SQL Server 2017 on Linux: Support for third-party AD providers

In the past, SQL Server on Linux has required SSSD to be configured for AD Authentication to work. SSSD is a very powerful service which provides support AD authentication and integration. However, there are some third-party AD providers (such as Centrify, PBIS, and VAS) which provide additional value-added services (such as auditing) on top of…


Failover Detection Utility – Availability Group Failover Analysis Made Easy

To analyze the root cause for the failover of an Availability group, users are required to perform coordinated analysis of various logs including the Cluster Logs, SQL Error Logs, and the Availability groups extended events logs. This coordinated analysis of the logs can be difficult and requires extensive knowledge of the internals and the various…

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