I’ll be presenting two sessions at SQL Saturday #96 in Washington, DC (well actually Chevy Chase, MD) on November 6. If you are in the mid-Atlantic and looking to get a great day of SQL Server education, please signup.
The two topics I will be presenting on are Virtualization for DBAs and SANs for DBAs.
In the virtualization talk I will cover:
- Basics of Virtualization (Hypervisors, Hosts, and Guests)
- Advanced Features of Virtualization (vMotion, Live Migration, and DR)
- Potential Gotcha’s of running your database servers in a Virtual Environment
- Things you need to configure in your DB servers for Virtual Environments
In the SAN talk I will cover:
- How databases interact with storage
- Why memory is faster than a hard drive
- RAID levels and what they mean for databases
- Why a SAN is like living in a New York highrise
- How to talk to you SAN administrator
All in all it should be a great day of training–there will be many top notch speakers and MVPs in attendance. I’m honored to be speaking.