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FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and VMware vSphere 6.5

Contributors netapp-aoife

Gopu Narasimha Reddy, Cisco
Sanjeev Naldurgkar, Cisco
David Arnette, NetApp

This document discusses a FlexPod reference architecture using the latest hardware and software products and provides configuration recommendations for deploying Microsoft SQL Server databases in a virtualized environment.

The recommended solution architecture is built on Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) using the unified software release to support the Cisco UCS hardware platforms, including Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers, Cisco UCS 6300 Fabric Interconnects, Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, and NetApp All Flash Series Storage Arrays. Additionally, this solution includes VMware vSphere 6.5, vSphere 6.5, providing a number of new features to optimize storage utilization and to facilitate a private cloud.