Updated – Official SQL Server on vSphere best practices guide, March 2017

Microsoft SQL Server is the most virtualized enterprise mission critical application today. In recent years it has become a mainstream effort among VMware customers to virtualize critical databases to allow better agility and scale while increasing availability and operational efficiency.

The official best practices guide for virtualizing SQL Server is now updated with information regarding vSphere 6.5 and some new lessons learned in the past year.

A big Thank you! is due to:

Allan Hirt (Twitter @SQLHA) for keeping me honest on SQL Server nomenclature

David Klee (Twitter @Kleegeek) for his help reviewing this paper

Deji Akomolafe (Twitter @dejify) for his expertise and contribution

You can read the updated guide
here: http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/solutions/sql-server-on-vmware-best-practices-guide.pdf

As always, comments and feedback are welcome