This time tomorrow morning I will be on my feet starting to deliver a 50 minute session at SQL Saturday in Exeter. My session is titled "An Introduction to SQL Server Virtualisation"
If you are attending SQL Saturday #194 in Exeter, plan on making the first session, interested and new to the concept of SQL Server virtualisation then feel free to come along.
Here are some of the things my session will cover:
Consolidation and how virtualisation fits into it
DBAs and why some have been reluctant to embrace virtualisation
Discuss some of the benefits virtualisation offers the DBA
Why you might not virtualise SQL Server
How to migrate to virtual machines
Settings to 'tweak' that can help your SQL Server performance on a virtual platform
A demo of how hypervisor HA features can give you some nice benefits without trying too hard
That's quite a lot to cover in 50 minutes and hopefully I'll get through everything before I get evicted for the key note.
I will be making my slides available early next week (as long as I can dig out the email with the instructions on how to do it.)
Maybe I'll see you tomorrow?