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Le Top 10 des Best Practices pour SQL Server

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Vous êtes un administrateur, un DBA , un exploitant : bref vous travaillez sur SQL Server, cette session est pour vous. Vous y verrez les Best Practices d’installation, de configuration, d’administration, d’exploitation, de performance et de maintenance. Un condensé du Top 10 à connaitre et qui vous sera utile et pratique pour votre gestion SQL Server au quotidien.

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Le Top 10 des Best Practices pour SQL Server

  1. 1. palais descongrèsParis7, 8 et 9février 2012
  2. 2. SQL Server Best Practices Le top 10…N 07/02/2012Nadia Ben El KadiTechnology Specialist – SQL Server/BIMicrosoft France
  3. 3. Agenda Introduction Sizing SQL Server Best Practice Before Installation Best Practice Installation Best Practice Post Installation Database Best Practices Maintenance Best Practices Performance Best Practices Monitoring Best Practices DBA Administration Tasks /DBA ToolBox Consolidation Best Practices
  4. 4. Choose the right HW & Server Server choice depends on many factors  Olap / Oltp / BI  Transactions/sec needs  DB size / Cube size  Concurent users  Network bandwidth  HA / Virtu / Conso  Storage type Ask your HW vendor : They have sizers for SQL  Dell : SQL Advisor  HP Sizer for SQL Server  Etc… SQL Server Appliance now available  FastTrack (HP Bull, Emc, IBM, Cisco, Dell) ,  PDW (HP Dell) ,  Business Decision Appliance (HP BI Appliance)  DB Consolidation Appliance (HP) --- based on hyperV/SystemCenter  OLTP Appliance : coming soon
  5. 5. IO Best Practices for SQL Server Basics for SQL - Types of IO :  Read vs Write  Sequential vs random For OLTP: write-intensive & Random access  Generally random for both reads & writes against data files.  Log writes are sequential in nature For OLAP : mostly reads operation & sequential access  Reads and writes tend to be sequential in nature
  6. 6. Summarized I/O Activity of RAID Levels and Their Recommended Use http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc966414.aspxRAID Levels RAID0 RAID1 RAID5 RAID10Reliability Lowest. Very good. Good. Excellent. Lack of fault tolerance results in data loss. Even better with duplexing. Can tolerate single machine fault.Storage Efficiency 100% 50% >50%, <100% 50% (#drives -1/#drives)Random Read Excellent Fair Excellent. Excellent. Worst of the RAID levels but better than a single drive.Random Write Excellent. Fair. Fair. Very good. Worse than a single drive but better than some RAID levels. Generally better with larger stripe sizes.Sequential Read Excellent. Fair. Very good. Excellent. Comparable to a single drive. Generally, better with smaller stripe sizesSequential Write Excellent. Good. Fair. Very good. Better than other RAID levels.Cost Lowest. Moderate. Moderate. High. Relatively high cost due to redundant drives; however, no expensive controller requiredRecommended use Good for non-critical data or stagnantly updated data that gets Good for data that requires high fault tolerance at relatively low Very good for Read only data. Data requiring high performance for both read and write and backed up regularly or any data requiring fast write performance hardware cost (redundancy using parity requires more expensive excellent reliability while trading off storage efficiency and cost. at very low cost. Great for testing. hardware). Best for log files.
  7. 7. Installation - SQL Setup Choose the right Edition depending on your needs  Standard  Enterprise  BI Edition (new in SQL2012) Install only features/components you need ! Preferred Install is unattended  Especially for cluster Add node
  8. 8. Service Pack Recommended to install For Clusters : Rolling Upgrades supported since SQL2008 «Slipstream» new installations : Since SQL2008 , the slipstream functionality performs a single installs that is quicker when compared to installing the original release and then applying the service pack. Cumulative Updates : CU install only when you address a problem or if there is a security fix
