Edwin Sarmiento Reveals the Simple Secret to Clustering SQL Server on Linux (It’s not Pacemaker and it is Supported in the Cloud)

We had a great turnout for our SQL Server on Linux webinar last week and we were excited to have Microsoft MVP Edwin Sarmiento join us and share some of his expertise. Edwin is always an engaging speaker and yesterday was no exception. The webinar covered the long, complicated Pacemaker configuration of HA for SQL Server on Linux and the much simpler way to do it on DxEnterprise.

If you haven’t watched yet, you can check out the recording here: http://dh2i.com/webinars/how-to-configure-high-availability-for-sql-server-on-linux-without-pacemaker/

Spoiler alert: configuring on Pacemaker took over 20 minutes while DxEnterprise produced an almost identical result in under 6 minutes, and even included cross-platform HA. Now that’s what I’d call simplifying!

There was a lot of engagement and you all brought some great questions to the table. One attendee’s question uncovered the fact that DxEnterprise may be one of the only solutions for clustering SQL Server on Linux in the cloud. This is because those cloud environments do not have support for STONITH devices – the method Pacemaker uses to do node fencing. DxEnterprise does not rely on STONITH – making it fully supported in Azure, AWS, Google Compute, or your colo/cloud of choice.

I encourage you to check out the recording if you haven’t already, and as always ping us at info@dh2i.com with any additional questions or visit http://dh2i.com/trial to try out our software for yourself.

Lauren Hawes