The Virtualization Virtual Chapter is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere.
Next Meeting

Wed, Oct 14 2015 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

Planning for Virtualization


Planning for Virtualization

This session will serve as a guide for database administrators who are considering virtualizing their SQL server instances (or are about to have that decision thrust upon them) and are unsure of the best approach. It will cover the basics of how to configure a virtualized environment for SQL server, will make you aware of some of the common performance pitfalls and help to dispel some of the myths around managing database availability in a virtualized environment. At the end of the session you should have a good idea as to whether virtualization is the right choice for your database environment and a broad strategy for how to go about implementing it.

Brian Carrig is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and manages a team of talented DBAs at leading e-commerce cloud solutions provider ChannelAdvisor. In a previous life, Brian spent some time as an academic and holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is a native of Dublin, Ireland but now lives with his wife and two daughters in Cary, North Carolina.

The Virtualization Virtual Chapter (aka SIG) is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.  We:

  • Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn't quite working yet.

  • Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback.

  • Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.

Call To Speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation to the group, please send an email along with an abstract.

Scott Shaw                                       Tom Norman
Chapter Co-Leader                           Chapter Co-Leader