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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).

PASS Summit 2017 Precon – Virtual SQL Servers: Right to Ludicrous Speed

PASS has continues to ramp up the plans for the PASS Summit in Seattle this October, and my precon session, “Virtual SQL Servers – Right to Ludicrous Speed” has a few open slots for this Tuesday session. This topic is near and dear to my heart, and… Read more

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

SQL Saturday Minnesota Preconference Training Session

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, October 6 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud‘.

The focus of the course is to help… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 September 2017

Q&A Session with SQL Server on VMware Experts at VMworld EMEA

Greetings everyone! We had so many people stay after our SQL Server on VMware sessions at VMworld USA to ask great questions, I thought I’d extend an offer to everyone at the European show coming up in a week! Let’s talk SQL Server! We are going to crash the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 September 2017

SQL Server on VMware VMworld USA Videos Now On YouTube

I just realized that our two SQL Server on VMware sessions that I co-presented on Tuesday at VMworld USA, both of which made the top 10 sessions of the day list at the conference, are now on YouTube! They are free to watch for everyone!

For those of you… Read more

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

VMworld 2017 USA Best Of

I’m prepping for VMworld EMEA in Barcelona next week and will do a wrap up post for both events afterwards, but wanted to share something with the world. I’m proud to announce that the two SQL Server on VMware sessions that I co-presented on Tuesday at VMworld USA made the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 September 2017

VMworld EMEA SQL Server Sessions

This trip to Barcelona for the next VMworld EMEA conference next week will be my second trip to this conference in two years. I’m ecstatic to get there and start talking SQL Server content with folks! I’m presenting on SQL Server performance, scalability, and monitoring in three sessions at this… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 September 2017

VMworld 2017 SQL Server Sessions

Just a reminder – our SQL Servers sessions for this year’s VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas are starting to fill up! I have four exciting sessions (if you’re a database geek) at the conference, and for those DBAs with VMware administrators attending this conference, tell them to attend these… Read more

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

New Whitepaper – Capture Production Error States

System administrators of the world, if a VM experiences a problem that takes down business-critical application, your job is to get minimize the impact to the business. You are caught in a difficult decision.

Do you repair the VM as quickly as possible, but possibly lose traces of what went… Read more

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

New eBook with Pure Storage – Overcoming SQL Server Storage Challenges

My company, Heraflux Technologies, is proud to announce a new ebook as part of our joint partnership with Pure Storage! This ebook, entitled Overcoming SQL Server Storage Challenges, discusses the current state of infrastructure technologies and how it interacts and impacts the performance of Microsoft’s flagship database engine… Read more

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

SQL Server on Linux Series: Backing up over the network

One of the challenges with any SQL Server business continuity strategy is backing up your databases and logs on a frequent basis. With Windows, we’ve known how to accomplish this for years. But, with SQL Server on Linux, you can accomplish the same task with just a few different… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 August 2017

SQL Server on Linux Series: Moving TempDB

In the last blog post, we added additional drives to the SQL Server machine so that we can scale out our storage workload. Let’s move the tempdb objects to one of these new drives!

By default, our tempdb files are in the system database folder at /var/opt/mssql/data.

We previously created… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 July 2017

SQL Server on Linux Series: Additional Drives

One of the biggest differences with managing SQL Server Linux is with drive presentation. With Windows, we’d all scream if we saw a SQL Server with just one drive (C:) and everything piled on it. The same goes for any other operating system, including Linux. But, how do we get… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2017

Upcoming SQL Server User Group Presentations

I’ll be speaking at two New England area SQL Server user groups in the next few days! First, tonight I’ll be at the Portsmouth, NH, SQL Server Users Group speaking on the newly announced SQL Server on Linux. It’s going to be a blast showing folks that SQL Server… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2017

24 Hours of PASS Session Slides Uploaded

My slide deck from the recent webinar series 24 Hours of PASS, Summit Preview session, where I presented a session called Virtual CPUs: Right to Ludicrous Speed, are now available for you to view up at SlideShare. Let me know if you have any questions! I hope to… Read more

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

Point Counterpoint: Why Virtualize a SQL Server?

I get asked all the time – “why virtualize SQL Server if I’m content with my physical servers today?” The normal answer, outside of the usual answers of increased agility, flexibility, cloud-readiness, etc., is that license optimization is possible if your organization has enough scale to license a set of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 July 2017

Book Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

If you are actively managing VMware environments with workloads that have high performance needs (such as all of the virtualized SQL Servers that we work on), this new book called VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive, written by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort, is a must read… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 July 2017

24 Hours of PASS, Summit Preview Session

I’m proud to announce that I’ve been selected to present a session in this year’s 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview webinar series entitled Virtual CPUs: Right to Ludicrous Speed. This session is scheduled for July 20th, 2017, at 03:00 GMT, or July 19th at 11pm Eastern.

These… Read more

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

VMworld 2017 USA Sessions

I’m proud to announce that my sessions for this year’s VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas have turned up in the VMworld Content Catalog! I have four exciting sessions (if you’re a database geek) at the conference, and for those DBAs with VMware administrators attending this conference, tell them to… Read more

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

Keep VMware 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 26 June 2017

Webinar with Rubrik: Simplifying SQL Server Data Protection – Near Zero RTO

I am very proud to contribute to a new webinar with Rubrik on Thursday, June 22 at 8AM PT / 11AM ET where we talk about the trials and tribulations of living as a Database Administrator and the challenges when handling SQL Server backups with the same tools as a… Read more

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

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