Tuesday Aug 13, 2013

You Are Invited: Oracle Linux Lab at Australian Oracle User Group Events

This year Australian Oracle User Group event INSYNC13 will feature Oracle Linux Half day workshop / Lab.

Come to see, hear and touch Oracle Linux – forget what others might have told you, experience it for yourself.   How to install it, patch it and manage it and what is can do that no other Linux distributions can do.  This is lab lecture session with ample time to experience Oracle Linux first hand plus a great Overview of Oracle Enterprise manager and Oracle VM for x86.

Being held in conjunction with the INSYNC13 series of conferences but being a separate component this workshop will attract an additional fee if you have not registered to attend one of the conferences.  

Dates/Locations:

  • Melbourne, 20 August 1.45pm - 4.30pm

Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053

  • Brisbane 2 Sept 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Royal on the Park 152 Alice St, Brisbane QLD 4000

  • Perth 12 November 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Pan Pacific 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth, WA  6000

To Register:

Please complete the linked registration form.

Registering only for the Linux lab will not provide entry to any other INSYNC13 Conference session.   However, even though you have registered for the Conference, you are still required to register separately for this lab to ensure there are sufficient training materials available.

Oracle Linux Track

  • Understanding Oracle Linux and the options – compatible kernel or UEK
  • Where to find Oracle Linux related information
  • Package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum.
  • Overview of Ksplice, zero downtime kernel updates that enable customers to apply security updates, patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.
  • Linux services and run levels, how to start and stop them, checking the status of a particular service.
  • Preparing block devices, creating physical and logical volumes.
  • Introduction to the Btrfs file system.

Proctor Details:

Paul Kangro, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle

Paul has had a long career in IT spanning over 20 years with a variety of organizations including IBM, Cable and Wireless, Novell and now Oracle.  During that time he has been involved in many aspects of IT including, Linux, Identity and Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing providing technical and architectural advice to a wide range of clients around the Asian region. 

As a Principal Sales Consultant for Oracle, Paul focuses on the technical aspects of Oracle’s Linux and Virtualization offerings.  Paul studied Electrical Engineering at the University of NSW and has a Master in Management from MGSM.

Roshan Sathe, Senior Presales, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux @ Oracle CorpOracle

Paul will present at Brisbane and Perth

Roshan at Melbourne.

For more information please contact conferencemanager@ausoug.org.au or visit the event site.


Oracle Linux at Oracle Openworld 2013 - Update #1

Oracle Openworld San Francisco is only 40 days away so it is time to plan for your sessions and activities. This year's event will be full of excitement with Americas Cup and the Oracle Linux Penguin racing to bring you new and insightful content!.  In this blog, we will talk about the key Oracle Linux sessions, don't forget to add them to your schedule in advance because the Linux sessions get full very quickly. 


  • General Session: Oracle Linux—State of the Penguin (GEN9450)

Monday , Sep 23, 10:45 AM in Westin San Francisco - Metropolitan II

In this session, the Oracle Linux executive team will discuss the strategy, latest product updates, roadmap, key partnerships, competitive landscape, community engagements, and what’s next for Oracle Linux. The session is an opportunity to learn—from the source—the decisions driving Linux development at Oracle. If you are interested in running Linux for your mission-critical applications, especially Oracle workloads, you should not miss this session.

  • Managing Your Oracle Linux Environment (CON9452)

Monday, 9/23, 4:45pm PT, Westin

This session will discuss common methods customers use to manage their Oracle Linux environment, including tips and tricks for patching and provisioning. Whether you prefer to leverage system tools such as YUM with local repositories, open source projects such as Spacewalk, or a full-scale system management solution such as Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, this session will cover all the different tools available to manage Oracle Linux.

  • Oracle Linux Technical Deep Dive: Reliability, Availability, and Scalability  (Session ID: CON9531)

Tuesday , Sep 24, 10:30 AM in Westin San Francisco - Franciscan

This technical session outlines the key features and enhancements in Oracle Linux, including file systems, Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, performance enhancements, and high availability. It shows you how Oracle Clusterware can be used with Oracle Linux to make your Linux environment highly available and how you can use it to monitor and manage a variety of applications, such as Web servers or MySQL databases running on your Oracle Linux system.  

