Friday Nov 30, 2012

Oracle Linux Events in December

December will be a busy month for Oracle Linux team. We will be showcasing Oracle Linux and Oracle VM in conferences all around the world.

Here's a list of December events we will showcase Oracle Linux:

Gartner Data Center – North America

Oracle will have a session and booth - Register today

Dec 3-6, Las Vegas, USA

Oracle Open World Latin America

Oracle OpenWorld Latin America

December 4–6, Sao Paulo, Brazil

HP Discover EMEA

HP Discover – EMEA

December 4 – 6, Messe Frankfurt, Germany (Oracle Platinum sponsor)

Oracle Superior Solutions and Cost Savings with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

See Location Details and register

Dec 4 Kansas City and Tampa

Dec 6 Milwaukee and Miami

Dec 11 Washington, DC

Dec 13 Raleigh

Visit our booth and you can grab an Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit and talk to Oracle Linux experts.

Monday Nov 19, 2012

Oracle Linux at DOAG 2012 Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (Nov 20th-22nd)

DOAG 2012 Konferenz + Ausstellung

This week, the DOAG 2012 Conference, organized by the German Oracle Users Group (DOAG) takes place in Nuremberg, Germany from Nov. 20th-22nd.

There will be several presentations related to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and related infrastructure (including a dedicated MySQL stream on Tue+Wed).

Here are a few examples picked from the infrastructure stream of the schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 20th

  • 10:00 - Virtualisierung, Cloud und Hosting - Kriterien und Entscheidungshilfen - Harald Sellmann, its-people Frankfurt GmbH, Andreas Wolske, managedhosting.de GmbH
  • 14:00 - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Implementierungen und Praxiserfahrungen - Björn Rost, portrix Systems GmbH
  • 15:00 - Oracle Linux - Best Practices und Nutzen (nicht nur) für die Oracle DB - Manuel Hoßfeld, Lenz Grimmer, Oracle Deutschland
  • 16:00 - Mit Linux Container Umgebungen effizient duplizieren - David Hueber, dbi services sa

Wednesday, Nov. 21st

  • 09:00 - OVM 3 Features und erste Praxiserfahrungen - Dirk Läderach, Robotron Datenbank-Software GmbH
  • 09:00 - Oracle VDI Best Practice unter Linux - Rolf-Per Thulin, Oracle Deutschland
  • 10:00 - Oracle VM 3: Was nicht im Handbuch steht... - Martin Bracher, Trivadis AG
  • 12:00 - Notsystem per Virtual Box - Wolfgang Vosshall, Regenbogen AG
  • 13:00 - DTrace - Informationsgewinnung leicht gemacht - Thomas Nau, Universität Ulm
  • 13:00 - OVM x86 / OVM Sparc / Zonen und co. - Bertram Dorn, Oracle Deutschland

Thursday, Nov. 22nd

  • 09:00 - Oracle VM 3.1 - Wie geht's wirklich? - Manuel Hoßfeld, Oracle Deutschland, Sebastian Solbach, Oracle Deutschland
  • 13:00 - Unconference: Oracle Linux und Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel - Lenz Grimmer, Oracle Deutschland
  • 14:00 - Experten-Panel OVM 3 - Björn Bröhl, Robbie de Meyer, Oracle Corporation
  • 14:00 - Wie patcht man regelmäßig mehrere tausend Systeme? - Sylke Fleischer, Marcel Pinnow, DB Systel GmbH
  • 16:00 - Wo kommen denn die kleinen Wolken her? OVAB in der nächsten Generation - Marcus Schröder, Oracle Deutschland

On a related note: if you speak German, make sure to subscribe to OLIVI_DE - Oracle LInux und VIrtualisierung - a German blog covering topics around Oracle Linux, Virtualization (primarily with Oracle VM) as well as Cloud Computing using Oracle Technologies. It is maintained by Manuel Hoßfeld and Sebastian Solbach (Sales Consultants at Oracle Germany) and will also include guest posts by other authors (including yours truly).

Friday Oct 26, 2012

Building Cloud Infrastructure? Don't Miss this Webcast with SEI



WEBCAST: How did Oracle Linux Enable SEI to Save in Infrastructure

Costs and Improve Business Response

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM PDT


Using the Oracle technology stack, SEI, a leading provider of wealth management solutions, developed an innovative, global platform for its business. That platform is built on a highly integrated infrastructure, operating system, and middleware that allows the organization to scale with customer demand.

