Meet the Oracle Linux Team at the Open Source India Conference 2014, November 7th and 8th in Bangalore, India. You can learn about Oracle’s key Linux contributions, technical leadership, and commitments to the worldwide success of Linux for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.
Not only will there be a booth where you can talk to Oracle experts, you can also attend the Oracle Keynote “State of the Penguin and State of the Dolphin - Oracle’s Journey into Open Source” with Oracle Senior Director Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Ramesh Srinivasan.
With increasing budget constraints and resource limitations, it’s becoming more and more important to leverage technological advances to squeeze as much value as possible out of your data center deployments. Innovative tools such as Ksplice, DTrace, Linux Containers, Docker, Spacewalk, and more, can help you to deploy and manage your deployments quicker and easier, increasing overall ROI. Join this November webcast series to learn how these technologies with Oracle Linux can streamline deployment and management of your critical IT systems.
Building the Modern Cloud-Enabled Data Center with Oracle Linux 7 Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Time: 9:00 am PST Register here
Spacewalk and Ksplice: Keep Oracle Linux Systems Up to Date and Secure Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Time 3:00 pm PST Please note the 3:00 pm PST start time on this one to accommodate our friends in JAPAC. Replays will be available afterward if these dates and times are inconvenient for you. Register here
Title: Boost Performance and Cut Deployment Time with Nimble SmartStack for Oracle
When: November 11, 11am PST/2pm EST
Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle, John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco and Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage
For CIOs and IT managers, continuously tuning IT infrastructure to support evolving environments, rapidly provisioning more resources to support growing database environments, maintaining services levels and staying within budgets, especially in rapid growth environments is hard. To address these challenges, Nimble Storage, along with Oracle, and Cisco offers a converged infrastructure to deliver adaptive performance with high availability, capacity savings, efficient data protection, and improved staff productivity while handling rapid growth.
In this webinar you will learn how you can benefit from Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco. The solution provides pre-tested, validated architectures and documented best practices for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM.
SmartStack, built on best-of-breed components, delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes.
The holidays are generally a time for family, friends and cheer, but with all of this cheer comes something lurking in the dark; security breaches. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, it is imperative for organizations to understand the importance of implementing a security and compliance strategy. The most important components to address are least privilege, auditing, password management, and compliance.
Join this engaging webinar, hosted by Oracle and BeyondTrust, to learn how you can best protect your organization during the upcoming holiday season. By attending this webcast, you'll learn:
Why it's important to implement a least privilege strategy this holiday season
Understanding your organization’s data security compliance efforts
Managing and implementing least privilege with BeyondTrust PowerBroker & Oracle Linux
What you can do NOW to beef up your organization’s security & compliance program
Product Manager for Server & Vulnerability Products
Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux
Can you use the advanced features of Oracle Linux? Are you an expert in configuring network and authentication services, deploying file systems to improve performance and increase data integrity, using advanced storage techniques and implementing virtualization technologies to manage system resources?
Then differentiate yourself in a competitive market place and prove your expertise to employers by becoming certified in Oracle Linux.
People preparing for this challenging certification exam will need extensive hands-on experience with Oracle Linux and might consider taking the recommended training course, Oracle Linux Advanced Administration.
You can take this five-day instructor-led training course through a:
Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. You can choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones. Course start dates include 27th October, 10th, 16th, and 17th November and 8th of December 2014 for deliveries in English. 24th of November for delivery in latin American Spanish.
In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.
We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 6, the sixth update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages in our public yum repository now; ISO installation images will be freely available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud soon.
Oracle Linux 6 Update 6 ships with the following kernel packages:
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-44.1.1.el6uek) for x86-64
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.215.10.el6uek) for i386
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-2.6.32-504.el6) for i386 and x86-64
By default, both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel for the specific architecture (i386 or x86-64) are installed and the system boots the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Notable features in this release include:
Fully integrated DTrace support with UEK Release 3.
Full Linux Containers (LXC) support in UEK Release 3.
Btrfs is fully supported when using the the UEK (Release 2 or 3).
Enhanced SSSD support for Active Directory
A new daemon for Hyper-V, which includes the hypervfcopyd, hypervkvpd, and hypervvssd packages, which provides the Hyper-V file-copy, key-value pair (KVP), and volume shadow copy service (VSS) daemons for an Oracle Linux guest that is running under Hyper-V on a Microsoft Windows Host.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge and all updates and errata are freely available. For support, you decide which of your systems require a support subscription. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for your development, testing and production systems. You decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of your systems up-to-date and secure. For customers with Oracle Linux Premier Support, you also receive access to zero-downtime kernel updates using Oracle Ksplice and support for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.
