More in Database Virtualization

  • Dec 4, 2013
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    Best Practices for Virtualizing SQL Server  

    Michael Otey, Senior Technical Director for SQL Server Pro, outlines in this webcast video how to take advantage of all the options for SQL Server vritualization while also gaining the most performance advantages....More
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    Jan 28, 2013
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    SQL Server Standard Edition Licensing Limits

    SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition are both limited to a maximum of 4 sockets/16 cores and a measly 64GB of RAM....More
  • Nov 26, 2012
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    Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V? 2

    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, explaining exactly what needs to be done to expand a LUN....More
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    Sep 25, 2012
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    I Have A Love/Hate Relationship with VMware Capacity Planner 1

    While the VMware Capacity Planner can be a useful tool, it must be validated before being acted on....More
  • Jun 26, 2012
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    Sanbolic Provides SQL Server HA in the Public Cloud

    As a follow-up meeting from this year’s TechEd 2012 I had a briefing with Memo Michailov, Co-Founder and CEO of Sanbolic to discuss Sanbolic’s AppCluster’s new support for public clouds. Sanbolic AppCluster is a Microsoft SQL Server specific module within its Melio clustered file system product....More
  • Nov 2, 2011
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    11 Glorious Sessions on Storage and Virtualization

    In this 11 session class we will learn all about enterprise storage and virtualization so that as the DBA we can make intelligent decisions about how to configure storage and when to virtualize servers as well as how to monitor and troubleshoot when using enterprise storage and/or virtualization....More
  • Sep 27, 2011
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    What is tiered storage and how can I use it in my environment?

    Tiered storage (which you may have seen me talk about at the SQL PASS summit, SSWUG, user groups, SQL Saturday's, etc.) is a technique that storage administrators use which in a nutshell puts the most needed data on the fastest (and most expensive) storage available while data which doesn't need such high response times is put on to slower (and cheaper) storage....More
  • Sep 13, 2011
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    Making a Large Virtual Lab Using Minimal Hard Drive Space

    As a presenter and author one of the biggest problems that I come across is running out of hard drive space when building virtual machines (VMs) for demos and screenshots. Up until very recently I was using a brand new virtual machine for each virtual machine that I needed and space was very tight....More

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Oct 22, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 11: A Fork in the Road

A quick overview of the pros and cons of dynamic detection at job execution time or the option of dynamically enabling/disabling jobs....More
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Oct 9, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 10: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #3

You can interject a SQL Server Job Step into your Jobs and have this new/injected Job Step do some checking for you. Here's a look at everything that’s involved in such an approach....More
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Oct 7, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 9: Dynamic Detection Gotcha #2 3

Given that a USE statement is parsed before code is actually run, there are a few options that could be used as a around when it comes to detecting whether or not code should be run....More
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