After we virtualize SQL Server, troubleshooting performance becomes a lot tougher. There’s more moving parts like shared storage and VMware, and we DBAs don’t usually get access to those tools to find out what’s going on. So what’s a DBA to do?
I’ve got an in-depth webcast talking about what makes virtual SQL Servers so slow. You’ll learn:
- Why Page Life Expectancy is less reliable in virtualization
- Why more cores means more problems
- Why virtual storage is usually 10-100x slower than our physical boxes
- What Perfmon counters to watch for VMware servers
This session is targeted at production database administrators with 1-5 years of experience, and it’s completely free. Enjoy!