Monday Aug 29, 2016

ORACLE OPENWORLD - Hands on Labs for Oracle Linux and Virtualization

Hi everyone, 

This week's Friday Spotlight is about Oracle OpenWorld Hands-on Labs for Oracle Linux and Virtualization. Last week, we covered our conference sessions. If you are still deciding whether or not to come, the sessions below should be the reason to attend. These are 1-hr sessions where you will be guided to install or setup an environment or products and troubleshoot with experts while you are working on them. Here’s what a few of last year’s attendees said about their experience: 

“It’s kind of a must do.  If you’re in this business, you have to be here.”

“Hands-on labs and speaking directly with product managers was very useful.”


Make sure to register ahead of time for these labs. Last year some of our classes were full two, three weeks before. 

Register to these sessions using Session Catalog and my.schedule.

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Linux!

25 years of ground-breaking innovation

When Linus Torvalds sent his first email on August 25, 1991 announcing a project to create a new operating system, who could have imagined the impact it would have on the technology industry and how it would propel the concept of open source software development. Today, open source and Linux are used across the globe in almost every data center, powering trading platforms, processing millions of transactions each day and embedded in devices, from cell phones to televisions to refrigerators.

Oracle was an early supporter of Linux and in 1998 was one of the first commercial software vendors to invest in Linux by porting the first commercial relational database to Linux, with Oracle Database release 8.  Our commitment to Linux is as strong today as it was in the beginning and as cloud, containers, and other technologies bring us into and through the next 25 years, Oracle plans to continue the journey.

Here’s to another great 25 years of Linux!

Monday Aug 22, 2016

ORACLE OPENWORLD - Oracle Linux and Virtualization Sessions

In today's Friday Spotlight we want to highlight the Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions. Last week we listed ourGeneral sessions and keynotes, this week we want to give dates/times for our sessions:

Friday Aug 19, 2016

Meet Us at LinuxCon North America - Toronto

Oracle is a gold sponsor at LinuxCon North America, August 22nd – 24th, 2016. at Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada this year. Oracle has served on the board of the Linux Foundation since its inception in 2007 and remains steadfast to show its commitment to the open source community and their initiatives.  

We have great sessions lined up, one of these sessions will be presented by Robert Shimp, Product Management Group Vice President, who wrote an article about cloudlets that you can read. If that piked your interest, attend his session :

Linux Administration in Distributed Cloud Computing Environments

Tuesday, August 23rd at 11:55am – 12:45pm

Abstract:

Systems of engagement and control in distributed computing environments, are changing Linux system administration strategies. These next-gen applications, potentially based on cloud services at or close to the edge of the network, will be largely container-based microservices that may be deployed to dozens or hundreds of distributed sites.  These applications will create opportunities for greater innovation today than at any recent time in the past. This session will outline a vision for Linux in cloud-based distributed computing environments and some of the challenges to deliver on that vision.

Other Oracle sessions include:

Wednesday, August 24 • 10:55am - 11:45am , Experience in Developing a Driver for a Complex New Hardware Device on Qemu/KVM - Knut Omang, Oracle

Wednesday, August 24 • 10:55am - 11:45am, Polyglot Databases - Dave Stokes, Oracle

Wednesday, August 24 • 4:35pm - 5:25pm. Automating the Creation of Stable Trees - Sasha Levin, Oracle

Wednesday, August 24 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm, Securing Multi-Tenant Traffic Tunnelled Over Kernel Managed Virtualization Technologies - Sowmini Varadhan, Oracle

Don’t forget to visit us at the Booth #22 to hear and ask about Oracle Linux, VirtualBox, Ksplice, Oracle OpenStack, Oracle VM.

We look forward to seeing you at the show. 

Oracle Linux and Virtualization team



Thursday Aug 18, 2016

Training Thursdays: Completing Your Skills to Become an Oracle Linux 7 Administrator

Are you ready to adopt Oracle Linux 7. If you already have knowledge of:

  • Installing Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring and managing services in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring networking in Oracle Linux 5 or 6
  • Configuring storage in Oracle Linux 5 or 6

then you are ready to acquire the skills to become an excellent Oracle Linux 7 system administrator by taking the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course.You can take this course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are put on the schedule to suit different time-zones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend an event. In-class events on the schedule include Paris, France on 23 November 2016 in French and Hamburg, Germany on 24 October 2016 in German.

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

Monday Aug 15, 2016

ORACLE OPENWORLD - Keynotes and General Sessions

Happy Monday everyone, 

As we start our countdown to Oracle OpenWorld  which will take place in San Francisco on September 18-22, 2016 we want to highlight keynotes and our general sessions in this second blog. 

