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Carat
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Posted - 04/28/2011 :  16:45:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have many SQL Servers (+20) and because we are planning an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 I'm looking for a different approach to easily manage all the SQL Servers.

After reading some articles I came across an article about a Central Management Server. After reading this article I immediately thought that this was the answer to simplify the job as a DBA.

What I want to do is the following:

- Create a Central Management Server (CMS)
- Evaluate policies for all the SQL Server from the CMS
- Use the CMS as the server where all the information about the Data Collection of each server is held and where all reporting is build on

My questions:

1) Is this possible? And is this a good idea to do (pros and cons)?
2) Is it best to put the Central Management Server on his own server and not on another production server?
3) Which version is needed (Enterprise or Standard)? I'm not sure but I think that I read somewhere that the Data Collector can only be used with the Enterprise Edition.

Thanks!
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