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Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek

David Klee is all around geek who loves data - including the platform it resides on, virtualizing it, improving performance, availability, and disaster recoverability, and data presentation and visualization. He frequently advises organizations on the techniques of migrating their business-critical physical SQL Servers to the VMware infrastructure in his day job as Solutions Architect. David speaks at many national SQL Saturday events and SQL Server User Group meetings, as well as writes technical columns on SQL Server and virtualization topics on various blogs. He is on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kleegeek), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaklee), and blogs frequently (http://www.davidklee.net).

Preconference Session at SQL Nexus – SQL Server Virtualization

If you are attending this year’s SQL Nexus conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 1st to 3rd this year, I urge you to attend my preconference training session – “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. The architecture of the infrastructure underneath your mission-critical SQL Servers is… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 April 2017

Your physical memory configuration can slow down your servers

Watch your memory configuration! You can’t just throw RAM in a physical server and expect it to work right. Depending on your DIMM configuration, you might have accidentally slowed down your memory speed, which will surely slow down your application servers. This speed decrease is virtually undetectable from the OS.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 March 2017

Updated SQL Server on VMware Best Practices Guide

I am proud to announce that we contributed to the latest revision of the Microsoft SQL Server on VMware best practices guide, freely available at this address. This document outlines some of the common VM-level tweaks and adjustments that are made when running enterprise SQL Server VMs on VMware… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 March 2017

Webinar with Pure Storage Mar23 2pm Eastern

On Thursday, March 23rd, at 2pm Eastern, I will be hosting a webinar with Argenis Fernandez from Pure Storage where we will talk about infrastructure challenges as organizations start to adopt SQL Server’s in-memory features, such as In-Memory OLTP and Columnstore Indexes.

Details: The in-memory features that accompany modern… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 March 2017

Webinar – Datacenter Madness – Application Altercation

I hope you all can join me for an upcoming webinar as part of the Datacenter Madness webinar series, presented by ActualTech Media, Nutanix, and Intel. The Madness is moving from the basketball court to the cloud. It’s time for the ultimate data center showdown where… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 March 2017

VMware Updates In-Guest Clocks When You Say Not To

VMware’s VMTools package has some options for synchronizing the in-guest clock with the time of the ESXi host. By default, these are set to disabled, and under most circumstances, the hypervisor follows these settings and everything is fine. However, several situations exist where the hypervisor will reset the in-guest time,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 March 2017

Reminder – SQL Saturday Chicago Precon

I just wanted to remind everyone that the SQL Saturday in Chicago is coming up, and that both Adam Machanic and I are holding precons the Friday before the event. The SQL Saturday in Chicago this year has hit peak capacity two months before the event. However, if you enroll… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 February 2017

We Hired!

The response to our most recent job position was incredible, and I’d like to thank all of the folks who responded and submitted their CVs to us for consideration. In the end, we had one open position, and we selected the most qualified candidate for the position.

I’d like to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 February 2017

I’m a VMware vExpert

To add to an already amazing year, recently I was named a VMware vExpert for 2017. I’m honored, humbled, and proud of my contributions to this amazing virtualization community. The vExpert list is up to 1505 this year, and it’s amazing to be part of this list of experts. Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 February 2017

We’re hiring!

I’m proud and humbled to announce that my company, Heraflux Technologies, is hiring for a Data Platform Solutions Architect!

We are looking for a highly qualified technologist who is comfortable with database technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server and other DBMS platforms, and infrastructure technologies, such as virtualization,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 January 2017

Attending VTUG at Gillette Stadium Tomorrow

If you’re in the Boston area tomorrow, I urge you to go to this year’s Virtualization Technology Users Group (VTUG) Winter Warmer event tomorrow at Gillette Stadium. It’s better than a regional VMUG, and not just VMware specific. It’s covering all things infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud, and it’s held… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 January 2017

SQL Saturday Chicago Precon – Updated

UPDATE: The SQL Saturday in Chicago this year has hit peak capacity two months before the event! However, if you enroll in one of the precons, and hopefully my “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud” session, email the SQL Saturday coordinators with your EventBrite receipt… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 January 2017

Announcing SQL Saturday Chicago Precon Training Session

Heraflux is proud to announce that I am teaching a preconference training session at this year’s upcoming SQL Saturday in Chicago. The training class is entitled “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud” and is to be held on Friday, March 10th, at the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 January 2017

New whitepaper with ScaleArc

I’m pleased to announce a new collaborative whitepaper with ScaleArc entitled “Improving uptime and performance of legacy apps on Microsoft SQL Server“.

Performance tuning inefficient legacy applications can be a tremendous drain on development resources in an organization. Handling availability of the database layer of these applications can… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 December 2016

VMware vSphere 6.5 breaks your SQL Server vNUMA settings

VMware’s latest release of the vSphere virtualization suite, version 6.5, changes how they handle vNUMA presentation to a virtual machine, and there’s a high likelihood that it will break your virtualized SQL Server vNUMA configuration and lead to unexpected changes in behavior. It might even slow down your SQL… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 November 2016

Custom indexes on VMware vCenter database breaks 6.5 upgrade

Warning! If you have added custom indexes to the VMware vCenter database, you will need to remove them completely before you can complete a vCenter 6.5 upgrade. If they are still present in the database, the upgrade wizard throws an error.

The error file tells you specifically which indexes it… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 November 2016

SQL Server Infrastructure and Virtualization Boot Camp

I am proud to announce the availability of our new training offerings! We are launching a live web-based version of our one-day SQL Server infrastructure and virtualization master class. We are hosting an all-day training session before the end of the year to help you take advantage of quiet(er)… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 November 2016

PASS Summit 2016 Wrapup

Last week I had one of the best experiences of my career – attending this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle. I felt like this event came up suddenly, as this last year has been a blur with the move to Maine, working and expanding our business, learning new things,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 November 2016

PASS Summit Friday Night Activity

Anyone staying until Saturday from the PASS Summit in Seattle? Be at the Seattle Underground at 530p for a 6p tour Friday night! Let’s have some fun!

614 1st Avenue, in Pioneer Place Park, Pioneer Square, between Cherry and James Street.

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 October 2016

VMworld Europe 2016 Wrap Up

This past week I had the pleasure of attending our first VMworld Europe conference, held this week at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. What a great experience!

The key takeaways from the conference are quite interesting. The announcements from last and this week indicate some challenges in… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 October 2016

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