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EDMPASS July Meeting w/Brent Ozar #YEG

On July 7th 2010 the Edmonton Chapter of PASS is having it’s next meeting. Details below:

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Date:  July 7th 2010
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stanley A. Milner library
Map: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Meeting Room: Centennial Room – Basement
Speaker: Brent Ozar
Topic: Virtualization and Magicians: Dealing with Virtual SQL Server

Session Abstract:

Virtualization and Magicians: Dealing with Virtual SQL Server

So the sysadmins told you they’ve learned a few tricks, and they’re going to virtualize your database servers. In this session, we’ll talk about our real-world experiences with virtual SQL Servers and how to help the sysadmins avoid implementation mistakes that will saw SQL Server’s performance in half.
  • How to configure CPU, memory and storage for virtual environments
  • How to benchmark your servers and make sure they’ll handle your loads
  • Common pitfalls like antivirus definition downloads that can cripple your servers
  • What to watch for after V-day

Presenter Information:  Brent Ozar

Brent is a SQL Server Domain Expert with Quest Software. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, performing systems administration and project management before moving into database administration. In his current role, Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. Previously, Brent spent 2 years at Southern Wine & Spirits, a Miami-based wine & spirits distributor.

Brent has experience conducting training sessions, has written several technical articles, and blogs prolifically at He’s currently writing SQL Server Internals and Troubleshooting for Wiley/Wrox along with Christian Bolton, and Justin Langford.  He’s Editor-in-Chief at, where he also records video podcasts.

5:00 pm – Pizza and Socializing
5:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation
5:45 pm – Feature Presentation
7:00 pm – Wrap Up and Draws

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Hope to see you there.


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