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
My session today at the SQL PASS Summit 2014 entitled “Right Sizing Your SQL Server Virtual Machine” is going to be broadcast live on the streaming session page called PASStv! It will start broadcasting right at 1:30 PM Pacific time today. View it live here!
I can hardly believe how fast this year has flown by. My favorite SQL Server conference of the year, the PASS Summit, is just next week! I can hardly wait! This conference is one of the largest SQL Server and BI conferences of the year, planned and coordinated by… Read more
Coming soon is the SQL Saturday #332 in Minneapolis, MN on October 25th, with my preconference training session on Friday, October 24. I am really looking forward to attending these events!
Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs Precon
Today I presented the final ramp up session entitled “Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs 499” for the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter. It’s the last session in a four-part where the goal is to take the DBA from knowing nothing about infrastructure and virtualization technologies up to… Read more
If you are working on a VMware vCenter Server v5.5 in an environment that has multiple segregated VLANs designed to isolate certain types of traffic, and find that the web client for your admin-facing interfaces keeps redirecting to an internal isolated IP address – and therefore fails – here’s the… Read more
This past week I was fortunate enough to attend a three-day special session at VMware Corporation’s corporate campus in Palo Alto, CA, specifically designed to help educate and inform SQL Server MVPs with some of the most detailed training on the convergence of the VMware ecosystem and SQL Server. This… Read more
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend VMware’s VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco, CA. The show was simply amazing. I spent the show mostly meeting with the different technology vendors and other consulting groups, and feel that the relationships created at this event will last a… Read more
My summer event hiatus is coming to a close, and we’re now back into the conference and event season! I’ve spent the summer making some wild plans for new posts and research articles (and more) that I’ll be releasing on here this fall. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements!
I… Read more