Sunday Apr 11, 2010

Virtualization at Collaborate 2010 Oracle Users Conference

Virtualization Bootcamp on Solaris Containers

Virtualization is one of the hottest areas in IT today.  Understanding how to leverage virtualization in database and middleware infrastructures is becoming a fundamental skill for DBAs, Application Server Administrators and System Administrators.  Along with the virtualization events we are hoping to put together an additional expert panel or birds of a feather to see how we can optimize virtualization activities in the user community.  Below are key virtualization events during the week at at the Collaborate 2010 conference.

Sunday April 18, 2010 9:00 - 3:00 pm - Sun Virtualization Technology for Oracle Professionals

Starting virtualization with bang for the conference is this technical deep dive containing key leaders in the user community, Oracle VM and Sun Virtualization groups.  Attendees will learn the benefits of using virtualization to facilitate the management of database and application servers. You will learn the Basic terminology, features, benefits and challenges of virtualization in the Cloud. Key fundamental skills in virtualization through Solaris containers and logical domains. Understanding the new paradigm of virtualization in a database and cloud environment. Multiple demos/labs will develop technical skill and the deep dive will wrap up with a panel of experts.

Key speakers include:

  • George Trujillo - Oracle Corporation
  • Steve Lemme       - Computer Associates
  • Sam Brunacini     - Serverware Corporation
  • Bob Netherton     - Oracle Corporation (Author:  Solaris 10 System Virtualization Essentials)
  • William Leonard - Oracle Corporation (Solaris VM team)

Virtualization during the week at Collaborate 2010

Monday, April 19
10:45 am - 11:45 am     728    Experiences using VM on System z, the Infrastructure of Oracle
10:45 am - 11:45 am     749    Oracle Solaris and Oracle Virtualization

Tuesday, April 20
8:00 am - 9:00 am     1    Oracle RAC on VMware
10:30 - 11:30 am     748    Oracle Virtualization: From Desktop to Data Center
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     14    Oracle on VMware Customer Case Study
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm     752    Virtualizing Your Application Environment: Which Virtualization Option is Right for You

Wednesday, April 21

8:00 am - 9:00 am     714    Yes, Production Databases Run In Virtualized Environments - Virtualization and the DBA
11:45 am - 12:15 pm     16    Virtualizing your Oracle E-Business Suite Environments
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm     17    VMware and Oracle: A Licensing and Support Overview
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm     432    Virtual Private Database and Using Oracle Application Contexts
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    732    Understanding, Building and Using Virtualized Oracle/Sun Environments

Saturday Nov 21, 2009

Virtualization Bootcamp at Collaborate 10 - April 18, 2010 Las Vegas

Virtualization Bootcamp for Oracle Technology Professionals

Collaborate 10 - Oracle User Conference  April 18, 2010

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Virtualization Bootcamp on Solaris Containers

Presenters: George Trujillo (Sun Microsystems) and Steve Lemme (Computer Associates)


Attendees can bring their own laptop and use a Sun Virtual Box solution on their own machine to configure and manage a Solaris virtualized environment.  A laptop is not required if an attendee would like to watch the workshop demonstrations instead of doing the hands on labs.

Presentation Abstract

In supporting and managing new technology,  administrators and DBAs are increasing virtualized environment deployments with production applications, web servers and databases being moved into them.  Virtualization is one of the  hottest areas in database environments for reducing the total cost of ownership and optimizing operations.   Virtualization offers, speed, flexibility and agility in managing systems, databases, application servers. and applications.  Beyond the driving factors, what do you need to know to be successful in supporting and managing virtualized environments?   Join your peers in this bootcamp designed to help you increase your skills,  learn virtualization fundamentals as well as management essentials.  Virtualization is increasing its role  and is a stepping stone for cloud computing and automation in the data center.


  • Virtualization opportunities and challenges
  • Benefits of virtualization
  • Industry terminology
  • Virtualization role in Cloud Computing
  • Types of virtualization technology available
  • Server consolidation
  • Working with virtualization technology such as Sun Solaris Containers, Logical Domains,  Zones, VMware and Oracle VM
  • Virtualization architectures
  • Set up and migration to a VM
  • Configuring a Solaris Zone
  • Zone administration and management
  • Creating backups in zone environments
  • Migrating a zone
  • Installing packages in zones
  • Configuring zone resources
  • Database considerations in a VM environment
  • Database management through virtualization
  • Cloning databases
  • Database backups in a VM
  • High availability in a VM environment
  • Testing and deployment
  • Essential roles and skills for virtualized envionments
  • Virtualization management
  • Virtualization best practices

Learning Objective 1

Industry trends, terminology, features, challenges and benefits of virtualization

Learning Objective 2

Key fundamental skills in virtualization through Solaris containers and logical domains.

Learning Objective 3

The opportunity virtualization and cloud computing provides and how you can take advantage in your own project work


A background in database and/or Unix operating systems.


Some of the technical topics may be modified as we get closer to the bootcamp start date to make sure the latest information is covered.


This blog is my perspective of Sun in relation to Oracle, MySQL, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Education and Virtual Reality platforms. The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.


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