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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: April 2015

Elite VMware SQL Server Workshop Wrapup

This past week I had the pleasure of being part of the second SQL Server virtualization workshop held by VMware. The first workshop, held last year, was a tremendous success and we all wanted to keep the momentum going with more SQL Server gurus. Over the last few months,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 April 2015

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precon Sessions

I have two exciting SQL Saturday preconference training sessions coming up in the month of May!

The first is my Virtualization for SQL Server Professionals training session at SQL Saturday Rochester NY on Friday, May 15th.

Session Abstract: Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert David Klee leads this full-day introduction… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 April 2015

Availability Group WSFC Failovers During VM Movement

If you experience a WSFC failover during a VMware vMotion / Hyper-V Live Migration with your virtualized SQL Servers when using Availability Groups, you might have server and/or networking hardware that takes a bit longer than usual to handle the network port failover. This can lead to short unexpected outages… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 April 2015

Speaking at IT/Dev Connections

I am very happy to announce that I will be presenting two sessions at this year’s IT/Dev Connections conference in Las Vegas! The conference is held September 14-17th at the ARIA Resort. My two sessions are:

Handle with Care: Virtual SQL Servers

Maintaining the performance of a mission-critical SQL Server… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 April 2015

Heraflux is Hiring

I’m proud to announce my company, Heraflux Technologies, is looking to fill the position for Vice President of Business Development. When we first started our company in September 2013, we had a number of short and long term goals about how we wanted to grow and scale our… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 April 2015

HammerDB Performance Collection with SQL Server

Recently, my friend Mike Fal ( b | t ) released a PowerShell script that can sample the counter inside SQL Server that one of my favorite database benchmarking utilities, HammerDB, uses to produce the transactions per minute counter value that the benchmarking utility outputs.

I thought I’d counter… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 April 2015

Journey to Becoming a Consultant – Webinar Wrap up

Today I presented a new session on the various paths to becoming a consultant to the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed presenting this session, and the questions were great! Plus, the coordinators for the VC have the session up on YouTube already!

The slides for this… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 April 2015

Journey to Being a Consultant – Webinar Today

Today at 11am Central time I will be presenting a new session entitled “Journey to Being a Consultant” for the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. For those of you who are interested in exploring the options in becoming a consultant, sign into this free session here! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 April 2015

Best of PASS Summit 2014

I am very proud to announce that one of my PASS Summit 2014 sessions was selected as one of the Top 10 of the conference, and the presentation is now available on the Best of PASS Summit 2014 list. The session is “Right-Sizing Your SQL Server Virtual Machine”,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 April 2015

Storage Benchmarking with DiskSpd

As I mentioned in my storage benchmarking post, storage performance is one of the critical infrastructure components underneath a mission-critical SQL Server.

My defacto storage benchmarking utility has been recently updated. Last October, Microsoft released a great free utility called diskspd, and it is freely available at http://aka.ms/DiskSpd.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 April 2015