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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 (, LinkedIn (, and blogs frequently (

Elite VMware SQL Server Workshop Wrapup

This past week I had the pleasure of being part of the second SQL Server virtualization workshop held by VMware. The first workshop, held last year, was a tremendous success and we all wanted to keep the momentum going with more SQL Server gurus. Over the last few months,… Read more

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

Upcoming SQL Saturday Precon Sessions

I have two exciting SQL Saturday preconference training sessions coming up in the month of May!

The first is my Virtualization for SQL Server Professionals training session at SQL Saturday Rochester NY on Friday, May 15th.

Session Abstract: Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert David Klee leads this full-day introduction… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 April 2015

Availability Group WSFC Failovers During VM Movement

If you experience a WSFC failover during a VMware vMotion / Hyper-V Live Migration with your virtualized SQL Servers when using Availability Groups, you might have server and/or networking hardware that takes a bit longer than usual to handle the network port failover. This can lead to short unexpected outages… Read more

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

Speaking at IT/Dev Connections

I am very happy to announce that I will be presenting two sessions at this year’s IT/Dev Connections conference in Las Vegas! The conference is held September 14-17th at the ARIA Resort. My two sessions are:

Handle with Care: Virtual SQL Servers

Maintaining the performance of a mission-critical SQL Server… Read more

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

Heraflux is Hiring

I’m proud to announce my company, Heraflux Technologies, is looking to fill the position for Vice President of Business Development. When we first started our company in September 2013, we had a number of short and long term goals about how we wanted to grow and scale our… Read more

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

HammerDB Performance Collection with SQL Server

Recently, 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 I’d counter… Read more

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

Journey to Becoming a Consultant – Webinar Wrap up

Today I presented a new session on the various paths to becoming a consultant to the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed presenting this session, and the questions were great! Plus, the coordinators for the VC have the session up on YouTube already!

The slides for this… Read more

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

Journey to Being a Consultant – Webinar Today

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 April 2015

Best of PASS Summit 2014

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 April 2015

Storage Benchmarking with DiskSpd

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… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 April 2015

Selected as a PernixPro

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

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

New SQL Server Blog Author Challenge

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

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

SQL Server Virtualization for VM Admins – SQL Saturday Madison Precon

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

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

Keep VM 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 9 March 2015

Presenting with Tegile at Lincoln SQL Server Users Group Thursday

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 March 2015

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Wednesday

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 March 2015

Book Review: Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware

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

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

SQL Cruise Caribbean 2015 Wrap Up

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

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

VMware vExpert 2015

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 VMware vExpert community is… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 18 February 2015

Storage Benchmarking with SQLIO Batch

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

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 February 2015

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