Friday Apr 29, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Quarterly Update 1 is now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Quarterly Update 1 (UEKR4U1) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the first quarterly update release for UEK Release 4 (Version 4.1.12-37.2.1) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

Highlights include:

  • LXC has been updated from 1.07 to 1.1.5
  • btrfs-progs has been updated to 4.2.2-3
  • Several DTrace improvements have been included in this release, including multiple probe firings of a Statically Defined Tracing (SDT) probe
  • Xen improvements, including updates to pciback driver
  • Device driver updates from partners, such as:
    • Broadcom
    • Intel®
    • Microsoft
    • PMC-Sierra
    • VMware

For more information about this release, please refer to the release notes

The source code is available on our public git repository

Thursday Apr 28, 2016

Training Thursdays: Step Three on Oracle Linux Learning Track

If you have knowledge of:

  • Enabling kernel features.
  • Setting up users and groups.
  • Configuring system logging, the boot process, the network and storage.
  • Installing additional software packages.
  • Keeping the kernel up to date using Ksplice.
  • Configuring services such as NFS, FTP, and OpenSSH
Consider taking Oracle's Advanced Linux Administration training to learn to configure network and authentication services, implement virtualization technologies to more effectively manage system resources.

For Oracle Linux 7, take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. For Oracle Linux 5 or 6, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course.

Training formats include:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture delivery through streaming video and booking time to gain hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. Events on the schedule include:
    • Oracle Linux 7: 11 and 17 July, 14 and 15 August, and 11 and 26 September 2016.
    • Oracle Linux 5 & 6: 13 and 20 June, 22 August, and 24 October 2016
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of in-class events for each course:

Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
15 August 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
12 September 2016 English
Vilvoorde, Belgium
9 May 2016 English
Sao Paolo, Brazil
23 May 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Bogota, Colombia
2 May 2016 Spanish
Hamburg, Germany
13 June 2016 German
Munich, Germany
5 September 2016 German
Jakarta, Indonesia
31 October 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 July 2016 English
Auckland, New Zealand
14 November 2016 English
Wellington, New Zealand
18 May 2016 English
Istanbul, Turkey
18 July 2016 Turkish
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17 July 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 9 May 2016 English
Chicago, IL, United States 20 June 2016 English
Miami, FL, United States 27 June 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 1 August 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 29 August 2016 English
Durham, NC, United States 3 October 2016 English

Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paolo, Brazil
20 June 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Jakarta, Indonesia
16 May 2016 English
Milan, Italy
8 June 2016 Italian
Rome, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Seoul, Korean
26 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 September 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa 3 October 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 13 June 2016 English
Cambridge, VA, United States 18 July 2016 English
Irving, TX, United States 22 August 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 24 August 2016 English

If you are new Linux, you might want to start with Step 1 and Step 2 on the Oracle Linux Learning Track.

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Apr 22, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Meet us at OpenStack Summit - April 25-29

 

Oracle is sponsoring the OpenStack Summit at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, April 25-29. The OpenStack Summit is a gathering of IT leaders, telco operators, cloud administrators, app developers and OpenStack contributors building the future of cloud computing. Hear business cases and operational experience directly from users, learn about new products in the ecosystem and participate in hands-on workshops to build your skills. Attended by thousands of people from more than 50 countries, it’s the ideal venue to plan your cloud strategy and share knowledge about architecting and operating OpenStack clouds.

See What Makes Oracle the Leader in OpenStack Computing 

Oracle offers fully integrated OpenStack enterprise cloud solutions with single support for all components in the stack including applications, database, middleware, guest OS, host OS, virtualization and OpenStack. Bringing Oracle experience in stability, availability, performance, debugging and diagnostics to enable the world’s toughest enterprise workloads in the cloud. 

Visit us at OpenStack Marketplace – Oracle Booth B30

Learn how Oracle’s OpenStack-focused products and solutions enable faster deployment, easy management and richer observability for DevOps. We will have engineers and demos for :
  • Oracle OpenStack for Solaris 
  • Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  • Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
  • Oracle Optimized Solutions 

OpenStack Marketplace Hours:

  • Monday, April 25           6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 26          10:45am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 27     10:30am – 6:00pm 
  • Thursday, April 28         10:30am – 1:30pm 

Attend Oracle Session: Tuesday, April 26th, 2pm

Why Should You Attend?  

The OpenStack Summit is a gathering of IT leaders, telco operators, cloud administrators, app developers and OpenStack contributors building the future of cloud computing. Hear business cases and operational experience directly from users, learn about new products in the ecosystem and participate in hands-on workshops to build your skills. Attended by thousands of people from more than 50 countries, it’s the ideal venue to plan your cloud strategy and share knowledge about architecting and operating OpenStack clouds.

