David is a Database Administrator with over 15 years experience working with SQL Server from version 6.5 through to 2017.

He currently works as technical DBA lead for one of the largest software companies in the UK.

David is the founder of the blog site, SQL Undercover where he and a small team of enthusiastic DBAs regularly write articles, offer a number of free tools and scripts and produce a webcast for the SQL community.


This session looks at creating a SQL test lab on your workstation. We start by selecting a hypervisor, look at building a virtual machine and then creating a domain controller, a Windows failover cluster and a couple of SQL Servers.