Monday Apr 04, 2016

Announcing New Features for Ksplice

Offline Support for userspace patching is now available in Ksplice.

For customers hosting their own yum repositories, or those with restricted access to outside update channels, you can now integrate Ksplice userspace patches into your existing offline Ksplice patching procedures.  This expands the initial support with online patching capabilities and provides the maximum flexibility and choice for customers managing critical updates.

If you have wanted to use Ksplice for userspace but were restricted by the online service, you are now able to take full advantage of all the services and features available.

 Let us know what you think. 

Friday Apr 01, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Engage in Oracle Linux Community Site

Hi everyone, 

This Friday I wanted to cover one of the interactive sites we have at oracle.com that you can participate. Oracle Linux Community  is part of the OTN communities. It gives you an opportunity to search and ask questions to experts in Oracle products. Here's an FAQ to explain what it is and how you can get engaged. We have many engineers and Oracle Linux enthusiasts monitoring the questions. We also keep our technical documents in this area so please check the documents tab regularly.


What is Oracle Community website? 

Oracle Community is a home for communities across Oracle, with more joining regularly. It is a content-rich, engaging, and interactive platform for sharing information, questions, and comments about Oracle products and related technologies. Every conceivable nuance of using Oracle products and supported standards is covered. 

 Is this the same as the OTN forums?

 What you may know as the OTN forums has now become the OTN Product Communities. These product communities--including Database, Fusion Middleware, Server & Storage Systems, Java, Cloud Computing, and more--now live alongside other communities like Oracle User Group Community and My Oracle Support Community.

 What is the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)?

Oracle Technology Network is the world's largest interactive community of Oracle developers, admins, and architects. In addition to the Product Communities you can find here on the forums, you can learn more about the Oracle Technology Network by reading About Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Who moderates these forums?

Many OTN Product Community discussions are moderated by product managers, My Oracle Support Community discussions are moderated by technical support engineers and Oracle User Group Community is moderated by the Oracle User Group team. All of these spaces are frequently visited by knowledgeable users from the community

More information about Oracle Communities here 

Engage in Oracle Linux Community . 

Friday Mar 25, 2016

Friday Spotlight: Celebrating Easter and a Week of Great Announcements

Hi everyone,

Today is Good Friday, happy Easter to those celebrating around the world. It is one of my favorite holidays with family gatherings, egg hunts, Easter bunnies and chocolate! If you want to know how bunnies and eggs fit to this holiday here's a great article in The Telegraph explaining everything you need to know.  

For us it was a busy week with announcement of Oracle Cloud Machine yesterday. Oracle Cloud Machine is the newest Oracle engineered systems offering. It allows customers to deploy and consume Oracle Cloud IaaS and PaaS in data centers "behind their own firewalls". This is interesting primarily because it diverges from the traditional "private cloud" strategy. Nirav Mehta, Oracle's VP of Product Management, candidly discussed some of the issues in trying to build a true private cloud. The underlying OS is Oracle Linux, of course! Read more here.

There was also  Oracle VM 3.4 announcement yesterday which has following key enhancements and features:

  • Storage Live Migration
  • Virtual Appliance import and export
  • Oracle Ksplice support
  • Infrastructure updates to Oracle VM Server for x86 – Xen 4.4 and UEK4
  • Infrastructure update to Oracle VM Manager – WebLogic 12c and MySQL 5.6 
  • and more...

This week we have also released a new podcast - quick summary of the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux - that we think you will find interesting. It provides an overview of the key features,  key MySQL components and availability enhancements.

Listen to the podcast

We also recommend subscribing to our podcasts (oracle linux feed) in iTunes.  

Have a great weekend and happy Easter!

Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Announcing Oracle Cloud Machine: Can you have your cake and eat it too?

The appeal of public cloud services is undeniable and unstoppable. But, a vast majority of applications are constrained from moving to the public cloud due to data residency and privacy laws, intellectual property concerns, and sensitivity to latency of the traffic to and from the public Internet.

If the phrase ‘Private Cloud’ sounds like an oxymoron to you, you are not alone. 

IT vendors have tried but largely failed to deliver on the tall promise of “private cloud” – the notion of a cloud behind your firewall with all the benefits of public cloud services without the need to send your data over the Internet to a public cloud service. Too many corners were cut in offering such solutions. According to Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle, who spoke to hundreds of CIOs and IT directors, the biggest reasons why the promise of Private Clouds has not been realized is it is either ‘private’ or a ‘cloud’ but not really both at the same time.

