Archives: November 2012
I am pleased to announce that I am speaking Thursday, December 6, at the SQLPASS Performance Virtual Chapter Winter 2012 Performance Palooza!
I have the 6pm session slot, and am speaking on one of my favorite topics, Virtualizing Business-Critical SQL Servers. I will be focusing on architecting the infrastructure for… Read more
A special thanks goes to Daniel Angerer (t) for suggesting an improvement that corrected the divide by zero error that one of the calculations was showing on the SQLIO Analyzer Latency worksheet in the Excel file. The updated analyzer is located here.
Thanks Daniel! I really appreciate the… Read more
Have trouble getting your new Nexus 7 connected to Windows so you can move some media files over?
Install the drivers first from Asus.
Then, you need to disable USB Debugging in the Nexus by enabling the Developers menu. Where is it? It’s hidden by default. You have to… Read more
I will be speaking at SQL Saturday #173 in Washington DC at the Microsoft MTC in Chevy Chase, MD, to speak on one of my favorite topics - Virtualizing Your Business-Critical SQL Servers at 10:15am in Room 2. Here is the abstract:
Everyone knows that SQL Server can be virtualized,… Read more
Gregg Robertson (b | t) has posted a fantastic page that contains a tremendous amount of information for those of you interested instudying for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional Datacenter Administration and Design certifications (VCAP5-DCA and VCAP5-DCD). It’s located here:
Thanks Gregg for the hard work in… Read more
I cannot believe how surreal this past SQL PASS Summit was for me. This was the second Summit I have attended, was the best conference of my life, and I’m quite amazed at the difference a year can make in my professional life. Last year, I was a relative unknown… Read more
WOW! I’m absolutely honored to announce that I am speaking with the Kevin Kline tomorrow at the SQL PASS Summit 2012. Kevin and I are speaking on Managing SQL Server in a Virtual World at 9:45a on Friday. I am blessed by this opportunity, and am very excited at the… Read more
Yesterday I finally got around to adding a much needed improvement to my SQLIO Analyzer tool. You now get a timestamp at the start of each test. If you have background noise on your SAN and want to correlate those events with blips in your tests, now you can! Read more