Kubernetes

SQL Server on Kubernetes Book Published!

I’m super proud to announce that Ben E. Weissman and I have published SQL Server on Kubernetes – Designing and Building a Modern Data Platform available now at Apress and your favorite online book sellers! Buy the book now…or keep reading below if you need to be more convinced :) A couple of notes about the book, I saw Kubernetes showcased at a Microsoft event a few years back. I immediately saw the value and dedicated time to learning how Kubernetes and SQL Server on Kubernetes works.

Container Limits and SQL Server

Limits in Containers Docker gives you the ability to control a container’s access to CPU, Memory, and network and disk IO using resource constraints, sometimes called Limits. You define limits as parameters when creating containers. In its default configuration, a container will have no resource constraints for accessing resources of the host operating system. This post will look at how to configure resource constraints in Docker and look at how SQL Server sees the resources when CPU and Memory resource constraints are in place.

Updated Pluralsight Course – Managing the Kubernetes API Server and Pods

My updated course “Managing the Kubernetes API Server and Pods” is now available on Pluralsight here! If you want to learn about the course, check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in check it out here! This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on premises and in the Cloud.

Updated Pluralsight Course – Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamentals

My updated course “Kubernetes Installation and Configuration Fundamentals” is now available on Pluralsight here! If you want to learn about the course, check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in check it out here! This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on premises and in the Cloud.

Published Azure Arc-Enabled Data Services Revealed

I’m super proud to announce that Ben E. Weissman and I have published Azure Arc-Enabled Data Services Revealed available now at Apress and your favorite online booksellers! Buy the book now; or keep reading below if you need to be more convinced :) A couple of notes about the book first, I enjoyed working with this bleeding-edge tech and collaborating with the SQL Server Engineering Team at Microsoft on this. I want to call out the support from our tech reviewer, and Program Managed for Azure Arc Enabled Data Services, Travis Wright.

Kubernetes Precon at DPS

Pre-conference Workshop at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 I’m proud to announce that I will be be presenting pre-conference workshop at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 split into Two four hour sessions on 30 November and 1 December! This one won’t let you down! Here is the start and stop times in various time zones: Time Zone Start Stop EST 5.00 PM 9 PM CET 11.

Persistent Server Name Metadata When Deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes

In this post, we will explore how a Pod name is generated, Pod Name lifecycle, how it’s used inside a Pod to set the system hostname, and how the system hostname is used by SQL Server to set its server name metadata. Pod Naming in Deployments When deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes using a Deployment, the Pod created by the Deployment Controller will have a name with a structure of <DeploymentName>-<PodTemplateHash>-<PodID> for example, mssql-deployment-8cbdc8ddd-9n7jh.

Pre-Conference Workshop and Sessions at PASS Summit

I’m pleased to announce that I will be presenting at PASS Summit. This year I have a pre-conference workshop and a regular session. Let’s dive into each. Pre-Conference Workshop: The Future of Deployment for Modern Data Platform Applications Ben Weissman and I teach a pre-conference workshop called “The Future of Deployment for Modern Data Platform Applications” in this workshop. We’re going to cover how you will be deploying data platform applications in the near future.

New Pluralsight Course – Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Security

My new course “Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Security” is now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in head over to Pluralsight! This course will teach you to configure and manage security in Kubernetes clusters.  This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container-based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on-premises and in the Cloud.

New Pluralsight Course – Maintaining, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Kubernetes

My new course “Maintaining, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Kubernetes” is now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in head over to Pluralsight! This course will teach you to maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot production Kubernetes clusters.  This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container-based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on-premises and in the Cloud.