SQL Server & VMware ESXi

Integration Points and Configuration Best Practices


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The Kaminario K2 all-flash array is built to support modern workloads that require efficient use of resources, high performance and flexibility in scale. SQL Server environments deployed via VMware vSphere using ESXi are an ideal workload for the K2’s all flash architecture.

This reference architecture describes in detail all integration points of the K2 all-flash array, SQL Server, VMware ESXi, Kaminario best practices for ESX environments, and Kaminario SQL Server configuration best practices.

Examples and screenshots that facilitate easy understanding of the different settings and clearly demonstrate the tradeoffs between different options of configurations are highlighted.

James Price, Director of Product Development, Clearwater Analytics

“Our number one factor was the cost/GB. We felt that many of the pure flash arrays were either too costly or not production worthy. Kaminario impressed us as being both enterprise ready and cost effective.”

David Schlaifer, CEO, DAShealth™

“You can focus on metrics all you want, but at the end of the day in our business it is customer satisfaction that matters. Kaminario enabled us to deliver lightning fast performance to our customers: physicians serving their patients.”

Eric Burgener

Research Director, IDC

For an increasing number of real-time big data analytics and extremely high performance database environments, NVMe technology is already needed to meet latency, throughput, and/or bandwidth requirements. But Kaminario’s application of this technology to also offer composability with very high speed data mobility is an NVMe use case that is much more broadly applicable to a larger variety of workloads today.