IOmeter – Simple and Effective

posted May 30, 2013, 8:53 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

I was working on some documentation for a client and started thinking back on how long we have been using IOMeter — my best guess is since 2007. It is a great tool. You could…

How Your DBAs Are Granted Access to VMware vCenter

posted May 24, 2013, 11:41 AM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

A while back I wrote a post entitled ‘Why Your DBAs Need VMware vCenterAccess’. The response from the SQL Server community has been terrific! But,the response from the VMware administrators is always this: “How do…


posted May 20, 2013, 8:47 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

The nmon utility is a command line performance monitor utility distributed by IBM. Originally created for the AIX operating system, nmon was later ported to Linux. To install NMON, download the most recent version from…

Subtle Benefits of Virtualization

posted May 13, 2013, 12:01 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

Earlier this week, a blog post by guest blogger Christian Wickham was posted at entitled: “Hidden benefits of virtualisation – reboot time and the impact on server availability and regular operations”. In this blog,…