General Session: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and Networking Power the Cloud  

GEN6518

Next-generation cloud data centers require robust, secure, and flexible infrastructure to support a huge variety of cloud applications and use cases, and developers need cutting-edge tools to create dynamic applications. In this Oracle executive session, learn how Oracle Linux, virtualization, and software-defined networking products power the needs of the modern cloud data center, from development to deployment. 

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Directions in Converged Infrastructure

GEN6743

A converged infrastructure simplifies the way customers install, deploy, and manage their cloud. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is a turn-key cloud-in-a-box solution at an industry-leading price point that goes from power-on to production in just a few hours. In this Oracle executive session, learn how Oracle is bringing popular new management technologies such as OpenStack and Ksplice to deliver scalable yet easy-to-manage infrastructure for private clouds. In addition, get a preview into the roadmap for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

The speaker will be Ajay Srivastava, SVP, Linux & Virtualization Engineering  for both general sessions.

Please bookmark and add these to your agenda.

The keynotes are scheduled :

  • Sunday, Sept. 18th, 5pm
  • Monday, Sept. 19, 8:30am
  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8:30am and 2:00pm 
  • Wednesday, Sept 21, 9:25am

Visit the and bookmark the Session catalog link for access to list of general sessions, conferences and demos.

Bookmark this blog to see what else is coming up in Oracle Openworld. 

Thursday Aug 11, 2016

Training Thursdays: Log Files in Oracle Linux

Learn about log files in Oracle's Linux system administration training.

With Oracle Linux 7, you can manage log files with the journald daemon.

  • The journald daemon is a component of systemd that captures various system messages and stores data in structured, indexed journals that support advanced query options and faster search times than traditional log files.
  • journald also adds structured metadata to the messages that assist in troubleshooting.

With Oracle Linux 5 or 6, you manage log files with rsyslog.

Managing log files is just one topic covered in Oracle's Linux System Administration training.

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material through streaming video at your own pace and booking time to perform hands-on exercises when suits your needs.
  • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. 5, 12 and 26 September, 10, 17 and 24 October, 28 November, and 5 December 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take a class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sydney, Australia
5 September 2016 English
Brussels, Belgium
19 September 2016 English
Brasilia, Brazil
24 October 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Sao Paulo, Brazil
22 August 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
London, England
7 November 2016 English
Reading, England
5 September 2016 English
Paris, France
12 September 2016 French
Berlin, Germany
14 November 2016 German
Dortmund, Germany
5 September 2016 German
Hamburg, Germany
14 November 2016 German
Munich, Germany
22 August 2016 German
Athens, Greece
26 September Greek
Jakarta, Indonesia
10 October 2016 English
Milan, Italy
19 September 2016 Italian
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10 October 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
19 September 2016 Spanish
Utrecht, Netherlands
3 October 2016 English
Warsaw, Poland
14 November 2016 Polish
Singapore
16 January 2017 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
17 October 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
12 September 2016 English
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9 October 2016 English
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 September 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 26 September 2016 English
Miami, FL, United States 17 October 2016 English
Chicago, IL, United States 28 October 2016 English

If you are using an earlier version of Linux, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration course in one of the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand
  • Live-Virtual Event: Events on the schedule include 22 August, 5 and 12 September, 17 October, and 7 November 2016.
  • In-Class Event:  In-class events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paulo, Brazil
29 August 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Reading, English
12 September 2016 English
Milan, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Rome, Italy
26 September 2016 Italian
Tokyo, Japan
7 November 2016 Japanese
Seoul, Korea
19 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 17 October 2016 English
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 22 August 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico 22 August 2016 Spanish
Johannesburg, South Africa 12 September 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa 5 December 2016 English
Ankara, Turkey 10 October 2016 Turkish
Reston, VA, United States 31 October 2016 English

Taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration course is one step in your preparation to sit the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCA certificate exam.

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

Friday Aug 05, 2016

Friday Spotlight moving to Mondays

Our popular Friday Spotlight blogs are moving to Mondays... Watch this space to get insight to products, events and all things Oracle Linux and OpenStack.

See you on Monday. 

Thursday Aug 04, 2016

Training Thursdays: Learn about the DNS Network Service in Oracle Linux Training

Domain Name System (DNS) is a network service that maps, or resolves, domain names to their respective IP addresses. It reduces the need for users to remember IP addresses because they can refer to machines on the network by name.

