On April 3rd the new ODA X3-2 was released. Sadly I was sick from
April 1st on so I had to miss the launch, and I was so well prepared…
others had the scoop. Anyway, as an administrator that not only manages
databases this release is pretty exciting since it brings not only
virtualization but also WebLogic to ODA. This would make ODA a pretty
good appliance for some of my customers, so I did a little investigation
in the product.
This blogpost is the first result of that
investigation. My main focus was the WebLogic part of the box. The
questions that arose with me were either answered by documentation or by
product management. Obviously that doesn’t guarantee that I understood
everything correct I
left out references to documentation on purpose, it would be smart for
everyone interested in the product to hit the documentation thoroughly.
The most import slide in the slide deck I received about the ODA launch is this.
does some pretty smart claims that can be verified easily. The three
simplified statements call for some clarification. Here’s what my
questions were, plus the answers I found:
Simplified provisioning / install
Q: Can we test any of this without ODA?
although I was able to get a virtual ODA in a virtual box environment.
This is by no means supported and requires altering of the images that
Oracle sends you. Read the full article here.
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