Tuesday Sep 16, 2014

A10 Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

Did you know that A10 Networks has solutions for data center optimization in the area of performance and security of your virtualized infrastructure supporting Oracle Linux and Oracle VM? 

With the increased use of virtual servers and software defined network, there’s also an increase in network complexity. A10 Networks has developed the next-generation application networking solutions that are flexible and dynamic.  Our partnership with A10 spans a number of years as well as across a number of Oracle product lines, with proven solutions for optimized architecture for Oracle customers deploying enterprise-grade solutions. Most recently, A10 Networks has certified A10 vThunder™ ADC  on top of Oracle VM and tested an integration with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. The availability of the vThunder appliances for Application Delivery Controller provides Oracle customers with flexible and easy-to-deploy advanced services for their enterprise within a virtualized environment. 

Stop by, if you are looking for proven solutions that can help optimize your enterprise applications. A10 Networks is at OpenWorld at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with OpenStack, and will be hosting a Scene and Be Heard theatre session, where they will share “Tips and tricks for making Oracle applications secure and highly available”.

Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:30a.m-11:50a.m at Moscone South, booth #313 

Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611 – A10 Networks is at kiosk SLX-021, exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.

NUAGE Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

- an Alcatel –Lucent venture

Take the headache out of configuring and managing your networks with Nuage Networks’ Software Defined Network (SDN) solutions, supporting Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

 “Nuage” is French for ‘Cloud”, a befitting name for a company whose solutions help customers in their transformation towards cloud IT.  Its Software Defined Network (SDN) solution provides seamless management capabilities for virtualized and physical infrastructures, which include Oracle Linux. In addition to providing valuable SDN capabilities, Nuage Networks’ plug-in for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux allow customers to make the most of their Oracle enterprise-grade solutions, while further enhancing their OpenStack environments.   

If you have to deploy a new application in a couple of hours and you don’t have a couple of weeks to configure the network, Nuage Networks has a solution for you!  Come visit with Nuage Networks at OpenWorld. Also, Amir Sharif, from Nuage Networks, will be hosting a theatre session at the Scene and Be heard theatre at OpenWorld, where he will share insights about “Making Fortune 500 clouds Possible with Policy-Driven SDN and OpenStack.” Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:00a.m-11:20a.m at Moscone South, booth #313

Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611 - Nuage Networks is at kiosk SLX-013 exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.


Friday Sep 12, 2014

INTEL: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

Intel – Accelerating Technological Innovation and bringing it to customers faster

We are excited to welcome Intel Corporation, the Innovation Sponsor for Oracle OpenWorld 2014, to the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack.

Intel and Oracle share a multi-decade history of collaboration, from building Linux kernels to validating configurations of Intel-based server solutions to server virtualization.  Oracle Linux and Oracle VM add infrastructure components to effectively complement Intel hardware, and the co-engineering relationship between Intel and Oracle benefit end-customers with highly optimized results from their Oracle enterprise software on Intel© architecture. In addition to integration at the infrastructure level, our collaborative effort also extends to management of Intel hardware in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to report on hardware exceptions.

Visit Intel in the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack to learn more about Intel security solutions for virtual environments from Intel and McAfee experts.

Moscone South, Booth #611 , SLX-017 and 018 – from September 29th to October 1st, 2014.

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014

Oracle Linux and Oracle VM will be at OpenStack Silicon Valley on September 16. Oracle is a sponsor at this event, join us and network with the OpenStack community for the latest news and trends.

Tuesday Sep 09, 2014

Free Lunch and Learn Workshop September 28

Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS

Before you invest in server virtualization, take a test-drive and look under the hood at the Oracle VM engine on the Cisco UCS server. Oracle VM application-driven virtualization, combined with Cisco UCS, designed from the ground up to drive virtualized workloads and deliver a powerful and cost-effective infrastructure for the cloud. Join us in this workshop for a unique opportunity to speak to Cisco and Oracle product experts on how you can quickly build a private cloud using Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the UCS platform. Admission is free and space is very limited, so register today!