DNS is one of the many topics covered in the Oracle Linux advanced administration training. Those using Oracle Linux 7 should take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. You can take this training in the following formats:

  • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones including 15 August, 11 and 26 September, 2 October and 18 December 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take a class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

Location
Date
Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
3 October 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
12 September 2016 English
Brussels, Belgium
24 October 2016 English
Brasilia, Brazil
14 November 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Sao Paulo
15 August 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Hamburg, Germany
19 December 2016 German
Munich, Germany
5 September 2016 German
Jakarta, Indonesia
31 October 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 December 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
12 September 2016 Spanish
Utrecht, Netherlands
15 August 2016 English
Auckland, New Zealand
14 November 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
26 September 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 1 August 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 26 September 2016 English
Durham, NC, United States 3 October 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 17 October 2016 English

Those using an earlier version of Linux should take the Oracle Linux 5&6 Advanced Administration course. You can take this training in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Events on the schedule include 4 and 26 September, 3 October and 7 November 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Sao Paulo, Brazil
 22 August 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Turin, Italy
 12 December 2016  Italian
 Seoul, Korea
 26 September 2016  Korean
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 5 September 2016  English
 Auckland, New Zealand
 22 August 2016  English
 Wellington, New Zealand
 22 August 2016  English
 Johannesburg, South Africa  3 October 2016  English
 Istanbul, Turkey  15 August 2016  Turkish
 Irving, TX, United States  22 August 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  24 October 2016  English

The Oracle Linux 5&6 Advanced Administration course is the recommended training for those preparing to take the Oracle Linux 6 System Administrator OCP certification exam.

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

Friday Jul 29, 2016

Friday Spotlight: Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is now certified as "OpenStack Powered"

One of the top 3 reasons users are adopting OpenStack for their Cloud is “Open platform and ecosystem, including flexibility of underlying technology choices”.   

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Release 2.1 is now certified as “OpenStack Powered” achieving high level of interoperability amongvarious products and services enabling a large OpenStack ecosystem for end users. 

User’s can accelerate their ability to innovate and compete by deploying applications faster on Oracle “OpenStack Powered “ platform since software applications using standard API are assured interoperability. Users have full flexibility to use the best of breed storage and networking from the large OpenStack ecosystem due to the ease of interoperability of their OpenStack compatible drivers (or plug-ins) with “OpenStack Powered” Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2.1.

Read more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux .


Thursday Jul 28, 2016

Training Thursdays: Learning Objectives When Adopting Oracle Linux 7

If you are familiar with Linux and you are planning to adopt Oracle Linux 7, here are your key learning objectives:

  • Install and configure Oracle Linux 7
  • Configure the Oracle Linux 7 boot process
  • Manage services in Oracle Linux 7
  • Configure networking in Oracle Linux 7
  • Install and update software packages in Oracle Linux 7
  • Configure storage in Oracle Linux 7
  • Perform security administration in Oracle Linux 7
  • Configure system logging in Oracle Linux 7
  • Configure OpenLDAP in Oracle Linux 7
  • Manage resources with control groups in Oracle Linux 7
  • Use Docker containers in Oracle Linux 7

You can meet these learning objectives by taking the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course which is available in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the schedule to suit different time-zones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below are some in-class events already on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Paris France 23 November 2016 French
Hamburg, Germany 22 August 2016 German
Hamburg, Germany 24 October 2016 German

To register for an event, to request that an event is added to the schedule, or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Thursday Jul 21, 2016

Training Thursdays: Firewall Services in Oracle Linux Training

The default firewall service in Oracle Linux 7 is firewalld. In previous versions of Linux, you use iptables. firewalld offers several advantages over iptables:
  • Changes do not require restart of the firewalld service.
  • Networks can be separated into different zones based on the level of trust.

Firewall services is one of the many topics covered in Oracle's Linux system administration training. You can learn about firewalld and many other topics by taking the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course. This course is available as a:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lectures at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to perform hands-on exercises when suits your schedule.
  • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones including 4, 12, and 25 September, 9, 16 and 24 October, 28 November and 4 December 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take a class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

Location
Date
Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
26 September 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
5 September 2016 English
Brussels, Belgium
19 September 2016 English
Brasilia, Brazil
24 October 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Sao Paulo, Brazil
22 August 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
London, England
7 November 2016 English
Reading, England
5 September 2016 English
Paris, France
10 October 2016 French
Berlin, Germany
14 November 2016 German
Dortmund, Germany
5 September 2016 German
Hamburg, Germany
14 November 2016 German
Munich, Germany
22 August 2016 German
Athens, Greece
  26 September 2016 Greek
Milan, Italy
19 September 2016 Italian
Jakarta, Indonesia
10 October 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10 October 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
19 September 2016 Spanish
Utrecht, Netherlands  1 August 2016 English
Warsaw, Poland
14 November 2016 Polish
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 August 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
15 August 2016 English
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9 October 2016 English
Miami, FL, United States
17 October 2016 English
Chicago, IL, United States 28 November 2016 English
Albuquerque, NM, United States 29 August 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 26 September 2016 English

