SQL Server with Mr. Denny:

Virtualization


November 29, 2010  11:00 AM

I’ll be presenting a pre-con at #sqlsat62 in Tampa, FL.



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

If you wanted to go to my pre-con at the SQL PASS Summit, but you couldn't make it, or you couldn't get the boss to approve the $400 price tag that PASS was charging do I have a deal for you.  I'll be presenting the same pre-con (hopefully better after integrating feedback from the PASS summit) as...

November 18, 2010  11:00 AM

Given that LiveMotion, etc give you high availability in the event of a server failure, why would you put a SQL cluster on VMs?



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

This question comes up every once and a while when designing a virtualization solution for someone.  When building a virtualization solution (either Hyper-V or VMware) you get some great free HA solutions included when you build a cluster so why would you want to go through the pain of creating a...


November 4, 2010  11:00 AM

VMware 4.1 has some “great” security “features” when you upgrade



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Permissions, VMware

So after I upgraded from VMware's vSphere 4.0 to 4.1 I ran across an awesome "feature".  Apparently for security purposes VMware's vSphere decided that after the upgrade no one can log into the server except for root, and the vpxuser (the account that the vCenter server uses to log into the...


September 30, 2010  11:00 AM

VMware 4.1 VMware Tools upgrade fails



Posted by: Denny Cherry
VMware

Just after upgrading our hosts from VMware 4.0 to 4.1 I ran across a little problem.  None of the guest machines could get the VMware tools upgraded automatically.  I had to log into each machine and upgrade the tools (ok I only did 2 or 3 manually).  It turns out that if the VMware tools had...


September 27, 2010  11:00 AM

Slide Deck from my PASS Virtualization VC



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

Last week I gave a presentation to the PASS Virtualization VC on how to decide if virtualization is a good choice for your SQL Server. Denny


September 6, 2010  11:00 AM

I’ll be the September 23rd presentor for the Virtualization Virtual Chapter



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

On September 23rd I'll be presenting for the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter.  I'll be doing part of the


August 23, 2010  11:00 AM

Make sure you restart vCenter after upgrading to Update 2



Posted by: Denny Cherry
vCenter, VMware

So I recently upgraded by VMware vCenter server from 4.0 U1 to 4.0 U2 and ran across a little problem. After I upgraded I couldn't attach any hosts to the vCenter server.  It kept telling me that vCenter couldn't talk to the host even though it could. After digging into the logs we saw that...


August 16, 2010  11:00 AM

Slide decks for #sqlsat28



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

Over the weekend I went to SQL Saturday 28 over in Baton Rouge, LA.  I gave two sessions this weekend.  The first was "Getting SQL Service Broker Up and Running" and the second was "


August 10, 2010  7:18 PM

Yesterdays Storage and Virtualization Session



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

In case you missed the dozen blog posts and Twitter messages about it over the last couple of weeks yesterday was a dry run of the Storage and Virtualization session that I'll be presenting at the SQL PASS summit in Seattle this November.  We had a pretty good turn out, and I'd like to thank...


August 5, 2010  9:00 AM

Come get a free lunch, a free XBox, a free Windows 7 license, and more…



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Emulex, In Person Events, Quest Software, SQL Server, Storage, Virtualization

OK, so the odds are getting an XBox and a Windows 7 license are basically zero, but you could win one of them.  How can you win some of this fantastic stuff?  Well that's the easy part, all you have to do is come and attend my free day of training on "


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