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Anthony Nocentino's Blog

Anthony Nocentino is the founder of Centino Systems. As an Enterprise Architect he works with clients to find right technology for their business, designing and deploying it, providing expertise on system performance and architecture. Creating well-designed, maintainable SQL Server and Linux based systems that enable clients to collect meaningful data that they can act upon. Anthony has a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and is working towards a Ph.D focusing on high performance/low latency data access algorithms on solid state disks. Anthony has a unique blend of academic and professional experience leveraged to help customers solve their hardest IT problems.

Presenting with VS Code and Running Commands on Remote Hosts

In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to use VS Code and Azure Data Studio for presentations where you need to execute local code on remote systems over SSH.

The Challenge

When using tools like VS Code and PowerShell ISE these tools give you the ability to… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 17 March 2019

Using Kubernetes Deployments for Updating SQL Server

In Kubernetes we can leverage Controllers to help manage our application state, keeping them in the desired state. In this blog post, we’re going to look at how to use a Deployment Controller to manage the application state of SQL Server in Kubernetes. We’ll look at deploying SQL Server in… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 12 March 2019

Speaking at SQLBits 2019

Speaking at SQLBits 2019!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQLBits on March 2nd 2019! It’s been a goal of mine to speak at SQLBits for a few years now and I’m VERY excited for the opportunity! This year’s conference won’t let you down. Check out…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 25 January 2019

Awarded Friend of Redgate – 2019

Friend of Redgate – 2019

I’m excited to announce that I have been named a Friend of Redgate for 2019, my forth year in a row! The program targets influential people in their respective technical communities such as SQL, .NET and DevOps and enables us to participate in the conversation…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 25 January 2019

New Pluralsight Course – Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamentals

New Pluralsight Course – Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamentals

My new course “Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamentals” in now available on Pluralsight here! If you want to learn about the course, check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in check it out here!…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 12 January 2019

Speaking at SQLSaturday Nashville – 815!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Nashville – 815!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Nashville on January 12th 2019! And wow, 815 SQL Saturdays! This one won’t let you down. Check out the amazing schedule!

If you don’t know what SQLSaturday is, it’s a whole… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 8 January 2019

Workshop – Kubernetes Zero to Hero – Installation, Configuration, and Application Deployment

Pre-conference Workshop at SQLSaturday Chicago – 825

I’m proud to announce that I will be be presenting an all day pre-conference workshop at SQL Saturday Chicago on March 23rd 2018! This one won’t let you down! 

The workshop is Kubernetes Zero to Hero – Installation, Configuration, and Application Deployment Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 8 January 2019

We Speak Linux – OpenSSH For Windows Pros

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at this months We Speak Linux Webinar. Each month We Speak Linux brings cross platform training to the Windows world. Sign up now here!

On Thursday, December 2 at 11:00 Central I’m presenting:

OpenSSH for Windows Pros

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 2 December 2018

Testing if a Port is Open With PowerShell

Ever want to confirm that a port is accessible from one computer to another? There’s a PowerShell cmdlet for that, Test-NetConnection. With the -Port option, this cmdlet will do a quick TCP three-way handshake on the remote system to confirm that the service is available and reports back if… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 20 November 2018

Deploying SQL Server Availability Groups in Kubernetes

In this blog post, we’re going to work on deploying a SQL Server Availability Group in a Kubernetes Cluster in on-premises virtual machines. I’m going to walk you through the process as it’s documented by Microsoft at this link here. This document is very good but only shows you… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 13 November 2018

Getting Started with Installing Kubernetes On-Prem

Let’s get you started on your Kubernetes journey with installing Kubernetes on premises in virtual machines. 

Kubernetes is a distributed system, you will be creating a cluster which will have a master node that is in charge of all operations in your cluster. In this walkthrough we’ll create three workers… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 11 November 2018

My Current Training Courses on Pluralsight!

Here’s a run down of the Linux training that I have available on Pluralsight!

Just getting started! 

Understanding and Using Essential Tools for Enterprise Linux 7 – If you heard what Linux is and want to get started this is the place to be. We’ll cover installation, command line basics,… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 13 October 2018

SQL Server on Linux – External Memory Pressure with 2019 CTP2

In this blog post we’re going to revisit how SQL Server on Linux responds to external memory pressure. This is a very long post, and it ends with me not knowing exactly what’s going on…but the journey is pretty fun…let’s go!
 
On Windows-based SQL Server systems we’ve become accustomed to…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 13 October 2018

Installing minikube on CentOS

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to install Minikube on CentOS. Minikube is a platform you can use to test kubernetes clusters on your local machine or in a virtual machine.

Let’s start off with a fresh Install of CentoOS 7 on a virtual machine using a minimal… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 13 October 2018

My Experiences Tech Editing Pro SQL Server on Linux

The Opportunity

Earlier this year I received an email from Jonathan Gennick, an editor at Apress books. The subject of the email was “Tech edit a book” and he asked if I was familiar with SQL Server on Linux. I excitedly replied “yes…I think I’m your guy for this”.… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 26 September 2018

New Pluralsight Course – Provisioning Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

My new course “Provisioning Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines” in now available on Pluralsight here! If you want to learn about the course, check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in check it out here! This course offers practical tips from my experiences building…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 15 September 2018

I’m Speaking at SQLSaturday Cambridge!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Cambridge!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Cambridge on September 8th 2018! And wow, 748 SQL Saturdays! This one won’t let you down. Check out the amazing schedule of International Experts and Microsoft MVPs!

If you don’t know what SQLSaturday is,…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 31 August 2018

Questions from PASS Marathon Containers

Thanks to everyone who attended the PASS Marathon Containers edition and to PASS for the opportunity to present. I received the Questions from the session and wanted to provide answers to the attendees and the community.
 
If you want to see the session again, check it out on YouTube.…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 3 August 2018

Speaking at SQLSaturday Sacramento – 757!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Sacramento!

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Sacramento on July 28th 2018! And wow, 757 SQL Saturdays! This one won’t let you down. Check out the amazing schedule!

If you don’t know what SQLSaturday is, it’s a whole day of…

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 24 July 2018

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – Data Platform for 2018-2019

Today, I’m proud to announce that I have been renewed as an Microsoft MVP – Data Platform for the 2018-2019 award year, my second MVP award. This is an truly an honor and I’m humbled to be included in this group of exceptional data professionals. I really look forward to… Read more

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Posted in Anthony Nocentino's Blog on 2 July 2018

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