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    • New  Server  in  an  Hour?  No  Problem!  Mike  Hillwig  
    •  It’s  Friday,  and  you  can’t  wait  to  get  out  of  the  of@ice  
    • To  catch  one  of  these    
    •  to  go  here  
    •  to  do  this  
    •  or  even  this  
    •  But  then  this  guy  comes  along.  He’s  your  boss.    
    •  He  needs  a  new  one  of  these  
    •  Before  you  leave  
    •  But  you  don’t  have  time  for  that  
    •  Because  you  need  to  get  here  
    •  To  catch  one  of  these  
    •  To  get  here  
    • You  feel  like  this  
    • But  you’re  going  to  look  like  this  
    • Mike  Hillwig  •  AKA  The  Cranky  DBA  •  SQL  Server  DBA  •  Working  with  SQL  Server  since  SQL  7  •  Senior  DBA  at  hos?ng  division  of  a  financial  soCware  company  •  Working  as  the  lone  SQL  DBA  in  an  army  of  Oracle  DBAs  •  Resume  includes  Acme  Packet,  Shawmut  Design  and  Construc?on,   Equitable  Resources  •  Currently  managing  ~40  instances  and  about  ~30  TB  
    • Mike  Hillwig  •  Avid  Cook  •  Lover  of  Blue  Cheese  •  And  Bacon  •  Geek  at  Heart  •  Owned  by  Two  Pugs  
    • Obligatory  Social  Networking  Slide  •  crankydba.com  •  sqlserverpedia.com  •  twiTer.com/mikehillwig  
    • A  New  Server?  Now?  
    • Fear  Not  •  You’re  Prepared  •  You’ve  done  your  homework  •  And  this  is  not  a  crisis  
    • How  Do  We  Prepare?    •  Advanced  Planning  •  Capturing  a  SQL  Config  file  •  Collec?ng  the  scripts  you  already  have  •  Assembling  a  batch  file  •  Documen?ng  a  Build  Process  •  Having  a  solid  process  ready  to  deploy  •  Making  it  so  simple  we  can  delegate  it  
    • Assumptions  •  Your  Windows/VMWare  Team  can  deploy  quickly  •  Storage  isn’t  an  issue  •  Install  media  is  readily  accessible  
    • Why  do  this  for  all  servers?  •  Standardize  servers  •  Consistency  is  good!  •  Easier  to  delegate  to  junior  staff  •  Saves  you  tons  of  ?me  
    • What  do  we  do?  •  Create  file  paths  •  Install  SQL  •  Configure  •  Bounce  •  Monitor  •  Maintain  •  Reboot  
    • What  about  maintenance  plans?  •  No  •  No  •  No  •  NO  •  Use  scripts.    •  Maintenance  plans  are  ?me  consuming  and  difficult  to   maintain  
    • Where  do  we  start?  •  Demo  of  building  config.ini  •  Walk  through  my  process  
    • Edit  con@ig.ini  File  •  Comment  Out  UIMODE="Normal”  
    • Resources  •  Sqlserverpedia.com  •  Sqlskills.com  (Paul  Randall  and  Kimberly  Tripp)  •  Sqlservercentral.com  •  ola.hallengren.com