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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: January 2014

Honored to be added to SQLRockstar’s SQL Server blog rankings

Today I woke up to find that Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter | linkedin) has added me to his SQL Server Blogger Rankings list. WOW! I’m completely honored to be listed among this world-class list of the best bloggers in the industry. He created a new section on… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 31 January 2014

New SSIS Training Class from Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard (b | t | l | f), a good friend of mine from Linchpin People, has announced a new training class called ‘From Zero to SSIS‘. The first class is being offered in Reston, VA, May 19-23 2014. Come learn from the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 January 2014

Virtualization resource consumption counters lie to you

OK, so maybe they do not lie to you, but I got your attention. In virtualized environments, the performance statistics that you see from the management interface may not give you the entire picture, and can lead to bad assumptions or misleading recommendations.

Remember, the virtualization layer does not understand… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 28 January 2014

SQL Saturday Nashville Wrapup

What a terrific week! I’m have a great start to 2014! Yesterday and today I had the opportunity to present a few training sessions to some great Nashville SQL Server professionals. Yesterday I presented my all-day preconference training session ‘Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs‘ to a great  group… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 January 2014

Flash sale – discount code for SQL Saturday Nashville Precon

Announcing a flash sale today from 10a-12p Central time for my upcoming SQL Saturday Nashville preconference training session ‘Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs! Use the code ‘FlashSale‘ at the Eventbrite registration page to save 10% off of the regular registration cost of $125 plus $7.87… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 January 2014

SQL Server Virtualization 101 Webinar Wrapup

Today I presented a session entitled “SQL Server Virtualization 101” for the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter. I had a great time presenting and answering your questions! This is always a great crowd of technologists and data professionals, and your questions were exceptional. Thank you!

Session Series… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 January 2014

Retrofit a VM with the VMware Paravirtual SCSI Driver

For those of you with your mission-critical servers already virtualized on a VMware-based virtual infrastructure, are you using the VMware Paravirtual SCSI driver to boost your I/O performance by an average of 12%? I use it for all of my I/O intensive virtual machines, including SQL Server and Oracle VMs,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 January 2014

Predictions for 2014

I love technology predictions because they are usually so wildly inaccurate that at the end of the year it’s pretty funny. I figure I’ll toss my hat in the ring and see how much fun I can have at the end of this year with a round of predictions for… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 January 2014

Reflections on 2013

2013 was a year of incredible growth, change, and challenge for me. This last year has been an amazing roller coaster of emotions and life changes. Reflecting on this past year has my head spinning because of all the frenetic twists and turns along the ride.


This past year was… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 January 2014

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs – SQL Saturday Pre-Con Training

My next all-day SQL Saturday Pre-Conference training session entitled “Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs” will be held on January 17th in Nashville, as one of two precon sessions for the SQL Saturday Nashville event scheduled for January 18th.

If you are a SQL Server DBA and manage… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 January 2014