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Microsoft SQL Server Witness - Beta (v14.0)

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Published by RightScale on Jul 01, 2013Revision: 16 This component has been superseded. Get the current version here


This is a Beta ServerTemplate since it has only recently been released and has not yet had heavy usage. Please provide feedback at our feedback forums or file support tickets on our support site.

This ServerTemplate is on the Infinity Lineage.
For a description of the Infinity and LTS lineages, see ServerTemplate Release Methodology

This ServerTemplate configures a Microsoft SQL Server Express database server that may be used to add a mirroring Witness to a MS SQL Server mirroring pair. The Witness is an optional instance of SQL Server that enables the mirror server in a high-safety mode session to recognize whether to initiate an automatic failover. Unlike the two partners, the witness does not serve the database; supporting automatic failover is the only role of the witness.

More information about using mirroring witness can be found at Microsoft Technet

Key Features: * SQL Server Express (no license required) * Performs automatic failover of a mirrored pair of SQL Server databases * Does NOT store database content locally

Related ServerTemplates:
Database Manager for Microsoft SQL Server

Database Manager for MS SQL Server Witness Release Notes

Release Notes:

Application versions: * .Net 3.5SP1 * .Net 4.0 * .Net 4.5 * PowerShell 2.0 * PowerShell 3.0 * SQL Server Express 2008R2 * SQL Server Express 2012

Supported public compute clouds: * Amazon Web Services EC2 * Rackspace Open Cloud (US, UK) * Windows Azure

Supported private compute clouds: * Citrix CloudStack (4.2.1)(XenServer and VMware) * OpenStack Havana (KVM) * Rackspace Private Cloud (KVM)

Supported MultiCloud Images: * Windows 2012 - Amazon, CloudStack, OpenStack, Rackspace Open Cloud, Rackspace Private, Windows Azure * Windows 2008R2 - Amazon, CloudStack, OpenStack, Rackspace Open Cloud, Rackspace Private, Windows Azure


  • MultiCloudImage: SoftLayerImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_v13.4 [rev 6]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2012_x64_v13.4_XenServer [rev 4]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2012_x64_v13.4_VMware [rev 4]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2012_x64_v13.4_KVM [rev 5]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_v13.4 [rev 48]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_v13.4_KVM [rev 19]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_v13.4_VMware [rev 17]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2008R2_SP1_x64_v13.4_XenServer [rev 18]

  • MultiCloudImage: RightImage_Windows_2012_x64_v13.4 [rev 15]

  • RightScript: SYS Disable Windows Firewall (v13.4) [rev 4]

  • RightScript: DB SQLS Switch witness off (v13.4) [rev 11]

  • RightScript: DB SQLS Init witness (v13.4) [rev 14]

  • RightScript: SYS Activate Windows with KMS server (v13.4) [rev 7]

  • RightScript: DNS Register IP (v13.4) [rev 11]

  • RightScript: SYS Enable Windows Firewall (v13.4) [rev 4]

  • RightScript: SYS Install AWS SDK for .NET (v13.4) [rev 10]

  • RightScript: SYS Install All Windows Updates (v13.4) [rev 10]

  • RightScript: SYS Install Microsoft SQL Server Express (v13.4) [rev 7]

  • RightScript: SYS Install Microsoft update by KB number (v13.4) [rev 11]

  • RightScript: SYS Install RightScale Powershell library (v13.4) [rev 82]

  • RightScript: SYS Monitoring install Windows (v13.4) [rev 19]

  • RightScript: SYS Set Windows Automatic Updates Policy (v13.4) [rev 6]

  • RightScript: SYS Set admin account (v13.4) [rev 20]

  • RightScript: SYS Timezone set Windows (v13.4) [rev 13]

  • RightScript: SYS Unmount removable and compact disk drives (v13.4) [rev 8]

  • RightScript: DB SQLS Generate and Save a Certificate (v13.4) [rev 7]

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Revision 50 | May 19, 2014

Final commit for v14.0

Revision 24 | Aug 30, 2013

Final commit for release v13.5

Revision 16 | Jul 01, 2013

Final commit for v13.4 release

Revision 10 | Mar 06, 2013

Final commit for 13.3 release



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