Free Webinar
October 3 | 11am PT / 2pm ET
Disaster Recovery 101
Hyper-V and vSphere
Speaker: Oleg Pankevych, Solutions Engineer, StarWind

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2017
Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2016

This guide is intended for experienced Windows system administrators, IT professionals, and the SQL Server database administrators who would like to install and configure a 2-node Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster that will host an SQL Server 2017 Failover Cluster Instance. StarWind Virtual SAN was taken as the basis for the implementation of a block-level replication in the Windows Server 2016 hosted storage that will be used for building Windows Server Failover Cluster. In this manual, find all the necessary setup steps.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN®
Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014
Failover Cluster Instance
on Windows Server 2012 R2

This guide is intended for experienced Windows system administrators, IT professionals, and the SQL Server database administrators who would like to install and configure a 2-node Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster that will host an SQL Server 2014 Failover Cluster Instance. StarWind Virtual SAN is the basis for the implementation of a block-level replication in the Windows Server 2012 R2 hosted storage that will be used for building Windows Server Failover Cluster. Find all the necessary setup steps in this guide.

Webinar: Achieve true HA with SQL Server AlwaysOn. Part I – FCIs

Published: June 5, 2018

Nowadays, database availability is a must-have for any business, be it big or small. And, you, a database admin, are to minimize the risk of data loss. That’s actually what SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances approach may come in handy. Find out from this video how to achieve true high availability with this technology, its implementation best practices, and how the entire setup benefits from StarWind Virtual SAN deployment.

White Paper: StarWind SMB3

Any IT-infrastructure, be it big or small, utilizes the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access files, printers and other resources. Still, this protocol can do even more! Learn from this paper how StarWind Virtual developed SMB services, allowing to bring implementation of clustered file servers to the quantitively new level.

White Paper: Avoiding the Cost of Confusion: SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance versus Basic Availability Group on Standard Edition

This document describes the differences between Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances and Basic Availability Groups in Standard Edition. It is aimed to help you choose the appropriate high-availability and disaster recovery solution for your SQL Server databases.

Technical Paper: StarWind Virtual SAN SQL Server HADR using Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instance

This guide provides a detailed instruction on configuring High Availability Disaster Recovery using Always On Availability Groups and SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance. The document will walk you through the main configuration steps describing how to deploy an SQL Server FCI, add a node to a Windows Server Failover Clustering cluster, as well as enable and configure Availability Groups in a 3-node Disaster Recovery scenario.