DCAC Now Has 2 VMware vExperts

I’m thrilled to report that Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting now has not 1, but 2 VMware vExperts in our ranks.  No we didn’t go off and hire another consultant.  VMware has decided that this year they will recognize both Myself (Denny Cherry) and Joey D’Antoni for all the community work that we’ve done with Virtualization…

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Using SQL Sentry Plan Explorer to Shed Light on Estimated Execution Plans

Note: While I do have business relationships with many vendors, I do not have one with SQL Sentry aside from attending their great annual party at the PASS Summit. SQL Server allows us to have access to two types of execution plans, estimated and actual. Actual execution plans give us the real row counts and […]

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Fixing a storage pool that doesn’t have an read-write server

Recently I was working on a clients file server cluster and while doing some troubleshooting with Microsoft Support one of the clustered disks wouldn’t respond correctly.  Now this file server cluster is setup in Azure so it is using SIOS Data Keeper to replicate the data between the nodes of the cluster. The state that…

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Feed Monsters now supports Two Factor Authentication

In case you missed the big announcement last week, Feed Monsters was released to the public so that you can now do most of what Yahoo Pipes allowed you to do with your RSS feeds back before it was shut down. While the service has only been available for about a week now there have…

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Announcing Feed Monsters…

Did you use to use Yahoo! Pipes to manipulate RSS Feeds? Personal I did and I REALLY missed it when it was turned off by Yahoo. So like any good IT person I sat down (eventually) and did something about it. What I ended up building turned into what I’ve called “Feed Monsters“.  Feed Monsters…

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Announcing Feed Monsters…

Did you use to use Yahoo! Pipes to manipulate RSS Feeds? Personal I did and I REALLY missed it when it was turned off by Yahoo. So like any good IT person I sat down (eventually) and did something about it. What I ended up building turned into what I’ve called “Feed Monsters“.  Feed Monsters…

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Webinar—HA and DR in the Clouds

This Thursday (21 January 2016 at 1 PM EST/1800 GMT) I will be doing a webinar in conjunction with SIOS and MSSQLTIPS.com on disaster recovery and high availability in the clouds. This webinar will cover techniques and requirements around high availability and disaster recover in the cloud, specifically around Microsoft Azure. We will talk about […]

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Creating a cluster without Domain Admin permissions

If you’ve ever watched a presentation when someone sets up a cluster you’ve probably noticed that it goes pretty smoothly. The reason for this is because the account which the presenter uses is a domain administrator. But what about the real world? In the real world unless you are a systems administrator you probably won’t…

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