Because databases are mission-critical for organizations, high availability and service-level agreements are essential elements of OLTP database design. Today’s customers also demand faster response time and better optimization of hardware resource utilization.
This Ready Solution provides high availability through vSphere High Availability (vSphere HA). The design uses the cluster to manage host resources and provide high availability for VMs. RAID for storage drives, dual controllers, and multiple I/O paths provide storage high availability. Multiple FC HBAs and FC switches between the SQL Server infrastructure and the storage network build resiliency in network connectivity.
The following figure illustrates the solution design.
Figure 2. Solution design