Month: May 2013

IOmeter – Simple and Effective

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 argue that there are newer, better suited tools...

How Your DBAs Are Granted Access to VMware vCenter

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 I grant them the...

NMON

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 nmon...

Subtle Benefits of Virtualization

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