Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
A10 Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
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.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday 9/29 at 11:30a.m-11:50a.m at Moscone South, booth #313
NUAGE Networks Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 16, 2014
- 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
Friday Sep 12, 2014
INTEL: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 12, 2014
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.
Thursday Sep 11, 2014
Tuesday Sep 09, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 09, 2014
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
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 08, 2014
Looking for an application performance management solution for your Oracle Linux physical, virtual and cloud Infrastructures, look no further – check out eG Innovations!
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
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 08, 2014
Friday Sep 05, 2014
LENOVO: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 05, 2014
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 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.
Thursday Sep 04, 2014
PARTNER WEBCAST: SEP and Oracle presents Backup and Recovery in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 04, 2014
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
- 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
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 02, 2014
Friday Aug 29, 2014
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Aug 29, 2014
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!
Tuesday Aug 26, 2014
By Michele Casey on Aug 26, 2014
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:
For more details, please review the release notes.
The source code is available on our public git repository.
Monday Aug 25, 2014
By Avi Miller-Oracle on Aug 25, 2014
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.
To install Docker on Oracle Linux 6:
- Enable the ol6_addons channel in /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol6.repo
# yum install docker
To install Docker on Oracle Linux 7:
- Enable the ol7_addons channel in /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo
# 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:
- Ensure that /var/lib/docker is on a btrfs filesystem
- Edit /etc/sysconfig/docker and add "-s btrfs" to the other_args fields.
- 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.
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
By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Aug 22, 2014
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:
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