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT (Lunch will be served)
Location: Courtyard Marriott San Francisco Downtown 
299 Second Street, San Francisco

(Two blocks east of the Moscone Center; please note, this is not the San Francisco Marriott)

Monday Sep 08, 2014

eG Innovations and Tegile: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

 Looking for an application performance management solution for your Oracle Linux  physical, virtual and cloud Infrastructures, look no further – check out eG  Innovations!

 With its eG Enterprise Suite™ solution, eG Innovations can provide your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure, a complete internal and external monitoring of all the tiers of your infrastructure, with real-time automated root cause analysis, hence reducing MTTR.
eG Monitor for Oracle VM Server for x86, part of the eG Enterprise Suite™ offers a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing all aspects of your Oracle VM hypervisor and its guest VMs, whether the infrastructure is used to support server or desktop applications. Please visit eG Innovations at Moscone South, Booth #611, Kiosk SLX-007, for a demo of the solution or to simply chat about your monitoring needs of your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure.
Furthermore,  eG Innovations, will host a theatre session, where you will learn about “Intelligent Performance Management Made Simple “ at the Scene and Be Heard theatre on Sep 29, 1:30pm in Moscone South, Booth #313

Accelerate and Sustain your database and applications workload in your Oracle Linux and Oracle VM infrastructure with Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash architecture

Tegile System flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for applications and databases running on Oracle Applications, Databases, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.  As part of the integration effort, Tegile extensively tests Oracle products with Tegile flash storage platforms ensure customers achieve business acceleration along with significant data reduction in their mission critical Oracle deployments.

Visit Tegile at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-019

Oracle Linux at S2LQ 2014

S2LQ is an event hosted in Quebec each year focused on open source technologies. At this year’s event, we’re proud to announce that Oracle Linux will be there! Oracle Linux provides the latest innovations, tools, and features that enable you to innovate, collaborate, and create solutions across traditional, cloud-based, and virtual environments. And at S2LQ, you can meet our experts and discuss the technical innovations in Oracle Linux, get your questions answered, and more.

If you are attending the show, please stop by and say hello!

S2LQ 2014
September 17, 2014
Oracle booth: 3

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Le salon S2LQ, qui a lieu chaque année à Québec, est la rencontre par excellence en matière de technologies du logiciel libre. Cette année, nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer qu'Oracle Linux y sera! Avec Oracle Linux, vous profitez du dernier cri en matière d'avant-gardisme, d'outils et de fonctions propices à l'innovation, à la collaboration et à la création de solutions dans des environnements traditionnels, en nuage et virtuels. Au salon S2LQ, vous pourrez rencontrer nos experts, vous renseigner sur les innovations techniques d'Oracle Linux, obtenir des réponses à vos questions et encore plus!

Si vous participez à ce salon, assurez-vous de passer nous dire bonjour!

S2LQ 2014
Le 17 septembre 2014
Stand Oracle : 3

Friday Sep 05, 2014

LENOVO: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

This Friday and next three Fridays until Oracle OpenWorld, we will be featuring the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase in our blogs. Our regular Friday Spotlights will resume in October after OpenWorld. The focus of this blog will be one of our key partners -  Lenovo.

Lenovo Next Generation Servers: Oracle Solutions For Mid-Market Customers

Lenovo is a leading server provider in key market segments such as retail, education, hospitality, and enterprise customers with distributed data centers. Many of these customers are running Oracle solutions on Lenovo deployments.  

In fact, through Oracle’s Hardware Certification Program, Lenovo’s full suite of rackmount systems, have been certified with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, providing customers with the assurance that the Lenovo and Oracle combined solution is a proven one. Furthermore, through Oracle’s Validated Configuration Program, customers benefit from the reliability of pre-tested and validated architectures, currently featuring Lenovo’s ThinkServer RD640 and RD430, with Oracle’s red stack consisting of Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware. 

