Virtualization

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

Get All Endpoints for VMs in an Azure Subscription

I wrote a post recently about troubleshooting connectivity for endpoints on Microsoft Azure VMs. The day the post went out I was greeted with this tweet: http://t.co/Ww3MyYjwPu right on time context post for me @SQLRockstar tx sir. Need to see on ports for my #linux vms with #mysql running — Shyam Viking (@myluvsql) April 30, 2015(…)

The Five DBA Food Groups

The Five DBA Food Groups

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA. It’s a day where we are supposed to be thankful for what we have been given and instead we mostly use it as an excuse to eat obscene amounts of food, watch 10 hours of NFL action, and force retail workers to work longer hours in the name of(…)

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

This past week I was fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in an elite SQL Server on vSphere workshop at VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. It was, without a doubt, the finest training event I can recall attending in my life. I’ve written previously, and received negative feedback about, my opinions for(…)

Q&A From My Azure Webinar With Scott Klein

Q&A From My Azure Webinar With Scott Klein

Recently (OK, on July 23rd, 2014 to be exact) I co-presented a webinar with Scott Klein (blog | @SQLScott) titled “Know Before You Go: SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines“. It was a repeat performance of the session we delivered at TechEd in Houston earlier this year. There were a handful of questions asked during(…)

VM Snapshots and Performance or: How I Learned to Love My Martian Data Center

VM Snapshots and Performance or: How I Learned to Love My Martian Data Center

It takes a radio signal just about 1.28 seconds to get to the Moon (about 239,000 miles away), and about 2.5 seconds for round trip communication between our secret moon base and Earth. So, therefore this common SQL Server error message number 833… SQL Server has encountered 1 occurrence(s) of I/O requests taking longer than 15(…)

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