How Do I Find Out More? 
Learn more about the OpenStack Summit in Austin.

See you in Austin!

Thursday Apr 21, 2016

Training Thursdays: Step Two on Oracle Linux Learning Track

If you are already familiar with the UNIX shell command line features, types of user accounts, and working with files and directories in UNIX, your next step to becoming a Linux system administrator is to take Oracle's Linux System Administration training.

For Oracle Linux 7, take the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course. For Oracle Linux 5 or 6, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration course.

With this training, you will develop a range of skills, including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and configuring Linux services. You will prepare the system for the Oracle Database, do monitoring, troubleshooting and more.

You can take this training in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. Choose from a selection of events already on the schedule to suit different time-zones including:
    • Oracle Linux 7: 9 May, 5, 6 and 19 June, and 10, 11 and 18 July 2016.
    • Oracle Linux 5 & 6: 16 May, 13 and 27 June, and 24 and 25 July 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class. Below is a selection of in-class events for each course:

Oracle Linux 7: System Administration

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 26 September 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 20 June 2016  English
 Vilvoorde, Belgium
 25 April 2016  English
 Brasilia, Brazil
 30 May 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 24 October 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 London, England  13 June 2016  English
 Reading, England
 13 June 2016  English
 Paris, France
 6 June 2016  French
 Berlin, Germany
 14 November 2016  German
 Dortmund, Germany
 25 July 2016  German
 Hamburg, Germany
 27 June 2016  German
 Munich, Germany
 22 August 2016  German
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 10 October 2016  English
 Milan, Italy
 19 September 2016  Italian
 Makati City, Philippines
 13 June 2016  English
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 9 May 2016  English
 Cape Town, South Africa
 9 May 2016  English
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 9 May 2016  English
 Pretoria, South Africa
 11 July 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 23 May 2016  English
 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 10 July 2016  English
 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 8 May 2016  English
 Irving, TX, United States
 25 April 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States
 13 June 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  25 June 2016  English
 Albuquerque, NM, United States
 29 August 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  26 August 2016  English
 Miami, FL, United States  17 October 2016  English
 Chicago, IL, United States  28 November 2016  English
 Dallas, TX, United States  28 November 2016  English

Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Sydney, Australia
 23 May 2016  English
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 27 June 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Bogoto, Colombia
 20 June 2016  Spanish
 Milan, Italy
 27 June 2016  Italian
 Rome, Italy
 26 September 2016  Italian
 Tokyo, Japan
 12 September 2016  Japanese
 Seoul, Korea
 25 April 2016  Korean
 Mexico City, Mexico
 25 July 2016  Spanish
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 3 October 2016  English
Johannesburg, South Africa
27 June 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
5 December 2016 English
Ankara, Turkey
10 October 2016 Turkish
Atlanta, GA, United States
2 May 2016 English
Cambridge, MA, United States
20 June 2016 English
Chicago, IL, United States 11 July 2016 English
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 25 July 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 8 August 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 31 October 2016 English

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Apr 15, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Latest Spacewalk Release Now Available

Spacewalk 2.4 is now available for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7.

Along with support of Oracle Linux 7 as a platform for both Spacewalk Server and Spacewalk Proxy, this new release includes enhancements to the web-based user interface and to several command-line utilities. 

Note that the Monitoring component of Spacewalk (that was deprecated in Spacewalk 2.2) has been removed from Spacewalk 2.4.

For more details on this release, please consult the Spacewalk 2.4 Release Notes.

For installation and upgrade instructions, please consult the Spacewalk 2.4 Installation Guide for Oracle Linux 6 or the Spacewalk 2.4 Installation Guide for Oracle Linux 7.

Thursday Apr 14, 2016

Lenovo Publishes Oracle Validated Configuration – Beyond Just Hardware Certifications

Oracle Validated Configuration – Beyond Just Hardware Certifications

Check out the newly announced Oracle Validated Configuration with the Lenovo x3950 X6 servers and a new Lenovo Press guide titled Oracle and Lenovo X6 Validated Configuration Guide. These Oracle Validated Configurations are just some of the configurations that have been defined, tested and validated by Lenovo and Oracle.

A previous blog Powering Diverse Oracle Workloads spoke about Lenovo servers listed on the Oracle Hardware Certification Lists (HCL) that are qualified to run Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Several Lenovo servers are Oracle HCL certified.

Some of the benefits of the validated configuration :

  • Achieve standardization and reliability with lower cost
  • Accelerate and simplify deployment of Oracle software on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  • Lower cost for end users by reducing deployment testing
  • Mitigate customer risk
  • Read more about this configuration and benefits here.

