SQL Server Hardware

Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track - Fujitsu France
  • Going the DIY route. Don’t build your own SQL Server computer from off-the-shelf parts, unless it’s just meant to be a nonproduction development machine. Servers in general, and SQL Server computers specifically, need tightly matched parts: processors, chipsets, memory, controller cards and the like. You need components that will hold up to high heat, for example, and that have been designed to work together. That isn’t saying it’s impossible to build your own server - but it’s far easier to buy one that’s been fully integrated and will be supported by the manufacturer.
  • Having no performance expectations. You simply can’t build a SQL Server system properly unless you know what kind of load it’s going to be under. Well, you can - but you’ll either underbuild or overbuild, and either one is going to be expensive. When you underbuild, you’re essentially setting your server up to not have enough power sometime in the future, meaning you’ll be forced to spend money upgrading (and depending on the server’s initial configuration, upgrading may not even be possible). With overbuilding, you’re spending more than you need or ever anticipate needing. Use existing databases, applications or even vendor benchmarks to get some expectation of how many transactions per second you expect to process and size the hardware accordingly.
  • Buying disk size, not disk performance. Yes, SQL Server often needs tons of disk space. But all that space is useless if the disk technology isn’t fast Tossing a handful of drives into a RAID 5 array might get you the space and redundancy you want, but if that array can’t move the bits on and off the platters with some serious speed, it’s going to be a major performance bottleneck for your system. If you can’t afford fast disks in the size you need, then you can’t afford SQL Server.

    Ideally, database files and transaction logs should be on different disks (or arrays), and SQL Server should be accessing them through different channels, such as disk controller cards or storage area network (SAN) connections. The tempdb system database may need its own disk or...

Many of these mistakes seem to be storage-related, don’t they? Definitely. Storage for SQL Server is the one area where people tend to focus too much only on size, and not enough on other factors, such as throughput. Especially with SANs, where storage becomes something like “a service of our private cloud, ” like a big magic box in the sky, where data lives.

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