Training

Updated Pluralsight Course – Managing Kubernetes Controllers and Deployments

My updated course “Managing Kubernetes Controllers and Deployments” in 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! Learn how to deploy and maintain applications using Kubernetes Controllers. In this course you’ll learn how to select a Controller for your workload, deploy it, and maintain your container-based applications in your Kubernetes cluster.

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.

Updated Pluralsight Course – Managing the Kubernetes API Server and Pods

My updated course “Managing the Kubernetes API Server and Pods” in 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” in 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.

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.

Announcing EightKB 2021

The first EightKB back in July was a real blast. Five expert speakers delivered mind-melting content to over 1,000 attendees! We were honestly blown away by how successful the first event was and we had so much fun putting it on, we thought we’d do it again 🙂 The next EightKB is going to be on January 27th 2021 and the schedule has just been announced! Once again we have five top-notch speakers delivering the highest quality sessions you can get!

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.

Workshop – Kubernetes Zero to Hero at SQL Saturday Denver!

Pre-conference Workshop at SQLSaturday Denver I’m proud to announce that I will be be presenting an all day pre-conference workshop at SQL Saturday Denver on October 11th 2019! This one won’t let you down!  The workshop is **“Kubernetes Zero to Hero – Installation, Configuration, and Application Deployment” ** <p> <strong>Here’s the abstract for the workshop</strong> </p> </div> <div> <blockquote> <p> Modern application deployment needs to be fast and consistent to keep up with business objectives and Kubernetes is quickly becoming the standard for deploying container-based applications, fast.

Docker Image Tags are Case Sensitive

A quick post about pulling docker containers (this applies to docker run too)…when specifying the container image, the container image name and tag are case sensitive. We’re not going to discuss how much time troubleshooting it too me to figure this out…but let’s just say it’s more than I care to admit publicly. In this code you can see I’m specifying the following image and tag server:2019-rc1-ubuntu (notice the lowercase rc in the tag)

Persisting SQL Server Data in Docker Containers – Part 3

In the first two posts in this series we discussed the need for data persistency in containers then we discussed where the data actually lives on our systems. Now let’s look at specifying the location of the data on the underlying file system of the base OS. This is the third post in a three part series on Persisting SQL Server Data in Docker Containers. The first post introducing Docker Volumes is here.