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August 3, 2010  11:00 AM

Time is running out to register for a free full day of Storage and Virtulization training

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

Time is running out to register for a free full day of Storage and Virtulization training.  If you'll be in the Irvine, CA area on August 9th and you've got a free day be sure to come check out this free training event.  This will be...

July 22, 2010  12:00 PM

Get some storage and virtuilization training, and walk away with an XBox 360

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

On Monday August 9th, 2010 at the Microsoft Office in Irvine, CA I'll be leading up an all day "Storage and Virtualization for the DBA" training session.  In addition to a great day of training, one lucky attendee will walk away with a...

July 16, 2010  12:47 AM

Free preview presentation of my Storage and Virtualization for the DBA precon

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

So on Monday August 9th, 2010 I'll be giving a preview presentation of my Storage and Virtualization for the DBA precon.  Basically I want to give the presentation in front of a live audience before I go to PASS and have people pay to...

May 13, 2010  4:39 PM

EMC World Day 3

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Celerra, EMC World, EMC World 2010, Emulex, Exchange 2010, FAST, VMware, Xsigo

Yesterday was Day 3 of EMC World, and there were more great sessions packed full of technical information.  Yesterday was also the last day of the exhibit hall being open so it was Apple iPad giveaway day as well, sadly I didn't win one. The first session that I want to recap here was the SAN...

May 12, 2010  8:16 PM

EMC World Day 2 (2010)

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Bob Ward, Bruce Zimmerman, CLARiiON, EMC World, EMC World 2010, VMware

So yesterday was Day 2 of EMC World, and my body is really starting to feel it.  All the sessions today were top notch sessions. The first session yesterday was by Bruce Zimmerman.  For those of you in the SQL Server community that are reading this Bruce is to the EMC Storage community as Bob...

March 22, 2010  8:13 PM

Giving your Virtual SQL Server direct access to your Storage Array

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Raw Device Mapping, SQL Server, VMware

The biggest performance issue when virtualizing your SQL Server is storage.  One way to fix this is to present storage directly to the virtual machine instead of placing the virtual machines storage within a virtual disk.  In VMware this is done by using a Raw Device Mapping. In a nut shell...

March 18, 2010  11:00 AM

Hyper-V v2 has come a long way, but so has VMware

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Hyper-V, VMware

The timing on this post might seam a little strange, but I've been meaning to write this for a while and I finely got a chance to do it. Back when Hyper-V 1.0 was released it wasn't all that great of a product.  It showed some promise, but it really wasn't there.  I had all sorts of people...

October 19, 2009  11:00 AM

Hey sysadmins, quit trying to virtualize everything!

Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL, Virtualization, VMware

Please forward this to the systems admin in your life that wants to take your big SQL Server, and cram it into a Virtual Machine against your wishes. So you've got your kick ass virtualization project moving along nicely, but you've hit a snag.  The DBAs are fighting back saying that they don't...

October 3, 2009  9:50 PM

Dear Cade Metz, MVPs aren’t evangelists.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Cade Metz, Google, John Skeet, MVP, The Register

Recent C# programming Guru John Skeet who has been a Microsoft MVP for a number of years was advised by his employer (Google) that he shouldn't accept the Microsoft MVP award this year. Personally I don't...

September 30, 2009  5:27 PM

Slide Deck and Recording from todays webcast

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Virtualization, Webcast

For those that weren't able to join the presentation, I'm posting the slide deck and a recording of the presentation. The slide deck only has a couple of slides in it, so my it self it isn't all...

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