In this Webcast, join SEI’s Martin Breslin as he discusses:

  • Why and how SEI migrated from a mainframe-based infrastructure to an x86-based infrastructure on Oracle Linux
  • Why SEI chose Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Real Application Cluster for its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment
  • How Oracle Linux enabled SEI to save costs and improve response time
  • Key success factors and lessons learned when deploying an enterprise cloud

Speakers:

Martin Breslin, Senior Infrastructure Architect, SEI Global
Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Oracle Linux, Virtualization and MySQL Product Marketing

Register TODAY

Friday Oct 19, 2012

Oracle is Sponsoring LinuxCon Europe 2012

Architecture is amazing in Barcelona but you will also be impressed with Oracle Linux sessions in LinuxCon Europe as well.  Oracle is one of the key sponsors in LinuxCon Europe and we have great sessions to show you why Oracle Linux is best for your "IT architecture"!

We also have a booth where you can pick up latest Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit and Virtualization for Dummies booklet. Don't forget to visit us at technology showcase Booth #19.

Oracle Sessions at LinuxCon Europe 2012: 

1. Status of Linux Tracing - Elena Zannoni, Oracle

Tuesday November 6, 2012 13:20am - 12:05am

Venue: Rossini I


There have been many developments recently in the Linux tracing area. The tracing infrastructure in the kernel is getting more robust, with  the recent introduction of uprobes to allow the implementation of user  space tracing, and new features of perf. There are many tracing tools to choose from, including the newest kid on the block, DTrace for Linux.  This talk will take the audience through the main tracing facilities  available today whether more tightly integrated with the kernel code, or maintained stand alone.

2. OCFS2: Status and Overview - Lenz Grimmer, Oracle

Wednesday November 7, 2012 10:40am - 11:25am

Venue: Rossini I


OCFS2, Oracle's general-purpose shared-disk cluster file system for Linux has come a long way since its development started in 2003. Distributed under the GPL and part of the mainline Linux Kernel, it is also included in Oracle Linux and plays a vital role in products like Oracle VM, Oracle RAC or E-Business Suite. This presentation will provide a general technical overview as well as an update on the latest developments. Attendees will learn about the features and improvements that set OCFS2 apart from other Linux-based cluster file systems, including:

  • Heartbeat implementation: global vs. local heartbeats
  • Storage optimizations: Extent-based Allocations, Hole punching, Reflinks

3. MySQL Security Model and Pluggable Authentication - Kristofer Pettersson, Oracle

Wednesday November 7, 2012 1:50pm - 2:35pm

Venue: Rossini II

With an increasing security awareness among web and cloud developers, knowing how to secure your database from unauthorized or malicious access has become important. This talk explains the MySQL security model, pluggable authentication, new auditing features and rounds off with some pointers on how to securely integrate your database into your Linux web stack.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona, Spain on November 5-9, 2012.

Register today 

Friday Oct 12, 2012

It's an Oracle Linux Wrap: Oracle Openworld 2012

Are you still recovering from an amazing Oracle OpenWorld experience? 50,000 attendees had access to thousands of sessions, demos, hands-on-labs, networking opportunities, music concerts, and loads of fun. For the Oracle Linux team, this was a week full of many insightful sessions and customer interactions. In case you were unable to attend Oracle OpenWorld or missed some of content presented, here's a compilation of key session presentations, keynotes, and videos.

Go to the Oracle OpenWorld content catalog and access all the session presentations.

Oracle Openworld Keynote by Edward Screven

Oracle's commitment to Open Source by Edward Screven

Oracle Linux Interview with Wim Coekaerts

Making the most of mainline kernel by Wim Coekaerts

Why DTrace and Ksplice have made Oracle Linux 6 popular by W.Coekaerts

How partnership between Oracle Linux and Oracle Partners benefits Sysadmins by Michele Resta

Hugepages=Huge Performance on Oracle Linux by Greg Marsden

Benefits of Kpslice in your Linux Environment by Tim Hill

Oracle Linux, Ksplice and MySQL by Lenz Grimmer

We also hosted a successful Oracle Linux Pavilion with 11 of our key partners - Beyond Trust, Centrify, Data Intensity, Fujitsu, HP, LSI, Mellanox, Micro Focus, NetApp, QLogic and Teleran showcased their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Here are some videos from the Oracle Linux Pavilion.

