Monitoring, Maintaining, and Tuning, For Database Administrators, For IT Professionals

SQW03 Monitoring Databases in a Virtual Environment


9:15AM - 10:30AM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Thomas LaRock

Head Geek


When moving databases to a virtual environment the performance metrics DBAs typically use to troubleshoot performance issues such as O/S metrics, storage configurations, CPU allocation and more become unreliable. DBAs no longer have a clear, reliable view of the factors impacting database performance. Understanding the difference between the physical and virtual server environment adds a new dimension to the DBA tasks. This presentation describes the changes that DBAs need to make in their performance and monitoring practices.

You will learn:

  • Understanding virtualization concepts
  • How to monitor database running in a virtual environment
  • How to troubleshoot performance problems for databases running in a virtual environment