Newbie question

  • Hello experts,

    I'm not a SQL newbie as such. I'm an "accidental DBA" who's been working with SQL Server for 20+ years.

    However, I am increasingly concerned that I lack enough knowledge about computer networking to handle all the network and connection issues that come up with SQL Server: timeouts, firewalls, availability groups, clusters, and so on.

    Does anyone know a good course or other online reference to help me learn more about computer networking as it relates to SQL Server? Or a good general fundamental networking course? It doesn't have to be free, but if a good free one is out there that would be great.

    Thanks for any help.

    -- webrunner

    A SQL query walks into a bar and sees two tables. He walks up to them and asks, "Can I join you?"

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  • It's a funny thing.  In the early days of PCs, me and a buddy of mine built over 3000 PCs and setup the network and many of the file servers back then with virtually no training.  We did it all by gut or by reading some of the books that came with it.  The internet wasn't much of a thing back then and having a full 640KB was a rarity and before the advent of 1.2KB floppies.

    I've learned some on the subjects you speak of just by "osmosis" of working with others but I'm by no means the hardware/network "expert" that I used to be because I've not had to do any of that since about 1999 because there's always been an infrastructure group at each of the companies I've worked at since then.  Since they all used simple clustered servers (which I love because you don't have to keep everything in the FULL Recovery Model), I can barely spell "AG" and the like.

    I wouldn't mind getting someones recommendation on such courses myself.

    --Jeff Moden

    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.

    Change is inevitable... Change for the better is not.

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

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