Archives: September 2011
Since it is late September, I thought it would be a good time to release an updated set of Diagnostic queries that focus completely on SQL Server instance level metrics. These queries go a little deeper into the Instance level metrics than the combined Diagnostic Information Queries.
Volume 2 of the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives book is now available for pre-order from Amazon and from Manning. This book has all new content, rather than just an update or refresh of Volume 1. Just like the first volume, all author royalties are being donated to a… Read more
Its been a couple of months since I have released an updated version of my SQL Server 2008 Diagnostic Information Queries, so I thought it was about time for a new version.
The first half of this set of queries is focused on the hardware and SQL Server Instance,… Read more
Sticking to their eight week release cycle, Microsoft has released two different Cumulative Updates (CU) for SQL Server 2008. The first update is SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU16, which is Build 10.00.2850. This CU has seven fixes by my count. The second Cumulative Update is SQL Server 2008 SP… Read more
The slide deck for my session Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware is available here. There are still twelve more sessions in 24HOP coming up on September 8.
Just in case you forgot, I wanted to remind everyone that the free, 24 Hours of PASS online event starts tomorrow at 12:00 GMT.
My session is Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware starts at 22:00 GMT, and the abstract is below:
Making the right hardware decisions is extremely…
As you may know from reading my blog, I buy quite a bit of computer hardware components from places like Micro Center. It is fairly common for items like memory or motherboards to have a mail-in rebate (MIR) offer from the manufacturer. The idea with a MIR is to stimulate…
Here are the results for my little Toshiba Portege R835, (which has more CPU horsepower than the $25,000 Dell PowerEdge 6800 that used to power the RSS platform… Read more