Today, we are very proud to announce the availability of the first offering in this category – the Oracle Cloud Machine

Attend: Thursday, March 24 (8am-4pm ET) Listen to Live Webcast, participate in chats and be part of this exciting event 

We have taken the Oracle Cloud for IaaS and PaaS and extended it to your premises. The service, called Oracle Cloud at Customer, allows companies to place an Oracle cloud server within their own data center, essentially turning one of the basic concepts of cloud computing inside-out, according to Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development.

The setup is a hybrid cloud structure that allows a company to run whatever workloads it chooses on premises or in the Oracle cloud, with a common set of tools, APIs, and experiences. The workloads can shift between the environments. And Oracle will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the server, just as it would be for customers of more standard, public cloud services.

  We believe it is the industry’s most complete solutions for deploying public cloud services “behind your firewall”. Here's why:

  • There is a single point of accountability for the cloud services delivered behind the customer’s firewall – Oracle. Hardware, software, and all ongoing management of the entire stack is provided by Oracle.
  • The same software that underpins the Oracle (public) Cloud is delivered with the Oracle Cloud Machine as well. Oracle also ensures that this congruence between the private cloud and public cloud is maintained by frequently updating the Oracle Cloud Machine with the same updates that we deploy in the Oracle Cloud.
  • Oracle Cloud Machine is managed remotely by Oracle Cloud Operations using a secure, remote connection that honors least privilege principles to ensure that you, the customer, can truly have a hassle-free experience of consuming cloud services and NOT managing the underlying infrastructure. Every customer is assigned a Technical Account Manager (included in the cost of the service) who helps with capacity planning, performance optimization, and addressing any services issues.
  • Oracle Cloud Machine is sold as a set of subscription services. You buy IaaS and PaaS services and not hardware and software. The pricing mirrors the Oracle (public) Cloud pricing for a very simple buying experience for the customer. Pick the service you want and you choose whether you want to consume it over the Internet or entirely behind your firewall.  Oracle takes care of everything else. 

 Lastly, while we are unbeatable when it comes to running Oracle workloads. Oracle Cloud Machine runs on Oracle Linux which is  provides high performing, secure platform for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads.  Providing advanced scalability and reliability for enterprise applications and systems, Oracle Linux delivers truly open cloud with great performance and is used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems.

 Delivering true simplicity takes a lot of thought and effort. We are proud to have delivered a solution that has simplicity at its core. The  kind of simplicity that could only have come from hidden sophistication and innovation. We look forward to working closely with you to  realize your vision of a true cloud behind your firewall enabled by Oracle Cloud Machine. 

Yes. You may eat that cake and have it too!

 Read more in this blog article by Nirav Mehta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle  

 Attend: Thursday, March 24 Listen to Live Webcast, participate in chats and be part of this exciting event  

Training Thursdays: Learn to Use Advanced Features of Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux is designed for enterprise class applications. To get the most from Oracle Linux using advanced features take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course and learn to:

  • Configure DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Samba, and other network services
  • Configure LDAP, PAM, and other authentication services
  • Automate installation using Kickstart
  • Recover from boot errors
  • Use advanced package management features
  • Configure network bonding, VLANs, and VPNs
  • Implement Linux Containers, Docker, KVM and other virtualization services
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes
  • Use DTrace to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Configure iSCSI, device multipathing, and OCFS2

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course 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 timezones including 28 March, 25 April and 11 and 18 July 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 15 August 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 12 September 2016  English
 Vilvoorde, Belgium
 9 May 2016  English
 Brasilia, Brazil
 14 November 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 23 May 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Bogota, Colombia
 18 April 2016  Spanish
 London, England
 18 April 2016  English
 Hamburg, Germany
 18 April 2016  German
 Munich, Germany
 9 May 2016  German
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 31 October 2016  English
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 18 July 2016  English
 Makati City, Philippines
 25 April 2016  English
 Auckland, New Zealand
 14 November 2016  English
 Wellington, New Zealand
 16 May 2016  English
 Singapore
 25 April 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 27 June 2016  English
 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 17 July 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  9 May 2016  English
 Miami, FL, United States  27 June 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  1 August 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  29 August 2016  English
 Durham, NC, United States  3 October 2016  English

Those using Oracle Linux 5 or 6 should take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats:
  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering, 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: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 11 April, 23 May, and 13 and 20 June 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paolo, Brazil
18 April 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Jakarta, Indonesia
16 May 2016 English
Milan, Italy
6 June 2016 Italian
Turin, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Amman, Jordan
17 April 2016 English
Seoul, Korea
26 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 September 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 October 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
18 April 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 18 April 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 15 May 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 13 June 2016 English
Cambridge, MA, United States 18 July 2016 English
Irving, TX, United States 22 August 2016 English

The Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course is one step in your preparation to take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCP certification exam.

