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Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

(OP)
Good day all.

Tasked with installing SQL Srv 2012 on a VM. Never done it before. I read this article on SQLMag. Any pitfalls to be aware of?

Thank you and have a great day!

MCP SQL Server 2000, MCTS SQL Server 2005, MCTS SQL Server 2008 (DBD, DBA)

RE: Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

I have installed SQL 2012 on several VMs before. Main pitfalls are making sure that the disk storage backing up the VMWare/hyperV server is fast enough. I have had a few cases, where the VM admins have shifted me off to SATA drives, and performance suffered noticeably.

RE: Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

(OP)
My SQL Server ISO file keeps disappearing from a folder on the VM. Weird!

MCP SQL Server 2000, MCTS SQL Server 2005, MCTS SQL Server 2008 (DBD, DBA)

RE: Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

That is very odd. i don't suppose you have "hide system files" enabled, or something of the sort? It is definitely gone with the diskspace freed up?

RE: Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

(OP)
This is a 500Gb drive\partition or whatever it is called on a VM...You put the file there, a few seconds later it's gone. Hell, I even deleted and copied the whole folder. The file goes away and the folder remains. Strange!

MCP SQL Server 2000, MCTS SQL Server 2005, MCTS SQL Server 2008 (DBD, DBA)

RE: Installing SQL Server 2012 SE on a VM - any tips?

(OP)
Apparently they disappeared when I dragged and dropped them...Copy and paste kept them there.

MCP SQL Server 2000, MCTS SQL Server 2005, MCTS SQL Server 2008 (DBD, DBA)

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