By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Nov 21, 2014
The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce an update to Docker on Oracle Linux, along with the release of official Docker images for Oracle Linux 6 and 7. With this update, customers will have access to the tools needed to create, manage and deploy Docker containers on Oracle Linux.
The Docker Engine and Official Oracle Linux images are fully supported as part of Oracle Linux Basic and Premier support subscriptions. The scope of Oracle Linux support for Docker can be found in My Oracle Support, Document ID 1921163.1.
Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.
You can browse the available Docker Images on the Oracle Public Yum Server at http://public-yum.oracle.com/docker-images/.
Docker and Docker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Docker, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Docker, Inc. and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.
If you're heading to the beautiful city of Seattle for USENIX LISA14 next week, you'll have a great opportunity to get your questions answered about Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux.
Oracle has three main things going on at the show:
- On Wednesday November 12, Oracle is sponsoring the Expo Happy Hour, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. You'll be able to enjoy some beverages and chat with your peers (and Oracle folks, too!) in a relaxed environment.
- On Thursday November 13 from 11:45am to 12:30pm, join Oracle's Ken Crandall for "Building the Modern Cloud-Enabled Data Center with Oracle Linux", in Redwood AB.
- And on both Wednesday and Thursday, Oracle experts will be at booth #308 to talk to you about your environment and how Oracle can help.
It should be a great show and we're looking forward to meeting some of you there!
The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of the Spacewalk client for Oracle Linux 7. Customers who want to register Oracle Linux 7 servers with an existing Spacewalk server can install the client from the Oracle Public Yum repository. It can also be added to Spacewalk itself for local installation via Spacewalk.
To access the Spacewalk client repository for Oracle Linux 7, add the following stanza to public-yum-ol7.repo on the client server:
[ol7_spacewalk22_client] name=Spacewalk Client 2.2 for Oracle Linux 7 ($basearch) baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/spacewalk22/client/$basearch/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
To add the Spacewalk client for Oracle Linux 7 to an existing Spacewalk server install, create a new repository with the following URL:
For more information on Spacewalk, check the Oracle Linux documentation.
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.
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:
Notable features in this release include:
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.
For more details on these and other new features and changes in Oracle Linux 6 Update 6, please consult the release notes in the Oracle Linux Product Documentation Library.
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.
For more information about Oracle Linux, please visit www.oracle.com/linux.
We're happy to announce the availability of Oracle Linux 5.11, the eleventh and final update release for Oracle Linux 5. ISO images will soon be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and the individual RPM packages have already been published to our public yum repository. This release includes the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39-400), Oracle's recommended kernel for Oracle Linux. For further details, please see the Oracle Linux 5.11 Release Notes.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge and updates and errata are freely available. For support, you are free to decide which of your systems you want to obtain a support subscription for, and at what level each system should be supported. 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 them up-to-date and secure.
Today we announce the general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers. The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Premier Support at no additional cost.
In December 2013 Oracle joined the OpenStack foundation, In May, during the OpenStack conference in Atlanta, we have released the technology preview version which was based on the Havana release. Since then we have refreshed the tech preview to support Icehouse and continued improving it by making install process simpler and fixing bugs. The GA release, which is available today, is based on the latest Icehouse release.
Our goal is to help make OpenStack an enterprise grade solution, capable of operating an entire datacenter including all types of workloads meeting all the requirements including reliability, security and performance. We would like OpenStack to become first class solution and the cloud operating system of choice for customers of any size. One of the ways Oracle can help make this a reality is to test and enable demanding enterprise workloads to run on OpenStack. Making sure that those workloads can run on OpenStack in a reliable and supported way is an important step in making OpenStack an enterprise grade, general purpose cloud management solution. With experience in deploying and managing enterprise workloads in virtual environment we are in a good position to drive such enabling activity forward, and that is what we plan to do.