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

Friday Mar 18, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Saving time in a Cloud-Enabled DataCenter

Happy Friday everyone,

We have an awesome new  Oracle Infrastructure blog where we will be covering the Oracle Infrastructure products like, servers, engineered systems, OSes, storage and more. Subscribe to get the latest updates and news.


Here's the latest blog about "Saving time in a Cloud-Enabled DataCenter".

"When I talk to Linux administrators about the one thing they hate doing, it has to be patching. 

Certainly one of the reasons is finding a time to take a system down to patch is next to impossible. That usually means having to miss your kid’s soccer game, your favorite sports team’s match on TV, or a rare night out with friends.  And just how do you find time when you’re running systems in the cloud?  

That’s why Oracle KSplice is such a game-changer—it allows for zero-downtime kernel updates.  And that’s not even the whole story about Oracle Linux, with support for Docker, Linux Containers, OpenStack, Oracle Clusterware for High Availability (HA), and more—at no additional charge with an Oracle Linux Premier Support contract.  In addition to the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), Oracle supplies the optimized Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK), which was first developed to support highly scalable Oracle Engineered Systems. ..."

Read more in the newly launched Oracle Infrastructure Blog.  

Thursday Mar 17, 2016

Training Thursdays: Simplified Ksplice Implementation in Oracle Linux Training

The implementation of Ksplice has been greatly simplified. Now you just need to register your system(s) with Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), subscribe to the appropriate Ksplice channel, use the yum command to install the uptrack package, and perform any custom configuration. Your systems will be automatically updated with the latest kernel and user space patches.

You can learn about Ksplice and much more by taking the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration training. This course is available as a:

  • 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 timezones including 14 and 28 March, 4 and 17 April, 9 May, 5 and 8 of June 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
 20 June 2016  English
 Vilvoorde, Belgium
 25 April 2016  English
 Brasilia, Brazil
 24 October 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 28 March 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Bogota, Colombia
 4 April 2016  Spanish
 London, England
 13 June 2016  English
 Reading, England
 7 March 2016  English
 Paris, France
 6 June 2016  French
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 25 April 2016  English
 Milan, Italy
 19 September 2016  Italian
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 18 April 2016  English
 Makati City, Philippines
 18 April 2016  English
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 9 May 2016  English
 Capetown, South Africa
 9 May 2016  English
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 9 May 2016  English
 Pretoria, South Africa
 11 July 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 9 May 2016  English
 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 10 July 2016  English
 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 3 April 2016  English
 Dallas, TX, United States
 25 April 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States
 13 June 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States
 25 July 2016  English
 Albuquerque, NM, United States
 29 August 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  26 September 2016  English
 Miami, Fl, United States  17 October 2016  English
 Chicago, IL, United States  28 November 2016  English
 Dallas, TX, United States  28 November 2016  English

Those using earlier versions of Oracle Linux can learn about Ksplice and much more by taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6: System Administration course. You can take this course 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 a time that suits your schedule to work through hands-on exercises.
  • 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 3, 17 and 18 April, 16 May, and 13 and 27 June 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
4 April 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
18 April 2016 English
Sao Paolo, Brazil
27 June 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Bogota, Colombia
20 June 2016 Spanish
London, England
14 March 2016 England
Hamburg, Germany
11 April 2016 German
Milan, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Rome, Italy
2 May 2016 Italian
Turin, Italy
27 June 2016 Italian
Dehli, India
14 March 2016 English
Pune, India
11 April 2016 English
Seoul, Korea
19 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 July 2016 English
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
22 August 2016 English
Mexico City, Mexico
25 July 2016 Spanish
Utrecht, Netherlands 11 April 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
27 June 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
5 December 2016 English
Istanbul, Turkey
9 May 2016 Turkish
Amman, United Arab Emirates
15 May 2016 English
Atlanta, GA, United States
2 May 2016 English
Cambridge, GA, United States
20 June 2016 English
Chicago, IL, United States 11 July 2016 English
Fort Lauderdale, Fl, United States 25 July 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 8 August 2016 English
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.