This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about their solution:
Here's the list of announcements and updates in September from our partners which shows the collaboration and joint engineering efforts of Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams with the key ISV and IHVs:
Securitas Direct, a leading supplier of safety and security solutions in Spain, Europe, and Latin America, has chosen Oracle hardware and software as the backbone for its main connections and processing signals center. With the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Securitas Direct will be able to strengthen the quality of service, speed time to market for new products and services, and deliver an improved experience for its business and residential customers. Read more on how the Oracle solutions will allow Securitas Direct to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices.
Happy Friday Oracle Linux fans, this week our spotlight is a new whitepaper that is co- authored by Rick Stehno of Seagate and Avi Miller of Oracle. This paper gives tips to optimize your Oracle Linux, MySQL and the PCIe card which increases the performance of your environment with just few steps:
Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) was chosen for this study because of its upstream support for the latest hardware relevant to modern data center operations. In addition, MySQL database workloads benefit from the platform’s deep integration with the solution stack, optimizations resulting from industry collaborations and enhancements in the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enteprise Kernel includes extensive performance and scalability improvements to the process scheduler, memory management, file systems, and the networking stack. It was tuned to perform better and faster on leading-edge x86 configurations that feature many CPU cores and large amounts of main memory, and optimized libraries and system calls help to improve performance for MySQL queries. Because of these optimizations and pervasive testing that occurs within Oracle, Oracle Linux is able to address large transaction capacities and scale well as the number of database users or the number of databases increases. This document will present tuning and processes that can be applied to increase TPC-C performance when using the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card.
By following the simple tuning tips outlined in this paper, a successful implementation of the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card with optimal performance can occur in most environments.
The OpenStack hands-on Lab event at Oracle
Open World was completely sold out. People who have had no prior
experience with OpenStack were able to easily launch instances, setup networks and storage, and exercise various OpenStack features. Given the high demand for the hands-on lab and the positive feedback from the
participants, we are making the lab publicly available, all you need is a
laptop and the document available here.
The lab is designed to run inside a VirtualBox VM and takes you through installing and exercising
OpenStack. It goes through basic operations, network, storage and guest
communication and demonstrates how to use them. You can go through the installation and configuration process but if you would like to skip the installation and configuration part and jump right into OpenStack operation we have created a pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine exactly for that. The virtual machine is an all-in-one OpenStack deployment, it has all the control and compute components needed to start creating instances. It also has an image already uploaded to make the whole process faster and simpler.
This virtual machine and setup can be used to further explore OpenStack features, and doing so on your laptop without the need for any additional equipment or software.
If you wanted to get started with OpenStack and didn't know where to begin this will be a great starting point. The lab assumes users have basic Linux skills but does not assume any OpenStack experience or understanding.
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.
Oracle OpenWorld 2014 has wrapped up and we want to sincerely thank everyone who came to our sessions and hands on labs, stopped by the booths, and interacted with the Oracle Linux team at the show. It's always amazing to get to spend time directly with the users of our products at Oracle OpenWorld, and we look forward to another great experience in 2015!
We had a fantastic first full day of Oracle OpenWorld, with plenty of packed sessions, hands on labs, and lots of interaction at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack. Here are the highlights for day 2, be sure to catch these sessions if you can:
Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom B
Virtualization is interesting but do you know how virtualization is deployed, developed and driven revenue for Oracle? Get the insight on how Oracle has ruggedized virtualization for the enterprise and how you can benefit from the experience. While at it, hear Wim talk about the strategy and roadmap
As technology evolves, the complexity of securing our dynamic IT environment has changed, where the threats are no longer just access-based but now content-based. As such, there’s a requirement for intelligent software controlled security coupled with identity-based policy enforcement of all content. That’s where Fortinet comes in, with its network security appliances – appliances that provide an extensive array of functionality an organization needs to detect threat prevention within legitimate content, even from trusted sources and authorized applications.
Fortigate has been certified to work with Oracle VM. Drop by Fortigate’s kiosk at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about Security solutions for your network.
Want to know how to implement security in an increasingly dynamic world? Be sure to join Fortinet’s leading technical security expert, Ken McAlpine, VP of Network Security Solutions at the Scene and Be Heard Theater (#313) for a 20 minute session.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday, Sep 29, 3:00 - 3:20 p.m at Moscone South, booth #313
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Fortinet Kiosk is located at SLX-015, the exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st