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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).

VMware vCenter Web Client IP redirect solution

If you are working on a VMware vCenter Server v5.5 in an environment that has multiple segregated VLANs designed to isolate certain types of traffic, and find that the web client for your admin-facing interfaces keeps redirecting to an internal isolated IP address – and therefore fails – here’s the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 September 2014

SQL Server on VMware Workshop at VMware

This past week I was fortunate enough to attend a three-day special session at VMware Corporation’s corporate campus in Palo Alto, CA, specifically designed to help educate and inform SQL Server MVPs with some of the most detailed training on the convergence of the VMware ecosystem and SQL Server. This… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 September 2014

VMworld 2014 Wrap Up for Data Professionals

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend VMware’s VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco, CA. The show was simply amazing. I spent the show mostly meeting with the different technology vendors and other consulting groups, and feel that the relationships created at this event will last a… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 September 2014

Upcoming Events

My summer event hiatus is coming to a close, and we’re now back into the conference and event season! I’ve spent the summer making some wild plans for new posts and research articles (and more) that I’ll be releasing on here this fall. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements!

I… Read more

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

Celebrating One Year of Heraflux Technologies

Our company, Heraflux Technologies, celebrated its first birthday today on September 1st. A very sincere thank you goes to all our clients, partners, family, #sqlfamily, and friends for your support! We look forward to another exciting year in business! Stay tuned to this blog and the Heraflux announcements,… Read more

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

VMworld 2014 Is Next Week

Can you believe that this year’s VMworld conference is just around the corner? It’s next week – August 24 – 28 – at the Moscone Center in San Francisco!

If you have never been to VMworld before, it’s an amazing event. VMware has a great guide for first-timers on… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 August 2014

SQL Server for VM Admins vBrownBag Webinar

Next Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30pm Central I will be presenting a webinar for the Professional VMware #vBrownBag entitled “SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins“. The #vBrownBag webinar series covers a number of VMware-related topics, and I am very pleased to be able to present my session… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 August 2014

Stairway to SQL Server Virtualization – Level 1

I’m proud to announce that yesterday the first installment of my new Stairway series at SQL Server Central has been released – Stairway to SQL Server VirtualizationVirtualization is becoming more and more common, and without an understanding how virtualization works, the DBA will have blind spots when attempting… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 August 2014

SQL PASS Performance Palooza 2014 Wrap-Up

Today I presented a fun session for the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter’sSummer Performance Palooza 2014” entitled “Infrastructure Tuning for SQL Server”.

Abstract: Mention SQL Server performance to any DBA, and the impulse is to dive headfirst into the database and queries. However, if the infrastructure underneath… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2014

Community and Commitment

If it were not for the SQL Server community, I would not be where I am at with my career today. Period.

Some of you know me personally but a lot do not. I come from a hard-working family of teachers and educators. We’ve had our struggles over the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 July 2014

Speaking at the SQL PASS Summit 2014

The SQL PASS Summit 2014 community sessions were recently released. I’m very pleased and honored to announce that I will be presenting a 75-minute session entitled “Right Sizing Your Virtual Machine” at the Summit this November. It’s a topic that I spend many hours a week on… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 June 2014

Final Summer Precon for Me – Portland Maine

This coming weekend is the SQL Saturday #293 in Portland, Maine with my precon on Friday. I am really looking forward to attending this event. I have never been to Maine but have always wanted to go.

I am very excited to be presenting two sessions at this event! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 25 June 2014

VMware vSphere 5.5U1 NFS APD Patch Released

If you are running VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 and are using NFS-connected storage, update your hosts ASAP (test first, of course). VMware just released a bug fix (express patch ESXi550-201406401-SG) for the All Path Down (APD) bug that has been plaguing NFS-mounted storage users for a couple… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 June 2014

Upcoming SQL Saturdays & Precons

This coming weekend is the SQL Saturday #307 in Iowa City, Iowa. I am really looking forward to attending this event again. I have been to this event before, and I really enjoy the attendees warm enthusiasm!

I am very excited to be presenting two sessions this year!

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 June 2014

Boost the performance of the VMware vSphere Web Client

Ever since it was released, the vSphere Web Client is not the most responsive of web GUIs. After some digging, you can work around it to boost the responsiveness! It looks like the Java-based front-end is a bit starved for memory under the covers. Now, YMMV and it might put… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 May 2014

Recent Event Recap

These last few weeks have been quite a blur of projects, travel, and end-user training, and I’m enjoying every bit of it! Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to, with links to the educational materials for you to download and review.

On April 25, I presented a SQL… Read more

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

VMworld 2014 Session Voting Is Open!

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. VMware has opened up the public voting for the VMworld 2014 sessions, from now until May 18th at midnight.

This year’s event, however, is different for me. I have co-submitted two session proposals in the application track! I have a… Read more

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

Webinar – Easy SQL Server Benchmarking

On Thursday, May 1st, I will be presenting a new webcast with Tegile Systems entitled “Easy SQL Server Benchmarking”.

Abstract: Do you have a new piece of hardware going into service and want to see how well it performs? Or do you have a few systems and want to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 April 2014

SQL Saturday Chicago

My company, Heraflux Technologies is proud to partner with Yucca Group to sponsor this year’s SQL Saturday Chicago, a free one-day event for SQL Server professionals. The event is being held at DeVry University in Addision, IL, on Saturday, April 26th. For more details and to get registered,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 April 2014

Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs – Data Movement

Today marks another installment in my ‘Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs’ blog post series. Today we are going to help stretch the minds a bit farther and talk about another way to help SQL Server DBAs move large quantities of data between VMs in an extremely rapid manner. 

Last… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 April 2014

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