not treating it as a SQL Server and planning things like Disk IO for SQL. If you think you can present a single LUN from a SAN to a host, format it for VMFS and then carve up 16 servers worth of VMDK's off that LUN and have one or more of those be for SQL Server and you are going to have good performance, your up for severe disappointment. You still need to have dedicated disk arrays from the SAN for database files, log files, and tempdb, and they need to be presented to the host as separate LUNS, and ideally, they will be RDMs and not VMFS volumes, this eliminates the hypervisor from the storage utlization and provides faster IO with lower CPU usage. The same prinicpals for RAID configuration that you'd apply to a physical server still apply to a virtual machines underlying disk IO subsystem.
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