Step-by-Step Guide: How to consolidate SQL Servers

Simplify your SQL Server consolidation process with this step-by-step guide, excerpted from Chapter 2, 'Planning your SQL Server consolidation,' of our original expert e-book, "Consolidate SQL Servers for availability, scalability and cost savings." SQL Server MVP Hilary Cotter breaks down the process into several key areas, from creating a consolidation methodology to monitoring and stabilizing consolidated servers.

Planning a SQL Server consolidation is a mammoth task. You can simplify the project by breaking it into individual

components, which I'll review in this step-by-step guide.

This information is excerpted from Chapter 2, 'Planning your SQL Server consolidation,' of our original expert e-book, "Consolidate SQL Servers for availability, scalability and cost savings." This chapter explains five steps to consolidation and other key consolidation considerations.

 

 


 

 


How to consolidate SQL Servers



 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: Create a SQL Server consolidation methodology
 Step 2: Analyze candidate databases, servers and more
 Step 3: Test your consolidation
 Step 4: Deploy consolidated SQL Servers
 Step 5: Monitor and stabilize consolidated SQL Servers

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
 
Hilary Cotter
Hilary Cotter has been involved in IT for more than 20 years a Web and database consultant. Microsoft first awarded Cotter the Microsoft SQL Server MVP award in 2001. Cotter received his bachelor applied science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and studied economics at the University of Calgary and computer science at UC Berkeley. He is the author of a book on SQL Server transactional replication and currently working on books on merge replication and Microsoft search technologies.
Copyright 2006 TechTarget
 
This was first published in June 2006

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