I'm going to demo a high-availability SQL Server database to my mentor. My current PC configurations are:
2G of RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate
I planned to create 3 virtual machines by Microsoft Virtual PC, all of them install Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard and SQL Server 2005 Enterprise SP3 to be the Server Role, Mirror Role and Witness Role. I thought that it'll work, but I doubt there are better solutions for me to create a demo system:
- Using only 3 instances of SQL Server (without Virtual machine and, of course, without Windows Server) run directly on my machine.
- Another ways that I've not known yet.
My question is: - Which choice is the simplest? - Which choice is the best demonstration for the abilities of database mirroring?
Thank you very much.