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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: July 2017

SQL Server on Linux Series: Moving TempDB

In the last blog post, we added additional drives to the SQL Server machine so that we can scale out our storage workload. Let’s move the tempdb objects to one of these new drives!

By default, our tempdb files are in the system database folder at /var/opt/mssql/data.

We previously created… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 July 2017

SQL Server on Linux Series: Additional Drives

One of the biggest differences with managing SQL Server Linux is with drive presentation. With Windows, we’d all scream if we saw a SQL Server with just one drive (C:) and everything piled on it. The same goes for any other operating system, including Linux. But, how do we get… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2017

Upcoming SQL Server User Group Presentations

I’ll be speaking at two New England area SQL Server user groups in the next few days! First, tonight I’ll be at the Portsmouth, NH, SQL Server Users Group speaking on the newly announced SQL Server on Linux. It’s going to be a blast showing folks that SQL Server… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2017

24 Hours of PASS Session Slides Uploaded

My slide deck from the recent webinar series 24 Hours of PASS, Summit Preview session, where I presented a session called Virtual CPUs: Right to Ludicrous Speed, are now available for you to view up at SlideShare. Let me know if you have any questions! I hope to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 July 2017

Point Counterpoint: Why Virtualize a SQL Server?

I get asked all the time – “why virtualize SQL Server if I’m content with my physical servers today?” The normal answer, outside of the usual answers of increased agility, flexibility, cloud-readiness, etc., is that license optimization is possible if your organization has enough scale to license a set of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 July 2017

Book Review: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

If you are actively managing VMware environments with workloads that have high performance needs (such as all of the virtualized SQL Servers that we work on), this new book called VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive, written by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort, is a must read… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 July 2017

24 Hours of PASS, Summit Preview Session

I’m proud to announce that I’ve been selected to present a session in this year’s 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview webinar series entitled Virtual CPUs: Right to Ludicrous Speed. This session is scheduled for July 20th, 2017, at 03:00 GMT, or July 19th at 11pm Eastern.

These… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 July 2017