  • Why Is Oracle Linux the Best Linux for Running Oracle Database? (CON9543)

Tuesday , Sep 24, 3:45  PM in Westin San Francisco - Franciscan II 

In this session, you will hear from Bank of America as well as from Oracle experts about why Oracle Linux is the best Linux for running Oracle Database workloads. You’ll learn about tools for easy installations, including Oracle VM Templates and validated RPM, and how Bank of America is taking advantage of Oracle Database running on Oracle Linux to minimize the downtime of mission-critical databases, improve performance, and reduce cost.

  • Oracle Linux Troubleshooting: Diagnostics and Best Practices (CON9458)

Wed, 9/25, 10:15am Westin

In this session, learn about the best methods for tuning Linux and get tips, tricks, and techniques for assessing and troubleshooting your Oracle Linux systems. Understand the options available with Oracle Linux, including best practices for configuration and tuning and the introduction of new features for dynamic and static tracing with the DTrace feature of Oracle Linux. Join the Oracle Linux product experts who understand your environment and the tools to keep your data center operating at maximum efficiency.

If you are a developer, you may also want to join this session:

  • Using Oracle Linux As Your Development Platform  (CON9459)

Monday , Sep 23, 3:15 PM in Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate C3

In this session, you will learn about tools available from Oracle that enable you to create a powerful, feature-rich development environment with Oracle Linux. Oracle experts describe their experience and recommended best practices for using familiar tools shipped with Oracle Linux, such as the gcc C/C++ compiler, the gdb debugger, and various tracing tools.  

This is just a sampling of the many sessions you have to choose from. We'll talk more about other sessions you can attend, including hands on labs, and demos in upcoming blog articles. Until then, feel free to have a look through the Content Catalog (search on "Oracle Linux" or other related terms to see what piques your interest!).

Stay tuned for more updates as we count down to Oracle Openworld 2013.

Friday Aug 09, 2013

Migration Made Easy: Switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in Minutes

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 Join us for a live webcast on August 27 at 9am PT and find out how you can switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in minutes.

In this webcast, you will learn about:

  • The why and how of switching from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux
  • Industry-leading Linux management and high-availability tools (included with Oracle Linux subscription at no charge)
  • Differentiated features, including Ksplice and DTrace
  • Deep testing and integration with the Oracle stack
  • Customer-use cases

With Oracle Linux, you get free access to the most advanced Linux operating system, better testing, integration with enterprise infrastructure and applications, and world-class support at a fraction of the cost.

Speakers:

Monica Kumar
Senior Director, Product Marketing Linux, Virtualization and MySQL, Oracle

Michele Casey
Director, Linux Product Management, Oracle

Register Now.

Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Best System Administration Training with Oracle Linux

Get the most out of the latest Linux innovations by taking Oracle's top selling Linux system administration training. You can take the live instructor-led training as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Take classes from your own desk - no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events are already scheduled.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for each course.

Oracle Linux System Administration: Enrolling in this 5-day course will help you work towards becoming a knowledgeable Oracle Linux System Administrator. Learn how to install Oracle Linux and gain an understanding of the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

In-Class events on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 16 September 2013

 Croatian

 London, Engliand

 2 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

 21 October 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 16 September 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 23 September 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 9 September 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

26 August 2013 

 English

Nairobi, Kenya 

12 August 2013 

  English 

 Canberra, Australia

25 November 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 September 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 23 September 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Schaumburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Indianapolis, IN, United States

 14 October 2013

 English

 Burlington, MA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Columbia, MD, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Pittsburgh, PA, United States

 9 December 2013

 English

 Reton, VA, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Brookfield, WI, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Sao Paulo, Brazil

 30 September 2013

 Brazilian Portugese

Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration: Go further with this 3-day course by learning about managing resources and file systems, while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills.

In-Class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English

 Roeveille, MN, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

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

Wednesday Jul 17, 2013

Oracle Continues Linux Leadership with 80% Year over Year Growth for Oracle Linux

Oracle today announced that customers and partners continue to rapidly adopt Oracle Linux to increase the scalability, reliability and performance of their critical applications and systems.

“Epsilon offers a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions for many of the biggest brands in the world. Our information systems have been experiencing substantial growth year-over-year, with increased demand for real-time reporting, and high performance transaction processing. To enable customers to interact with a brand in a more dynamic real-time manner, we knew our infrastructure had to be comprehensive, well integrated and scalable. With our Oracle Exadata Database Machines running Oracle Linux, we are achieving transactional processing speeds that were previously not attainable. Oracle’s technologies and world-class support have been instrumental in enabling us to deliver new value-add services and greater efficiency for clients,” said Jeff White, vice president, technology, strategic database services at Epsilon.

