Tag Archives: virtualization

Virtual Failback

I saw a very interesting tweet from Scott Stauffer asking this: “… looking for quick’n’easy way to make workload virtual w/ fail-fast method to physical if performance doesn’t meet expectation.” This was part of a conversation Scott was having in looking to … Continue reading

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VMs are not VMs

I was at VMWare recently. One of the main things that all of the SQL Server professionals that were there tried to emphasize is that SQL Server workloads are not like other workloads. The impact on the various host resources, … Continue reading

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How Virtualized?

I went to a talk recently where I saw this statistic: “50% of all workloads were virtualized in 2009. That number is 72% today.” That’s a really big number, at least in my mind. That implies the vast majority of … Continue reading

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VMware and DBAs

Disclosure: I’m a VMware fan and run it on my laptop. I definitely prefer it to other hypervisors. This workshop and all travel expenses was also paid for entirely by VMware. I was fortunate and grateful to be invited out … Continue reading

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Virtual Lab – New Domain User

This is part of my series on building a virtual lab for use with SQL Server and Windows. You can see the entire series here: Building a Virtual Lab with Hyper-V. After the domain was up, I needed to add … Continue reading

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Virtual Lab – The Domain

This is part of my series on building a virtual lab for use with SQL Server and Windows. You can see the entire series here: Building a Virtual Lab with Hyper-V. The big thing in setting up a domain is … Continue reading

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Virtual Lab – Adapter Setup

This is part of a series where I set up a virtual lab for testing and misc. work. The other parts in the series are here: Building a Virtual Lab with Hyper-V. Once I had the machine up and running, … Continue reading

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VMs for Development

Here’s the scenario: you have gotten a few consulting jobs and have a couple clients. This could be your full time employment, or a side job that you perform away from another employer. You want to watch your budget, ensure … Continue reading

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Virtual Benchmarks

I noticed this week that the Transaction Processing Council (TPC) is working on a new benchmark designed to measure workloads across virtual machines: TPC-VMS. This benchmark builds on the existing benchmarks out there (TPC-C, TPC-E, TPC-H and TPC-DS) with the idea that … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V

I recently went to a Microsoft event in Denver on Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V improvements. A bunch of the information was presented by Harold Wong (b | t) and there’s a number of demos and notes from the talks on his blog. I haven’t looked much … Continue reading

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