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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 (https://twitter.com/kleegeek), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaklee), and blogs frequently (http://www.davidklee.net).

2014 Event Kickoff

I know that this coming year, 2014, is going to be my best year yet! I’m starting 2014 off with a blast!

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs 101

First in 2014 is a webinar for the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter on January 8th at 11am Central time. This presentation… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 December 2013

Recent events wrapup

The last two weeks were just incredible! I gave my first SQL Saturday PreCon training session in Washington DC and then traveled back to Iowa to speak to two of my favorite SQL Server Users Groups. 

All Day Training – Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs

Last Friday, December 6th, I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 December 2013

SQL Server Virtual Machine vNUMA Sizing

A wonderful gentleman who attended my SQL PASS Summit session this year recently emailed me and asked me a great question about optimal setup for SQL Server virtual machine vCPU and vNUMA configurations. I thought about the question and realized that while the session went into a light level of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 December 2013

HammerDB SQL Server Benchmarking Utility

Mike Fal

Everyone here knows how much I enjoy using the DVDstore database benchmarking utility to benchmark a SQL Server instance. A while back my friend Mike Fal (b | l | t) enlightened me on a different utility that he uses called HammerDB. He has… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 November 2013

Guest blog post at SQLAuthority – How many vCPUs are too many?

Last night my first guest blog pots over at SQLAuthority has gone live! It is the next in the “Notes from the Field” series, and is entitled “SQL SERVER – vCPUs – How Many Are Too Many CPU for SQL Server Virtualization ? – Notes from the Field #003″. I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 November 2013

Triangle SQL Server User Group Wrapup

Tonight I had the pleasure of presenting remotely to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group. I presented my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” to a great crowd of eager professionals. Your questions were outstanding and I really appreciate your feedback from the session.… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 20 November 2013

Chicago SQL Server Users Group Wrapup

Thursday night I had a great time presenting my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” to the Chicago SQL Server Users Group. Because of all of the great questions and conversation during the session, the session ran over two full hours! 

Abstract: Just… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 17 November 2013

VMware vCPU Ready Time Equivalent in Hyper-V

Jonathan Keyahias (b | t | l) from SQLskills has released a new blog post outlining the metric that Microsoft’s Hyper-V product uses to measure the time taken in a virtual CPU’s runnable task queue at the hypervisor level. It is the equivalent to VMware’s vCPU Ready Time,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 November 2013

Testing network throughput with iperf

Have you ever wondered if that black box in your datacenter called the network is performing as well as it should be? Do you have random periods of time where normally fast processes seem to take forever, but the diagnostics on your servers all seem fine? What about validating the… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 November 2013

Lock Pages in Memory in SQL Server on VMware – Why or Why Not

Two weeks ago I presented my session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from Your Virtualized SQL Server” at the SQL PASS Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. One comment that I made during my presentation that seemed to spark some debates is how I normally enable the ‘Lock Pages in Memory’… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 November 2013

Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs – New SQL Saturday Pre-Con Session

Today I am officially announcing the launch of my first all-day SQL Saturday Pre-Conference training session entitled “Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs”. The first event session will be held on December 6th in Chevy Chase, MD, as one of three precon sessions for the SQL Saturday Washington DC event scheduled… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 October 2013

SQL PASS Summit 2013 – Simply Amazing

This past week I attended my third SQL PASS Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina. All I can say is – WOW. What a conference!

As I live in Omaha, getting to either of the coasts is a chore, so I’m always traveling for these conferences no matter what coast… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 28 October 2013

Attending the SQL PASS Summit?

Are you attending the SQL PASS Summit conference in Charlotte, NC this week? If so, let’s meet up! If not, plan to attend this conference next year. The SQL PASS Summit is my number-one must-attend technical conference each year. 

The SQL Server community is a very unique group in that… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 October 2013

Speaking at SQL Saturday #227 Charleston this weekend

I am proud to be selected to speak at this weekend’s first ever SQL Saturday in Charleston, SC. I am very excited be a part of their first SQL Saturday and to get back to one of my favorite cities. I grew up not far from here, and it… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 October 2013

SQL Saturday #190 Denver Wrap Up

I must admit… Denver is my favorite town in this country. The outdoor things to do, the wide variety of locals and transplants, and the thin air all are favorable to me. I’m looking to move here someday soon. With that said, this year’s SQL Saturday #190 in Denver was… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 30 September 2013

Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 Enhancements That DBAs Should Care About

The last couple of months have shown that the hypervisor battles for bigger, faster, and smoother are still heated and great for the consumer. Recently Microsoft announced the upcoming release of their virtualization suite, Hyper-V 2012 R2, and the enhancements are great. Let’s explore the updates and new features… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 September 2013

VMware vSphere 5.5 Enhancements That DBAs Should Care About

Last month at VMworld, VMware announced the upcoming release of their virtualization suite, vSphere 5.5. As you all know, I am constantly watching the hypervisor space and work to determine how each new feature can benefit database professionals. With every release of the major hypervisors lately, the limits… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 September 2013

SQL Saturday #191 Kansas City was Great

This past weekend I presented a preview of my SQL PASS Summit spotlight session entitled “Squeezing Top Performance From Your Virtualized SQL Server” to a great crowd of attendees. Your questions were great, and I’m very grateful for the wonderful comments and feedback. This SQL Saturday is always… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 16 September 2013

Upcoming SQL Saturday Sessions

September is a wild month for me! This Saturday, September 14th, I will be at Kansas City’s next SQL Saturday #191 giving a preview of my upcoming SQL PASS Summit presentation entitled “Squeezing Top Performance from your Virtualized SQL Servers“.

Abstract: Just about anyone can click through a… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 12 September 2013

SQL PASS Virtualization VC Presentation Wrapup

Everyone, thank you for attending the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter presentation entitled “SQL Server High Availability Options After Virtualization” that I gave today. I do apologize for the screen resolution issues. I think it was an issue with GoToWebinar and the 1080p resolution on my computer, and will… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 September 2013

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