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SQL PASS: All the Magic Knobs

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SQL PASS 2011 DBA-319-C #SQLPASS

All the Magic Knobs – Low Effort, High Return Tuning

Key points covered:

  • Power Savings = High Performance
  • Smart Virtualization
  • Enough Hardware
  • Control other apps, filter drivers
  • Optimize for ad hoc workloads = ON
  • Compression = ON
  • Set LPIM + Max Server Memory
  • Pre-size files, avoid shrink and autogrow
  • Fast Tempdb
  • Proper Maintenance

My presentation from 10/13/11 is attached.

AllTheMagicKnobs.pptx

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