If you want to learn about Linux 5 or 6, take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand
  • Live-Virtual Event: Choose from events to suit different time-zones including 25 July, 22 August, 4 and 12 September, 16 and 17 October, and 7 November 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Events on the schedule include:

Location
Date
Delivery Language
Sao Paulo, Brazil
29 August 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Reading, England
12 September 2016 English
Milan, Italy
26 September 2016 Italian
Rome, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Tokyo, Japan
12 September 2016 Japanese
Seoul, Korea
19 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 October 2016 English
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
22 August 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
22 August 2016 Spanish
Casablanca, Morocco
1 August 2016 French
Utrecht, Netherlands  3 October 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
22 August 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
5 December 2016 English
Istanbul, Turkey 10 October 2016 Turkish
Belmont, CA, United States 8 August 2016 English
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 25 July 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 31 October 2016 English

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

Friday Jul 15, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: New VirtualBox 5.1 and Private Cloud Appliance Refresh

This week had been a busy one for us. We had several exciting announcements that we would like to inform you about.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1

To enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1, the latest release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software. The 5.1 release supports the latest guest or host operating systems including: Mac OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, other Linux operating systems, and legacy operating systems. New main capabilities in Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 are:

  • Improved Performance: Significantly improved performance for multi-CPU virtual machines and networking.
  • Bug Reporting Tool: New utility able to collect all the information and logs related to the host and guest operating system, for debug or analysis purposes.
  • Improved Logging Window: New logging functionalities to highlight and filter information related to guest Virtual Machines.
  • Improved multimedia availability: Improved support for different USB devices and multi-channel audio availability.
  • Flash storage emulation: New NVMHCI storage controller emulation available, able to emulate NVME devices - Flash storage - on guest Virtual Machine.
  • Improved Linux integration: Automatic modules deployment in case of a Linux Kernel upgrade and improved systemd integration for the latest releases of popular Linux distributions. 

Read more 

Anouncing Software and Compute Enhancements to Private Cloud Appliance

This week we have also announced key software and hardware enhancements to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, a fully configured Engineered System optimized for running a mix of general-purpose Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. With the refresh of Private Cloud Appliance software release 2.2, IT organizations and providers can deliver enhanced security and flexibility with full tenant isolation at both the server and network levels. PCA customers now have the flexibility to customize and assign servers and networks to different tenant groups based on business need.

In addition, we’re announcing a complete disaster recovery architecture for Oracle applications through SiteGuard with support for Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA), Oracle’s proven high-availability blueprint. Non-Oracle applications can take advantage of disaster recovery with Oracle VM. 

For improved ease of operations, Private Cloud Appliance now enables IT to allocate and provision 3rd party, external storage directly from a centralized tool with Oracle VM Manager eliminating the need to go back to the external storage.

Additionally, Private Cloud Appliance unveils significant compute performance and cost benefits with support for new Oracle Server X6-2-based compute nodes within the X5-2 base rack. The new compute nodes are more cost effective and deliver 33% more cores, increasing from 900 to 1,100 cores from the previous version and leverages the latest Xeon ES-2699 v4 processor for optimal performance. All this, and we’ve reduced the price of memory by 50%!

The Private Cloud Appliance builds upon its reputation as an extremely cost-effective and future-proof solution for general-purpose computing needs. The solution supports a mix of compute node versions that are backwards-compatible, protecting customer investments. And Private Cloud Appliance serves as a bridge to Oracle Public Cloud, leveraging the same management tool - Oracle Enterprise Manager - for private cloud and IaaS delivery, and is built on the same underlying technologies; Linux, hypervisors and servers.

Join us for a webcast on July 20 at 9AM PST where Chuck Hollis, Sr. Vice President of Converged Infrastructure, will discuss how Private Cloud Appliance plays an instrumental role in Oracle’s overarching Cloud strategy. And Krishna Srinivasan, Sr. Principal Product Strategy Manager of Private Cloud Appliance, will dive into these latest announcements and address your questions live.

Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon Japan, July 13-15

Oracle is proud to be the gold sponsor for the LinuxCon Japan event taking place on July 13-15 in Tokyo, Japan. LinuxCon Japan is the premier Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, and sponsored mini-summits.

