Monday Dec 14, 2015

Solaris 11, M7, and SuperCluster M7 Updates

Here's a few related presentations which I've recently given at Oracle Open World, DOAG (the German Oracle Users Group conference) Parts 1 and 2, and to a customer Parts 1 and 2, covering Solaris 11, M7 processor, and SuperCluster M7.

The DOAG presentation is effectively a superset of the OOW presentation with additional slides taken from OOW Exec presentations so I suggest starting with the DOAG presentation.

The customer presentation focuses more on SuperCluster M7 which is attracting enormous customer interest.

I hope you find them useful!

Other stuff:

Here's a nice report on Oracle DB performance on a T7 system (contains the M7 processor) compared to a dual processor x86 system: ESG Lab Review: Redefining Real-time Database Performance with the SPARC M7 Processor from Oracle

UNIX certification is 20 years old!  Happy Birthday! 
http://blog.opengroup.org/2015/12/08/the-20th-anniversary-of-the-unix-standard-and-certification/

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Friday Oct 23, 2015

How to reduce your production lifecycle issue rate by over 70% in one simple step

Hi Folks,

I'm presenting @ Oracle Open World this Monday, Oct 26, 5:15pm in the Intercontinental, Room B.

The title is CON4940 "Spending Less Time Maintaining And More Time With Your Family".

I'll share data on how with one simple installation decision you can reduce your subsequent production lifecycle issue rate by over 70%, both in terms of Service Requests and underlying Bugs.

I'll also share data on two other easy ways you can dramatically reduce your operational risk and your maintenance workload AT NO EXTRA COST - both items are covered by Premier Support. 

Indeed, we'll patch your systems for you, so you don't have to! 

How's that for a cost saving ?

I call it the "Maintenance rEvolution".   You can decide whether it's Evolution or Revolution.

I'll also briefly update you on recent security vulnerability process improvements and progress on Ksplice (and more) for Solaris.

If you can't make it to OpenWorld, there'll be another opportunity to catch an updated version of the presentation at the DOAG conference in Nuremberg in November.

I'll then publish it here.

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Monday Nov 28, 2011

Solaris 11 Customer Maintenance Lifecycle

Hi Folks,

Welcome to my new blog http://blogs.oracle.com/Solaris11Life which is all about the Customer Maintenance Lifecycle for Image Packaging System (IPS) based Solaris releases, such as Solaris 11.

It'll include policies, best practices, clarifications, and lots of other stuff which I hope you'll find useful as you get up to speed with Solaris 11 and IPS.  

Let's start with an updated version of my Solaris 11 Customer Maintenance Lifecycle presentation which I originally gave at Oracle Open World 2011 and at the 2011 Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe (DOAG - German Oracle Users Group) conference in N├╝rnberg.

Some of you may be familiar with my Patch Corner blog, http://blogs.oracle.com/patch , which fulfilled a similar purpose for System V [five] Release 4 (SVR4) based Solaris releases, such as Solaris 10 and below.

Since maintaining a Solaris 11 system is quite different to maintaining a Solaris 10 system, I thought it prudent to start this 2nd parallel blog for Solaris 11.

Actually, I have an ulterior motive for starting this separate blog. 

Since IPS is a single tier packaging architecture, it doesn't have any patches, only package updates. 

I've therefore banned the word "patch" in Solaris 11 and introduced a swear box to which my colleagues must contribute a quarter [$0.25] every time they use the word "patch" in a public forum.  From their Oracle Open World presentations, John Fowler owes 50 cents, Liane Preza owes $1.25, and Bart Smaalders owes 75 cents. 

Since I'm stinging my colleagues in what could be a lucrative enterprise, I couldn't very well discuss IPS best practices on a blog called "Patch Corner" with a URI of http://blogs.oracle.com/patch.  I simply couldn't afford all those contributions to the "patch" swear box. :)

Feel free to let me know what topics you'd like covered - just post a comment in the comment box on the blog.

Best Wishes,

Gerry.


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This blog is to inform customers about Solaris 11 maintenance best practice, feature enhancements, and key issues. The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle. The Documents contained within this site may include statements about Oracle's product development plans. Many factors can materially affect these plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material code, or functionality, and SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON IN MAKING PURCHASING DECISIONS. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. THIS INFORMATION MAY NOT BE INCORPORATED INTO ANY CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH ORACLE OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES. ORACLE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THIS INFORMATION. Gerry Haskins, Director, Software Lifecycle Engineering

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