I am very pleased to announce that Argenis Fernandez, (now including) Jimmy May, and I will be presenting a new precon training session at this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle entitled “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Virtualization“. This all-day preconference training session is to be held on Monday, October 26th, at the Seattle Conference Center.
This interactive session is sure to be a blast! If you have a virtualized SQL Server in use today, you need to be at this training event.
Virtualization is here to stay, and learning more about the infrastructure underneath your mission-critical SQL Servers will make you a better DBA. If they are not already virtualized, it’s probable that they will be virtualized soon. The virtual infrastructure is a vital portion of the server ecosystem, and this session is designed to ramp you up so you can do everything from understand the sysadmin lingo to quickly identify and triage infrastructure issues.
(Plus, we all have quirky senses of humor and love Nerf projectiles, so you’re sure to get a laugh or two!)
Training session abstract: Your SQL Servers are mostly virtualized at this point, but have you lost the control you used to have over the infrastructure when they were physical servers? Do your SQL Servers “feel” slower now that they are virtualized? When architected and managed with SQL Server in mind, this added layer can help to improve the SQL Server’s availability and ability to change with the business, but only when executed properly.
This all-day, interactive, and hypervisor-agnostic pre-conference session is designed to help data professionals learn more about virtualization and infrastructure. Discover how this new layer can be used to improve the management, availability, and performance of your databases. You will be exposed to all layers of virtualization underneath the SQL Server, from storage to hypervisor. Discover many useful tips and tricks to tuning the database layer to boost performance and availability. This session addresses these topics:
* Virtualization and infrastructure fundamentals
* The SQL Server virtual machine (VM)
* Networking, support, and licensing
* High availability and disaster recovery
* Performance investigation and tuning of the entire stack, with a heavy emphasis on VM configuration and storage performance
Register for the PASS Summit today and make sure to sign up for this precon! This is the best conference for SQL Server practitioners, hands down, and this event is vital for the continued professional growth and efficacy in the role of a data professional. This precon will help you make the most of your virtual SQL Servers!