Configuration summary – hardware:

  • Two Lenovo System x3950 X6 systems
  • IBM Storwize V7000
  • Lenovo Rackswitch G8124E
  • Brocade 16 GB FC SAN Switch 6510
  • Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ adapter
  • QLogic 16 GB FC Dual-port HBA

Configuration summary – software:

  • Oracle Database 12c
  • Oracle Linux 7
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernal Release 3

Training Thursdays: Step One on Oracle Linux Learning Track

If you are new to Oracle Linux, new to UNIX and have knowledge of basic networking concepts, you can get on the Linux system administration learning track by taking the UNIX and Linux Essentials course.

The UNIX and Linux Essentials course helps you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the Linux operating system.

You can take the UNIX and Linux Essentials course in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Events: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones including 25 and 27 April, and 18 and 25 May 2016.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend this course. In-Class events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Alger, Algeria
24 April 2016 French
Melbourne, Australia
15 June 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
5 October 2016 English
Shanghai, China
11 May 2016 Simplified Chinese
Jakarta, Indonesia
5 October 2016 English
Tokyo, Japan
4 July 2016 Japanese
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
4 May 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 June 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
11 July 2016 Spanish
Makati City, Philippines
4 May 2016 English
Capetown, South Africa
16 May 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
16 May 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand 28 November 2016 English
Southfield, MI, United States 9 May 2016 English
Durham, NC, United States 29 August 2016 English
Caracas, Venezuela 8 August 2016 Spanish

To learn about the next steps on the Oracle Linux learning track, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Apr 08, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Oracle Sponsors Collaborate '16

Plan now to attend COLLABORATE 16: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, April 10-14, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tailor your education through 1,000+ sessions dedicated to E-Business Suite, Fusion Technologies, Hyperion, Agile, Siebel, Oracle Cloud, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence (BI), Primavera and more. COLLABORATE is designed for users, by users and attracts over 5,000 participants for a week of exchanging ideas and techniques for maximizing the performance of Oracle Applications.

This event features:


  • 6,000 users, experts, technology leaders, Oracle strategists
  • More than 900 education sessions in 19 tracks
  • Dozens of networking events
  • 250 IT solutions providers

Oracle's activities include:
  • Oracle product roadmaps and featured sessions throughout the week
  • More than 200 Oracle-hosted sessions with the latest insights and guidance from Oracle executives, product managers, and developers
  • Oracle demos and one-on-one consultations with Oracle representatives
  • Opportunity to engage in Oracle product usability tests

Visit Oracle booth # 1053

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM will be at pod #73. Talk to our experts about how we can help you.
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Register today 

Thursday Apr 07, 2016

Training Thursdays: How Linux Sys Admins Can Conquer Oracle Linux 7

Linux system administrators who are thinking of moving to Oracle Linux 7 can come up to speed quickly by taking the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators training.

This course addresses system administration topics that are different in Oracle Linux 7 than they are in previous versions of Oracle Linux. You learn how the boot process differs in Oracle Linux 7 with the GRUB 2 bootloader and the systemd system and service manager. You learn about the new tools used to configure networking, storage, and security in Oracle Linux 7.

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones such as 2 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Paris, France 25 May 2016 French
Hamburg, Germany 2 May 2016 German
Utrecht, Netherlands 2 May 2016 English
Singapore 4 May 2016 English

To register for an event, request an additional event, or learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Monday Apr 04, 2016

Announcing New Features for Ksplice

Offline Support for userspace patching is now available in Ksplice.

For customers hosting their own yum repositories, or those with restricted access to outside update channels, you can now integrate Ksplice userspace patches into your existing offline Ksplice patching procedures.  This expands the initial support with online patching capabilities and provides the maximum flexibility and choice for customers managing critical updates.

If you have wanted to use Ksplice for userspace but were restricted by the online service, you are now able to take full advantage of all the services and features available.

 Let us know what you think. 

Friday Apr 01, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Engage in Oracle Linux Community Site

Hi everyone, 

This Friday I wanted to cover one of the interactive sites we have at oracle.com that you can participate. Oracle Linux Community  is part of the OTN communities. It gives you an opportunity to search and ask questions to experts in Oracle products. Here's an FAQ to explain what it is and how you can get engaged. We have many engineers and Oracle Linux enthusiasts monitoring the questions. We also keep our technical documents in this area so please check the documents tab regularly.


What is Oracle Community website? 

