Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Who is this new guy? Meet Logan Rosenstein, the new OTN Systems Community Manager.

As many of you know, back in May after a long career in the communities of Sun and Oracle, the great Rick Ramsey announced his retirement. This left such a gaping hole in the OTN Systems community that the amazing staff at Oracle and in the Oracle Technology Network searched day and night to find a magical foot growing potion in an effort to fill those giant shoes.

After an exhaustive search, they decided my size 11s will do and hired me, Logan Rosenstein, as the new OTN Systems Community Manager.

For the last several years, I've worked in various communities and dabbled at IT in the video game industry. When I was able to separate my hands from a video game controller (work related research obviously), I worked on degrees in Business and Computer Science. Now that I've earned the piece of paper that says I have a Masters in Computer Science, I figured it was a good time to join the real world and jump from video game publishing over to Oracle. As a big fan of aviation, I've studied and written about real-time operating systems use in avionics and other embedded systems, network security in the FAA's Next Gen system, and I have great interests in artificial intelligence and its use with computer vision in autonomous vehicles; all of which are great topics to bring up during speed dating.

Over the next several months, you may see some minor changes to the structure of the community, some renaming of forums to make navigation a little easier, and some community infrastructure upgrades to improve the overall experience. Please don't be alarmed, it will likely just be my colleagues and I tinkering around to make sure that the community platform is keeping up with the needs of the members. I will do my very best to explain all the changes, roll them out slowly, and ask for input. If you have anything you would like to see happen, feel free to reach out to me and let me know.

I am extremely excited to be a part of the community and to do my part to help members learn, grow, and communicate. Feel free to reach out to me via any of the OTN Systems social media channels as well as through my community profile. Harmless plug inbound! Please follow the OTN Systems Hub blog, this is where all the new blog posts will be hosted. Don't worry, the OTN Garage blog isn't going anywhere and all its past content will remain available.

About the picture: This is a picture I took of my Chocolate Lab "Gunner" Besides being the best dog on the planet (don't even attempt to argue, I've made my decision and it's final), his expression accurately portrays my own at this very moment as I am welcomed into the OTN family; wide-eyed and focused from excitement, legs spread out to handle the weight of all the responsibilities, completely frazzled hair from stress and covered in water in an attempt to push it back down and look composed. At the end of the day, my eyes are on the prize and I'm ready!

Monday Nov 01, 2010

Anybody Remember Grammar School?

There's a better way to learn System Administration for the Solaris OS - Part I.

It's Oracle University's E-Kit Plus. The E-Kit Plus is a free Apple iPad application you can download from the Apple App Store.

  1. Register for the course at Oracle University.
  2. Download the eKit Plus app from the App Store
  3. Activate the app and begin enjoying the cool multi-media content.

Take your class from the cool comfort of your Apple iPad and start having things your way for a change.

- Rick
Oracle Technology Network System Admin and Developer Community

Thursday Aug 19, 2010

Updates to the Oracle Technology Network (Systems)

picture courtesy of a Peruvian compadre of mine.

Here's a summary of the latest updates to the System Admin and Developer Community of OTN, plus posts to the OTN Garage on Facebook. Give me a shout if you have any other news to share.

New Technical Articles

Using Oracle Solaris 10 to Overcome Security Challenges

How to use the security features of Solaris to combat intrusion and meet requirements for security, privacy, and worldwide internal auditing standards. Privileges, hardening, networking, virtualized environments, certifications, and more.

Increasing Application Availability with Oracle VM Server for SPARC: An Oracle Database Example

How to use the warm migration feature of the technology previously known as LDOMS to increase the availability of an Oracle Database 10g Release 2 single-instance database.

Deploying Web 2.0 Applications on Oracle Servers

Best way to deploy Web 2.0 applications on Oracle Sun Servers and Open Source software. How to use the Olio web 2.0 toolkit to measure the performance and scalability of different deployment configurations so you can choose the best one before you deploy.

New Product Pages

Jimmy Huang, Kemer Thomson, and Vicky Hardman added four new server pages to the Product area.

New From The Community

New Headlines

VirtualBox 3.2.8 Available for Solaris, Linux, Windows, MacOS

Get the latest maintenance release of VirtualBox software, version 3.2.8. VirtualBox lets your system run several OS's simultaneously. Great for testing new features before implementing. See this list of 3.2.8 enhancements.

Download the Oracle Solaris 10 10/09 Virtualbox Appliance Image

The Virtualbox Appliance image of Solaris 10 (10/09 release) is a great way to become familiar with the Solaris 10 OS inside the Virtualbox environment. The appliance image is free, and available in Open Virtual Format. Requires VirtualBox 3.0 and 5 GB free space.

Get 35% Off System Administration Training CD

For a limited time you can save 35% when you purchase the Sun System Administrator Library Self-Study CD course. Study for the certification exam on your own schedule. No travel required. To get the discount, contact your Oracle University Sales Rep and mention promotion code SSCD Promo 2.
- Rick

Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

System Admin and Developer Community of OTN is Live

Four OTN Communities

photo courtesy of Marvel Comics

As Justin just said in the OTN Blog we are now all One:

There's still a lot of cleaning up to do, but with rare exceptions, all relevant content from BigAdmin, SDN, and is now in the Systems Community of OTN.

In future blogs I'll provide tips and ticks for navigating, finding and, if you're so inclined, submitting content.  That's content for developers and administrators of Solaris, Linux, Servers, Storage, and related software, hardware, and tools. I'll also point out the differences in mechanics between the Systems Community of OTN and the Sun legacy sites.

- Rick

Thursday Jul 01, 2010

How to Stay Informed During BigAdmin/SDN Content Migration

Content from BigAdmin,, SDN/Solaris, and SDN/Studio is being migrated to the Oracle Technology Network.  It will appear, along with content about Oracle Sun servers and storage systems (eventually), in the "Systems Admin and Developer Community" of the Oracle Technology Network. 

I will distribute the URL to that community as soon as migration is complete.

In the meantime, keep an eye on (or subscribe) to these channels to stay informed:

For the complete list of OTN communication channels, see Finding it Difficult To Keep Up?

- Rick (Systems Admin and Developer Community Lead)


Logan Rosenstein
and members of the OTN community


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