This is the second in a series of articles about creating a simulated environment for testing systems that cross subnets. Part 1: Networking Part 2: Domain Controller In Part I of this series, I showed you how to setup the networking and router for our simulated network. In this article, we’ll create the domain controller.
For a recent presentation on using availability groups for disaster recovery, I needed a test environment that contained multiple separate subnets – something that approximates what you’d see in an enterprise that has multiple remote data centers. I found bits and pieces of the configuration on other sites, but nothing comprehensive. This post will walk […]
Mike Donnelly (b|t) invited the SQL New Blogger Challenge participants to join in this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, and I’m happy to accept – I’ve been meaning to write for a T-SQL Tuesday for quite some time. The topic is “Teach Something New”, which also happens to work well with a challenge issued to me by […]
Would your coworkers know how to handle your job if you weren’t there? This question was top-of-mind for me last week as I headed out-of-town for a family emergency. All too often, my answer to such a question has been “no” or “somewhat”. Many people in IT (consultants included) would have to answer that question […]
WOW! The response to the SQL New Blogger Challenge I issued a couple of weeks ago has been absolutely incredible. At last count, I’ve seen more than twenty (!) bloggers (besides myself) say they’re going to take the challenge, and I’m sure there are others I haven’t seen. Thanks to David Klee, Paul Randal, Brent Ozar, Steve […]