Some resources and pointers to learn more about Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux:
Next week is Oracle OpenWorld, at OpenWorld we will showcase Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0 and also have sessions and hands on lab to discuss OpenStack, you are welcome to join us. Here are links to our sessions about OpenStack:
We discuss the upcoming OpenWorld sessions here.
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:
For more details, please review the release notes.
The source code is available on our public git repository.
Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7. Oracle Linux 7 offers the latest innovations and improvements to support customers and partners in developing and deploying business critical applications across the data center and into the cloud. Features include:
Listen to Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering at Oracle, discuss the benefits of Oracle Linux 7.
Oracle Linux 7 is available today and can be downloaded from Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud. Please review the Release Notes and Oracle Linux documentation for details about the latest features and known issues.
In May we announced the tech preview of the Oracle’s Distribution for OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. As we have been doing for many years with Linux and Xen, we plan to work with the OpenStack community and help make OpenStack an enterprise grade alternative for cloud deployments.
We are very pleased with the Mirantis announcement today stating that Mirantis will offer Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as part of their supported operating systems and hypervisors options. Right from the beginning we stated that our approach to OpenStack will be open and collaborative (see Wim Coekaerts’ blog). We said we’ll work with the rest of industry and support our customers with any choices they make with regards to OpenStack distribution and today, with this announcement from Mirantis, we take another step in this direction.
With this announcement our joint customers can choose Oracle Linux as their operating system and Oracle VM Server as their hypervisor of choice and build an OpenStack deployment with end to end support. Customers can now use the most advanced capabilities in Oracle Linux like Ksplice and Dtrace and achieve better scale and performance with Oracle VM Server as well as receive 24/7 support directly from Oracle. Using an enterprise grade hypervisor and Linux distribution such as Oracle Linux and Oracle VM brings OpenStack deployment to a new level of reliability. a higher level of reliability allows users to transition more workloads onto OpenStack confidently, knowing that each part of the stack is well supported.
On top of that Oracle Linux is fully supported as a guest operating system on the Mirantis distribution of OpenStack. Oracle Linux is free to use and redistribute including patches and updates with the option to purchase support subscription from Oracle. We believe that choosing Oracle Linux as guest operating system is the best and most cost efficient option and we would like every customer to have the option to use it.
Oracle will continue to collaborate with other OpenStack solution providers to allow them to offer Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as part of their solution. Our goal remains the same: jointly deliver great solutions and support experience for our mutual customers. We also look forward to working with other vendors to certify networking, storage, hypervisor and other plugins into the Oracle OpenStack Distribution.
We believe in keeping OpenStack open and collaborative and we will continue to focusing on:
Our spotlight this week is on the on-demand version of our recent Oracle VM Design Considerations for Enterprise Scale Deployments webcast. If you missed it (or thought it didn't have anything to with Linux), have a look, I think you'l be very interested in the content. It describes the massive deployment for Oracle Managed Cloud Services, and while there is a lot of Oracle VM specific info, there are deep ties to Oracle Linux as well.
If you're managing a large deployment or want to see how Oracle approaches problems of this scale, it's well worth watching.
Also, check out this cool infographic on the deployment.
See you next week!
We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 2 (UEK R3U2) for Oracle Linux 6. This is the second quarterly update release for UEK R3 (Version 3.8.13-35) and includes driver updates as well as a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.
Some notable highlights include:
For more details, please review the release notes.
The source code is available on our public git repository.
Happy Pi Day !
Today we would like to shine the spotlight to one of our key Partnerships.
Since last June, Oracle and Microsoft are working together to help customers embrace cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility in how to deploy Oracle software. The partnership combines the world class mission-critical business software of Oracle with the leading private and public cloud platforms of Microsoft. Here are some of the key highlights of this partnership:
Microsoft now offers Oracle software generally available on Windows Azure as of March 12 and has shared publicly for the first time a price list.
(Photo cred: Oracle PR/OOW13/Sep13/Brad Anderson Microsoft Keynote)
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