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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).

Keep VMware snapshot growth from wrecking your day

VM snapshots are one of the best virtualization features ever. But…have you ever had a VMware vSphere or Hyper-V snapshot grow out of control and fill the datastore the VM resides on? You know what happens… even the best VM admins out there seem to get burned once when they… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 June 2017

Webinar with Rubrik: Simplifying SQL Server Data Protection – Near Zero RTO

I am very proud to contribute to a new webinar with Rubrik on Thursday, June 22 at 8AM PT / 11AM ET where we talk about the trials and tribulations of living as a Database Administrator and the challenges when handling SQL Server backups with the same tools as a… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 June 2017

PASS Summit Precon on Virtual SQL Server Performance

PASS has just announced this year’s precon sessions for the PASS Summit in Seattle this October, and I am humbled to announce that my session, “Virtual SQL Servers – Right to Ludicrous Speed” has been selected for one of the Tuesday precon slots. This topic is near… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 June 2017

SQL Server on Linux Series: Operating System Differences

SQL Server administration, once installed and running, doesn’t vary too much based on your operating system, but the differences in the operating systems are pretty significant. To properly administer a production SQL Server on Linux, an administrator needs to understand the core basics of the Linux operating system.

I’m going… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 May 2017

Upgrading to Modern SQL Server eBook with ScaleArc

Recently I contributed my thoughts in a new ebook from ScaleArc called “Industry Perspectives: Upgrading to Modern SQL“. Modernizing the datacenter is an ongoing struggle for those of us in the operational trenches, and a number of us in the industry contributed our thoughts to ScaleArc to help… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 May 2017

SQL Server on VMware Workshop at VMworld US 2017

 

I am extremely proud to announce that we’re holding the second SQL Server workshop at this year’s VMworld US in Last Vegas on August 27th. If your SQL Servers are running in a VMware environment, this course is critical to your success!

This business critical applications and databases… Read more

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

SQL Saturday Atlanta Precon – The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization & Cloud

If you are attending this year’s SQL Saturday in Atlanta, GA, on July 15, I urge you to attend my preconference training session – “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization & Cloud“. The architecture of the infrastructure underneath your mission-critical SQL Servers is vital to the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 May 2017

New Series – SQL Server on Linux Administration

Starting this week, I’m introducing a new series of blog posts for the SQL Server DBA on how to properly set up and administer a production SQL Server on the Linux operating system.

As you know, Microsoft is shipping SQL Server 2017 (currently at CTP 2.0) with support for… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 May 2017

SQL Nexus Wrap Up

This past week, I presented a preconference session and regular session at this year’s SQL Nexus conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. I highly recommend this conference!

The preconference session called “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization was well received! The attendees were well prepared for deep discussions… Read more

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

Preconference Session at SQL Nexus – SQL Server Virtualization

If you are attending this year’s SQL Nexus conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 1st to 3rd this year, I urge you to attend my preconference training session – “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. The architecture of the infrastructure underneath your mission-critical SQL Servers is… Read more

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

Your physical memory configuration can slow down your servers

Watch your memory configuration! You can’t just throw RAM in a physical server and expect it to work right. Depending on your DIMM configuration, you might have accidentally slowed down your memory speed, which will surely slow down your application servers. This speed decrease is virtually undetectable from the OS.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 March 2017

Updated SQL Server on VMware Best Practices Guide

I am proud to announce that we contributed to the latest revision of the Microsoft SQL Server on VMware best practices guide, freely available at this address. This document outlines some of the common VM-level tweaks and adjustments that are made when running enterprise SQL Server VMs on VMware… Read more

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

Webinar with Pure Storage Mar23 2pm Eastern

On Thursday, March 23rd, at 2pm Eastern, I will be hosting a webinar with Argenis Fernandez from Pure Storage where we will talk about infrastructure challenges as organizations start to adopt SQL Server’s in-memory features, such as In-Memory OLTP and Columnstore Indexes.

Details: The in-memory features that accompany modern… Read more

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

Webinar – Datacenter Madness – Application Altercation

I hope you all can join me for an upcoming webinar as part of the Datacenter Madness webinar series, presented by ActualTech Media, Nutanix, and Intel. The Madness is moving from the basketball court to the cloud. It’s time for the ultimate data center showdown where… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 March 2017

VMware Updates In-Guest Clocks When You Say Not To

VMware’s VMTools package has some options for synchronizing the in-guest clock with the time of the ESXi host. By default, these are set to disabled, and under most circumstances, the hypervisor follows these settings and everything is fine. However, several situations exist where the hypervisor will reset the in-guest time,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 March 2017

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

I’m a VMware vExpert

To add to an already amazing year, recently I was named a VMware vExpert for 2017. I’m honored, humbled, and proud of my contributions to this amazing virtualization community. The vExpert list is up to 1505 this year, and it’s amazing to be part of this list of experts. Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 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

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