SQH12 Monitoring Databases in a Virtual Environment


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Thomas LaRock

Head Geek


In this session, you'll learn best practices for virtualization architecture and configuration.

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.

You will learn:
  • A clear understanding of virtualization architecture
  • Virtualization configuration options and recommendations
  • Awareness of common performance issues; how to spot them and how to fix them