Now Available! Best Practices for Running Siemens Teamcenter on Microsoft SQL Server

Joanne Clark

The performance and availability of Teamcenter—and of the underlying Microsoft SQL Server database platform—is critical to the success of the PLM platform. Responsiveness to users and reliability of the PLM solution are integral to realizing the business benefits of an integrated product development system.

Microsoft and Siemens PLM Software, as part of their commitment to help customers successfully deploy and manage their Teamcenter installations on the Microsoft Windows/SQL Server platform, have teamed to provide guidance via a Siemens blog on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and a newly-released Microsoft whitepaper. The insights provided are based on lab test results as well as customer implementation experience.

The Siemens blog provides tips, tricks and best practices for running Teamcenter on SQL Server. Customers can read articles; ask questions of the Microsoft, Siemens and customer contributors; and download tools such as the Performance Analysis of Log (PAL).

The new Microsoft whitepaper presents Siemens and Microsoft-recommended best practices for configuring and running Teamcenter 8.1 on the SQL Server database platform. The paper can help database administrators optimize the performance of Teamcenter, while also preventing or minimizing potential problems. The whitepaper discusses a range of best practices and recommended choices for Teamcenter deployments on SQL Server, including

  • Planning and installing the SQL Server instance
  • Installing the Teamcenter databases
  • Adjusting SQL Server and database settings
  • Ongoing management
  • Tools for monitoring database server performance

The whitepaper concludes with a checklist to summarize and consolidate the recommended best practices, as well as provides links to additional resources to help ensure a successful implementation of Teamcenter on SQL Server.

To access the Siemens blog on MSDN, download the Best Practices whitepaper, and learn more about Microsoft-Siemens PLM solutions, visit

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