Today at 11am Central time I will be presenting a new session entitled “Journey to Being a Consultant” for the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. For those of you who are interested in exploring the options in becoming a consultant, sign into this free session here! Read more
I am very proud to announce that one of my PASS Summit 2014 sessions was selected as one of the Top 10 of the conference, and the presentation is now available on the Best of PASS Summit 2014 list. The session is “Right-Sizing Your SQL Server Virtual Machine”,… Read more
As I mentioned in my storage benchmarking post, storage performance is one of the critical infrastructure components underneath a mission-critical SQL Server.
My defacto storage benchmarking utility has been recently updated. Last October, Microsoft released a great free utility called diskspd, and it is freely available at http://aka.ms/DiskSpd.… Read more
Today I’d like to announce that I have been selected as a PernixPro for 2015! It’s a program similar to VMware’s vExpert, Microsoft’s MVP, and other community awards for those that help spread the word about PernixData. I’m very proud to be a part of this program! Read more
My good friend Ed Leighton-Dick has created a great new challenge, adapted from a challenge issued by Seth Godin back in January. Are you part of the SQL Server landscape and have wanted to get into technical blogging but just haven’t gotten there yet? Now’s your chance! Ed is issuing… Read more
I am pleased to announce a brand new pre-conference training session, entitled “SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins“, to be launched on Friday, April 10th, the day before the upcoming SQL Saturday event in Madison, Wisconsin. The price is only $100 for the entire day of training! Read more
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
This Thursday I will be joining an open discussion with Tegile Systems and the Lincoln SQL Server Users Group on the challenges for the DBA when it comes to handling large amounts of data. Everything from storage to CPUs and virtualization will be discussed, and both OLTP and BI systems… Read more
I am pleased to be presenting a highly interactive session tomorrow evening that is a full end-to-end setup and management demonstration on SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group.
During our November meeting, we took a quick non-scientific poll of some of the topics… Read more
It’s not often that you’ll see me write a lengthy book review. Most book reviews are fluff telling you to buy or not to buy a book, but don’t contain a lot of the “why” or “why not” to do so. But, every once in a while a book comes… Read more
I just returned home from this year’s SQL Cruise in the Caribbean. WOW!
This trip was our first SQL Cruise, but it certainly will not be the last. It confirmed that the SQL Cruise really is a serious advanced SQL Server training class. While at sea the days and nights… Read more
VMware has announced the list of 2015 recipients of the vExpert award, and I am humbled and honored to have been selected to be part of this group for the third year in a row. This year the list has grown to 1,039 people!
The goal of the storage performance analysis is to identify the performance characteristics of a target storage device. To determine the baseline of each system’s configuration, the free disk benchmarking utility from Microsoft called SQLIO can be used to determine the overall performance throughput curve for the storage arrays.
Microsoft… Read more
I am pleased to announce that I have an upcoming preconference training session on Friday, February 27th, the Friday before SQL Saturday Phoenix.
Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs
Session Information: Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and SQL Server performance expert David Klee leads this full-day introduction to enabling and… Read more
Omaha’s next SQL Saturday event, #397, is now live and scheduled for May 23rd, 2015, at Mammel Hall on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Omaha.
The VMware Users Group VMUG just announced a partnership with VMware, called the EVALExperience, to offer VMware technology pre-production 365-day licenses as part of the VMUG yearly subscription! It’s now included in the $200 annual VMUG Advantage Subscription fee! WOW!
Your tech lab can now include with the… Read more
VMware has recently announced an online event for February 2nd that you don’t want to miss! Whatever it is, it’s going to be big! It also kicks off the 28 days of February event, whatever that is. You don’t want to miss this!
Date: February 2, 2015
Time:… Read more
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 February! This is my first SQL Cruise, and I’m really excited to go. This trip sets sail to three different… Read more
Yesterday morning I opened my email and was very pleased to find that I have been nominated for the 2014 Tribal Awards from Simple-Talk and SQL Server Central, in the category of ‘Beyond the call of duty / Outstanding Contribution‘. WOW! I’m honored! Now, I’m not going… Read more
You should benchmark your storage immediately. If you are a database administrator, you should benchmark it yesterday. And today. And next week.
Well, that’s exaggerating things a bit… but storage performance should be at the core of your ongoing performance metric collection and test process. Storage performance matters that much… Read more