Our next meeting of the Omaha SQL/BI User group will be on June 6th, 2012 at 6PM. Confio will be coming into town to sponsor our meeting as well as discuss SQL Server on VMWare. Farm Credit Services of America will be hosting the facility.
SQL Server on VMware??? Most of our customers have virtualized their application tier, but now are either virtualizing databases or planning to do so soon. Some companies have tried to virtualize databases on VMware already but went back to physical hardware because of performance issues. There are many reasons this may have happened, but quite often the decision to go back to physical was not based on hard facts. This presentation will explore the fundamentals of monitoring databases running in a VMware environment. If you are using classic O/S monitoring tools using standard Perfmon counters, you are getting incomplete and sometimes misleading information. Understand which metrics are important and how to get the data.
Dean Richards is a Senior Product Architect for Confio Software and has helped hundreds of companies solve database performance issues. Dean has over 20 years of experience in both development and database administration and has focused his entire career on performance tuning of Oracle and SQL Server environments. Most recently Dean has focused on the trend to virtualize databases while still achieving good performance.
IT teams everywhere face the continuing challenge of providing better service at lower cost. The explosion of data under management and the wide array of alternative providers increases the pressure on technical professionals to improve performance of their systems and improve responsiveness to customers both within and outside of the corporate IT organization. Confio Software builds tools to help IT professionals meet these demands, delivering value to their organization and maximizing the efficiency and expertise of the IT team. Confio Ignite is used by database administrators (DBAs) and database developers to monitor and analyze performance of Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and databases, on both physical and VMware virtual servers. AlarmVM is used by VMware administrators to proactively manage a rapidly growing VMware installation.