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Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install multiple instances of SQL Server (of the same or different version) on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. The information in this post applies to all supported SQL Server versions and editions on EC2. Solution overview When you install SQL Server for […]

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Cost optimization with SQL BYOL using license included Windows instance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Cost optimization with SQL BYOL using license included Windows instance on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

Do you want to bring your eligible SQL Server licenses to use on AWS? Do you have SQL Server licenses but not accompanying Windows Server licenses? Are you worried that you do not have Software Assurance for SQL Server? You can now run license included Windows Server instances on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts, which makes […]

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Troubleshoot and resolve Windows workload issues using AWS Systems Manager Fleet Manager

If you’re a cloud operations engineer, you have the financial and operational responsibility to implement a monitoring, tracking, and resolution process to keep a fleet of EC2 instances healthy while staying within budget. In this blog post, I show how you can quickly detect, track, troubleshoot, and resolve operational issues at scale with Amazon CloudWatch, […]

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Using State Manager over cfn-init in CloudFormation and its benefits

Introduction If you have deployed Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances via AWS CloudFormation, you most likely want to install software or configure the operating system of the instance. To accomplish this, you may have used cfn-init, one of the CloudFormation helper scripts available to AWS customers since February 2012. However, since that time AWS […]

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Simplified Bring-Your-Own-License experience using AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager’s simplified Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) experience allows you to effectively govern and manage software licenses, such as Windows and SQL Server, that require a dedicated physical server. You can enjoy the flexibility and cost effectiveness of using your own licenses on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts, but with the simplicity, resiliency, and elasticity of Amazon EC2. […]

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Mechanisms to govern license usage with AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager streamlines the process of bringing software vendor licenses to the cloud. As you build your applications in AWS that use third party licenses or move your on-premises workloads to AWS, you can save costs by using bring-your-own-license (BYOL) opportunities. This can be done by re-purposing your existing license inventory for use with […]

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Use Atlassian Opsgenie with AWS Systems Manager to run the EC2Rescue tool

On-call engineers are responsible for responding to alerts, troubleshooting high priority incidents, and taking action to remediate issues. Automation tools like AWS Systems Manager and Atlassian Opsgenie can help these engineers by reducing repetitive work and allowing them to focus on the most important tasks. In this blog post, Merve Bolat, Associate Product Manager at […]

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Get visibility into application health with Amazon CloudWatch Application Insights for .NET and SQL Server

To provide a reliable service to your customers, you need to make sure that your business-critical applications are healthy. If you have ever been involved in the monitoring process, you’re probably already aware of its complexity. You need to identify and configure the right set of monitors for various parts of your application and infrastructure, […]

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Smart RDP and SSH remediation with AWS Systems Manager Automation API actions

Here in AWS Support, I often help customers regain RDP or SSH access to their instances. It’s a common problem, but the identification of a correct solution could take some time, even hours or days if the right information isn’t available. Even with the most up-to-date playbook, it is easy to miss simple checks that […]

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Take Microsoft VSS-Enabled Snapshots Using Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

We are happy to announce the support for Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) on Amazon EC2 instances running Windows AMIs. VSS is a popular volume backup technology in the Microsoft Windows ecosystem (compatible with most Microsoft applications, including SQL Server and Exchange Server). VSS manages disk operations, such as file writes, when a backup […]

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