This session will be a two part session in which we will be focusing on two of the biggest topics in the DBA field, how to properly design your storage and virtualization solutions. Storage can be one of the biggest bottlenecks when it comes to database performance. It’s also one of the hardest places to troubleshoot performance issues because storage engineers and database administrators often do not get along. We’ll be digging into LUNs, HBAs, the fabric, as well as the storage itself. In the second half of the day we’ll be looking into the pros and cons of moving SQL Servers into a virtual environment. Specifically we’ll be looking into when it’s a good idea and when it’s probably not a good idea. Like everything in the database world there are no hard set answers as to if virtualization is a good idea or not. We’ll look into how tie the virtual platforms to the storage array so that you can maximize the storage performance for your SQL Servers and the virtual environment.
In order to register for my pre-con (or any of the fantastic pre and post cons sessions) simply register for the PASS Summit and on the third page or so you’ll be given a list of the available Pre-Conference and Post-Conference sessions.
Hopefully you’ll join me on Monday November 8th, 2010 for 7 awesome hours of “Storage and Virtualization For The DBA”.