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  • Blog Post: SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory - Best Practices white paper

    A new Microsoft white paper has been published entitled Running SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory - Best Practices and Considerations . This paper, based on performance testing in the SQL Cat teams labs, provides advice on best practices for SQL Server running with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory, and is...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Part 3

    In parts 1 and 2 of this series we looked at the basics of Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and SQL Server memory management. In this part Serdar looks at configuration guidelines for SQL Server memory management. Update 8/2/11 : please also refer to the recently published white paper: Running SQL Server with...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Part 2

    Part 1 of this series was an introduction and overview of Hyper-V Dynamic Memory. This part looks at SQL Server memory management and how the SQL engine responds to changing OS memory conditions. Part 2: SQL Server Memory Management As with any Windows process, sqlserver.exe has a virtual address...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server and Hyper-V Dynamic Memory - Part 1

    SQL and Dynamic Memory Blog Post Series Hyper-V Dynamic Memory is a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that allows the memory assigned to guest virtual machines to vary according to demand. Using this feature with SQL Server is supported, but how well does it work in an environment...
  • Blog Post: Is this real? The Metaphysics of Hardware Virtualization

    One of the philosophical principles of hardware virtualization is that the hardware should appear "real" to a virtualized operating system. One could generalize this to a principle of emulation - the emulated entity should not be "enlightened" to the reality of its environment. It is a useful assumption...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server Virtualization white paper published

    A new white paper has been published on TechNet today: Planning, Implementing and Supporting SQL Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration . Written by Shirmattie Seenarine and Ross Mistry the article goes into detail on how to set up and manage a SQL Server virtual...
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