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Tuning SQL Server on VMware vSphere/ESX/ESXi

Brent Ozar Unlimited, LLC

Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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SQL Servers can run faster and more reliably under VMware vSphere, but they can also run craptastically.  You can't just use the defaults and expect databases to fly, but thankfully, it's not that hard to get high performance and uptime with just a few important tweaks.

In this four-hour session, production DBAs will learn why:

  • Virtual CPUs are different - and sometimes less is more
  • Virtual memory is different - and how to set SQL Server max memory under VMware
  • Virtual storage is different - and whether we should use VMDKs or raw LUNs
  • Virtual networking is different - and why we have to do our backups differently
  • Virtual monitoring is different - and why Task Manager is a dirty, filthy liar

This session is for DBAs who are frustrated with slow or unpredictable SQL Server performance inside VMware, or DBAs who are about to embark on virtualizing their first SQL Server.

About the Presenter - Brent Ozar

Brent has over a decade of hands-on experience with SQL Server, and he specializes in performance tuning for SQL Server, VMware, and storage.  He co-authored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, including writing the storage chapter.  His sessions have won awards around the world including Best of the PASS Summit for two years running.

About the Event and Replays

The event will happen live from 8AM to noon Eastern time.  It will be recorded, and paid attendees will be able to view the recording for 30 days.  Even if you don't attend the live event, you can still view the recording (as long as you paid, of course) but we recommend you attend live so you can ask questions.

If the time of the event doesn't work well for you, check our upcoming events.  We're giving this same session in other time zones as well.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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Brent Ozar Unlimited, LLC

Brent Ozar Unlimited is a boutique consulting firm focused on understanding your environment and strategy. We partner with you to objectively identify pain points and develop remedies that align to your business goals.  Your experience comes first; we share our knowledge and expertise to help you.

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