In addition, this year’s Oracle OpenWorld offers a forum for Lenovo to announce some new and exciting news. Lenovo has been approved to move forward with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, and other ancillary product lines. With this new acquisition, Lenovo will support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. 

Come hear about Lenovo’s next generation servers, storage solutions, and the value of running Oracle software on Lenovo’s family of ThinkServer systems in these Scene and BeHeard sessions.  Visit Lenovo at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-022.

For more information, visit Lenovo’s Server & Storage website.

Thursday Sep 04, 2014

PARTNER WEBCAST: SEP and Oracle presents Backup and Recovery in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments

LIVE WEBCAST: Backup and Disaster Recovery for Oracle in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00am PDT/11:00 am MDT

Register  

One of the greatest challenges surrounding corporations is maintaining business continuity when backing up mission-critical data. Most organizations use at least two or three separate backup solutions at once, which drastically complicate disaster recovery and lengthen backup windows.

This session will demonstrate how one solution can move data quickly and efficiently between Linux environments. Multi-Streaming Technology also allows for simultaneous backup streams, decreasing backup windows by 50-98%. SEP is the ideal backup and disaster recovery solution for your bare metal or virtual environment on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux as well as any mixed O/S.

In this session you will learn:

  • Best practices for business continuity when using physical, virtual and cloud platforms.
  • Why Oracle Linux provides the best platform for backup and disaster recovery
  • One simple solution to back up heterogeneous environments to any destination of your choosing.
  • How to decrease backup windows 50-98% in both physical and virtual environments using Multi-Streaming Technology.

Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

amitego AG: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

Featuring Showcase Partners with proven Infrastructure and Management Solutions for Customers using Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization, and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.

These partners will be exhibiting their solutions at Oracle OpenWorld’s Oracle Linux and Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase-Booth #611. Make sure you stop by, as you would not want to miss an opportunity to discuss how they can help make your infrastructure more manageable, more secure and more reliable.

amitego is not new to Oracle Infrastructure products, nor to Oracle OpenWorld. Its mission is to make IT a safer place, by addressing secure access by privileged users, and this through its Remote Access Control and Management Solution Suite, VISULOX.

VISULOX is based on the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software, offering customers a flexible and powerful way to control and document all activities of the privileged users in the IT environment. 

Amitego will be demonstrating their VISULOX product and show how easy it is to integrate without any modification to server or client, delivering a complete audit trail about who did what and when in the system. Including demos showing the user activities. Visit amitego at Booth 611, Moscone South, Kiosk: SLX-008.

For more information, visit amitego website.

Friday Aug 29, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Focus On Oracle Linux at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

Happy Friday!

One of my favorite moments of the Oracle OpenWorld process is when the Schedule Builder tool opens up and attendees can start planning their schedules. That happened this week, and you can access it at the main Oracle OpenWorld page by clicking the "Sessions" menu and then "Schedule Builder".

In addition to Schedule Builder, another really great tool the Oracle OpenWorld team provides is called the Focus On document. These are dynamic HTML pages that group together similar topics to make it easy to identify things that would be interesting to you at the show.

The Focus on Oracle Linux document has been live for a few weeks, but up until this week it didn't have scheduling info, so it's much more interesting to take a look at now!

As I mentioned, the Focus On Document is dynamically generated when you click on it, so it gives you an up to the second view of the Oracle Linux content at the show. In fact, there should even be a couple of more additions to this schedule as a few more of the scheduling items get finalized, so the Focus On is a great way to keep track of those new items, too. And if you're logged in to your Oracle account, you can even click the little + icon on each session to register right then and there.

If you're interested attending Oracle OpenWorld and you are interested in Oracle Linux, please bookmark it. It's very handy to have, especially on your mobile device, at the show!

And look to this space for a lot more Oracle OpenWorld content in the coming weeks as we roll on toward toward the show starting on October 28 in San Francisco!

