The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Jul 27 2016 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Windows Clustering for the DBA Part 1 – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Windows Clustering for the DBA Part 1 – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

You need to implement AlwaysOn Failover Clustering or Availability Groups, but need help with the Windows Clustering part. This session will guide you to success. We'll talk about how to plan your network, DNS, Active Directory, and storage. I'll provide you with a check list you can use to plan your implementation. We'll see how to choose the right quorum model for a robust failover configuration that ensures your database is always available. This is a two-part presentation; part 2 will be presented on August 10.

Ryan Adams is a SQL Server MVP and has worked for Verizon since 1998. His primary focus is the SQL Server Engine, high availability, and disaster recovery. Prior to becoming a SQL DBA, he was a Senior Active Directory Architect and Identity Management Consultant where he architected the company's worldwide Active Directory infrastructure supporting over 250k users. He serves on both the PASS Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors for the North Texas SQL Server User Group. He holds the following certifications: MCP MCSA MCSE MCDBA MCTS MCITP.

Future Meetings

August 10 Noon Mountain

August 24 Noon Eastern



The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,