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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).

VMworld 2017 SQL Server Sessions

Just a reminder – our SQL Servers sessions for this year’s VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas are starting to fill up! I have four exciting sessions (if you’re a database geek) at the conference, and for those DBAs with VMware administrators attending this conference, tell them to attend these… Read more

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

New Whitepaper – Capture Production Error States

System administrators of the world, if a VM experiences a problem that takes down business-critical application, your job is to get minimize the impact to the business. You are caught in a difficult decision.

Do you repair the VM as quickly as possible, but possibly lose traces of what went… Read more

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

New eBook with Pure Storage – Overcoming SQL Server Storage Challenges

My company, Heraflux Technologies, is proud to announce a new ebook as part of our joint partnership with Pure Storage! This ebook, entitled Overcoming SQL Server Storage Challenges, discusses the current state of infrastructure technologies and how it interacts and impacts the performance of Microsoft’s flagship database engine… Read more

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

SQL Server on Linux Series: Backing up over the network

One of the challenges with any SQL Server business continuity strategy is backing up your databases and logs on a frequent basis. With Windows, we’ve known how to accomplish this for years. But, with SQL Server on Linux, you can accomplish the same task with just a few different… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 August 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

VMworld 2017 USA Sessions

I’m proud to announce that my sessions for this year’s VMworld 2017 conference in Las Vegas have turned up in the VMworld Content Catalog! I have four exciting sessions (if you’re a database geek) at the conference, and for those DBAs with VMware administrators attending this conference, tell them to… Read more

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

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

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