A few weeks ago, I had the privilege in joining Donald Pollard and Keith Valentine as we presented our approach to Enterprise-at-Scale Landing Zone design to the Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group. For those of you not familiar with the concept, a Landing Zone is an Infrastructure-as-Code (“IaC”) deployment of subscriptions, Management Groups, policies, RBAC, … Continue reading Sticking the Landing Zone at Scale – Nashville Microsoft Azure User Group
I recently had a customer who had built a 2-node Availability Group & FSW in AWS. The customer chose to manually build the AG, vs. using the pre-configured AWS quickstart template. The build went as expected, however the customer could not successfully reach the listener, nor fail-over properly. I have used the quickstart template every … Continue reading Troubleshooting a Manually built Availability Group on AWS
I recently had a customer that wanted me to build a multi-node sharded cluster using MongoDB. Simple enough. However, they also wanted it integrated with Active Directory for authentication & autorization, and wanted to use Kerberos for password-less login. This was a bit more complicated, and doesn’t seem super-well documented in any one single location. … Continue reading MongoDB, Active Directory, and Kerberos
In this post, we’re going to cover adding a standalone instance of SQL Server 2017 on Linux to an Active Directory Domain, so that we can use Windows authentication. We’ll mostly be following documentation provided by Microsoft, with just a few deviations. I see this as being one of the more common use-cases for customers … Continue reading Setting up Windows Authentication on SQL Server 2017 Linux
In the last year, I have presented quite a bit on SQL Server 2017 running on Linux – both publicly, and for customers. In almost every instance, I have been asked about what SQL Server features are supported while running on Linux, which is certainly important to understand before you go down the path of … Continue reading SQL Server 2017 Feature Support on Linux
This weekend I gave a presentation on SQL Server on Linux (and some Docker) at SQL Saturday #721, in Raleigh, North Carolina – and WOW what a great event! I have spoken at several SQL Saturdays in the past, including Mexico City – but this marks the first one that I have done where I … Continue reading SQL Saturday #721 in Raleigh, NC
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