What are you tuning for?

People want to make things faster. It’s in our nature as IT professionals. What are you tuning for? I’ve been asking that a lot later. I have to sit back and ask some very basic questions to try to see where people’s IT-related pain is at. What is...

PASS Summit 2020 Precon Announcement

I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted to deliver a preconference boot camp called ‘Amplify Your Virtual SQL Server Performance’ at this year’s PASS Summit conference, to be held the week of November 9th-13th. My precon is to be held on...
Presenting at Global Azure Virtual Day 2020 Omaha

Presenting at Global Azure Virtual Day 2020 Omaha

I’m thrilled to be presenting along side of some industry greats at the upcoming Global Azure Virtual Day on April 25th as part of the Omaha users group. The event was originally intended to be in person in Omaha and other cities around the globe, but due to...

SQL Server on Linux? Start on Azure

I’ve talked for months now about the ability to run SQL Server on the Linux platform. For those of you interested in exploring the benefits of this platform, you’re in luck! Microsoft has pre-built images ready to go on the Azure cloud, running SQL Server...

DRS Cluster Load Balancing Improvement for SQL Server on VMware

Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS) should be enabled for all VMware host clusters, especially those who run SQL Server. It provides for resource consumption load balancing functionality into a host cluster. Consider enabling the DRS load balance based on consumed...

Improved VMware vCenter Performance Metric Logging

By default, the vSphere vCenter deployment contains a virtual appliance where the VMware management and orchestration platform, vCenter, resides and runs from. The default performance metric statistics collection interval within vCenter is to start rolling up data in...

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