Read the full press release for details.


Monday Jul 15, 2013

Simplify Your Install of Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Linux

The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of the latest oracle-rdbms preinstall package to support your Oracle 12c installations.  For those of you who are not familiar with our preinstall solution, it provides a streamlined process for ensuring an Oracle Linux system meets the pre-requisites required for your Oracle Database installation.  With the introduction of Oracle 12c, we have updated the package to provide a smooth installation path for administrators.  

 For more information on how to get started, here are a few easy resources:

Blog: "Easily install Oracle RDBMS 12cR1 on Oracle Linux" by Wim Coekaerts

Article: "How I Simplified Oracle Database 12c and 11g Installations on Oracle Linux 6" by Ginny Henningsen

 Give it a try and send us your feedback!

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

REGISTER TODAY: Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Virtual SysAdmin Day- July 15

Are you just starting on Oracle Linux or do you still feel you are missing some knowledge on how to configure, install or patch your Oracle Linux? If you answered yes, this event for you. This is our second virtual sysadmin day for Oracle Linux and it had been hugely popular in the past. This is a hands-on experience for all those Sysadmins that are looking for a great training without leaving their office or home. You will learn to:

  • Install Oracle Linux using RPM and yum repositories; create storage volumes, prepare block devices, work with filesystems
  • Create and mount Btrfs in Oracle Linux, work with block devices and snapshots

Come and join us on July 15, 9am-12pm Pacific Time for an informative and interactive session.

See more details and register 

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Three Steps to Becoming an Expert Oracle Linux System Administrator

Oracle provides a complete system administration curriculum to take you from your initial experience of Unix to being an expert Oracle Linux system administrator.

You can take these live instructor-led courses from your own desk through live-virtual events or by traveling to an education center through in-class events.

Step 1: Unix and Linux Essentials

This 3-day course is designed for users and administrators who are new to Oracle Linux. It will help you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system.

Below is a sample of the in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 28 October 2013

 English

 Berlin, Germany

 15 July 2013

 German

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 19 August 2013

 Dutch

 Bucarest, Romania

 12 August 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 6 January 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 5 August 2013

 English

 Kaduna, Nigeria

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Woodmead, South Africa

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 23 September 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 22 July 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 3 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 20 November 2013

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

 5 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Canada

 3 September 2013

 English

 San Francisco and San Jose, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 7 August 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, and King of Prussia, PA, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 25 September 2013

 English

 Cambridge, MA, and Roseville MN, United States

 6 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

Step 2: Oracle Linux System Administration

Through this 5-day course, become a knowledgeable Oracle Linux system administrator, learning how to install Oracle Linux and the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Ksplice.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vienna, Austria

 1 July 2013

 German

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 18 November 2013

 English

 Zagreb, Croatia

 16 September 2013

 Croatian

 London, England

 3 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Paris, France

 29 July 2013

 French

 Budapest, Hungary

 8 July 2013

 Hungarian

 Utrecht, Netherland

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

 15 July 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 12 August 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 29 July 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 21 October 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 8 July 2013

 English

 Singapore

 24 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 July 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 September 2013

 English 

 Sydney, Australia

19 August 2013 

 English 

 Mississauga, Canada

 26 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 23 September 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 Schaumburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Indianapolis, IN, United States

 14 October 2013

 English

 Columbia, MD, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Beaverton, OR, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Pittsburg, PA, United States

9 December 2013 

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

12 August 2013 

 English

 Brookfield, WI, United States

30 September 2013 

 English

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

15 July 2013 

 Brazilian Portugese

Step 3: Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration

This new 3-day course is ideal for administrators who want to learn about managing resources and file systems while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills. You will learn about Linux Containers, Cgroups, btrfs, DTrace and more.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

To register for or learn more about these courses, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Watch this video to learn more about Oracle's operating system training.

Friday Jun 14, 2013

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 Quarterly Update 4 has been released

We're pleased to announce that the fourth quarterly update release of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (Version 2.6.39-400.109) for Oracle Linux 5 and 6 has been published. This release includes driver updates as well as fixes for bugs and security issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • OpenFabrics Alliance (OFED) 1.5.5 Infiniband stack
  • Btrfs bug fixes and improvements
  • Xen improvements
  • Numerous device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards)

For more details, please consult the release notes.

