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SQL Server 2008

Technical Overview

High Availability and Performance Optimization

From 12 to 13 November 2009

Session summary:

Day 1

SQL Server 2008 High availability and performance troubleshooting

•    SQL Server 2008 Log Shipping Setup/Configuration
•    SQL Server 2008 Mirror Setup/Configuration
•    SQL Server 2008 Cluster Setup/Configuration
•    SQL Server 2008 high availability/reliability
•    SQL Server 200x upgrade to SQL Server 2008
•    SQL Server 2008 Performance Monitoring
•    Overview of new performance monitor tools/functionalities
•    Find and diagnose active performance issues
•    Analyze performance issues in offline mode

Technical Highlights


•    SQL Cluster versus SQL mirror implementation
•    Advantages and tradeoffs of most common SQL high availability scenarios
•    Mirror setup and configuration
•    Log shipping planning and implementation
•    Mixed scenarios combining cluster and mirror
•    Maintenance and backup strategies
•    Disaster recovery options
•    SQL Server 200x upgrade discussion based on most common scenarios
•    Data Collector
•    Management Data Warehouse
•    Performance and Configuration Reports
•    Activity Monitor
•    Graphical ShowPlan
•    SQL Server Profiler
•    Resource Governor
•    XEvents
•    Dynamic Management Views
•    Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Day 2

SQL Server 2008 technical overview

•    SQL Server 2008 Declarative Management Framework
•    SQL Server 2008 Peer to Peer Replication
•    SQL Server 2008 Power Shell Integration
•    SSMS Intellisense
•    Transparent Data Encryption
•    SQL Server 2008 Auditing
•    Data compression
•    SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse
•    SQL Server 2008 Resource governor
•    Virtualization with SQL Server 2008
•    SQL Server File Stream

Technical Highlights


•    Peer to Peer Replication improvements
•    Benefits and cautions using TDE
•    Improve compliance and security using Auditing
•    Data compression versus backup compression
•    Using Resource governor to control and prioritize workloads
•    Using data collector to easily identify performance problems
•    SQL Server 2008 virtualization benefits and precautions
•    File Stream benefits, recommendations and best practices

Session slides:

SQL Server 2008 Premier Session Porto.zip