Oracle this year has great sessions and booth #2 where you can talk to engineers and see a demo of our Oracle Linux, OpenStack, Ksplice and Oracle VM products.

Oracle delivers the industry’s most advanced technologies to safeguard your data with security at every level of your infrastructure. Join James Morris, Director of Mainline Kernel Engineering from Oracle at ‪#‎LinuxCon –Japan to listen on current threat landscape and ongoing development at Linux Kernel security subsystem.

1. Session : Linux Kernel Security Update

By James Morris, Director of Mainline Kernel Engineering, Oracle

When: Wednesday July 13, 2016 14:10 - 14:50 

Room: Neptune 

In this presentation, he will provide an update on the current state of the Linux kernel security subsystem. He'll start with a brief overview of Linux kernel security, then discuss changes which have occurred since his talk at this conference in 2013. He'll also discuss the current threat landscape, and ongoing development in areas such as static checking, fuzzing, and kernel self-protection.

James Morris is the maintainer of the Linux kernel security subsystem. He is the author of sVirt, multi-category security (MCS), and the kernel cryptographic API; and has contributed to the SELinux, Netfilter, and IPsec projects. He works for Oracle as manager of the mainline Linux kernel development team, from his base in Sydney, Australia.

Register to attend session

 We also have some session for developers:

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2. Session: Feature- Rich BTRFS is Getting Richer With Encryption

By Anand Jain, Oracle

When: Thursday July 14, 2016 11:00 - 11:40 

Room: Soleil 

Anand Jain will talk about his upcoming BTRFS Encryption feature. Mainly what it does as of now, and its future plans.

Anand Jain is Linux Kernel developer at Oracle, he is currently working on BTRFS Volumes and BTRFS Encryption. Previously has authored/enhanced couple of block layer kernel modules for Solaris. Also, he has extensively worked on forensic investigations of Solaris kernel storage modules and ZFS-SA. His domain, mainly encompasses large scale data storage. Recently he has been speaker at FOSSASIA16 and previously at couple of Sun CEC events.

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3. Session: Introduction to Coccinelle and SmPL

By Vaishali Thakkar, Oracle

When : Friday July 15, 2016 11:00 - 12:30 

Room: Mars

Coccinelle is a program matching and transformation tool which provides the language SmPL for specifying desired matches and transformations in C code. It has been extensively used for finding bugs and performing source code evolutions in the Linux kernel. The tool has been designed with the goal of contributing to Linux kernel development and being part of the Linux source distribution Coccinelle scripts are being used by Linux kernel developers on a regular basis. The tutorial will describe and demonstrate the structure of Coccinelle scripts with the introduction to various basic features of the semantic patch language, including the interface with python. The talk will highlight the capabilities and limitations of Coccinelle with the introduction to the tool spgen which is used to harden Coccinelle scripts by generating context and printing modes.

Vaishali Thakkar is working as a Linux Kernel engineer at Oracle. She works on memory management part of the kernel and a tool Coccinelle to find/fix bugs in the Linux kernel. She previously worked as an Outreachy intern on project Coccinelle. Her area of interest includes embedded systems, operating systems and computer architecture.


By Fumiyasu Ishibashi

When: Friday July 15, 2016 14:50 - 15:30 

Room: Mars 

Oracle Linux is expanding its share in the enterprise market. Not only as a RHEL compatible OS, it has variety of functions that will interest enterprise system admins. Ksplice is one of its attractive function, in this session we will show you how life is going to be easier patching security vulnerability without rebooting system using Ksplice.

Don't forget to visit our Booth #2 for some exciting giveaways and information. 

Monday Jul 11, 2016

Visit us and Attend Oracle and Tegile Session at Cisco Live!

This year Oracle will be presenting at Cisco Live 2016,  July 10th – 14th,  Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas in Tegile's theatre and we will have an Oracle engineer at the booth answering your questions about how we work together. Oracle and Tegile had been collaborating and had been involved in joint engineering engagements last 3 years:

  • Tegile is part of the Oracle Hardware Certification (HCL) Program
  • Hardware certified and supported on latest Oracle VM releases
  • Joint efforts to support latest hardware on latest releases of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
  • Joint customers’ support 

Visit Tegile boothBooth 3049 at Cisco Live! to hear more about our partnership and attend our session  :

Oracle Presentation :

Monday/Tuesday/Wed 12.30 pm - 1pm PT 


Exhibiting hours are:

Monday: 11:30 am – 7:30 pm, Welcome Reception from 5pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, Networking Reception from 5pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm

 We look forward to seeing you at Cisco Live 2016! 

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