Binary RPMs can be downloaded and installed using yum from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) as well as our public-yum server. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is installed and booted by default on Oracle Linux. See this article on the Oracle Technology Network for details on how to install and update it.

The source code including the full revision history is available from our git repository at https://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-uek-2.6.39.git;a=summary

Monday Jun 10, 2013

OTN Latin America Tour Features Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

We will be part of OTN Latin America Tour 2013! You can hear about the latest product developments, features, tips about Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and ask questions to local experts. Here are the cities and the dates when we visit:

North:
Colombia 12/7
Ecuador 15/7
Guatemala 17/7
Panama 22/7
Costa Rica 24/7
Mexico 26/7

South:
Chile 01/08
Peru  03/08
Uruguay 06/08
Argentina 08/08
Brazil 10/08

Check the event page (in  Spanish or Portuguese ) for more details and register for these events.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Oracle Linux Team

Thursday May 23, 2013

Visit Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at Solutions Linux - France

Linux Solutions Libres & Open Source is the 15th edition of the One & Only Event in France around Linux solutions & Open Source solutions.

With 220 exhibitors/partners including SuSe, Microsoft and more than 5700 attendees, it’s the number one event in France dedicated to Linux solutions and to the Linux community: it will take place at the Cnit in La-Défense area (in Paris, France) on the 28th & 29th of May 2013.

There will be 5 keynotes, 10 roundtables, 48 technical sessions and much more. 

This event will be your opportunity to meet the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM French team and have the opportunity to ask them questions.  They will be presenting and talking in sessions to the French Linux & Open Source community. 

Oracle Linux/VM booth will be No.E40 on the exhibition area.

Come to meet us there !!

Monday May 20, 2013

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2013

LinuxCon Japan is the premiere 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, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in  following sessions, as well as Technology showcase. 

Wednesday, May 29th, 3pm Neptune Room:

Recent Developments in the Linux Kernel Security Subsystem - James Morris, Oracle

Thursday, May 30th,  2pm Pegasus Room:

Recent Developments in the Linux Tracing World - Elena Zannoni, Oracle 

Friday, May 31st, 11am Neptune Room:

Btrfs Specific Data Deduplication - Lui Bo, Oracle

Friday, May 31st, 12pm Mars Room:

XFS in Rapid Development - Jeff Liu, Oracle

We also have a booth at Technology Showcase #4 where we will distribute Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit, brochures and other goodies that you should not miss!

 Register today and come and visit us in our stand.


Monday May 13, 2013

Learn About Advanced Oracle Linux Features

Just Released: The Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration training is ideal for administrators. In this 3-day course, you'll learn about managing resources and file systems, while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills.

Learn To:

  • Address today's large storage requirements.
  • Manage resources to deliver consistent response times and performance.
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes.
  • Recover from boot errors.
  • Identify and resolve performance issues in your systems.
  • Use DTrace, which provides a comprehensive look into the software stack and enables you to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Experience the Oracle Cluster File System, which provides a high performance and high availability file system when you must have a redundant environment.
  • Understand a variety of tools and techniques to diagnose performance problems on Oracle Linux systems.
  • Use new technologies, including Linux Containers.

You can take this live, instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: No travel required. Participate in this event from your own desk.
  • In-class: Travel to an education center to take this class.

This course has just gone live so it is a perfect time to register your interest in events you want to see on the schedule by going to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Tuesday May 07, 2013

Configuring mrepo to mirror ULN package channels

mrepo is a popular tool that can be used to mirror yum repositories for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its derivatives like Oracle Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux. This is a brief guide to installing mrepo on Oracle Linux 6 and connecting directly to the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) to mirror Oracle Linux packages. You can also use mrepo to mirror the publicly available repositories at http://public-yum.oracle.com.

Note: that mrepo does NOT mirror the errata information used by the yum-security plugin.

Pre-requisites

This guide assumes that you are familiar with the Oracle Linux 6 installation process, as well as basic system administration tasks, including registering with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) or configuring YUM to use public-yum.oracle.com.  The Oracle Linux 6 Administrator's Solutions Guide provides more information on these tasks.

Oracle Linux 6 Installation

This guide uses Oracle Linux 6.4 (x86_64). Download Oracle Linux 6.4 from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud or one of the mirrors. You can choose either to do a "Basic Server" install, or a "Minimal" install. I recommend performing a "Basic Server" install as this provides basic system administration tools. If you are using a previous version of Oracle Linux 6, please ensure it is either registered with the Unbreakable Linux Network or is configured to use public-yum.oracle.com for updates.

