SQL Server on VMware – Best Practices



Running a SQL Server Virtual Machine on VMware vSphere is a quite simple, straightforward process. But how can you get the best possible performance out of your SQL Server VM? In this online training we will look at the core resources used by SQL Server, and how you have to configure them to get the best possible performance from your SQL Server installation running on VMware vSphere.

In this 6 hour long online training you will learn about:

  • CPU Configuration
    • CPU Architectures
    • NUMA
    • Hyperthreading
    • Power Management
  • Memory Configuration
    • Host and Guest Memory Management
    • Locked Pages & Large Pages
    • Memory Reclamation Techniques
    • Memory Configuration for SQL Server
  • Storage Configuration
    • Host Datastore Design
    • Guest Storage Design
    • VMDK File Provisioning
    • Troubleshooting Storage Performance