how's that for an acronym riddled title?
...anyway - I'm told you can't use Amazon SQL Server RDS as the DB for Snow License Manager. Is this true or myth?
if you take it strict you need to use a physical SQL server for environments larger than 5.000 assets. Everything else does not meet the system requirements and is therefore not supported. To be realistic: We are seeing many environments working in virtualized environments without any issue.
We are seeing customers and partners choose Azure to host their SQL servers with no issues related to the fact that it is in Azure.
To be clear: I neither recommend to use Amazon SQL Server RDS, nor do I have any experience from other customers/partners.
Hope this helps.
it basically comes down to your own architecture and environment. The connection between the Snow servers and the SQL server is key.
If you have a server farm in AWS where you host the Snow License Manager Application Server and the Snow Inventory Server, it might be a good idea to place the SQL Server in that farm as well. This is a similar concept as in hosted implementations.
Having the application servers on premise and the SQL server in the cloud (or vice versa) might not be the ideal configuration.
There are still a lot of software vendors that strictly advice to use only physical SQL servers, but as Marcel mentioned before, in real life you will see a lot of virtualized SQL servers.
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