Ted Krueger will present “Building a SQL Server Test Lab” at the Chicago SQL Server User Group on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 5:30 PM CT.

Abstract:  Have you ever wondered how the community bloggers, authors and speakers set up, test, and beat up SQL Server so quickly, without trashing their laptops or needing servers?  This session will show you just how easy it is to do just that – set up a virtual lab locally with the full feature-set of SQL Server and Windows.  The session will use VMWare Workstation to show the steps in creating virtual machines running Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, Networking, DNS Services, File Services, Clustering and finally, pulling it all together with a full enriched Availability Group Setup.  Through the session, specific areas will be pinpointed that are different in virtual lab configurations for Hyper-V and even Windows Azure Virtual Machines.  When completed, the session will deliver the audience a knowledge base that will ensure a full testing area is easily obtained and adapted for building a higher education of SQL Server and Windows Server technologies.

Location:  kCura, 231 S LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60604, 7th Floor (LaSalle Street entrance)

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