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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 (

VMware vSphere 5.5U1 NFS APD Patch Released

If you are running VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 and are using NFS-connected storage, update your hosts ASAP (test first, of course). VMware just released a bug fix (express patch ESXi550-201406401-SG) for the All Path Down (APD) bug that has been plaguing NFS-mounted storage users for a couple… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 June 2014

Upcoming SQL Saturdays & Precons

This coming weekend is the SQL Saturday #307 in Iowa City, Iowa. I am really looking forward to attending this event again. I have been to this event before, and I really enjoy the attendees warm enthusiasm!

I am very excited to be presenting two sessions this year!

SQL… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 June 2014

Boost the performance of the VMware vSphere Web Client

Ever since it was released, the vSphere Web Client is not the most responsive of web GUIs. After some digging, you can work around it to boost the responsiveness! It looks like the Java-based front-end is a bit starved for memory under the covers. Now, YMMV and it might put… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 May 2014

Recent Event Recap

These last few weeks have been quite a blur of projects, travel, and end-user training, and I’m enjoying every bit of it! Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to, with links to the educational materials for you to download and review.

On April 25, I presented a SQL… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 8 May 2014

VMworld 2014 Session Voting Is Open!

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. VMware has opened up the public voting for the VMworld 2014 sessions, from now until May 18th at midnight.

This year’s event, however, is different for me. I have co-submitted two session proposals in the application track! I have a… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 May 2014

Webinar – Easy SQL Server Benchmarking

On Thursday, May 1st, I will be presenting a new webcast with Tegile Systems entitled “Easy SQL Server Benchmarking”.

Abstract: Do you have a new piece of hardware going into service and want to see how well it performs? Or do you have a few systems and want to… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 April 2014

SQL Saturday Chicago

My company, Heraflux Technologies is proud to partner with Yucca Group to sponsor this year’s SQL Saturday Chicago, a free one-day event for SQL Server professionals. The event is being held at DeVry University in Addision, IL, on Saturday, April 26th. For more details and to get registered,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 April 2014

Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs – Data Movement

Today marks another installment in my ‘Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs’ blog post series. Today we are going to help stretch the minds a bit farther and talk about another way to help SQL Server DBAs move large quantities of data between VMs in an extremely rapid manner. 

Last… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 April 2014

VMware vExpert 2014

Today VMware released the list of 754 people who are the proud recipients of the coveted vExpert award for 2014. I am proud to say that I have been awarded this great award for the second year in a row!

The VMware community is very strong, and I thank… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 April 2014

Webinar tomorrow – Avoiding Common SQL Server Virtualization Pitfalls

Tomorrow at 11am PST I will be holding a free webinar, hosted by Tegile Systems, entitled ‘Avoiding Common SQL Server Virtualization Pitfalls‘. 

The following topics will be explored:  

  • What are the common issues that SQL Server DBAs encounter with virtualized SQL Servers
  • What talking points and…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 March 2014

SQL Saturday Madison & PreCon

This coming weekend is the SQL Saturday #287 in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s my first time at this particular SQL Saturday, and I am really looking forward to it. I am a huge fan of SQL Saturdays, as is evident by my speaking schedule this year, and given… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 March 2014

Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs – VM Proximity

Today I am starting a new series of short posts designed to help SQL Server administrators with virtualized SQL Servers twist the mind a bit and think about virtualization in a different light. I call it “Smart Moves with SQL Server VMs“.

Virtualization technologies for non-VM-admins usually result… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 March 2014

VMware Certification Changes

The last twelve months in my certification world have been rather odd. First, Microsoft has terminated their Microsoft Certified SQL Server Master program, which caused a large uproar in the community. Enough has been said on this subject… 

Next, since the SQL Server platform is going through more frequent… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 March 2014

Omaha SQL Server Users Group Session

Photo from @sqlrus

Tonight I was lucky enough to be able to present to my home SQL Server Users Group in Omaha, Nebraska. I gave my presentation ‘Squeezing Top Performance from your Virtualized SQL Servers’ to a packed house. I thoroughly enjoyed the session, and hope you did too!

To… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 March 2014

Nontechnical Post – Omaha Film Festival

My wife, Molly, is one of the smartest (non-technical) people I know. Although she has learned a lot about what I do through osmosis as well as from reading in her spare time, she’s talented in many other ways besides understanding what SQL Server actually is and the difference between… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 March 2014

SQL Saturday Madison Preconference Sessions

The next location for my ‘Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs’ SQL Saturday preconference training session is Friday, March 28th, in Madison, Wisconsin. If you are a SQL Server DBA or infrastructure administrator and wish to know how to properly and efficiently manage your mission-critical SQL… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 February 2014

Introducing new SQL PASS Virtual Chapter – High Availability & Disaster Recovery

Today John Sterrett (blogtwitter) and I are announcing a new SQL PASS Virtual Chapter dedicated to High Availability and Disaster Recovery topics. 

The schedule for this virtual chapter meetings is the second Tuesday of each month at 12pm Central time. Our first meeting will be held… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 February 2014

Installing VMware vCenter 5.5 on Windows Server 2012R2

Recently I encountered a small glitch while trying to install VMware’s vCenter 5.5.0b Server on a new VM with Windows Server 2012R2 on it. Now, this OS is not yet ‘certified’ by VMware for use, but it’s pretty close to Windows Server 2012, and they will support it soon enough,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 3 February 2014

Honored to be added to SQLRockstar’s SQL Server blog rankings

Today I woke up to find that Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter | linkedin) has added me to his SQL Server Blogger Rankings list. WOW! I’m completely honored to be listed among this world-class list of the best bloggers in the industry. He created a new section on… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 31 January 2014

New SSIS Training Class from Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard (b | t | l | f), a good friend of mine from Linchpin People, has announced a new training class called ‘From Zero to SSIS‘. The first class is being offered in Reston, VA, May 19-23 2014. Come learn from the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 January 2014

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