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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: May 2015

VM Memory Counters Lie for SQL Server VMs

A few weeks ago, while at the incredible SQL Saturday Madison, I had a great discussion with a few of the other speakers about SQL Server VM-level memory counters and their (lack of) validity on the actual memory usage properties of the SQL Server engine. A while back, I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 May 2015

SQL Server Virtualization Stairway Level 3 at SQLServerCentral

The third Level in my Stairway to Virtualization series is now live at SQL Server Central! In this Level, we will review building the ideal VMware-based virtual machine for your SQL Server workloads. Review and incorporate your own corporate standards and policies into these recommendations, and build the VM… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 May 2015

Stairway to Virtualization Level 2 up at SQL Server Central

Yesterday the next installment of the Stairway to Virtualization series went live on SQL Server Central! This level focuses on the core “why” questions when it comes to building the ideal SQL Server virtual machine. It focuses on all of the core “why” questions, such as how to configure… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 May 2015

SQL Server Reference Architecture on SimpliVity

Recently, I was able to help SimpliVity work to develop a reference architecture document for running resource-intensive SQL Server virtual machines on the SimpliVity OmniCube platform. We went through a lot of different OLTP workload types and have put together a number of best practices for virtualized SQL Server on… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 May 2015

Bringing Together Databases, Virtualization and Storage

A few weeks ago Bala Narasimhan from PernixData and I recorded a short conversation where we discussed the tips and tricks that both DBAs and Infrastructure Administrators need to maximize the performance of their systems without significant re-architecting of their environments.  Check it out!

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

Video: Bringing Together Databases, Virtualization and Storage

Bala Narasimhan, Vice President of Products from PernixData, and I recently sat down and discussed the convergence of infrastructure, SQL Server, virtualization, and storage systems. We chatted about some of the ongoing challenges of high performance virtualized SQL Servers and the impact they can have on the rest… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 May 2015

Automating Storage Benchmarking with DiskSpd and PowerShell

My recent post on using the new DiskSpd utility to help you benchmark your storage is a great primer on how to use DiskSpd. But… what if you want to run multiple tests? For example, what if you want to run both read and write tests with a varying degree… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 May 2015