-Chris 

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 3 is now available

We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 3 (UEKR3U3) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the third quarterly update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-44) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • Added support for Intel Avoton and Haswell-EX processors.
  • Added support for XFS extended attributes
  • Enhancements to the Huge Translation Lookaside Buffer (HugeTLB) for improved page-fault scalability
  • Improvements for supporting Oracle Linux guests running on Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V
  • Device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards) from key partners, such as:
    • Intel
    • LSI
    • Qlogic

For more details, please review the release notes.

The source code is available on our public git repository

Monday Aug 25, 2014

Ahoy! Cast off with Docker on Oracle Linux

There's no need to upgrade to Oracle Linux 7 to start playing with Docker: we've built it for Oracle Linux 6 and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 and released it into the addons channel on http://public-yum.oracle.com. This release of Docker uses the native libcontainers engine by default as well as supporting btrfs as the storage engine. 

If you've already got Oracle Linux 7 installed, don't worry we have you covered: we've released Docker for Oracle Linux 7 as well.

Installation

To install Docker on Oracle Linux 6:

  1. Enable the ol6_addons channel in /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol6.repo
  2. Run:
    # yum install docker

To install Docker on Oracle Linux 7:

  1. Enable the ol7_addons channel in /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo
  2. Run:
    # yum install docker

Enable btrfs support

Docker uses device-mapper devices as the default storage engine. To switch to using btrfs as the storage engine, ensure that /var/lib/docker is mounted on a btrfs filesystem. Check Chapter 5 of the Oracle Linux Administrator's Solutions Guide for more details on how to create and mount btrfs filesystems.

To enable btrfs support for Docker on Oracle Linux:

  1. Ensure that /var/lib/docker is on a btrfs filesystem
  2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/docker and add "-s btrfs" to the other_args fields.
  3. Restart the Docker daemon:
    # service docker restart

Enabling and starting Docker

To enable the Docker daemon on system boot and start Docker on OL6:

# chkconfig docker on

# service docker start

To enable the Docker daemon on system boot and start Docker on OL7:

# systemctl enable docker.service

# systemctl start docker.service

Checking Docker status

To check that Docker is up and running on OL6:

# service docker status

To check that Docker is up and running on OL7:

# systemctl status docker.service

You can also get more information from Docker itself:

# docker info

# docker version

Once you have Docker up and running, follow the upstream Docker documentation to get started. 

Known Issues

Docker unmounts btrfs filesystems on shutdown

If you're running Docker using the btrfs storage engine and you stop the Docker service, it will unmount the btrfs filesystem during the shutdown process. You should ensure the filesystem is mounted properly prior to restarting the Docker service. On Oracle Linux 7, you can use a systemd.mount definition and modify the Docker systemd.service to depend on the btrfs mount defined in systemd.

SElinux support with btrfs on Oracle Linux 7

SElinux must be set to Permissive or Disabled in order to use the btrfs storage engine on Oracle Linux 7.

Friday Aug 22, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux Community Podcast

Happy Friday!

I'm very proud that Oracle is an active member of the Linux community, with many Oracle folks deeply involved in mainline kernel development, leadership, standards development, and so on. To learn more about this, have a listen to this podcast:

Podcast: Oracle's Collaboration with the Linux Community (12:20)

We'll see you next week!

-Chris 

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

LinuxCon North America 2014

As the first day of LinuxCon North America 2014 draws to a close, we want to thank all the folks that stopped by our booth today! If you're at the show, please stop by our booth #204 and have a chat with our experts. And you won't want to miss these Linux and virtualization related sessions coming up tomorrow and Friday:

Thursday Aug 21 - Static Analysis in the Linux Kernel Using Smatch - Dan Carpenter, Oracle

Friday Aug 22 - The Proper Care of Feeding of MySQL Database for Linux Admins Who Also Have DBA duties - Morgan Tocker, Oracle

Friday Aug 22 - Why Use Xen for Large Scale Enterprise Deployments, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk , Oracle

We look forward to meeting with you and we hope you enjoy the rest of LinuxCon North America 2014! 

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