By RickRamsey-Oracle on Dec 15, 2010
This morning I woke up singing Bohemian Rhapsody. A hostile dude wearing a little furry skirt and a biker lid with a broken bull horn was glaring at me from the bathroom mirror. He had a battle axe. My dogs were both staring up at me, demanding in the way that dogs do, to guess what they were thinking. The shower, which somebody had turned on, was in a grimy Belarus apartment and the beer-belied landlord, in a threadbare ribbed tank-top that had once been white, was insisting that I pay my back rent. Now. I glanced at my wife. She was asking me what I wanted to buy our daughter for her birthday. Then at my empty bowl of oatmeal with a spoon sticking out of it. Had I eaten breakfast already?
I hate jet lag.
You might have better luck figuring out what's going on, at least about Oracle VM Templates, if you watch this video of Wim Coekaerts. (Does that sound Swedish to you?) It's a replay of an OTN Live show in which Wim Coekaerts (it sounds Swedish to me!) explains to Justin how VM Templates make deploying an application stack onto a new virtualized server a lot simpler than the old process of rowing across the ocean and doing you-know-what to the beleaguered virtual server. (Weren't the vikings from Sweden?)
Don't let Wim's rather innocent appearance fool you. His ancestors were probably Budweiser swilling-Viking dudes like the one in my mirror. So when he shifts gears and starts talking about Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Kernel, he's probably gonna mention battering rams and catapults, and maybe even the coolest medieval weapon of all, the trebuchet. The Vikings did their damage before the Middle Ages, though, didn't they?
Oh well, Justin is sporting a slick new sweater so the show, trebuchet or no trebuchet, is definitely worth your while.
Here's a couple more OTN Live shows that might also interest you:
- The Evolution of Linux at Oracle - Wim talks to me about the history of Linux at Oracle, why Oracle created its own kernel, the organization that supports it, when to choose Linux and when to choose Solaris, and other Linux-related topics of interest to sysadmins and developers.
- Desktop to Data Center Virtualization - Wim explains to Justin how the addition of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VirtualBox, and Sun Ray now complete a unique desktop-to-data center offering for customers.
- Bohemain Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury (or, if you prefer, by the Muppets.
I'm going to pour myself another bowl of oatmeal and try to find the stairs.- Rick