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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).

Reminder – SQL Saturday Chicago Precon

I just wanted to remind everyone that the SQL Saturday in Chicago is coming up, and that both Adam Machanic and I are holding precons the Friday before the event. The SQL Saturday in Chicago this year has hit peak capacity two months before the event. However, if you enroll… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 February 2017

We Hired!

The response to our most recent job position was incredible, and I’d like to thank all of the folks who responded and submitted their CVs to us for consideration. In the end, we had one open position, and we selected the most qualified candidate for the position.

I’d like to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 February 2017

We’re hiring!

I’m proud and humbled to announce that my company, Heraflux Technologies, is hiring for a Data Platform Solutions Architect!

We are looking for a highly qualified technologist who is comfortable with database technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server and other DBMS platforms, and infrastructure technologies, such as virtualization,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 January 2017

Attending VTUG at Gillette Stadium Tomorrow

If you’re in the Boston area tomorrow, I urge you to go to this year’s Virtualization Technology Users Group (VTUG) Winter Warmer event tomorrow at Gillette Stadium. It’s better than a regional VMUG, and not just VMware specific. It’s covering all things infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud, and it’s held… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 January 2017

SQL Saturday Chicago Precon – Updated

UPDATE: The SQL Saturday in Chicago this year has hit peak capacity two months before the event! However, if you enroll in one of the precons, and hopefully my “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud” session, email the SQL Saturday coordinators with your EventBrite receipt… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 January 2017

Announcing SQL Saturday Chicago Precon Training Session

Heraflux is proud to announce that I am teaching a preconference training session at this year’s upcoming SQL Saturday in Chicago. The training class is entitled “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud” and is to be held on Friday, March 10th, at the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 January 2017

New whitepaper with ScaleArc

I’m pleased to announce a new collaborative whitepaper with ScaleArc entitled “Improving uptime and performance of legacy apps on Microsoft SQL Server“.

Performance tuning inefficient legacy applications can be a tremendous drain on development resources in an organization. Handling availability of the database layer of these applications can… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 December 2016

VMware vSphere 6.5 breaks your SQL Server vNUMA settings

VMware’s latest release of the vSphere virtualization suite, version 6.5, changes how they handle vNUMA presentation to a virtual machine, and there’s a high likelihood that it will break your virtualized SQL Server vNUMA configuration and lead to unexpected changes in behavior. It might even slow down your SQL… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 November 2016

Custom indexes on VMware vCenter database breaks 6.5 upgrade

Warning! If you have added custom indexes to the VMware vCenter database, you will need to remove them completely before you can complete a vCenter 6.5 upgrade. If they are still present in the database, the upgrade wizard throws an error.

The error file tells you specifically which indexes it… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 November 2016

SQL Server Infrastructure and Virtualization Boot Camp

I am proud to announce the availability of our new training offerings! We are launching a live web-based version of our one-day SQL Server infrastructure and virtualization master class. We are hosting an all-day training session before the end of the year to help you take advantage of quiet(er)… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 November 2016

PASS Summit 2016 Wrapup

Last week I had one of the best experiences of my career – attending this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle. I felt like this event came up suddenly, as this last year has been a blur with the move to Maine, working and expanding our business, learning new things,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 November 2016

PASS Summit Friday Night Activity

Anyone staying until Saturday from the PASS Summit in Seattle? Be at the Seattle Underground at 530p for a 6p tour Friday night! Let’s have some fun!

614 1st Avenue, in Pioneer Place Park, Pioneer Square, between Cherry and James Street.

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 October 2016

VMworld Europe 2016 Wrap Up

This past week I had the pleasure of attending our first VMworld Europe conference, held this week at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. What a great experience!

The key takeaways from the conference are quite interesting. The announcements from last and this week indicate some challenges in… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 October 2016

SQL Saturday Washington DC Preconference Training Session

I am pleased to announce that we are launching our next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Washington DC on Friday, December 2 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure‘.

The focus of the course is to help those new to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 October 2016

Presenting at USENIX LISA16 in December

I am proud to present that Deji Akomolafe from VMware Corporation, Cody Chapman from our team at Heraflux, and I will be presenting at this year’s USENIX LISA16 conference in Boston, MA, from December 4-9th!

The three of us are presenting a half-day workshop entitled “Designing Your VMware… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 October 2016

Special Discount for PASS Summit Precon

I’m very honored to be speaking at the PASS Global Summit again this year in Seattle during the week of October 24th.I have a special discount code for you if you have not already registered for this outstanding conference. Please use the discount code PRE250DK for $250 off of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 October 2016

Speaking at Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group Tomorrow

I will be presenting a technical session entitled ‘Virtual SQL Servers. Actual Performance‘ tomorrow evening for the Suburban Chicago SQL Server Users Group. Doors open at 5:30pm and the session starts at 6:00pm!

Abstract: Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 September 2016

SQL Saturday Minneapolis Precon – Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization – Coming Soon!

This is just a quick reminder to encourage you to attend my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Minnesota on Friday, September 30 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning‘.

The focus of the course is to help those… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 September 2016

SQL Server 2016 In-Memory OLTP and After Trigger Support

SQL Server 2016 supports AFTER triggers! I could find no good example of how to do this with a project I’m working on, so I figured out how to make this work. The following before and after screenshots are from a SQL Server 2016 instance and the DVDStore3 package. I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 September 2016

Load Testing Results Might Not Be What You Think

Bottlenecks in your testing tools, infrastructure, or methodology might just hurt your load test results, and the results can skew your metrics.

For example…

A few weeks ago we were running an iperf load test to see what improvements (if any) could be made to the configuration of a Windows… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 September 2016

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