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By Eve Kleinknecht-Oracle on Jul 31, 2014
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 has been released today, together with Oracle Solaris 11.2, Oracle’s flagship operating system! This latest version offers maximized availability and orchestrated disaster recovery for enterprise applications, leveraging Oracle Solaris 11.2's latest virtualization and software life-cycle technologies.
- Extreme availability for virtualized workloads and applications
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2 adds support for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones with an updated failover zone agent which provides monitoring, automatic restart and failover as well as warm migration of kernel zones. It combines resiliency with the flexibility offered by kernel zones to have independent kernel versions and patch levels.
Two new agents, for Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and GoldenGate have been added to the portfolio, offering application specific monitoring and recovery policies, providing increased application up-time to these Oracle solutions.
This new release also offers support for Oracle 12.1 RAC database options such as Oracle Multitenant, service agents, policy managed database as well as new versions for a set of applications such as Oracle Business Intelligence, Siebel, ...
- Fast and reliable disaster recovery for multi-tiered services
The new orchestrated disaster recovery manages the automated and synchronized recovery of multiple applications and their respective replication solution across multiple sites, offering significant gains in terms of reliability, speed of recovery and reduced risk.
- Agile deployments with Oracle Solaris lifecycle management
The new Oracle Solaris Unified Archives format can now be used with Oracle Solaris Cluster to recover or clone easily and rapidly either physical clusters or virtual clusters. Also with the support for the new secure Automated Installer, cluster deployments can leverage Oracle Solaris end-to-end secure provisioning.
- Simplified administration with new GUI
The new browser based graphical user interface offers a single point access to status, configuration and management capabilities. Its topology, tree and table views offer easy navigation inside cluster instances both in local or multi-cluster configurations facilitating operations, monitoring, and diagnostics.
- Flexible and easy integration for custom applications with the new GDSv2
Agent (or data service) development allows you to deploy your application within the Oracle Solaris Cluster infrastructure. The Generic Data Service (GDS) has been designed and developed by Oracle Solaris Cluster engineering to reduce the complexity associated with data service development. GDS v2 further increases flexibility, ease of use and security of this already trusted and robust development tool.
- Designed and tested together with Oracle hardware, infrastructure software and applications to deliver best time to value
Oracle Solaris Cluster is engineered from the ground up to support the stringent requirements of a multi-tier mission critical environment. It is thoroughly tested with the Oracle servers, storage and networking component and integrated with Oracle Solaris. And last but not least it delivers the application high availability framework for Oracle Optimized Solutions and Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle's premier general purpose engineered system.
Looking forward to your comments,
Eve and the Oracle Solaris Cluster engineering team
Tuesday Sep 25, 2012
By Eve Kleinknecht-Oracle on Sep 25, 2012
Once again Oracle OpenWorld is taking over San Francisco's Moscone Center. Once Again Oracle Solaris Cluster will be present at the event. Please come and visit us in the Oracle DEMOgrounds in Moscone South. Take the time to stop by at the Oracle Solaris Cluster demo pod (S-116): you will meet some of our architects, tech leads and product managers... And if you are interested in sessions showing the use of Oracle Solaris Cluster check our Focus On document.
Have a great show and hope to meet you there.
Tuesday Dec 06, 2011
By mkb on Dec 06, 2011
We are very happy to announce the release of Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0, the first release providing High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities for Oracle Solaris 11. This release comes within a few of the weeks of the release of Solaris 11.
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 offers the best availability for enterprise applications with instant system failure detection for fastest service recovery. It includes out-of the box support for Oracle database and applications such as Oracle WebLogic Server and is pre-tested with Oracle Sun servers, storage and networking components. It is optimized to leverage the SPARC SuperCluster redundancy and reliability features and delivers the high availability infrastructure for the Oracle Optimized Solutions.
Oracle Solaris 11 Oracle Solaris Cluster on Solaris 11 offers an unified installation experience leveraging the Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) for all the benefits that it bring. These include error-free software updates, automatic patch dependency resolution and automated installer for easy multi-node installation.
For a complete list of features and benefits, see What's New in Oracle Solaris Cluster.' Also, watch Bill Nesheim, VP Solaris Platform Engineering, in a webcast on Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.0 at 9AM PST. Stay tuned for more blog articles on the features. You can try the product out for evaluation, development and testing use at the Oracle Technology Network or for production use at the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. We look forward to your feedback and inputs!
- Roma Baron, Sr. Program Manager, Solaris Cluster
- Meenakshi Kaul-Basu, Director, Solaris Cluster
Tuesday Aug 18, 2009
By Nicholas Solter on Aug 18, 2009
Oracle Solaris Cluster Engineering Blog
- Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager: Configuring HA for Oracle Solaris Zones
- Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager: Setting Up Geo Disaster Recovery Orchestration
- New choices for Oracle Solaris Cluster Public Networking: Link Aggregation (Trunk & DLMP) and VNIC
- Configuring a Data Service for Oracle VM Server for SPARC by Using a Graphical Wizard
- Introducing the New Cluster Configuration Wizard
- Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager: Getting Started
- Announcing Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3
- Oracle Solaris Cluster at Oracle OpenWorld 2015
- New white paper available: Providing High Availability to the OpenStack Cloud Controller on Oracle Solaris with Oracle Solaris Cluster
- Managing a remote Oracle Database instance with "Geographic Edition"