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  2. 2. INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION TOPICS  Installation of SQL Server Instances.  Planning Installation.      Installation      Install an Instance Command Line Install Configuration File Install Installation of Features.     Hardware Requirements Software Requirements Planning For Storage & Growth Benchmarking SQL Server Reporting Services Native Analysis Services Reporting Services Native or SharePoint Configure SQL Server Instances. Manage & Configure Databases.
  3. 3. PLANNING AN SQL SERVER INSTANCE OS Requirements Software Processor Requirements Hard Disk Memory
  4. 4. CRITERIA OF RESOURCES  Criteria's are based on The Edition of SQL Server  The bit depth of SQL Server  X64  X86  Enterprise Developer BI Editions Express/Express + tools Standard Web
  5. 5. MAIN POINTS X64 Versions of SQL 2012 supports only x64 OS only  X86 Versions of SQL 2012 supports both x64/x86 OS’s  OS Service Pack level is also important  Major OS Supports        Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2008 SP2 Windows Vista SP2 Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2003 is not Supported
  6. 6. DEVELOPER/ EXPRESS / EXPRESS WITH ADVANCED SERVICES / EXPRESS WITH ADVANCED TOOLS Server 2008R2 Enterprise/ DC/ Standard/ Foundation/ Web Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate/ Enterprise/ Business/Home Premium/Home Basic Developer/ Express/ Express With Advanced tools /Express with advanced Services Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate /Professional/ Home Premium/ Basic Server 2008 DC/ Enterprise/ Std/ Web
  7. 7. SQL S. STANDARD Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, Web Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate / Enterprise /Business SQL Server Standard Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional Windows Server 2008 SP2DC/Enterprise/ Standard/ Web
  8. 8. SQL S. ENTERPRISE/ BI / WEB Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise, DC, Standard, Web SQL S. Enterprise/BI/Web Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise/ DC/ Standard/ Web
  9. 9. PROCESSOR & RAM REQUIREMENTS (X64) – ENTERPRISE/BI/WEB/STANDARD/DEVELOPER  Processor Types  Intel Intel Xeon with EM64T Support  Intel P4 with EM64T   AMD AMD Opteron  AMD Athlon 64T   Speed Min 1.4 GHz  Recommended 2GHz   RAM Min 1Gb  Recommended 4Gb or more 
  10. 10. PROCESSOR & RAM REQUIREMENTS (X64) – EXPRESS/EXPRESS WITH TOOLS/EXPRESS WITH ADVANCED SERVICES Same Processor Requirements  RAM  Min 512Mb  1Gb Recommended 
  11. 11. PROCESSOR & RAM REQUIREMENTS (X86) – ENTERPRISE/BI/WEB/STANDARD/DEVELOPER P3 Compatible or Newer version  Processor  Min – 1GHz  Recommended 2GHz   RAM Min 1Gb  Recommended – 4Gb or more 
  13. 13. HARD DISK REQUIREMENTS Database Engine/Full Text Search/Replication •811Mb Analysis Services •345Mb Client Components •1823Mb Integration Services •591Mb Master Data Services •243Mb Reporting Services & Report Manager •304Mb
  14. 14. SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS & VIRTUALIZATION .Net Framework 3.5 SP1  .Net Framework 4.0  IE 7 or above  Windows Power Shell 2.0  Virtualization   Hyper-v on Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 SP2
  15. 15. CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS IN SQL SERVER 2012 Database Size < 524272 Terabytes  Maximum Data File Size < 16 Terabytes  Maximum Number of Instances 32767  Maximum 16 Columns per Primary Key  Maximum 253 Foreign Key References Per table  Maximum 32767 Connections Per instance  50 instances of Database Engine on a host  25 Instances of Database Engine on host if peer to peer replication is used. 
