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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).

SQL Server 2005 Modernization Checklist

As Bala Narasimhan from PernixData and I discussed in a webinar last week, SQL Server 2005 hit end of it’s extended support life on April 12th of this year. Any existing SQL Server 2005 instances should be first and foremost in an IT organization’s agenda for modernization this year. If… Read more

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

Upcoming Webinars

Next week I am participating in two exciting webinars that I want to share with you!

Improve App Uptime: Tips from MVP David Klee + Customer Case Study with ScaleArc
April 26 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern

Application availability is an “across the stack” problem – straddling the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 April 2016

VMware CPU Co-Stop and SQL Server Performance (continued)

A number of you sent me some excellent questions about this topic, and my favorite asked me for the query that you can use to get this information DIRECTLY from the VMware vCenter database.

SO… here you go! Just plug in your VM name (which might differ from your FQDN… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 April 2016

VMware CPU Co-Stop and SQL Server Performance

Not too many people know about the intricacies of virtualization CPU scheduling and its impact on the performance of the VMs, so application owners out there – listen up! I’ve written about Ready Time (VMware ESXi) / Wait Time Per Dispatch (Microsoft Hyper-V) in the past, but a different challenge… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 March 2016

SQL Saturday Chicago Precon – SQL Server Infrastructure – This Friday

This Friday I will be holding a precon training session at the next SQL Saturday in Chicago called ‘SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning for Availability and Performance.’ Only a few seats remain!

The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server infrastructure concepts become… Read more

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

Flash sale – Discount for Chicago SQL Saturday Precon – This Afternoon Only

I’m running a flash sale discount for my upcoming Chicago SQL Saturday Precon called ‘SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning for Availability and Performance‘ today from 1-5PM only! I’m offering a $25 discount for those that are watching Twitter and the blogosphere.

The focus of the course is to help… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 February 2016

SQL Cruise 2016 Wrap Up

A few weeks ago a number of us embarked on this year’s SQL Cruise, this time to the Caribbean. It was absolutely amazing. Jes Borland, another cruiser and instructor, just posted a great post on what she learned on the cruise, and I thought I’d do the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 February 2016

VMware vExpert 2016 Announcement

What an amazing week! VMware has announced the full list of VMware vExperts for the first half of the 2016 cycle, and I’m honored to say that I have been recognized as a vExpert for the third year running.
I also want to announce that more folks than ever…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 February 2016

Q&A: Multiple SQL Server Instances on a VM

I recently received a great question through email. It was whether or not it is a good idea to have multiple SQL Server instances on a single VM. This is a fun question and I thought I’d answer it here.

The answer is the ubiquitous DBA answer – “It… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 January 2016

SQL Saturday Chicago Precon – SQL Server Infrastructure – March 4

I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching a new all-day precon training session at the next SQL Saturday in Chicago on 3/4/2016 called ‘SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning for Availability and Performance.’

The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server infrastructure concepts become… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 7 January 2016

PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter Open Q&A – 1/13

Next Wednesday, January 13th, at 1pm Eastern the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter will be holding an open questions and answers session on anything related to SQL Server virtualization, with me as your host! Send over your questions to either Tom Norman (VC lead), or over to me and we’ll get… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 5 January 2016

New Whitepaper – SQL Server Licensing Reduction

Poor storage performance continues to be the largest pain point with enterprise Database Administrators in today’s virtual world. However, it is not the only challenge to the enterprise. The cost of the infrastructure pales in comparison to the licensing costs of the database platform. These challenges impact not only the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 December 2015

Giving Thanks Around the Holidays

In the West, the holiday season summons different memories and plans for different people. The thought of gorging on a selection of delicious fowl and carbohydrates. Spending time with friends or family or loved ones for a gift exchange, or maybe not so loved ones for the obligatory once a… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 December 2015

SQL Cruise Caribbean 2016 is almost here!

Want to get out of the winter blues and into some warmer weather for some deep SQL Server training? Join me on the next SQL Cruise to the Caribbean this January! This is my second SQL Cruise, and I’m really excited to go again. This trip sets sail to three… Read more

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

Webinar – Lowering SQL Server Licensing Costs

On Tuesday, December 15th, Bala Narasimhan and I are presenting a webinar where we will walk through real-world examples that show how to potentially save 20% or more on your SQL Server deployment.

We’ll discuss how to tackle this pressing SQL Server challenge. More specifically, we will discuss how… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 December 2015

Summon Blue Screens of Death (for testing purposes only, of course)

Today I had a need to manually trigger and sustain a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) inside a Windows Server VM. The goal was to be able to trigger a BSOD so that I could work on the detection of powered on but failed VMs inside a server environment. All… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 November 2015

Question: Single SQL Server VM on One Host Justifications

Earlier this week I received a great question from a friend, and read something like this.

Hi David,
I usually recommend people to install SQL Server on VM and I argument it by saying that it would make any future hardware migration easier.
However, I just think if company purchases…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 November 2015

PASS Summit 2015 Wrap Up

Last week’s PASS Summit conference in Seattle, WA was incredible (as always). It’s my favorite tech event of the year, and I’ll never miss it. The SQL Server community is one of the strongest (and arguably the most tight-knit) technical community in the world, and the #sqlfamily comes together every… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 November 2015

Interview with PernixData on Database Performance Challenges

I recently recorded an interview with PernixData where he discusses some of the largest challenges with virtualized databases, and talks about how we leverage PernixData’s FVP product to bring the in-memory data discussion to a layer below the database to boost performance while simplifying the entire environment. Check it out! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 October 2015

Webinar with PernixData – Tuesday at 1PM Pacific

Join PernixData and me tomorrow at 1PM Pacific for a webinar discussing an exciting technology from PernixData!

In-memory computing is gaining widespread acceptance as a way to speed database performance by moving hot data into main memory. But, in-memory solutions tend to be limited in functionality, lack scalability without… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 October 2015

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