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SQL Server Storage Testing and Validation

Are you tasked with performing testing and validation of storage devices and surrounding infrastructure to be used for database workloads? The ability to test your storage can be important when you are diagnosing performance problems as well as when you might be evaluating new storage solutions. However, testing the raw performance of your storage subsystem Enabling New Virtualisation Requirements: Building a Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure with Pure Storage and the I/O capabilities of your SQL Server databases can be difficult, time consuming and confusing. In this webinar, we will introduce you to all the essential tools you need to be effective at performing storage and database I/O testing and validation. You’ll learn about:

  • The pros and cons of synthetic testing
  • Storage testing tools like DiskSpd, IOmeter, and CrystalDiskMark
  • Database testing tools like VDBench and Database Hammer
  • The SQL Server-specific tools that enable you to test real workloads like Distributed Replay and RML utilities

Michael Otey

Senior Contributing Editor, Windows IT Pro

Argenis Fernandez

Principal Architect

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