Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft MVP, a VMware vExpert. He has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.
Monitoring Databases in a Virtual Environment
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
When moving databases to a virtual environment the performance metrics DBAs typically use to troubleshoot performance issues such as O/S metrics, storage configurations, CPU allocation and more become unreliable. DBAs no longer have a clear, reliable view of the factors impacting database performance. Understanding the difference between the physical and virtual server environment adds a new dimension to the DBA tasks.