  9. 9. SQL Post Setup Configuration 1/2 Traceflag 1117  This Traceflag equally grows all datafiles together  Best Practice for SharePoint and Dynamics AX Configure SQL Server Memory  Set max server memory to leave Memory to OS  1 GB for OS if Ram < 8 GB  2 GB for OS if Ram > 8 GB  4 GB for OS if Ram > 128 GB)  Tune this according to other SQL Server instances/ applications running on the system Advanced options  Set MAXDOP to 1 for OLTP like workload  Best Practice for MS ERP Dynamics AX/ MS CRM/SharePoint …  For OLAP like workload, MAXDOP should be at least on 2 (star join query optimization)
  10. 10. Database Design Recommendations Take care to initial size and file growth options.  Monitor growth : Configure Autogrow but try to make sure it’s not used Use instant file initialization for performance optimization Use partitioning for better large database manageability. Transaction log : Isolate log from data at the physical level TEMPDB : as See White paper Best Practice SQL & Antivirus : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422/en-us
  11. 11. Databases Options Best Practices SET RECOVERY Model : Depend of your DRP  Full for production OLTP app  Bulk-Logged for OLAP app  Simple on your Dev servers Auto Shrink set to OFF Auto Close set to OFF Autogrow set with « Mb » and not « % » Page Verify set to « Checksum »
  12. 12. Maintenance : Best Practices Backup Databases / Log Integrity Checks : DBCC CHECKDB Optimization Purge History Tables
  13. 13. Performance – Best Practices Most common Performance issues came from  Wrong server configuration (io, config…)  But if you have followed BestPractices, it should be OK   DB DESIGN ISSUES  Missing Indexes or non-optimal index choices  Bad statistics / Fragmentation  QUERIES ISSUES  Queries using functions on Indexed columns (Implicit conversion)  Ex : Select …From …Where Upper (nom) = …  Quering that generate Scan operations  Ex : operator « like ‘%’ » : You should use FTS indexes
  14. 14. Monitoring – Best Practices HOW WHAT Monitor Services Use a Monitoring/supervision tool  Instances when possible (exple : SCOM)  HA mecanisms SQL Agent Alert mecanism Monitor Windows Performance Configure Database Mail (SMTP  Memory, Cpu, IO support with SQL Server) to recieve automatic alerts Monitor SQL Performance  Top counters in BOL Standard Reports / DMV Monitor File sizes UCP : CPU usage & Disk Usage Monitor SQL Server Errorlogs PDC : more rich  Filter with Error Severity Automate as many of these day-to-day Verify SQL Server Agent Jobs tasks as possible  To rack failure
  15. 15. Basic Tasks for a DBA SQL server components installation SQL Server daily Administration  Manage Production servers  Create /update DBs, Configure HA, Support , etc…  Manage Security access Monitor SQL Instances  Check Supervision results  Try to automate via emails Maintenances Tasks Create / Maintain / test DRP procedures Optimize performances Document changes More & more : BI component administration  SSIS / SSAS / SSRS / MDS /DQS  Sharepoint Integration (Powerpivot) … and probably much more…
  16. 16. DBA ToolBOXBest Practice Configuration Tools MAP Toolkit (included now in Steup tools) MBSA : MS Baseline Security BPA : Best Practices Analyzer PBP – Policies management SQL Upgrade Advisor for upgradeBest Practice Troubleshooting/Performance/Tunning Tools DMV SQL Profiler SQL DTA PSSDIAG RML utilities PAL
  17. 17. Consolidation – Best Practices Why Consolidate:  Lack of space in the data center Check White papers :  Better utilization of hardware resources, either of BestPractices for SQL server Consolidation existing servers or in conjunction with the http://msdn.microsoft.com/en- acquisition of new, more powerful servers us/library/ee819082(v=sql.100).aspx  Standardization and centralization of Administration & Maintenance BestPractices for SSAS Consolidation  Green-IT http://sqlcat.com/sqlcat/b/technicalnotes/archive/2010/0 Scénarios 2/08/microsoft-sql-server-2008-analysis-services-  Consolidate many DBs in 1 instance : reduce consolidation-best-practices.aspx number of instances  Consolidate different instances on 1 server : reduce number of servers  Virtualisation : consolidate many servers on a Host
  18. 18. Conclusion Use SQL Server Books Online
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