With just two weeks to go for Oracle OpenWorld 2013, we are getting ready for the most exciting OpenWorld ever! In this update, we are going to highlight two insightful Oracle Linux sessions featuring key customers.
1. Title: Oracle Linux Technical Deep Dive: Reliability, Availability, and Scalability (CON9531)
Featuring NTT Docomo
Tuesday, Sept 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWestin San Francisco - Franciscan I
In this session, in addition to Oracle experts, Yoshinori Saiga, Manager of Information Systems Department group, NTT Docomo will discuss why they chose Oracle Linux and Oracle Weblogic. They'll offer details on how these products resulted in high availability.
2. Title: Why Is Oracle Linux the Best Linux for Running Oracle Database? (CON9543)
Featuring Bank of America
Tuesday, Sept. 24 3:45 PM - 4:45 PMWestin San Francisco - Franciscan II
In this session, Steve Fluge, Vice President, Bank of America, will talk about what makes Oracle Database run better on Oracle Linux. 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.
Don't miss this opportunity to listen to Oracle Linux customers and ask
questions. Sessions are filling fast don't forget to use Schedule
Builder to register. To see a complete list of Oracle Linux sessions, use this handy Focus On Linux. Bookmark for updates and access from your mobile devices.
We have 4 weeks left until Oracle Openworld San Francisco. In our first blog update, we covered Oracle Linux sessions. This is our second update in which we are covering Hand-on Labs and Demopods, where you can experience Oracle Linux at a personal level, wheather you are a practical person that likes to play around with the software or a person interested in getting detailed insights from Oracle Linux kernel engineers and product managers, these are the places to visit and sessions to attend:
This year we have 2 Demopods and 2 Hands-On Labs:
Oracle Linux Demopodsare located in Moscone South, Oracle Systems and Storage Demo grounds, Booth #1133.
3533 - Oracle Linux: The Best Enterprise Linux
Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems along with worldwide, enterprise-class, cost-effective support. It is free to download and distribute, including patches and updates. Meet Oracle Linux experts and find out what makes Oracle Linux the best enterprise Linux. Learn about innovative features such as Ksplice zero-downtime updates, DTrace, and industry leading management and high availability tools available to Oracle Linux customers.
3537 - Migration Made Easy: From Red Hat and SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux
Thousands of customers rely on Oracle Linux to run their business-critical applications and lower their infrastructure costs. Oracle Linux offers many key advantages over both Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). Visit this demo pod and discover the benefits of Oracle Linux compared to RHEL and SLES. Also learn how easy it is to migrate to Oracle Linux. Our experts will walk you through the migration steps and show you that the switch from RHEL to Oracle Linux support can be accomplished in just a few minutes.
Getting Started with Linux Containers on Oracle Linux (HOL10019)
Linux Containers (LXC) allow you to run multiple isolated Linux instances (containers) on the same host. A container is a way to isolate a group of processes from the others on a running Linux system that does not require you to set up a virtual machine on an emulation of physical hardware. This hands-on session gives you the basics of working with LXC on Oracle Linux; installing and configuring required software packages; setting up a Btrfs volume for the container storage; configuring, starting, and logging in to a container; changing a container's network configuration; limiting a container's resource usage (network/disk I/O); cloning an existing container; and monitoring and shutting down containers.
Oracle Linux Package and Patch Management Solutions (HOL10147)
In this session, you will learn how to implement and work with various patch management features of Oracle Linux. This includes working with the yum package manager and getting hands-on experience in obtaining more information on security errata using the security plug-in. The yum snapshot plug-in and the Btrfs file system are used to demonstrate how you can roll back package updates to a previous state. The session also covers creating a local yum repository and how to connect this repository to Oracle Enterprise Manager. In addition, you will learn about the Ksplice service and have the opportunity to install and configure the Ksplice offline client for applying kernel updates to your system with zero downtime.
Visit our demopod to receive a Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit and other goodies. You can plan your visit in the Openworld Schedule Builder and also bookmark Focus on Linux website to see when Oracle Linux events are happening.
We look forward to seeing you in Moscone South demogrounds and hands-on labs.
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.
Melbourne, 20 August 1.45pm - 4.30pm
Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053
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.
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 email@example.com or visit the event site.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you looking to deploy MySQL-based applications with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM either on-premise or in the cloud?
Are you in Europe?
Join us to learn how you can reduce costs and improve business agility while achieving the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security and uptime and hear about benefits of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM for your infrastructure.
Tweet Chat with Oracle Executive, Wim Coekaerts on all thing Linux
When : Thursday, April 11 at 1
Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Wim Coekaerts,
on Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. PT for an hour of tweets about all things
Please submit your questions on Twitter by using #AskOracleExec. Wim will be responding to questions using the @ORCL_Linux Twitter handle.
Wim Coekaerts is the Senior
Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is
responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization
product line as well. Mr. Coekaerts
joined Oracle in 1995.
Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization teams will be there and we are inviting you to our booth to see the latest Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization enhancements and talk to experts. We will also give out Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit and Server Virtualization for Dummies booklet. Visit Oracle booth #1091.
We also have a great session that Michele Casey, Director of Product Management for Oracle Linux, will be presenting. Don't miss this opportunity to register:
Attend the Oracle Keynote on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. presented by Sean D. Tucker.
Special invitation for Partners in Collaborate:
If you are a Partner and interested in getting certified on Oracle Linux, we have limited FREE Vouchers available for OPN Specialist Test Fest @ Collaborate 13 Conference:
At Collaborate 13, Oracle Partners have a unique opportunity to become Oracle Certified Specialists in their chosen Oracle solution area from exams available at the event site. Understanding there are times the Exhibit Hall is closed to your staff, special hours and an onsite location have been arranged to make it as easy as possible for OPN Partners to take advantage.
OPN certification differentiates Oracle Partners in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Earning these certifications will also contribute to increasing your company's level in the OPN Specialization Program. Oracle Specialized partners are recognized by Oracle, and preferred by customers. Make sure you check the exams available at the event site and register early as there is a limited number of FREE vouchers enabling partners to take exams at no charge. Read more and Register today for the OPN TestFest
List of exams available for this Test Fest includes:
Oracle Linux 6 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-460)
Oracle Linux Fundamentals (1Z0-402)
Oracle VM 3.0 for x86 Essentials (1Z0-590)
For additional information about the conference or to register, visit http://www.collaborate13.org/
Hands–On Labs for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM
We're taking the very popular OTN Sysadmin Days and going virtual! On Thursday, March 14, 2013, we're going to climb into a virtual platform and open our hands-on labs to you. This time it is for our Asia Pacific audiences.
You'll be able to perform real-world tasks with Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM, and if you get stumped, jump into the chat window and ask for help from the Oracle experts.
There's one caveat: you'll have to do a little homework ahead of time. Load the virtual images onto your laptop, find the instructions, and make sure everything is working properly.