Oracle Community is a home for communities across Oracle, with more joining regularly. It is a content-rich, engaging, and interactive platform for sharing information, questions, and comments about Oracle products and related technologies. Every conceivable nuance of using Oracle products and supported standards is covered. 

 Is this the same as the OTN forums?

 What you may know as the OTN forums has now become the OTN Product Communities. These product communities--including Database, Fusion Middleware, Server & Storage Systems, Java, Cloud Computing, and more--now live alongside other communities like Oracle User Group Community and My Oracle Support Community.

 What is the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)?

Oracle Technology Network is the world's largest interactive community of Oracle developers, admins, and architects. In addition to the Product Communities you can find here on the forums, you can learn more about the Oracle Technology Network by reading About Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Who moderates these forums?

Many OTN Product Community discussions are moderated by product managers, My Oracle Support Community discussions are moderated by technical support engineers and Oracle User Group Community is moderated by the Oracle User Group team. All of these spaces are frequently visited by knowledgeable users from the community

More information about Oracle Communities here 

Engage in Oracle Linux Community . 

Friday Mar 25, 2016

Friday Spotlight: Celebrating Easter and a Week of Great Announcements

Hi everyone,

Today is Good Friday, happy Easter to those celebrating around the world. It is one of my favorite holidays with family gatherings, egg hunts, Easter bunnies and chocolate! If you want to know how bunnies and eggs fit to this holiday here's a great article in The Telegraph explaining everything you need to know.  

For us it was a busy week with announcement of Oracle Cloud Machine yesterday. Oracle Cloud Machine is the newest Oracle engineered systems offering. It allows customers to deploy and consume Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS in data centers "behind their own firewalls". This is interesting primarily because it diverges from the traditional "private cloud" strategy. Nirav Mehta, Oracle's VP of Product Management, candidly discussed some of the issues in trying to build a true private cloud. The underlying OS is Oracle Linux, of course! Read more here.

There was also  Oracle VM 3.4 announcement yesterday which has following key enhancements and features:

  • Storage Live Migration
  • Virtual Appliance import and export
  • Oracle Ksplice support
  • Infrastructure updates to Oracle VM Server for x86 – Xen 4.4 and UEK4
  • Infrastructure update to Oracle VM Manager – WebLogic 12c and MySQL 5.6 
  • and more...

This week we have also released a new podcast - quick summary of the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux - that we think you will find interesting. It provides an overview of the key features,  key MySQL components and availability enhancements.

Listen to the podcast

We also recommend subscribing to our podcasts (oracle linux feed) in iTunes.  

Have a great weekend and happy Easter!

Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Announcing Oracle Cloud Machine: Can you have your cake and eat it too?

The appeal of public cloud services is undeniable and unstoppable. But, a vast majority of applications are constrained from moving to the public cloud due to data residency and privacy laws, intellectual property concerns, and sensitivity to latency of the traffic to and from the public Internet.

If the phrase ‘Private Cloud’ sounds like an oxymoron to you, you are not alone. 

IT vendors have tried but largely failed to deliver on the tall promise of “private cloud” – the notion of a cloud behind your firewall with all the benefits of public cloud services without the need to send your data over the Internet to a public cloud service. Too many corners were cut in offering such solutions. According to Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle, who spoke to hundreds of CIOs and IT directors, the biggest reasons why the promise of Private Clouds has not been realized is it is either ‘private’ or a ‘cloud’ but not really both at the same time.

Today, we are very proud to announce the availability of the first offering in this category – the Oracle Cloud Machine

Attend: Thursday, March 24 (8am-4pm ET) Listen to Live Webcast, participate in chats and be part of this exciting event 

We have taken the Oracle Cloud for IaaS and PaaS and extended it to your premises. The service, called Oracle Cloud at Customer, allows companies to place an Oracle cloud server within their own data center, essentially turning one of the basic concepts of cloud computing inside-out, according to Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development.

The setup is a hybrid cloud structure that allows a company to run whatever workloads it chooses on premises or in the Oracle cloud, with a common set of tools, APIs, and experiences. The workloads can shift between the environments. And Oracle will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the server, just as it would be for customers of more standard, public cloud services.

