SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

November, 2011

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November 28, 2011  2:00 PM

Using CNAMEs with clustered file share resources



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering

One of the questions that I see on the forums every once in a while is how to get a CNAME working with a network share.  For example if you have a cluster where the server names are "SERVER1 and SERVER2" and the virtual name is "VIRT1" how can I allow users to connect to the network shares by...

November 24, 2011  2:00 PM

Always set the SEQUENCE cache size



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Cache, SQL Server

One of the really cool features of the new SEQUENCES which were introduced in SQL Server 2012 is that you can specify the size of the cache used for each sequence.  However Microsoft is recommending that when creating sequences you should always specify the cache size of the sequence.  This is...


November 21, 2011  2:00 PM

Disk Design for vCenter database



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Performance, SQL Server, Storage, vCenter, VMware

Like all databases the VMware vCenter database needs to have the disks configured properly for best possible performance.  Don't get me wrong, if you've got a very small vCenter database that's only a couple of gigs in size then the disk size isn't all that big of a...


November 17, 2011  11:11 AM

Still time left to sign up for Storage and Virtualization class



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Class, DVD, EMC, IBM, NetApp, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, Webcast

My Storage and Virtualization Class, which is available on demand, has started but you can still sign up for this great class and watch all the videos and get all the training to get you up to speed on Enterprise Class Storage...


November 16, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide Decks for SQL Server Days



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Server, SQL Server Days

This week I spoke at two great events.  The first was SQL Zaterdag (SQL Saturday in Dutch) and the second was SQL Server Days.  These were both great events that I am so happy to have been a part of.  For those that attended...


November 14, 2011  4:00 PM

Microsoft Certified Master Training From Home



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Certifications, MCM, Webcast

Microsoft and Quick Start have teamed up to present a SQL Server 2008 MCM training class, which is being delivered online so you can view the classes from anywhere without the expense of flights, hotels, etc.  There are 14 classes, two hours each which will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday...


November 14, 2011  2:00 PM

SQL Zaterdag Slide Decks



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Saturday, SQL Server

I had a great time at SQL Zaterdag over in Amsterdam over the weekend.  It was great seeing everyone make making some great new friends.  It's just amazing what the SQL Server community can do. For those that requested copies of my slide decks you can download them here.


November 10, 2011  2:00 PM

More SQL Server 2012 Licensing Info



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

So as a followup to My SQL Server 2012 licensing blog post I wanted to follow up on what exactly is a core license good for. When working in the physical world it's pretty easy to figure out. ...


November 7, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide Deck From Buena Park .NET User Group



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Development, Indexing, SQL Server

Last week on Wednesday night I had the privilege of presenting a session to the Buena Park .NET User Group.  The session that I gave was "Indexing for the .NET Developer".  The abstract for the session is: "In this session we will be looking at the...


November 3, 2011  5:06 PM

SQL Server 2012 Licensing Changes



Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, CALs, Social Commentary, SQL Licensing, SQL Server

So you may have heard earlier today about the license changes that are coming out for SQL Server 2012.  I know that the official announcement can be a little hard to get through and the changes can be a little confusing at first (or even second or third) glance.  The SQL Server licensing team was...


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