Thursday Mar 10, 2016

Training Thursdays: What's New for Administrators in Oracle Linux 7

We are excited to announce this new course release. If you are already using Linux 5 or 6, you can now take the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course to learn all about the new possibilities that Oracle Linux 7 brings you.

Through lecture material and extensive hands-on exercises, Linux administrators will learn about new and modified tools, task flows, and options in installation, networking, management, storage and more.

You can take this 3-day instructor-led course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend an 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 take this course.

This event has just been released. You can influence the schedule by registering your interest in this class.

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

Friday Mar 04, 2016

Friday Spotlight: TechCast Interview with Greg Marsden about UEK

In today's Friday blog, we want to spotlight the TechCast video that our OTN community manager, Logan Rosenstein had recorded. In this interview, Greg Marsden, Software Development Senior Director for Oracle Linux Kernel Development, talks about the development of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, open source maintainers in Oracle and how kernel engineers work with the community. Don't miss this insightful interview.

Watch now. 

Thursday Mar 03, 2016

Training Thursdays: Why You Should Take Advanced Oracle Linux Training

After taking the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course, you will be equipped to use the advanced features of Oracle Linux 7 and so to get the most out of your systems and applications.

You'll learn to:

  • Facilitate the management of a large number of systems by automating Oracle Linux installations and implementing networking and authentication services.
  • Increase your resource utilization by creating secure, isolated environments on a single host by using Control Groups, Linux Containers, Docker, and KVM.
  • Better use your storage resources through advanced storage features such as encrypted file systems, disk quotas, iSCSI, device multipathing, and the OCFS2 file system.

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course 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 14 March, 25 April, 18 July, 14 and 28 August 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
15 August 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
29 August 2016 English
Brasilia, Brazil 14 March 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Sao Paulo, Brazil
23 May 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Bogota, Colombia
18 April 2016 Spanish
London, England
18 April 2016 English
Munich, Germany
9 May 2016 German
Jakarta, Indonesia
31 October 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 April 2016 English
Auckland, New Zealand
14 November 2016 English
Wellington, New Zealand
16 May 2016 English
Makati City, Philippines
25 April 2016 English
Singapore
25 April 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
27 June 2016 English
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
17 July 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 9 May 2016 English
Miami, FL, United States 27 June 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 29 August 2016 English
Durham, NC, United States 3 October 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 28 March 2016 English

Those using an earlier version of Linux should take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course.

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

Friday Feb 26, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Hot off the Press - Oracle Linux Newsletter February 2016

Hi everyone, 

Happy Friday to you all! We want to highlight the Friday issue of our Oracle Linux Newsletter in this Friday blog.

It is full of great news, videos and training information.

Read more. 

 Read and subscribe to newsletter.

Thursday Feb 25, 2016

Training Thursdays: Advance Your Linux Knowledge with Hands-On Experience

The great hands-on experience you get in Oracle Linux courses is the best way to reinforce Linux administration concepts and techniques.

For example, the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course builds your expertise through exercises including using diverse file systems, and doing storage and security administration. This course also teaches you troubleshooting techniques with examples including boot and NFS.

The Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course guides you through concepts and confirms your learning via extensive hands-on practices. You will configure network services and authentication services, configure network storage, shared file system types, and device multipathing. You will also configure different virtualization technologies to better utilize system resources such as CPU, memory, network and I/O bandwidth, and to allocate these system resources to critical processes.

You can take these courses as live-virtual events, attending a live event from your own desk, and so avoiding travel costs, or you can travel to an in-class event. Below is a selection of the live-virtual and in-class events on the schedule for the two course titles.

Oracle Linux 7: System Administration

  • Live-Virtual Events on the schedule include 6, 14 and 28 March, 4 and 17 April, and 9 May 2016.
  • In-Class Events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Bogota, Colombia
4 April 2016 Spanish
Paris, France
6 June 2016 French
Jakarta, Indonesia
25 April 2016 English
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 April 2016 English
Makati City, Philippines
18 April 2016 English
Utrecht, Netherlands
9 May 2016 English
Capetown, South Africa
9 May 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
29 February 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
11 July 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
7 March 2016 English
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 10 July 2016 English
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3 April 2016 English
Reading, United Kingdom 7 March 2016 English
Dallas, TX, United States 25 April 2016 English
Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration:

