By rickramsey on Sep 14, 2011
OTN Sysadmin Day held in Sacramento on Sep 8 was the first time we presented two tracks of hands-on labs:
|8:00 am||System Shakedown|
|9:00 am||Oracle's Dual OS Strategy / Overview of OTN|
Oracle Solaris Track
Oracle Linux Track
|10:00 am||HOL: ZFS||HOL: managing packages, configuring services|
|11:30 am||HOL: Exploring OS, network, and storage virtualization||HOL on Storage Part I: managing storage and file systems|
|1:00 pm||Lunch Break|
|2:00 pm||HOL: Managing software with IPS||HOL on Storage Part II: Device Mapper, BTRFS|
|3:00 pm||Presentation: Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 11g|
|4:00 pm||Discussion: What are the most pressing issues for sysadmins today?|
|5:00 pm||We all go home|
Participants found the hands-on labs particularly valuable. You get to learn by doing. And what you get to do is install, configure, and manage the technologies of Oracle Solaris 11 and Oracle Linux in the same way as you would in the real world.
We are doing another one in Seattle, on September 22nd. From 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. It's free, but you must register. Please stay for the feedback session at the end. They tend to be pretty spirited, and you might win a neat prize. I'll tell you more if you make it to Seattle.
Our next Sysadmin Day won't happen till January 18 (Salt Lake City), so do what you can to make it to Seattle. It's being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Avenue.
If you'd like to see some pictures from the Sacramento event, go to the "OTN Sysadmin Day Sacramento" photo folder on the OTN Garage on Facebook.