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Is Microsoft SQL 2008 has any issue with VM 5.1?

Posted on 2012-09-09
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Last Modified: 2012-09-13
Hello there,

I have MS SQL 2008 servers as VM running on version VM vsphere 4.1.

VM Admin is in the process of upgrading his from 4.1 to new 5.1. Will there be any issue for my SQL 2008 servers?

Is thers any doco or white paper suggesting that it is MS SQL 2008 is compatible with VM 5.1.

Please advise.

Thanks and Regards
Question by:goprasad
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VMware vSphere 5.1 is scheduled for released later this week, when documents and upgrade guides will be available. The above guide will list exactly what is supported when updated.

VMware vSphere 5.1 requirements are similar to VMware vSphere 5.0.

vSphere Installation and Setup Guide
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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No Issues. See below.

New Whitepaper today, on High Performance Testing SQL with VMware vSphere 5.1, tests were conducted on Microsoft SQL 2008.

See here


if you look at the Appendix

Appendix: Test Bed Configuration
The lab environment used the following at-scale inventory, where the vCenter Server inventory was at or near the configuration maximums for most items on the list:

1,000 hosts
10,000 powered on VMs
15,000 registered VMs
32 clusters
2,000 datastores

Virtual machine running vCenter Server:

16 vCPUs
52GB memory

Virtual machine running database (Microsoft SQL Server 2008):

16 vCPUs
26 GB memory

Database files: RAID-5 storage backed up by 10 disks. Each disk is 2Gbps, 5200rpm, 133.68GB

Log files and tempdb: 10 disks RAID-5 storage. Each disk is 2Gbps, 5200rpm, 133.68GB

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