Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Updated SPARC / Oracle Solaris Public Roadmap Available

New SPARC / Oracle Solaris Public Roadmap

In order to help you sell Oracle's SPARC / Solaris systems and improve your customers' confidence in their future, Oracle has published an updated roadmap that extends to year 2019!

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Friday Mar 28, 2014

NEW Applications on Oracle Solaris 11 (Feb/March 2014)

The number of certified applications on Solaris 11 is growing consistently. Listed below are applications that have been certified and added to the catalog in Feb/March 2014.

Feb/March 2014:

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Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

eSTEP Newsletter March 2014 now available

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the
March'14 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

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Monday Mar 24, 2014

eSTEP TechCast - April 2014 What is Performance - Benchmarks beyond SPECint

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 3rd of  April and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 03. April 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: What is Performance - Benchmarks beyond SPECint

Evaluating system performance is an art.  It goes well beyond the single number result you might get from a popular benchmark like SPECint. 
Because different applications stress different parts of a system, there are numerous other benchmarks.  Only if you know the most popular ones, what they do and how they correlate to real world workloads will you be able to use them successfully in discussions with your customer.
This webinar will present an overview of common benchmarks and shed some light on benchmarketing tricks used by hardware vendors.

Target audience: Tech Presales

Speaker: Stefan Hinker

Call Info:
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Conference Code: 803 594 3
Security Passcode: 9876

Webex Info (
Oracle Web Conference)
Meeting Number: 599 419 299

Playback / Recording / Archive:
The webcasts will be recorded and will be available shortly after the event in the eSTEP portal under the Events tab, where you could find also material from already delivered eSTEP TechCasts. Use your email-adress and PIN: eSTEP_2011 to get access. Feel free to have a look.
We are happy to get your comments and feedback.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner Systems Enablement EMEA

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Now available Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2

Since March 10th, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Release 2 ( is available to download here. This release offers many feature, stability, and enhancement improvements that will benefit our users. Here are some highlights of what is new and improved:


  • Discover and manage Oracle VM for SPARC servers not created by Enterprise Manager Ops Center

  • Bring in Oracle VM for SPARC servers configured outside of Ops Center into a server pool and enable guest migration

  • Multi I/O Domains, Direct I/O and SR-IOV in managed Oracle VM Server for SPARC

  • VLAN tagging support (802.1Q) for Oracle VM for SPARC guests

  • Layered virtualization support enabling the deployment and management of Oracle Solaris non global zones within Oracle VM for SPARC guests

  • Separation of provisioning profiles for Oracle VM for SPARC

  • Specialized Virtualization Agent Controllers
    - Oracle Solaris Zone
    - Oracle VM Server

Engineered Systems:

  • Ability to manage generic datacenter assets and multiple Engineered Systems with a single Enterprise Manager Ops Center instance

  • Support for Oracle SuperCluster M6-32

  • Oracle SuperCluster Discovery and rack addition enhancements

Hardware Support:

  • Support for the Oracle SPARC M10, M5-32 and Oracle SPARC M6-32 servers

  • Support for the Fujitsu M10 servers

  • M5/M6/T5 management using the ILOM Simplified Data Model (SDM)

Core Features :

  • Incident and Monitoring enhancements

  • Network domain enhancements

  • Improved upgrade support

  • High availability features for Proxy Controllers

More Information:

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c is powerful and robust infrastructure management software. In order to gain maximum value from Enterprise Manager 12c Ops Center, potential and existing users should fully review the product documentation, in particular, the concepts guide and applicable installation guide before implementing. In addition, fully tested Deployment and Operate How To Guides are available from the documentation library. Oracle University currently provides instructor led and live virtual classroom format training for Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c with R2 material currently in progress.

Documentation / Public Resources:

Oracle University Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c Training Courses:


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