SQL 2005 Express Configuration Guide for SRM

29 11 2009

It’s often the case that we as IT engineers must work with several different technologies to configure an overall solution.  A prime example is Site Recovery Manager from VMware.  SRM requires skill sets mainly in virtualization and storage, but other peripheral requirements such as SQL for the configuration database broaden the expertise needed to setup the entire environment.

While you can certainly muddle your way through the installation of SQL and creation of a DB, it’s better in my opinion to know without doubt that it is setup correctly the first time.  It’s even better when you can do so without having to pull in a DBA.  That’s where the following guide from the VIOPS site proves handy.  Rob Nourse of VMware Canada wrote this great document which provides step by step instructions on how to install and configure SQL 2005 Express Edition for use with Site Recovery Manager v4.

http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1611 

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