Monday Jan 28, 2013

Oracle Linux System Administration Training and Specialization

Develop your Linux system Administration skills and tap into the performance and features of Oracle Linux by taking the Oracle Linux System Administration course.

This 5 day instructor-led course provides hands-on training which allows students to configure the kernel, install packages, and update the kernel of a running system. Students will also learn how to configure users and rights, create and manage file systems, configure networking, and manage system security. The class concludes by providing best practices on how to properly prepare a Linux environment for installation of Oracle Database. You learn:

  • Configure systems to use the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) and enable kernel features
  • Perform initial system configuration such as setting up users and groups, configuring system logging, configuring the network, and configuring storage
  • Install additional software packages
  • Keep systems up-to-date using Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network and keep the kernel up-to-date using Ksplice technology
  • Configure services available in Oracle Linux such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH, NIS, LDAP, PAM, Web, and Email
  • Secure, monitor, and troubleshoot systems and prepare Oracle Linux systems to run Oracle Databases

You can take this live-virtual class as a:

  • Live virtual class: Taking the course from your own desk. Choose a time and date that suits you from the many events on the schedule.
  • In-Class: Travel to a training center to take this course. Below are some of the events currently on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 18 March 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 25 February 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 13 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucarest, Romania

 17 March 2013

 Romanian

 Edinburgh, Scotland

 4 February 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 18 February 2013

 Turkish

 Gabarone, Botswana

 22 April 2013

 English 

 Nairobi, Kenya

 18 February 2013

 English

 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 9 February 2013

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

11 March 2013 

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

1 April 2013 

  English 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 27 May 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philipinnes

11 March 2013 

 English

 Singapore

 23 February 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

20 May 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

20 May 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia 

11 February 2013 

 English

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

 4 March 2013

 Brazilian Portugese

           Mississauga, Canada                 30 April 2013

 English 

Belmont, CA, United States  

 11 February 2013 

 English 

Irvine, CA, United States 

 25 March 2013

 English

San Francisco, CA, United States 

 15 July 2013

 English

Chicago, IL, United States 

                 13 May 2013

 English

Roseville, MN, United States 

 8 April 2013 

 English

New York, United States 

 17 June 2013

 English

Reston, VA, United States 

 25 February 2013

 English

The topics covered in this course help prepare you for the Oracle Linux 6 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification Exam and help partners prepare for the new Oracle Partner Network Specialization: Oracle Linux 6.

The Oracle Linux 6 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing solutions based on Oracle Linux 6. Oracle Linux 6 combined with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Linux 6. Check out the Oracle Linux Partner Knowledge Zone for more details. The criteria for this specialization can be found here.

Monday Jan 14, 2013

Finding Important Errata and CVE Information on ULN

I have recently received several questions about how to find information relating to critical security updates or important errata releases for Oracle Linux. I realized that perhaps people were not aware of the new features and improvements to Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), which assist users with common administrative tasks. I wanted to take a quick moment to highlight for you some of the changes we have made. First, there are two links you will want to bookmark:

Each link will allow the user to evaluate what updates have been made available for Oracle Linux.

With https://linux.oracle.com/errata you are able to view all errata releases available, listed by type, severity, advisory, summary and release date. In addition, you are also able to filter this list by release and/or type (Bug, Security, Enhancement) and if you select an item from the list you will receive additional details regarding the errata, including a description, related CVEs and the packages updated by the errata.  You can also navigate to this same information by logging into ULN and selecting the 'Errata' tab from the options across the top.

For those who need information on security errata involving CVE identifiers (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) we have created https://linux.oracle.com/cve. This site allows you to gather information on important CVE identifiers, by providing a summary of all CVE offered through ULN. This summary is listed by CVE identifier and includes a brief synopsis and the release date. You can also filter the list by year. In addition, when you select a specific CVE identifier, you will receive additional details, such as information on CVSS v2 metrics as well as affected platforms.

We have been working to bring more features to ULN and these updates should provide more tools to simplify your administrative activities. Happy patching!

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Acquire Directly Transferable Oracle Linux System Administration Skills

Students who have taken the new Oracle Linux System Administration course say that they have learned skills that they can directly apply when they return to their office.

In this 5 day course, you will learn to:

  • Configure systems to use the UEK and enable kernel features
  • Perform initial system configuration such as setting up users and groups, configuring system logging, configuring the network, and configuring storage
  • Install additional software packages
  • Keep systems up-to-date using Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network and keep the kernel up-to-date using Ksplice technology
  • Configure services available in Oracle Linux such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH, NIS, LDAP, PAM, Web, and Email
  • Secure, monitor, and troubleshoot systems and prepare Oracle Linux systems to run Oracle applications

You can take this course as a:

  • Live Virtual Event: You can attend a live, instructor-led event from your own desk
  • In-Class Event: You can travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

18 March 2013 

 English

 Rome, Italy

 28 January 2013

 Italian

 Utrecht, Netherlands

4 February 2013 

Dutch 

 Warsaw, Poland

 11 February 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 18 February 2013

 Romanian

 Edinburgh Scotland

 4 February 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 18 February 2013

 Turkish

 Gaborone, Botswana

 22 April 2013

 English

 Nairobi, Kenya

 18 February 2013

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 11 March 2013

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

 20 April 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 11 February 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 25 March 2013

 English

 Irving, TX, United States

 14 January 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 25 February 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 11 March 2013

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 1 April 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

 14 January 2013

 English

 Singapore

 23 February 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 21 January 2013

English 

 Melbourne, Australia

 11 February 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux System Administration curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

 

 

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