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ahmeds08
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Posted - 09/04/2012 :  07:51:00  Show Profile  Send ahmeds08 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dear Experts,
Need your advise in setting up QA environment with sql server 2012.
1.which edition to be used in QA environment.
2.should I go for a seperate server to install SQl server 2012 for this.

awaiting your replies.
Thanks in advance.

jackv
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Posted - 09/04/2012 :  11:19:14  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It depends on your resources.
If possible - install on a separate server . The similarity will depend on the exact purpose of the QA server. Is it for code release \ functionality testing , is it for performance testing ? etc
The basic idea of QA is to match the Production

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tkizer
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Posted - 09/04/2012 :  15:32:08  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We are of the opinion that QA edition should match the production edition, otherwise you could have a feature issue.

We use a separate server for every environment. You could even use a virtual machine for QA even if production uses physical hardware. The only environment where we match the hardware to production is the performance/load test environment.

Tara Kizer
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ahmeds08
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Posted - 09/06/2012 :  02:25:03  Show Profile  Send ahmeds08 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Jack and Tara thanks a lot,as this is a banking domain I think i will go for a seperate box with everything matching with production.
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