Register with the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

Once you have installed Oracle Linux, you need to register with ULN. Follow the instructions at https://linux.oracle.com/uln_faq.html to register your server. If you want to mirror additional channels, login to ULN at https://linux.oracle.com, edit your mrepo server and enable the "Yum Server" option. You will then be able to subscribe your server to any available ULN channels for mirroring purposes. You should ensure that you subscribe to the channels you want to mirror before running the mrepo update process.

mrepo Installation

Binary packages of mrepo are available through a yum repository at ​http://repoforge.org. See the "Using RepoForge" page at http://repoforge.org/use/ for instructions on configuring RepoForge for your server.

After you have configured RepoForge access, install mrepo from the rpmforge testing repository using the yum tool:

# yum --enablerepo=rpmforge-testing install mrepo
The mrepo documentation can be found after installation at /usr/share/docs/mrepo-0.8.8/

Install, enable and start Apache:
# yum install httpd
# chkconfig httpd on
# service httpd start
You will need to ensure that any firewalls like iptables are configured to allow access to Apache on port 80.

mrepo Configuration

Once mrepo is installed, some additional configuration steps are required to download packages directly from ULN. Check to see if the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date-uuid file exists. If not, create it manually with the following command:
# UUID=$(uuidgen) ; /bin/echo -e "uuid[comment]=Universally Unique ID for this server\nrhnuuid=$UUID" > /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date-uuid
Create a symbolic link to the ULN CA certificate to match the file that mrepo will look for when connecting to ULN:
# ln -s /usr/share/rhn/ULN-CA-CERT /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CA-CERT
Create an mrepo configuration file for each release of Oracle Linux you want to mirror. The following example is for Oracle Linux 6.

In /etc/mrepo.conf.d/ol6.conf:
[ol6]
name = Oracle Linux Server $release ($arch)
release = 6
arch = i386 x86_64
metadata = repomd
iso = OracleLinux-R6-U3-Server-$arch-dvd.iso
latest = rhns://linux-update.oracle.com/ol6_${arch}_latest
oracle = rhns://linux-update.oracle.com/ol6_${arch}_oracle
uek_latest = rhns://linux-update.oracle.com/ol6_${arch}_UEK_latest
mysql = rhns://linux-update.oracle.com/ol6_${arch}_MySQL
The path used for ULN is rhns://linux-update.oracle.com/label. You can find the appropriate Label for each channel on the Channels tab of ULN at https://linux.oracle.com. You can add or remove channels as you want, but you need to ensure that your  mrepo server is subscribed to all channels you want to mirror on ULN before trying to run mrepo. 

Run mrepo

Once you have configured mrepo, it's time to run it for the first time.
# mrepo -vv
This should mount the ISO files specified in the iso line of your configuration file.
# mrepo -uvv
This will update the repositories from ULN. If you are prompted for an RHN Username and RHN Password by mrepo, it means you have not subscribed your server to that channel on ULN or you have provided the wrong path in your mrepo configuration file. The initial update process can take between 2 to 3 days to mirror the latest channel for each release.
# mrepo -gvv

This will create the yum repository metadata for each repository you are mirroring. 

Further steps

Once this is complete, you can automate mrepo via cron or by using the SystemV init script provided. See the documentation at /usr/share/docs/mrepo-0.8.8/ for more information on further configuration of mrepo. 

Monday May 06, 2013

VISIT ORACLE LINUX AT EMC WORLD

We are at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 6-9 !


Come and visit us at Booth #316

Our team will be at Kiosk #1- Data Integrity:  Preventing Silent Data Corruption with Oracle Linux

EMC and Oracle have partnered since 1995, helping over 70,000 customers optimize their Oracle software on EMC virtual infrastructure. One of those partnerships had contributed to development and enhancement of data integrity features. Data corruption can go unnoticed and recovery is difficult and costly, or even impossible. The EMC and Oracle Data Integrity solution protects mission critical application information from corruption and eliminates potential costs and downtime. This is made possible based on tight integration with the T10 PI standard (previously known as Data Integrity Field or DIF), which prevents silent data corruption, ensuring that incomplete and incorrect data cannot overwrite good data. 

Visit us at booth #316 to receive Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit, collateral about Data Integrity as well as other goodies.

We will also showcase Oracle VM Storage Connect: The Ease of Managing and Provisioning Storage in Kiosk 2. 

 Register today

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