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February 13, 2012  2:00 PM

SQL Rally here I come



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL PASS, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

So I think it's been kept pretty quiet so far, as I've been insanely busy the last few weeks, but I am so thrilled to say that I've been picked to present a pre-con at the SQL PASS Rally in Dallas, Texas either on May 8th or May 9th (I haven't been told which day yet).  Either way I can't wait to...

December 19, 2011  7:36 PM

Look out SQL Bits, here I come!



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Bits, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

That's right, I'm headed out to the SQL Bits conference in London, England.  Apparently I've been on my best behavior this year, because the guys at SQL Bits have even selected me to deliver a pre-con on the Training Day. My...


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...


October 31, 2011  2:00 PM

VMware’s vCenter and SQL Server Database Backups



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Backup & recovery, SQL Server, vCenter, VMware

VMware's vCenter system uses SQL Server as it's default database platform.  One thing that needs to be looked into for a lot of VMware installations is the backup setup for the vCenter databases.  Often I find the vCenter databases configured in SIMPLE recovery.  Now this doesn't mean that the...


October 27, 2011  10:20 PM

Learn Storage and Virtualization online



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, SQL Server, SSWUG, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

Now you as a database professional have the chance to earn Storage and Virtualization from home, work, or where ever is convenient for you.  As a partnership with SSWUG.org I've recorded an 11 session class titled "Storage and...

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October 20, 2011  2:00 PM

What changing the recovery mode of your vCenter database really means



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Recovery, vCenter, VMware

Apparently one of the things that VMware's support department will often recommend that people do is to change the recovery mode of the vCenter database within SQL Server from FULL to SIMPLE recovery because it will magically make a lot of disk problems go away.  While this is true, your disk...


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


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