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Managing virtual machine drives on ESXi

Recently I migrated my home lab from a SuperMicro SYS-E300-8D to something a little beefier. There were ten virtual machines on the SuperMicro server, nine which were allocated 127 GB of thin-provisioned storage, and one VM with 256 GB of thin-provisioned storage. Thin provisioning — as the name implies — lets the guest operating system
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What is a container anyway?

Recently there was a thread on Twitter which established that a lot of IT people didn’t know the difference between virtual machines and containers. | ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|| CONTAINERS || ARE NOT | | VIRTUAL || MACHINES || _________| (__/) || (•ㅅ•) || /   づ — Ian Containerface 📦💥 (@IanColdwater) June 9, 2019 I felt like this
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Proposed SQL Server defaults: max server memory

A few months ago I suggested that the following settings should be the default for most SQL Server instances: Set cost threshold for parallelism to 50 Disable lightweight pooling if it is enabled Disable priority boost if it is enabled Set optimize for ad hoc workloads to enabled Set max server memory (MB) to a
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Dates and Times in SQL Server: DATETIME

Last year I ran a series of posts about Database Fundamentals. Over the next few weeks, I will cover the basics of various date and time data types in SQL Server, when to use them, and which functions to use for date and time calculations. This week will start with probably the best-known data type,
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