Monthly Archives: April 2016

New Pluralsight Course – Understanding and Using Essential Tools in Enterprise Linux 7

My new course “Understanding and Using Essential Tools in Enterprise Linux 7” in now available on Pluralsight here!

This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain RHEL based enterprises. It aligns with RHCSA and RHCE objectives and can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the senior system administrator preparing for the certification exam

Let’s take your LINUX sysadmin skills to the next level and get you started on your RHCSA/RHCE learning path. 

If you’re in the SQL Server community and want to learn how to use the command line on Linux, this course is for you too! You heard that Microsoft is going to release a version of SQL Server for Linux right, if not…read this!

The modules of the course are:

  • Installing Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Understanding Command Execution in the Bash Shell
  • Managing Files and File Compression
  • Using the VI Text Editor
  • Configuring and Managing File Permissions
  • Advanced Shell Topics and Searching for Text in Files
  • Finding Help

Pluralsight Redhat Linux

Check out the course at Pluralsight!

Speaking at SQLSaturday Pensacola

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at SQLSaturday Pensacola on June 4th 2016! This will be my second SQLSaturday event and I’m really excited that I get to do it as a speaker. I look forward to seeing you there!

If you don’t know what SQL Saturday is, it’s a whole day of free SQL Server training available to you at no cost!

If you haven’t been to a SQL Saturday, what are you waiting for! Sign up now!

My presentation is “Performance Monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups”


Here’s the abstract for the talk

Have you deployed Availability Groups in your data center? Are you monitoring your Availability Groups to ensure you can meet your recovery objectives? If you haven’t this is the session for you. We will discuss the importance of monitoring and trending Availability Group Replication, how AGs move data between replicas and the impact replication latency can have on the availability of your systems. We’ll also give you the tools and techniques to go back to the office and get started monitoring and trending right away!