VMware Virtualization – RDM to VMDK Migration

posted April 26, 2013, 12:14 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

A fun customer of ours asked me today if you could convert an RDM directly into a VMDK. They had a SQL Server instance residing on a Fusion-io SSD card through a pass-through Raw Device…

Oracle Benchmarking and Tier 1 Readiness

posted April 19, 2013, 8:51 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

I strongly believe one of the most beneficial exercises an IT staff can undergo is benchmarking. There are truly some substantial benefits to benchmarking:

Building of baselines
Establishing key metrics
Communicating the key metrics across the organization
Identifying scalability

VMware Certifications, Q2 2013

posted April 11, 2013, 12:41 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

A few weeks ago I posted a short post on the current SQL Server certification paths from Microsoft. This week I’m following up with current VMware certification paths. The VMware certification paths are rapidly evolving,…

Recording the SQL Server System State

posted April 1, 2013, 3:28 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

“Your database is running slow, and you need to drop every other emergency and fix it right now!”

Do you get nailed with exasperated comments such as this without warning? Don’t you ever wish the person…