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Database manager and DBA for SQL Server and Oracle. IT Operational Support manager (a technincal boss). Occasional classic ASP and C# web programmer.

Jan
13
revised ESX 3.5 Resource Groups
Added details on number of guests
Jan
13
comment ESX 3.5 Resource Groups
But... For the sake of argument, each sub group has 4 guests each 1 CPU, 1GB RAM. From the answer below, the SharePoint sub group will only get 14% of shares, but each guest will still receive the same NUMBER of shares regardless of if the guest is in the top level group or a the sub group. (I will add clarification to the question)
Jan
13
comment ESX 3.5 Resource Groups
Thanks Helvick. I didn't know about the 80% rule as the point that resource management starts. FYI - I'm not worried about CPU as that's running at around 20%-30% for the cluster. RAM is my constraint. I've not modified the child RG's.
Jan
13
answered Reducing max memory settings in SQL 2005
Jan
13
asked ESX 3.5 Resource Groups
Dec
6
awarded  Mortarboard
Nov
6
answered Virtualisation and SQL server
Oct
16
comment How can I reindex sql server tables remotely?
Or if you know the names of the tables / indexes, script some SQL to do a ALTER INDEX REBUILD on the indexes.
Oct
16
answered How can I reindex sql server tables remotely?
Oct
6
comment How to install SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 on a single machine
I would (and do) keep the versions separate on each server. Backup your databases to a common file share and mirror that file share (to tape, different building, off site etc). You WILL get stuck trying to backup and restore databases across versions (going down anyway). SQL Server (when on it's own) can run quite happily on a small vm (1 CPU, 1GB RAM) - Disk IO tends to be the first bottleneck.
Oct
5
answered How to install SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 on a single machine
Sep
30
comment Automatically start Windows Server 2003 Perfmon counter log upon reboot
We log the counters to a SQL server database (just create a machine ODBC link to a SQL Server database) and then set the username/password there. Set this up as the local machine administrator (or equivalent). Then you can use PerfMon "Load Log File" from ODBC (same as before) to show the data - or just use Excel and a Pivot table (as I do yo create pretty reports for the PHB's)
Sep
29
answered Automatically start Windows Server 2003 Perfmon counter log upon reboot
Sep
15
answered Optimising a large array for use with Oracle
Sep
11
comment Degraded RAID 5 volume not showing up in seperate host
Sorry about that.
Sep
8
answered Degraded RAID 5 volume not showing up in seperate host
Sep
8
comment Expose Active Directory to the Internet
Although this is not a good idea - it's a good question to ask and be answered as this is what "newbies" can do wrong!
Sep
8
answered Automatically start Windows Server 2003 Perfmon counter log upon reboot
Sep
8
answered What is your IT-department to staff ratio?
Aug
26
answered Disconnecting an Oracle Session from a Logon Trigger