  • Live-Virtual Events on the schedule include 14 March, 24 April, and 17 July 2016
  • In-Class Events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Bogota, Colombia  18 April 2016 Spanish
Munich, Germany
9 May 2016 German
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
25 April 2016 English
Makati City, Philippines
21 March 2016 English
Auckland, New Zealand
14 November 2016 English
Wellington, New Zealand
16 May 2016 English
Singapore
25 April 2016 English
Madrid, Spain
22 February 2016 Spanish
Bangkok, Thailand
27 June 2016 English
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 17 July 2016 English
London, United Kingdom 18 April 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 28 March 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 9 May 2016 English

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

Friday Feb 19, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: CVE-2015-7547 - Ksplice solves glibc flaw with zero-downtime and no disruptions

This week we have seen a new vulnerability making the rounds involving glibc. The issue at hand involves a couple of libraries (libresolv and libnss_dns), which are used commonly with tasks like DNS lookups. Using the function getaddrinfo() could generate a stack buffer overflow with larger replies, which in turn could be used maliciously to trigger an exploit through attacker-controlled domain names, attacker-controlled DNS servers or man-in-the-middle attacks.

The glibc upstream project released a patch for this issue and most distributions (including Oracle Linux) have released updated glibc packages containing this fix.  Since glibc is a core system library that is used by almost every application on a system, updates to the package typically require restarting applications and best practices would suggest a system reboot.  

Oracle Linux customers with premier support have the advantage of our Ksplice services, which makes it possible to install both kernel and user space updates without the need to restart applications or reboot the system.  If you would like more information about Ksplice and Oracle Linux, please visit our website.

Thursday Feb 18, 2016

Training Thursdays: Installing Oracle Linux with Kickstart

Kickstart facilitates automated installation of the Linux operating system. This saves time and effort when the system administrator has to manage a large number of systems.

Kickstart is one of the many topics covered in Oracle's Linux Advanced Administration training. Those using Oracle Linux 7 should take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course. You can take this course as a:

  • 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. Events on the schedule include 14 March, 24 April, 17 July 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
 Bogoto, Colombia
 18 April 2016  Spanish
 London, England
 18 April 2016  English
 Munich, Germany
 9 May 2016  German
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 25 April 2016  English
 Makati City, Philippines
 21 March 2016  English
 Singapore
 25 April 2016  English
 Madrid, Spain
 22 February 2016  Spanish
 Belmont, CA, United States  9 May 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  28 March 2016  English
Those using previous versions of Linux should take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course. You can take this course 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 a time that suits your schedule to work through hands-on exercises.
  • 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 timezones. Events on the schedule include 13 March, 11 April, 23 May and 4 September 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
 London, England
 11 April 2016  English
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 16 May 2016  English
 Milan, Italy
 6 June 2016  Italian
 Turin, Italy
 12 December 2016  Italian
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 14 March 2016  English
 Capetown, South Africa
 14 March 2016  English
 Johannesburg, South Africa
 22 February 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 18 April 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  16 April 2016  English
 Jackson, Fl, United States  4 April 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  18 April 2016  English

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

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

Friday Feb 12, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Attend Virtual Technology Summit in March and April

Oracle Technology Network welcomes you to join the Virtual Technology Summit from where you are- you don't need to travel. Attend this online event to watch technical demos and participate in hands-on-labs delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE’s, and Java Champions. Choose your technology track below for the full agenda, abstracts, and HOL participation instructions. 

Database: The database track provides latest updates and in-depth topics covering Oracle Database 12c Advanced Options, new generation application development with JSON, Node.js and Oracle Database Cloud, as well as sessions dedicated to the most recent capabilities of Oracle MySQL for Oracle DBAs and Developers. 

Java: In this track, we will show you improvements to the Java platform and APIs. You’ll also learn how the Java language enables you to develop innovative applications using Microservices, parallel programming, integrate with other languages and tools, as well as insight for the APIs that will substantially boost your productivity. 

Middleware: The middleware track offers developers focused on gaining new skills and expertise in emerging technology areas such as Internet of Thing (IoT), Mobile and PaaS. This track also provides latest updates on Oracle WebLogic 12.2.1.and Java EE. 

Systems: Designed for System Administrators this track covers best practices for implementing, optimizing, and securing your operating system, management tools, and hardware. In addition, we will also discuss best practices for Storage, SPARC, and Software Development.

  • Attend VTS around the world, register here 
    • Americas  -  March 8, 2016 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. PT / 12:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. BRT
    • EMEA -  April 5, 2016 |9:30–13:30 GMT (UK) / 11:30–14:30 CEST
    • APAC - March 15, 2016 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. IST / 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. SGT / 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. AEDT
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