Tips for improving the performance of Hypervisor-based virtual machine images

There are several improvements that can be made on the Hypervisor Host machine and on the virtual machines running on this host machine (guest machines). If possible the host machine should run Windows 2008 Server R2 since the latest version of Windows Server does offer significant performance improvements over Windows Server 2008 1. Settings on…


Creating a custom Data Collector Set with SQL x86 counters on an x64 OS

In one of our recent CSS cases, we noticed a strange difference between the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. One could create a Data Collector Set (DCS) with SQL Server x86 counters, collect and view the samples just fine on the SBS 2008 x64, out of the box….