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SQL Server: Improving Storage Subsystem Performance

by Glenn Berry

This course shows how to properly configure SQL Server storage for the best performance, scalability, and reliability with several different types of workloads, and how to measure your storage performance.

What you'll learn

Storage subsystem performance can often be the biggest factor affecting a SQL Server workload. This course, SQL Server: Improving Storage Subsystem Performance, shows you how to detect and correct important and common storage misconfiguration issues with SQL Server. You'll get to see how to measure and analyze storage subsystem performance, as well as and how to change SQL Server configurations for the best performance. You'll also get to see common RAID levels and how to choose an appropriate one for the SQL Server workload. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared to properly design and configure SQL Server storage subsystems for various types of SQL Server workloads for the best performance, scalability, and reliability. The course is relevant to all current versions of SQL Server, and demonstrates some new features from SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016.

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About the author

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He has completed the Master Teacher P... more

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