Next Meeting: Wed, May 27 2015

Building a SQL Server Test Lab

Speaker: Ted Krueger, Owner DataMetrics Consulting

Summary: Have you ever wondered how the community bloggers, authors and speakers set up, test, and beat up SQL Server so quickly, without trashing their laptops or needing servers? This session will show you just how easy it is to do just that – set up a virtual lab locally with the full feature-set of SQL Server and Windows. The session will use VMWare Workstation to show the steps in creating virtual machines running Windows Server 2012, Active Directory, Networking, DNS Services, File Services, Clustering and finally, pulling it all together with a full enriched Availability Group Setup. Through the session, specific areas will be pinpointed that are different in virtual lab configurations for Hyper-V and even Windows Azure Virtual Machines. When completed, the session will deliver the audience a knowledge base that will ensure a full testing area is easily obtained and adapted for building a higher education of SQL Server and Windows Server technologies.

About Ted: Ted Krueger is a SQL Server MVP and Author that has been working in development and database administration and the owner of a successful consulting business, DataMetrics Consulting. Specialties range from High Availability and Disaster / Recovery setup and testing methods down to custom assembly development for SQL Server Reporting Services. Ted blogs and is also one of the founders of LessThanDot.com technology community. Some of the articles focused on are Backup / Recovery, Security, SSIS and working on SQL Server and using all of the SQL Server features available to create stable and scalable database services.

Meeting Agenda

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM General Announcements
5:45 PM - 6:15 PM Dinner & networking
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Main Presentation
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Meeting wrap-up 

When

Event Time : Wed, May 27 2015 17:30 - 20:00 Central Daylight Time
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Where

Meeting Location: 5250 East Terrace Drive Madison, Wisconsin


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