Today’s Speaker Brent Ozar is a SQL Server Domain Expert based in the Houston area with Quest Software. Brent has a decade of broad IT experience, performing systems administration and project management before moving into database administration. In his current role, Brent specializes in performance tuning, disaster recovery and automating SQL Server management. Previously, Brent spent 2 years at Southern Wine & Spirits, a Miami-based wine & spirits distributor. Brent has experience conducting training sessions, has written several technical articles, and blogs at www.BrentOzar.com.
15 Phase 4: Planning & Priorities Baby steps: one server at a time Biggest loads go first Detach/reattach versus backup/restore Plan B: Backout Back up right away and take measurements AFTER backups, watch the jobs
16 Phase 5: Post-Consolidation Ongoing performance monitoring Be ready for complaints Know your loads before adding more Watch out for rogue users & apps Plan for service packs & new versions
17 Post-Consolidation Chargebacks Track storage growth by application
Phase 6: The Payoff Lots of work Lots of manual paperwork Lots of risk So who gains the reward?
Real-World Use Case DBA tasked with environment wide consolidation project. –Where do I start? –What data do I collect? –How do I create different scenarios? –How long can I expect the target machine(s) to handle the consolidated load? –How do I balance space requirements vs. performance requirements? –Once I execute the consolidation project how do I confirm the target server(s) are performing as expected? –How do I communicate this to the executive level? 24
Got Questions? Here’s Where To Go Next: Quest Product Resources: http://sqlserver.quest.com Blogs, Tips and Resources: http://sqlserverpedia.com
26 How We Can Help 1.Collecting Data a.Capacity Manager for SQL Server b.Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 2.Indentifying the destination a.Benchmark Factory b.Capacity Manager for SQL Server 3.Creating the Project a.Capacity Manger for SQL Server b.Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 4.Consolidate! a.LiteSpeed for SQL Server b.Toad for SQL Server / Change Director for SQL Server
Consolidation, Quest and You… Discovery Wizard for SQL Server (Beta) –What’s out there? Stop the sprawl! Benchmark Factory –How much can that machine handle? Replay real workloads at higher virtual user loads. Capacity Manager –Collect, Forecast and Plan Spotlight on SQL Server –Performance monitoring and historical collection LiteSpeed for SQL Server –Migrate faster (and don’t forget to revamp your backup strategy based on the disk savings). Change Director for SQL Server –Compare and sync Toad for SQL Server –Develop, Manage and Tune 27