  16. 16. SELECTION OF FEATURES  Instance Features Can operate Side by side  Act as separate instances of SQL Server   Shared Features Shared among Instances  Need to install only once 
  17. 17. INSTANCE FEATURES Data Quality Services Full Text Search/Semantic Extractions for Search Replication Database Engine Services Analysis Services Reporting Services Native
  18. 18. SHARED FEATURES Reporting Services –Share Point Integration Services Distributed Replay Controller SSMS Basic/ Comprehensive Data Quality Client SQL Server Data tools/ Master Data Services Client tools Connectivity/SQL client connectivity
  19. 19. SCALE UP VS. SCALE OUT Scale Out Increase capacity by using multiple instances of SQL SERVER Peer to Peer replication/ Always on Availability groups Scalability – How well application users increased resources to increase capacity.
  20. 20. DATABASE GROWTH Database size can be fixed / auto grow  Fixed databases minimize file fragmentation  Auautogrowth leads to file fragmentation.  Sp_spaceused to query space allocation in DB  Can Decrease the size by auto shrink property  Autoshrink leads to index fragmentation  Also can use dbccshrinkfile/dbccshrinkdatabase  Both require membership sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner  Cant make a DB smaller than the initially specified size. 
  21. 21. DESIGN OF STORAGE Primary Secondary Contain startup information & pointers Optional Store Objects & Data Tx Log Store Data Tx information Change Vectors Every Database has a file ..ndf extension .mdf ext Spead across disk to improve performance .ldf ext Always in primary file group Can be in a primary or Secondary file group
  22. 22. MSA VS. VIRTUAL ACCOUNTS Managed Service Account (MSA) Virtual Account / Managed Local Account Domain managed Account Local Accounts Pw managed by domain controller Can access domain in network environment Use a $ prefix (Contos/Ms$) Pw not required Service Principal registered under Active Directory NT Service/Servicename
  23. 23. WINDOWS & SERVICE LEVEL SECURITY Windows Vista/ Windows Server 2008 Network Service •DE •Agent •Analysis •SSIS •RPT Service •DRC •DR Client Local Service • SQL Browser • FD Launcher Local system •SQL S VSS Writer
  24. 24. WINDOWS & SERVICE LEVEL SECURITY Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Managed Service Account Virtual Account / Managed Local Account
  25. 25. MSA VS. VIRTUAL ACCOUNTS (WINDOWS 7 & WINDOWS SERVER 20088 R2) MSA / Local Service Account Database Engine SSIS Integration Service FD Launcher DRC / Dis Replay Client SQL Server Agent Local System SQL S. Browser Local Service SQL S. VSS Writer
  26. 26. INSTALL SQL SERVER ON A DOMAIN CONTROLLER Not Recommended by Microsoft  SQL S. in a domain controller can’t run under a local service account  Member Server with SQL S. Can’t be promoted to a domain controller  Can’t demote a SQL S. with domain controller as a member server  In a RODC sql server cant create necessary accounts and groups then installation fails. 
  27. 27. CORE MODE INSTALLATION SQL S. can be installed on Windows Server 2008r2 sp1 Core version  Osedtions Datacenter , Enterprise, Web & Standard are supported 
  28. 28. CORE MODE INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS .net Franework 2.0 sp1 .NET Framework 3.5 sp1 Powershell 2.0 Requirements Windows installer 4.5 .net Framework 4.0
  29. 29. CORE MODE INSTALLATION FEATURES SUPPORTED DE Integration Service Replication Core Mode Support Client tools connectivity Full Text Search Analysis Services
  30. 30. BENCHMARKING SQL SERVER    Prior to Installing SQL Server DBA must perform an Benchmarking process Validate the Server Resources against the Requirements of the Installation SQLIO is tool dtermine the capacity of the IO Subsystem  Measures        Measure I/O per/sec Throughput Mb/sec Latency By reading & writing files of different sizes Saturation point can be identified by increaseing the load SQLIOSIM – is included in SQL 2012 instance SQLIOSIM perform similar task it replaces SQLIOStress utility in earlier versions of SQL Server
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