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Virtualization for SQL Server DBAs - David Klee

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Gwinnett Technical College

5150 Sugarloaf Parkway

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Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert and SQL Server performance expert David Klee leads this full-day, hands-on introduction to enabling and managing a virtualized SQL Server environment. The focus of the course is to help those new to virtualization and/or infrastructure concepts to become familiar with the concept and purposes of virtualization and how it can benefit them as data professionals. Participants will gain exposure to all layers of virtualization underneath SQL Server, from storage to hypervisor to the SQL Server instance, and will learn how to construct the entire stack with the focus on SQL Server performance.

The following topics will be addressed during the course:

  • Datacenter Fundamentals
  • Infrastructure Stack Fundamentals
  • Storage and SAN Concepts and Design
  • Networking and Interconnect Topologies
  • Physical Server Technologies
  • The SQL Server Virtual Machine
  • SQL Server in the Cloud
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Performance Investigation and Tuning of the Entire Stack

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand key infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud concepts
  • Determine the optimal infrastructure configuration for best performance
  • Review their own enterprise infrastructure for performance bottlenecks
  • Construct a SQL Server virtual machine template with best practices for agility and performance
  • Understand how and what stack metrics to benchmark and baseline to ensure proper objective
  • performance measurement
  • Identify and remediate common infrastructure-related SQL Server performance killers
  • Understand proper capacity management techniques for long term management

About the instructor

David Klee

David is a technologist that is lucky enough to have created a job doing that which he enjoys – working in high technology, using cutting edge technology to make businesses more efficient. He is the Founder and Chief Architect of Heraflux Technologies, and travels around the country working with companies on the convergence of data and infrastructure.

David regularly contributes to the PASS Virtualization, Performance, and High Availability and Disaster Recovery virtual chapters. David also helps the Maine SQL Server Users Group.

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Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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