  We believe it is the industry’s most complete solutions for deploying public cloud services “behind your firewall”. Here's why:

  • There is a single point of accountability for the cloud services delivered behind the customer’s firewall – Oracle. Hardware, software, and all ongoing management of the entire stack is provided by Oracle.
  • The same software that underpins the Oracle (public) Cloud is delivered with the Oracle Cloud Machine as well. Oracle also ensures that this congruence between the private cloud and public cloud is maintained by frequently updating the Oracle Cloud Machine with the same updates that we deploy in the Oracle Cloud.
  • Oracle Cloud Machine is managed remotely by Oracle Cloud Operations using a secure, remote connection that honors least privilege principles to ensure that you, the customer, can truly have a hassle-free experience of consuming cloud services and NOT managing the underlying infrastructure. Every customer is assigned a Technical Account Manager (included in the cost of the service) who helps with capacity planning, performance optimization, and addressing any services issues.
  • Oracle Cloud Machine is sold as a set of subscription services. You buy IaaS and PaaS services and not hardware and software. The pricing mirrors the Oracle (public) Cloud pricing for a very simple buying experience for the customer. Pick the service you want and you choose whether you want to consume it over the Internet or entirely behind your firewall.  Oracle takes care of everything else. 

 Lastly, while we are unbeatable when it comes to running Oracle workloads. Oracle Cloud Machine runs on Oracle Linux which is  provides high performing, secure platform for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads.  Providing advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems, Oracle Linux delivers truly open cloud with great performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems.

 Delivering true simplicity takes a lot of thought and effort. We are proud to have delivered a solution that has simplicity at its core. The  kind of simplicity that could only have come from hidden sophistication and innovation. We look forward to working closely with you to  realize your vision of a true cloud behind your firewall enabled by Oracle Cloud Machine. 

Yes. You may eat that cake and have it too!

 Read more in this blog article by Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle  

 Attend: Thursday, March 24 Listen to Live Webcast, participate in chats and be part of this exciting event  

Training Thursdays: Learn to Use Advanced Features of Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux is designed for enterprise class applications. To get the most from Oracle Linux using advanced features take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course and learn to:

  • Configure DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Samba, and other network services
  • Configure LDAP, PAM, and other authentication services
  • Automate installation using Kickstart
  • Recover from boot errors
  • Use advanced package management features
  • Configure network bonding, VLANs, and VPNs
  • Implement Linux Containers, Docker, KVM and other virtualization services
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes
  • Use DTrace to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Configure iSCSI, device multipathing, and OCFS2

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 28 March, 25 April and 11 and 18 July 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 15 August 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 12 September 2016  English
 Vilvoorde, Belgium
 9 May 2016  English
 Brasilia, Brazil
 14 November 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 23 May 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Bogota, Colombia
 18 April 2016  Spanish
 London, England
 18 April 2016  English
 Hamburg, Germany
 18 April 2016  German
 Munich, Germany
 9 May 2016  German
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 31 October 2016  English
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 18 July 2016  English
 Makati City, Philippines
 25 April 2016  English
 Auckland, New Zealand
 14 November 2016  English
 Wellington, New Zealand
 16 May 2016  English
 Singapore
 25 April 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 27 June 2016  English
 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 17 July 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  9 May 2016  English
 Miami, FL, United States  27 June 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  1 August 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  29 August 2016  English
 Durham, NC, United States  3 October 2016  English

Those using Oracle Linux 5 or 6 should take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats:
  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 11 April, 23 May, and 13 and 20 June 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paolo, Brazil
18 April 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Jakarta, Indonesia
16 May 2016 English
Milan, Italy
6 June 2016 Italian
Turin, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Amman, Jordan
17 April 2016 English
Seoul, Korea
26 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 September 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 October 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
18 April 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 18 April 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 15 May 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 13 June 2016 English
Cambridge, MA, United States 18 July 2016 English
Irving, TX, United States 22 August 2016 English

The Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course is one step in your preparation to take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCP certification exam.

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Mar 18, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Saving time in a Cloud-Enabled DataCenter

Happy Friday everyone,

We have an awesome new  Oracle Infrastructure blog where we will be covering the Oracle Infrastructure products like, servers, engineered systems, OSes, storage and more. Subscribe to get the latest updates and news.


Here's the latest blog about "Saving time in a Cloud-Enabled DataCenter".

"When I talk to Linux administrators about the one thing they hate doing, it has to be patching. 

Certainly one of the reasons is finding a time to take a system down to patch is next to impossible. That usually means having to miss your kid’s soccer game, your favorite sports team’s match on TV, or a rare night out with friends.  And just how do you find time when you’re running systems in the cloud?  

That’s why Oracle KSplice is such a game-changer—it allows for zero-downtime kernel updates.  And that’s not even the whole story about Oracle Linux, with support for Docker, Linux Containers, OpenStack, Oracle Clusterware for High Availability (HA), and more—at no additional charge with an Oracle Linux Premier Support contract.  In addition to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), Oracle supplies the optimized Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), which was first developed to support highly scalable Oracle Engineered Systems. ..."

Read more in the newly launched Oracle Infrastructure Blog.  

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