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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).

Selected as a PernixPro

Today I’d like to announce that I have been selected as a PernixPro for 2015! It’s a program similar to VMware’s vExpert, Microsoft’s MVP, and other community awards for those that help spread the word about PernixData. I’m very proud to be a part of this program! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 March 2015

New SQL Server Blog Author Challenge

My good friend Ed Leighton-Dick has created a great new challenge, adapted from a challenge issued by Seth Godin back in January. Are you part of the SQL Server landscape and have wanted to get into technical blogging but just haven’t gotten there yet? Now’s your chance! Ed is issuing… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 March 2015

SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins – SQL Saturday Madison Precon

I am pleased to announce a brand new pre-conference training session, entitled “SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins“, to be launched on Friday, April 10th, the day before the upcoming SQL Saturday event in Madison, Wisconsin. The price is only $100 for the entire day of training! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 March 2015

Keep VM snapshot growth from wrecking your day

VM snapshots are one of the best virtualization features ever. But…have you ever had a VMware vSphere or Hyper-V snapshot grow out of control and fill the datastore the VM resides on? You know what happens… even the best VM admins out there seem to get burned once when they… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 March 2015

Presenting with Tegile at Lincoln SQL Server Users Group Thursday

This Thursday I will be joining an open discussion with Tegile Systems and the Lincoln SQL Server Users Group on the challenges for the DBA when it comes to handling large amounts of data. Everything from storage to CPUs and virtualization will be discussed, and both OLTP and BI systems… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 March 2015

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Wednesday

I am pleased to be presenting a highly interactive session tomorrow evening that is a full end-to-end setup and management demonstration on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group.

During our November meeting, we took a quick non-scientific poll of some of the topics… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 March 2015

Book Review: Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware

It’s not often that you’ll see me write a lengthy book review. Most book reviews are fluff telling you to buy or not to buy a book, but don’t contain a lot of the “why” or “why not” to do so. But, every once in a while a book comes… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 February 2015

SQL Cruise Caribbean 2015 Wrap Up

I just returned home from this year’s SQL Cruise in the Caribbean. WOW!

This trip was our first SQL Cruise, but it certainly will not be the last. It confirmed that the SQL Cruise really is a serious advanced SQL Server training class. While at sea the days and nights… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 February 2015

VMware vExpert 2015

VMware has announced the list of 2015 recipients of the vExpert award, and I am humbled and honored to have been selected to be part of this group for the third year in a row. This year the list has grown to 1,039 people!

The VMware vExpert community is… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 February 2015

Storage Benchmarking with SQLIO Batch

The goal of the storage performance analysis is to identify the performance characteristics of a target storage device. To determine the baseline of each system’s configuration, the free disk benchmarking utility from Microsoft called SQLIO can be used to determine the overall performance throughput curve for the storage arrays.

Microsoft… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 February 2015

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs – SQL Saturday Phoenix Precon

I am pleased to announce that I have an upcoming preconference training session on Friday, February 27th, the Friday before SQL Saturday Phoenix.

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs

Session Information: Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and SQL Server performance expert David Klee leads this full-day introduction to enabling and… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 January 2015

Your tech lab just changed forever

The VMware Users Group VMUG just announced a partnership with VMware, called the EVALExperience, to offer VMware technology pre-production 365-day licenses as part of the VMUG yearly subscription! It’s now included in the $200 annual VMUG Advantage Subscription fee! WOW!

Your tech lab can now include with the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 January 2015

VMware Online Event – February 2nd

VMware has recently announced an online event for February 2nd that you don’t want to miss! Whatever it is, it’s going to be big! It also kicks off the 28 days of February event, whatever that is. You don’t want to miss this!

AMERICAS
Date: February 2, 2015
Time:… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 January 2015

SQL Cruise Caribbean Is Coming Soon

Want to get out of the winter blues and into some warmer weather for some deep SQL Server training? Join me on the next SQL Cruise to the Caribbean this February! This is my first SQL Cruise, and I’m really excited to go. This trip sets sail to three different… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 January 2015

2014 Tribal Awards Are Open

Yesterday morning I opened my email and was very pleased to find that I have been nominated for the 2014 Tribal Awards from Simple-Talk and SQL Server Central, in the category of ‘Beyond the call of duty / Outstanding Contribution‘. WOW!  I’m honored! Now, I’m not going… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 December 2014

Why You Should Benchmark Your Storage

You should benchmark your storage immediately. If you are a database administrator, you should benchmark it yesterday. And today. And next week.

Well, that’s exaggerating things a bit… but storage performance should be at the core of your ongoing performance metric collection and test process. Storage performance matters that much… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 December 2014

Dec HA & DR Virtual Chapter presentation – Multi-Subnet SQL Server Clustering

This month’s PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery virtual chapter presentation is by Edwin Sarmiento ( b | t | l ) entitled “A Lap Around Multi-Subnet Clustering for SQL Server DBAs“. The presentation is Tuesday, December 9th at 12pm Central time. Come learn more about this advanced… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 December 2014

Virtualization Virtual Chapter Webinar – Open Q&A

On December 10 at 11am CST I will be presenting the next PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter monthly webinar, where you can ask me any of the burning questions about virtualized SQL Server that you’ve been just itching to ask! It’s an open questions and answers session. Please submit your questions… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 28 November 2014

Community is Everything

I don’t care what technology or technologies you enjoy using in your daily job. If there’s an enthusiastic community behind it, you need to become part of it. Your job and career will be better as a result.

I’ll start this personal post with a mixed tale from my childhood.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 November 2014

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