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, Nov 13 2013 10:00 (GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)


Testing and Benchmarking SQL Server Consolidation

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Testing and Benchmarking for SQL Server Consolidation

Whether you are consolidating SQL Server on a hypervisor or bare-metal, proper testing and benchmarking of SQL workloads is critical. This session will introduce you to testing methodologies for the most commonly consolidated SQL Server workloads. CPU and memory configurations will be discussed as well.


Frank Cicalese is a Technical Solutions Architect with Cisco Systems, Inc., assisting customers with their design of SQL Server solutions on Cisco Unified Compute System. Before joining Cisco, Frank worked at Microsoft Corporation for 10 years, excelling in several positions, including as Database TSP. Frank has in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency with database design, optimization, replication, and clustering and has extensive virtualization, identity and access management and application development skills. He has established himself as an architect who can tie core infrastructure, collaboration, and application development platform solutions together in a way that drives understanding and business value for the companies he services.

Building Your Own SQL Server Virtual Playground

As the number of SQL Server versions and features grow over time so does the the difficulty in maintaining a set of tools for working with all of them on your local machine. Add in that some features require multiple physical instances and suddenly a single installation isn't enough. Need to quickly switch between versions and editions of SQL Server? Want to learn how to set up a cluster? Or maybe you want to try out the latest features in SQL 2012...virtualization offers a convenient way to do any or all of these. In this session we'll show you how by covering the fundamentals of desktop virtualization and demonstrating how to set up a virtual playground on your own machine.

 

Bio:

Kendal is a database strategist, community advocate, public speaker, and blogger. He is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data's value. Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions and provided IT strategy consulting. Kendal excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. Kendal is currently a Principal Consultant at UpSearch SQL (http://www.upsearch.com), a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and President of MagicPASS, the Orlando, FL based chapter of PASS.


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
sshaw@oakwoodsys.com              tjnorman57@gmail.com