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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).

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

SQL Saturday Washington DC Preconference Training Session

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

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

Presenting at USENIX LISA16 in December

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!

The three of us are presenting a half-day workshop entitled “Designing Your VMware… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 October 2016

Special Discount for PASS Summit Precon

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 October 2016

Speaking at Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group Tomorrow

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

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

SQL Saturday Minneapolis Precon – Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization – Coming Soon!

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 September 2016

SQL Server 2016 In-Memory OLTP and After Trigger Support

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 September 2016

Load Testing Results Might Not Be What You Think

Bottlenecks in your testing tools, infrastructure, or methodology might just hurt your load test results, and the results can skew your metrics.

For example…

A few weeks ago we were running an iperf load test to see what improvements (if any) could be made to the configuration of a Windows… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 September 2016

Speaking at IT/Dev Connections 2016

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.

The first session is to be held on Wednesday, October 12th, at 11:00am, and is titled “Business Continuity for Virtual… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 September 2016

Speaking at IT/Dev Connections in October

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.

Business Continuity for Virtual SQL Servers

Wednesday,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 September 2016

24 Hours of PASS Summit 2016 Preview Edition this Wednesday

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 September 2016

10 on Tech Podcast – To The Cloud and Back Again

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!

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 August 2016

SQL Saturday Minnesota Precon – The Complete Primer to Infrastructure Tuning

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 August 2016

Database Sessions at VMworld 2016

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

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

SQL Saturday Louisville Precon – The Complete Primer to the Infrastructure Underneath SQL Server

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 July 2016

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