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September 2, 2011  2:00 PM

VMworld Day 4



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Performance Problems, vCenter, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2011

Thursday was the final day of VMworld.  Like with all conferences I'm sad that it's over, but I'm damn glad that it's over.  These things are just exhausting to go to. Today was an interesting (and short) day.  On the final day of VMworld, VMware has decided that they won't give a product...

September 1, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware Day 3



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Recycled Percussion, The Killers, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2011

Today was day 3 of VMware.  All the sessions that I attended today were pretty much a recap of the things which I covered earlier in the week. I went to these more in depth sessions because the information learned today will help me with my day to day deployments of VMware as well as helping me...


August 31, 2011  2:00 PM

VMworld Day 2 – Lots of product announcements today



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Chris Webb, Project Octopus, VMware, VMware GO, VMworld, VMworld 2011, vSphere 5.0

So today was day 2 of VMworld 2011 and today was a great day at the conference.  We had a great keynote with some demos which were pretty funny (I really hope that they were supposed to be funny).  Granted I was a little late to the keynote so I missed the first few minutes, but


August 30, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware Day 1



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Paul Maritz, VMware, VMworld, VMworld 2011

Today was day 1 of VMware and I had a blast, even though I was only able to attend for part of the day.  I flew into Vegas this morning instead of spending the night last night.  I didn't hit any sessions today, but I did catch the keynote which was given by Paul Maritz the CEO of VMware. The...


August 25, 2011  11:00 AM

Join Thomas LaRock and I for a little Afternoon Ignite



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Confio, SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, Tom LaRock

Tom LaRock is starting up a video series for Confio called Afternoon Ignite.  He has asked me to be his first victim guest on the show.  We will be talking about pretty much what ever comes to mind which will probably involve performance tuning,...


August 22, 2011  2:00 PM

There’s a little something to keep in mind when restoring a SQL replication publisher



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, Replication, Restore Database

So the other day I had to restore the SQL Server replication publisher.  When I restored it I made sure to use the KEEP_REPLICATION option on the restore (also available in the SSMS UI) so replication should come back online.  However when I restarted the log reader I the following error...


August 19, 2011  6:39 PM

Things that PASS first timers really need to know webcast



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Webcast

As the SQL PASS summit is a big confusing event for people attending the summit for the first time, I'm taking it upon myself to do something about this. On Tuesday September 6th, 2011 at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern, 5pm GMT) I will be putting on a webcast to give first timers (and people...


August 18, 2011  4:30 PM

When working with SQL in a cluster, the account rights on both nodes of the cluster need to be the same



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, Database, Permissions, Security, SQL Server

Recently I was working with a clients SQL Server cluster.  The managed service provide had installed some Windows patches causing the SQL Cluster to fail over to the other node.  No big deal, everything appeared to be working as normal.

After a couple of days we noticed...


August 11, 2011  3:00 PM

My new storage blog on sqlmag.com



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Blog, SQL Server, SQL Server Magazine, Storage, Troubleshooting

I'm very please to tell you all about my new storage blog on sqlmag.com titled "Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems".  On this new blog (there's just the one post for now, but that...


August 8, 2011  2:00 PM

Now is a good time to start planning your 2012 conference schedule.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Dev Connections, EMC World, SQL Excursions, SQL PASS, Tech Ed

The 2011 conference season is starting to come to a close.  There are only a few large conferences left such as VM World, SQL PASS, and Dev Connections.  Many people are currently working with their bosses to get sent to these conferences. However while going through these conversations here's...


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