With that in mind, we are transforming our monitoring environment and standardizing on a single solution that converges application and infrastructure monitoring and centralizes visibility across diverse platforms.Our monitoring solution of choice is True Sight Operations Management from BMC Software.

This course starts with general considerations for consolidation where I cover things that you should be thinking about and doing before you even plan your consolidation strategy.

I cover ways that you can identify consolidation candidates in your environment and make recommendations on which type of servers you should consider consolidating first.

There are many reasons for consolidating SQL Server but license and hardware cost reduction have always been primary drivers for organizations to consolidate.

In this course, SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices, you'll start with general considerations for consolidation that should be thought about and completed before any planning, as well as ways that to identify consolidation candidates' recommendations for which type of servers to consider consolidating first.

My first major consolidation effort was the result of SQL Server sprawl and an organization approaching an audit.

Since then I have worked with numerous companies, helping with their consolidation and virtualization projects.

Hello, my name is Tim Radney, and welcome to my course SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices.

I'm a Principal consultant with SQLskills, as well as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and I've been involved with SQL Server consolidation projects since 2008.

Since 2001, we’ve relied on solutions from BMC Software to monitor major portions of the environment that we manage.