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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).

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

PASS Summit 2015 Presentations

I am proud to be offering several training opportunities at the upcoming PASS Summit in Seattle, WA during the week of October 26th. PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most attended conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. This conference is fantastic, and if you are attending,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 October 2015

Network throughput testing with iperf3

Have you ever wondered if that black box in your datacenter called the network is performing as well as it should be? Do you have random periods of time where normally fast data movement processes seem to take forever, but the diagnostics on your servers all seem fine? What about… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 October 2015

PASS Summit Precon – The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization – UPDATE

I am very pleased to announce that Argenis Fernandez, (now including) Jimmy May, and I will be presenting a new precon training session at this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle entitled “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. This all-day preconference training session is to be… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 September 2015

HammerDB Performance Collection with SQL Server – Updated

A while back, my friend Mike Fal ( b | t ) released a PowerShell script that can sample the counter inside SQL Server that one of my favorite database benchmarking utilities, HammerDB, uses to produce the transactions per minute counter value that the benchmarking utility outputs.

I thought… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 September 2015

IT/Dev Connections conference sessions next week

Next week is the wonderful IT/Dev Connections conference in Las Vegas, and I’m proud to announce that I’m presenting two sessions! The conference is being held at the ARIA Resort and Casino from September 14-17.

The first session is Benchmarking Your SQL Server Environment, located in Bluethorn 4… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 September 2015

Critical Virtualized Database Education at VMworld

If you are one of the lucky ones who gets to attend VMworld USA this year, and you have any number of virtualized databases in your environment, you need to attend these sessions!

First and foremost, Thomas LaRock (@sqlrockstar) and I are presenting a session called “ Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 August 2015

Open SQL Server Virtualization Q&A Webinar – 8/19

Next Wednesday, August 19th, at noon 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 12 August 2015

Omaha’s Next SQL Saturday is August 15

Omaha’s next SQL Saturday event is going to be held on August 15th at the University of Nebraska – Omaha’s Mammel Hall at 6708 Pine Street, Omaha NE. The speaker line up is coming soon, and is sure to be fantastic! Make sure to mark your calendars and register… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 July 2015

PASS Summit Precon – The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization

I am very pleased to announce that Argenis Fernandez and I will be presenting a new precon training session at this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle entitled “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. This all-day preconference training session is to be held on Monday, October 26th,… Read more

1 comments, 286 reads

Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 July 2015

SQL Server Radio – Virtualization and Independent Consulting

I recently recorded a podcast with the SQL Server Radio group and discussed virtualization, high availability, and independent consulting topics. I had a lot of fun!

We talked about:

  • What’s important to know when virtualizing SQL Server
  • How to properly size your VM
  • What metrics to monitor when virtualizing
  • When…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 June 2015

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precon Training – Columbus OH

I have an exciting training session announcement! On Friday, July 10th, I will be presenting a full-day training class ahead of the SQL Saturday event in Columbus, OH entitled “SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins“.  (DBAs are very welcomed too!)

Abstract:  This full-day course is an introduction… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 June 2015

MSSQLTips / Tegile Systems Webinar Wrap up

Thank you all for attending my MSSQLTips webinar today with Sumeet Bansal from Tegile Systems! In the presentation, I made reference to a disk stall collector that you can use to help collect and store database file-level latency statistics into a database for future reference, as well as an… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 June 2015

Upcoming MSSQLTips Webinar with Tegile Systems

This Tuesday, June 23rd, at 3pm Eastern time I will be co-presenting a free live webinar with Sumeet Bansal from Tegile Systems at MSSQLTips entitled “Performance insights and tuning of Physical and Virtual SQL Servers”. Register for this free webinar here! All registrants will be registered for a raffle for… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 June 2015

Check out SIOS iQ!

I’m learning how beneficial SIOS iQ is to your virtual SQL Server environments, and you should too.

SIOS iQ is a new machine-learning utility that helps you optimize your VMware-based environments to understand VM waste, reliability, and cause-and-effect relationships with performance anomalies in the infrastructure. It connects into VMware’s vCenter… Read more

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

SQL Saturday Sioux Falls – July 18

If you live in the Midwest region around Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota, you should consider attending the first-ever SQL Saturday in Sioux Falls, SD, on July 18th.

It is going to be held at University Center, 4801 N Career Ave Avera Hall, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Read more

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

VM Memory Counters Lie for SQL Server VMs

A few weeks ago, while at the incredible SQL Saturday Madison, I had a great discussion with a few of the other speakers about SQL Server VM-level memory counters and their (lack of) validity on the actual memory usage properties of the SQL Server engine. A while back, I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 May 2015

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