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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 3, 2011  4:21 PM

Lookout Dallas, here I come…



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Indexing, SQL Server, Virtualization

I'm pleased to say that I'm one of the great speakers who will be presenting at the Dallas Tech Fest on August 12th and 13th at the


August 1, 2011  2:00 PM

Slide decks from Dallas Tech Fest Sessions



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, Indexing, Virtualization

This last Saturday I spoke at Dallas Tech Fest, where I had two great groups in my two sessions.  As promised here are the slide decks for the two sessions which I presented. Index Internals


July 25, 2011  2:00 PM

Any testing on the effect of Hiding NX/XD flag from guest with SQL Server on ESX?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Virtual Chapter, Virtualization, VMware

During the webcast which I did for the SQL PASS Virtulization Virtual Chapter on July 13th, 2011 a question came up that I didn't have the answer for.  The question was if I had done "Any testing on the effect of Hiding NX/XD flag from guest with SQL Server  on ESX?".  I hadn't done any testing...


June 28, 2011  2:00 PM

Lets learn about Virtualization at SQL Excursions



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Excursions, SQL Server, Virtualization

The next session from SQL Excursions that I want to talk about is my session on virtualization.  During this session, we will be talking about some best...


May 19, 2011  11:00 AM

Should a VMs virtual disks all be on the same storage?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

A question that comes up when building a new virtual SQL Server is how should the disks be laid out when using the default VMDK (VMware) or vDisks (Hyper-V)?  Should the disks be on a single LUN, or different LUNs, etc. I’m sure that it will surprise no one when I say that it depends.  On a...


May 11, 2011  4:16 PM

EMC World Day 2 (2011)



Posted by: Denny Cherry
EMC World, EMC World 2011, GreenPlum, SQL Server, VMware, VNX, VNXe

Yesterday was EMC World day 2 and it was another great day at the conference. I started the day a little late as I was out pretty late on Monday night at a party. I was abe to great some great sessions in during the day however. The first session that I hit was "SQL Server on VMware -...


March 14, 2011  2:00 PM

Free online classes “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professions”



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, SQL Server, Training, VMware, Webcast

Microsoft is putting on a great free three day online class for VMware professionals that need to learn more about Hyper-V. Day 1 will focus on “Platform” (Hyper-V, virtualization architecture, high availability & clustering)


March 7, 2011  2:00 PM

Join me and Marathon Technologies as I talk about Consolidation and Virtualization



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Consolidation, SQL Server, Virtualization, Webcast

Join me Wednesday March 9th at 8am Pacific (11am Eastern) as I join Marathon Technologies as I present a webcast titled "Controlling SQL Server Sprawl: The Consolidation Conundrum and Availability Imperative".  During this session I'll be talking about some of...


January 4, 2011  2:00 PM

Ever have this conversation?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
In Person Events, SQL Saturday, SQL Saturday 62, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

Have you ever had this conversation with your storage admin? [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/yZlbLkD46Kc" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] If you have, then do I have a session for you to attend.  On January 14, 2011 in Tampa, FL I'll be presenting...


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