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
This month’s PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery virtual chapter presentation is by Edwin Sarmiento ( b | t | l ) entitled “A Lap Around Multi-Subnet Clustering for SQL Server DBAs“. The presentation is Tuesday, December 9th at 12pm Central time. Come learn more about this advanced… Read more
On December 10 at 11am CST I will be presenting the next PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter monthly webinar, where you can ask me any of the burning questions about virtualized SQL Server that you’ve been just itching to ask! It’s an open questions and answers session. Please submit your questions… Read more
I don’t care what technology or technologies you enjoy using in your daily job. If there’s an enthusiastic community behind it, you need to become part of it. Your job and career will be better as a result.
I’ll start this personal post with a mixed tale from my childhood.… Read more
(I seem to say this after every PASS Summit. Every year has been better than… Read more
Hi everyone! If you’d like to join us in the second installation of a high-speed tradition after the SQL PASS Summit 2014 wraps up Friday afternoon, meet us in the Community Zone at 5:30p sharp. We will be leaving promptly at 5:45pm and taking some sort of transit to… Read more
Today I presented my SQL Server virtual machine “right-sizing” session at the SQL PASS 2014 Summit to a fantastic audience. I really appreciate each and every one of you for attending. This session was also broadcast on the Summit PASStv live video streaming session, and thanks to all of… Read more