New Server in an Hour

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New Server in an Hour

  1. 1. New  Server  in  an  Hour?  No  Problem!  Mike  Hillwig  
  2. 2.  It’s  Friday,  and  you  can’t  wait  to  get  out  of  the  of@ice  
  3. 3. To  catch  one  of  these    
  4. 4.  to  go  here  
  5. 5.  to  do  this  
  6. 6.  or  even  this  
  7. 7.  But  then  this  guy  comes  along.  He’s  your  boss.    
  8. 8.  He  needs  a  new  one  of  these  
  9. 9.  Before  you  leave  
  10. 10.  But  you  don’t  have  time  for  that  
  11. 11.  Because  you  need  to  get  here  
  12. 12.  To  catch  one  of  these  
  13. 13.  To  get  here  
  14. 14. You  feel  like  this  
  15. 15. But  you’re  going  to  look  like  this  
  16. 16. 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  
  17. 17. Mike  Hillwig  •  Avid  Cook  •  Lover  of  Blue  Cheese  •  And  Bacon  •  Geek  at  Heart  •  Owned  by  Two  Pugs  
  18. 18. Obligatory  Social  Networking  Slide  •  crankydba.com  •  sqlserverpedia.com  •  twiTer.com/mikehillwig  
  19. 19. A  New  Server?  Now?  
  20. 20. Fear  Not  •  You’re  Prepared  •  You’ve  done  your  homework  •  And  this  is  not  a  crisis  
  21. 21. 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  
  22. 22. Assumptions  •  Your  Windows/VMWare  Team  can  deploy  quickly  •  Storage  isn’t  an  issue  •  Install  media  is  readily  accessible  
  23. 23. Why  do  this  for  all  servers?  •  Standardize  servers  •  Consistency  is  good!  •  Easier  to  delegate  to  junior  staff  •  Saves  you  tons  of  ?me  
  24. 24. What  do  we  do?  •  Create  file  paths  •  Install  SQL  •  Configure  •  Bounce  •  Monitor  •  Maintain  •  Reboot  
  25. 25. What  about  maintenance  plans?  •  No  •  No  •  No  •  NO  •  Use  scripts.    •  Maintenance  plans  are  ?me  consuming  and  difficult  to   maintain  
  26. 26. Where  do  we  start?  •  Demo  of  building  config.ini  •  Walk  through  my  process  
  27. 27. Edit  con@ig.ini  File  •  Comment  Out  UIMODE="Normal”  
  28. 28. Resources  •  Sqlserverpedia.com  •  Sqlskills.com  (Paul  Randall  and  Kimberly  Tripp)  •  Sqlservercentral.com  •  ola.hallengren.com  

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