Archives: October 2012
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
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
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.
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
For those of you who are getting to Seattle for the PASS Summit a little early and… Read more
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
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
Everyone knows that SQL Server can be virtualized, but most are only virtualizing development and testing… Read more
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
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
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
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