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
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
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
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
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.
The key takeaways from the conference are quite interesting. The announcements from last and this week indicate some challenges in… Read more
I am pleased to announce that we are launching our next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Washington DC on Friday, December 2 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure‘.
The focus of the course is to help those new to… Read more
I am proud to present that Deji Akomolafe from VMware Corporation, Cody Chapman from our team at Heraflux, and I will be presenting at this year’s USENIX LISA16 conference in Boston, MA, from December 4-9th!
I’m very honored to be speaking at the PASS Global Summit again this year in Seattle during the week of October 24th.I have a special discount code for you if you have not already registered for this outstanding conference. Please use the discount code PRE250DK for $250 off of… Read more
I will be presenting a technical session entitled ‘Virtual SQL Servers. Actual Performance‘ tomorrow evening for the Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group. Doors open at 5:30pm and the session starts at 6:00pm!
Abstract: Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower… Read more
This is just a quick reminder to encourage you to attend my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Minnesota on Friday, September 30 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning‘.
The focus of the course is to help those… Read more
SQL Server 2016 supports AFTER triggers! I could find no good example of how to do this with a project I’m working on, so I figured out how to make this work. The following before and after screenshots are from a SQL Server 2016 instance and the DVDStore3 package. I… Read more
Bottlenecks in your testing tools, infrastructure, or methodology might just hurt your load test results, and the results can skew your metrics.
I’m happy to announce that I’m speaking at this year’s IT/Dev Connections conference held at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas from October 10th – 13th.
I’m proud to be speaking at this year’s IT/Dev Connections conference in Las Vegas during the week of October 10th! This conference is all about mastering various tools and products from Microsoft, and I’m delivering two sessions in the data platform track.
Wednesday,… Read more
I’m very excited to be presenting in the opening slot for this year’s 24 Hours of PASS – Summit Preview Edition – this Wednesday morning (September 7th) at 8am Eastern. I call it “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. The session is a one-hour preview to… Read more
On episode of one of our favorite podcasts – 10 on Tech from ActualTech Media – recently focused on a discussion with James Green and myself on some of the challenges with moving large scale operations to the cloud. Check out this podcast here!
I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Minnesota on Friday, September 30 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning‘.
The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise… Read more
This year’s involvement in VMware‘s VMworld conference is up on the content catalog! I am extremely proud to announce my participation in the inaugural SQL Server workshop at this year’s VMworld US on August 27th. If your SQL Servers are running in a VMware environment, this course is… Read more
I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Louisville on Friday, August 5 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure‘.
The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server… Read more