This document is intended for SQL Server Administrators, Storage Implementation Specialists, and Infrastructure Architects who are interested in deploying SQL Server on top of SolidFire shared storage systems. Step-by-step instructions are provided in this document for configuring Microsoft SQL Server on SolidFire. Areas covered will be iSCSI setup, MPIO configuration, I/O optimization best practices, and SQL Server installation options.
The Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices also includes appendix items on virtualization considerations; moving an existing SQL Server database to a SolidFire volume; volume cloning, and more. Architectural considerations for applications running in the context of SolidFire storage are shown, and nuances regarding configuration and deployment for Microsoft SQL Server on SolidFire are noted and explained.