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SharePoint Europe Conference 2011 - Virtualisation

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The slide deck from my virtualising SharePoint and SQL at the European SharePoint Conference 2011 in Berlin

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SharePoint Europe Conference 2011 - Virtualisation

  1. 1. SharePoint 2010 & Virtualisation Alan Richards
  2. 2. About Me• Information Systems Manager @ West Hatch High School• Worked in education for over 17 years• Led teams in the early adoption of Microsoft systems• Regular presenter at events• SharePoint MVP
  3. 3. Topics• Virtualisation quickie• SQL• SharePoint
  4. 4. Virtualisation Quickie• Multiple virtual machines on a host• Shared resources – Network – Memory – CPU
  5. 5. Virtualisation Quickie• Centralised Storage – Failover cluster – Redundancy – Live Migration
  6. 6. How It Stacks Up
  7. 7. Failover Cluster• 5 Servers in a failover cluster – Setup storage • LUNS • Connection – Install Hyper-V & Failover clustering roles and features – Validate cluster • Runs tests • Simulates failures • Required for Microsoft support – Create cluster
  8. 8. Management
  9. 9. SQL Virtualisation• Core to your SharePoint farm• SQL fail = SharePoint fail – Node failover not DB – Patching – Service Packs
  10. 10. SQL Virtualisation• 2 x SQL virtual servers• Shared storage – Failover cluster • Has to be validated – Live migration
  11. 11. SQL Virtualisation• Failover cluster manager – MSTDC – SQL Server
  12. 12. SQL Virtualisation • Witness disk • MSDTC storage • SQL Server storage
  13. 13. SQL Virtualisation• Key considerations – Storage space – Setting up LUNS – Speed of connection to storage – Specific setup for failover cluster
  14. 14. SharePoint Virtualisation• Same install process as on physical machines• Connect central admin to the virtualised SQL• No difference in administration• As many SharePoint servers as you want / need
  15. 15. SharePoint Virtualisation• Key considerations – Load balance WFE’s as in a normal environment – Network load on host(s)
  16. 16. arichards@edutechnow.comwww.edutechnow.comtwitter.com/arichards_Sarukyoutube.com/arichardssaruk

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