Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting Paperback – 30 Oct 2012
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From the Back Cover
Proven techniques and best practices for troubleshooting SQL Server 2012
This book is packed with expert advice and real–world examples, showing you how to troubleshoot SQL Server 2012 based on a thorough understanding of SQL Server and Windows internals. It shows how to master the use of specific troubleshooting tools, and how to interpret their output to quickly identify and resolve any performance issue?on any server running SQL Server.
Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting:
- Takes you through the life cycle of a query to help present SQL Server′s architecture in a practical context
- Helps to demystify server hardware and storage systems and examines how SQL Server uses memory and how you should configure it
- Explores query processing and execution, locking, and how tempdb works
- Shows how to use troubleshooting tools to gather, analyze, and respond to the source of a system–wide performance issue
- Details how to enhance your troubleshooting toolset with Powershell and Extended Events, and how to manage SQL Server in a virtual environment
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About the Author
Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd. and a Microsoft Certified Architect, Master, and MVP for SQL Server.
Justin Langford is a Director at Coeo Ltd., a SQL Server MVP, and an author.
Glenn Berry is a Principal Consultant at SQLSkills.com, a SQL Server MVP, and an author.
Gavin Payne is a Senior Consultant for Coeo Ltd. and a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server.
Amit Banerjee is a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft and the owner of TroubleshootingSQL.com.
Rob Farley is Owner/Principal of LobsterPot Solutions, a PASS Director, and a SQL Server MVP.
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I have written a chapter-by-chapter review of this book on [...]. the first part of this review follows:
I expected this book to give me an insight into what to do when I get various SQL Server problems. Identify the problem? How do I solve it? And can it give me an understanding as to why it occurred? Did the book fulfil these requirements?
There are two distinct parts to this book, internals and troubleshooting. The first section is more theoretical, and the second is more practical. The aim of the internals section is to provide a deeper background understanding for the subsequent troubleshooting section.
The topics covered are both diverse in terms of subject matter (e.g. hardware, concurrency, extended events) and in terms of the expected level of experience (e.g. PowerShell is introductory, and latches are advanced). Some of the subjects seem a bit off topic (Virtualization), and even esoteric (Spinlocks).
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Part two of the book dives into the diagnostics and troubleshooting arena. First off, the book deals with the correct approach/best practices of troubleshooting and analysis. There are a plethora of diagnostics tools available today and sometimes the DBA is clueless about the quality of these tools. The book meticulously covers some of such solid tools like Performance Monitor, PAL, SQLDIAG, SQL Nexus, Powershell etc. There is one chapter dedicated to each of these tools. Extended events have come to the forefront with SQL Server 2012. There is now an inbuilt graphical interface that can be used. The best part is that they have a very low impact on the overall performance. Extended events are covered thoroughly in the book. The last chapter deals with SQL Server virtualization and how to use it within the enterprise.
Overall, I will give two thumbs up to the book. This can easily become a reference guide for any DBA during his day-to-day job responsibility. I will definitely recommend the book to my fellow DBAs.
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