Chapter 10. How to Baseline Your Physical SQL Server System

The title of this book is Virtualizing SQL Server 2012 on VMware: Doing it right. An essential part of doing it right is having a good understanding of the workload characteristics and configuration of the existing physical source systems that are to be virtualized. Remember unlike a physical environment where its common practice to oversize the server, in a virtualized infrastructure it’s important you right size the VM that houses your SQL Server database, you can always Hot-plug vCPU, Hot-add Memory if more is needed.

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As a DBA it is very important you embrace this new way of managing the environment, one where you right-size for today, knowing that in the future if you need more ...

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