Denny Cherry

Principal Consultant, Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. His areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several of the Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server for versions 2000 through 2014, including the Microsoft Certified Master, plus Microsoft Windows Server (NT4 - 2012 R2), Microsoft Cluster Services (2000-2012 R2), and Microsoft Load Balancing Services (2000-2012 R2), and he's been a Microsoft MVP for several years. He also has extensive experience in the use of EMC Navispear, EMC PowerPath, HP/Compaq SmartStart, HP/Compaq RAID Utilities, and EMC DRU, and he is both an EMC expert, and a VMWare vEXPERT. Cherry has written several books and dozens of technical articles on SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies. Twitter: @mrdenny

Posts by Denny Cherry

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SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2

DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology can be used to provide a SQL Server high availability solution within the Amazon EC2 environment....More

Other Tools For Measuring I/O?

There are a few different ways to monitor the I/O workload of a server. The easiest for the database administrator to use will always be Performance....More

Virtual Clustered SQL Servers Get a Big Feature in VMware 5.5

There are a lot of folks out there who have SQL Server clusters setup under Hyper-V and VMware. One of the issues on the VMware side of things has....More

Massive Speed and High Availability

One of the things people are always trying to figure out is how to get high-speed disks and high availability (HA) all in a single package. A....More

Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V?

There's no reason whatsoever to take any sort of outage when expanding a LUN either in a virtual or physical environment. Here's the process,....More

Should I Be Using SAN Snapshots as a Backup Solution?

As the DBA I want to control the database backups and I don't want to be using SAN Snapshots as a backup, because no matter what any vendor says a....More
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I Have A Love/Hate Relationship with VMware Capacity Planner

While the VMware Capacity Planner can be a useful tool, it must be validated before being acted on....More
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SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares

The biggest thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that the local server and the server running the remote network share are both running the....More

SQL Server and Windows Server 2012's ReFS File System

So a while back I talked about the ReFS file system which Microsoft was introducing to Windows Server 2012 (back then it was Windows 8 beta). If you....More
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Some Storage Vendors Just Don't Have a Clue About Databases - Redux

Their storage and backup teams may not know much about databases, but they know when to admit they were wrong....More

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