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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: November 2013

HammerDB SQL Server Benchmarking Utility

Mike Fal

Everyone here knows how much I enjoy using the DVDstore database benchmarking utility to benchmark a SQL Server instance. A while back my friend Mike Fal (b | l | t) enlightened me on a different utility that he uses called HammerDB. He has… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 November 2013

Guest blog post at SQLAuthority – How many vCPUs are too many?

Last night my first guest blog pots over at SQLAuthority has gone live! It is the next in the “Notes from the Field” series, and is entitled “SQL SERVER – vCPUs – How Many Are Too Many CPU for SQL Server Virtualization ? – Notes from the Field #003″. I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 November 2013

Triangle SQL Server User Group Wrapup

Tonight I had the pleasure of presenting remotely to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group. I presented my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” to a great crowd of eager professionals. Your questions were outstanding and I really appreciate your feedback from the session.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 November 2013

Chicago SQL Server Users Group Wrapup

Thursday night I had a great time presenting my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” to the Chicago SQL Server Users Group. Because of all of the great questions and conversation during the session, the session ran over two full hours! 

Abstract: Just… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 November 2013

VMware vCPU Ready Time Equivalent in Hyper-V

Jonathan Keyahias (b | t | l) from SQLskills has released a new blog post outlining the metric that Microsoft’s Hyper-V product uses to measure the time taken in a virtual CPU’s runnable task queue at the hypervisor level. It is the equivalent to VMware’s vCPU Ready Time,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 November 2013

Testing network throughput with iperf

Have you ever wondered if that black box in your datacenter called the network is performing as well as it should be? Do you have random periods of time where normally fast processes seem to take forever, but the diagnostics on your servers all seem fine? What about validating the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 November 2013

Lock Pages in Memory in SQL Server on VMware – Why or Why Not

Two weeks ago I presented my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” at the SQL PASS Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. One comment that I made during my presentation that seemed to spark some debates is how I normally enable the ‘Lock Pages in Memory’… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 November 2013