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Raw Device Mapping


March 22, 2010  8:13 PM

Giving your Virtual SQL Server direct access to your Storage Array

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Raw Device Mapping, SQL Server, VMware

The biggest performance issue when virtualizing your SQL Server is storage.  One way to fix this is to present storage directly to the virtual machine instead of placing the virtual machines storage within a virtual disk.  In VMware this is done by using a Raw Device Mapping. In a nut shell...


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