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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).

Archives: October 2012

SQL PASS Summit just one week away!

Happy Halloween everyone!

I’m stoked that the SQL PASS Summit is just one week from now! You are already registered, have your flights and hotel booked, and amped, right? The sessions are going to be incredible. The camaraderie will be life-changing. The weather might be damp! Plus, House of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 31 October 2012

The SQL PASS Summit countdown has already started!

As a SQL Server professional, I consider it an absolute must to attend the SQL PASS Summit each year. Last year was my first year attending the SQL PASS Summit 2011, and I must say, it changed my life. The community around SQL Server is quite possibly the greatest draw… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 25 October 2012

Reported: VMware’s Oracle support goes 24/7 starting Q1 2013

Michael Webster from longwhiteclouds.com reported that VMware Global Support Services told him a few days ago that the Extended Oracle Support Policy is going to be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as of Q1 2013.

The original post is here. This is fantastic news for… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 October 2012

Virtualizing Your Business Critical SQL Servers Anthology

This week I completed a six-part blog series (more like five plus one) on the path to virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers at the blog series at my employer, House of Brick Technologies. Every day I fight the fight in my day job for database virtualization in the enterprise. I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 October 2012

Virtualizing Your Business Critical SQL Servers – Free Boot Camp by House of Brick – Update

Just before SQL PASS Summit in November, House of Brick and I will be holding a free boot camp (update – link removed after event was held) on Virtualizing Business Critical SQL Servers!

For those of you who are getting to Seattle for the PASS Summit a little early and… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 October 2012

VMware vCenter Server 5.1 will soon support Microsoft Hyper-V management

Recently VMware announced at VMworld Europe that it will soon release a product called vCenter Multi Hypervisor Manager, supposedly in Q3 of this year (isn’t that now?) and support vCenter Server Standard Edition. It should support Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and above out of the gate, and hopefully support other… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 October 2012

SQL Saturday #145 Nashville – Recap

This month has been wild. I’ve been out of town quite a bit for work, and started the month with SQL Saturday in Lincoln Nebraska #165. One week later, I’m flying in to Nashville for SQL Saturday #145. I am very honored to have been selected to speak… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 October 2012

Speaking at SQL Saturday #145 in Nashville

I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #145 in Nashville, TN to speak on one of my favorite topics – Virtualizing Your Business-Critical SQL Servers at 1:15pm in Room 3. Here is the abstract:

Everyone knows that SQL Server can be virtualized, but most are only virtualizing development and testing… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 October 2012

SQLskills to present at Omaha SQL Server Users Group Tuesday

The Omaha SQL Server Users Group meeting for October is coming up this Tuesday, and the coordinators have prepared a rare treat! We are excited to have the SQL Skills team once again in Omaha to do a presentation.  Kimberly, Paul, Joe and Jonathan will all be presenting on some…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 October 2012

Thanks everyone for a fantastic SQL Saturday Lincoln #165

Today I presented two sessions at SQL Saturday Lincoln (almost in my backyard!) – Virtualizing Business-Critical SQL Servers and Database Health and Performance. I really enjoyed speaking with the attendees on both topics. The sessions were engaging, the dialogue was well thought out, and the enthusiasm for the topics… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 October 2012

Create a portable virtual machine with OVF or OVA

Today a great client asked me how to export a VM to an OVF or OVA so he could transport the VM to another environment. That’s a great question! It had been a while since I have done this so I researched the best way on vSphere 5.0 and 5.1… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 October 2012

Virtualizing Your Business Critical SQL Servers – Free Boot Camp by House of Brick

Just before PASS Summit in November, House of Brick and I will be holding a free boot camp on Virtualizing Business Critical SQL Servers.

For those of you who are getting to Seattle for the PASS Summit a little early and wish to gain some knowledge on this topic, please… Read more

0 comments, 214 reads

Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 October 2012

Speaking at SQL Server #165 Lincoln this Saturday

The Omaha SSUG’s sister group, the Lincoln SSUG, is hosting a SQL Saturday this coming Saturday, October 6th, at Avery Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. This is a great day of free Microsoft SQL Server training, with an optional fee of $10 for lunch.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 October 2012