Centrify covers Oracle Linux solution they offer at Oracle Linux Pavilion

Mellanox talk about their solution at Oracle Linux Pavilion

Eric Pan covers Micro Focus products at Oracle Linux Pavilion

There's also collection of the keynotes and executive sessions as on-demand videos posted  here .

We hope you find this information useful and look forward to seeing at Oracle OpenWorld 2013!


ORACLE LINUX TEAM

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

ORACLE OPENWORLD - DAY 3 LINUX SESSIONS and ICE CREAM SOCIAL

It had been two days of amazing sessions but we have more to come.  Day 3 will bring following sessions for Oracle Linux fans:

Wed, October 3rd:

  • Hands On Lab: Oracle Linux Package Management, 10:15am, Marriot Salon, 14/15 YB level
  • Hands On Lab: Oracle Linux Storage Management, 12:45pm, Marriot Salon, 14/15 YB level
  • Why Switch to Oracle Linux, 3:30pm, Moscone South #270

We also have a great Ice Cream Social to cool you down in this weather. Visit our Oracle Linux Pavilion, Moscone South #1033 between 1-2pm to see Partners that support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and grab your ticket for an ice cream sponsored by QLogic.

We look forward to seeing you in these great events.



Monday Oct 01, 2012

DON'T MISS THE ORACLE LINUX GENERAL SESSION @ORACLE OPENWORLD

We have had great sessions today at Openworld but tomorrow will be even better. The sessions that you should not miss :

Tuesday, Oct 2nd :

General Session: Oracle Linux Strategy and Roadmap   10:15am, Moscone South #103  

Wim Coekaerts, Sr.VP, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Engineering will talk about what Oracle Linux strategy and what is coming in the next 12 months. This is one session you should not miss and people are already registering. Stop by to hear Wim and ask questions about Linux development

Top Technical Tips for Automatic and Secure Oracle Linux Deployments,  11:45am, Moscone South # 270

In this session, you will hear about deployment best practices and tips from Lenz Grimmer from Oracle and two Linux customers, Martin Breslin from SEI and Ed Bailey from Transunion talk about their experiences and insights

Why Switch to Oracle Linux?, 3:30pm, Moscone South #270

In this session you will learn why Oracle Linux is best for your enterprise. There will be an Oracle speaker and Mike Radomski from SUNY talk about why they chose Oracle Linux.

Please also visit the Oracle Linux Pavilion, Moscone South #1033 . If you stop by in one of our Partners booth you can be in the drawing for this beautiful, plush penguin.

See you all tomorrow.


Sunday Sep 30, 2012

VISIT ORACLE LINUX PAVILION @ORACLE OPENWORLD

Back by popular demand, Oracle will again host the Oracle Linux Pavilionat Oracle OpenWorld from October 1-3. The pavilion will be located in the Exhibition Hall at Moscone South, Booth 1033, next to the Oracle DEMOgrounds and Oracle Linux demopods. At the pavilion a select group of ISVs, IHVs, and SIs will showcase their products that have been Oracle Linux- and/or Oracle VM-certified. These certified products enable customer applications to run faster, thereby saving money.

Partners exhibiting their solutions in the Oracle Linux Pavilion include:
  • BeyondTrust: context-aware security intelligence for dynamic IT infrastructures such as cloud, mobile, and virtual technologies
  • Centrify: control, secure, and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices, and applications
  • Data Intensity: cloud services and application management
  • Fujitsu: technology platforms, private cloud, services, ubiquitous and device solutions
  • HP: converged cloud, converged infrastructure, application transformation, and information optimization
  • LSI: intelligent solid-state storage solutions for breakthrough database acceleration
  • Mellanox: InfiniBand and Ethernet end-to-end server and storage interconnect solutions and services for data centers
  • Micro Focus: mainframe solutions, application modernization and development tools, software quality tools
  • NetApp: storage and data management
  • QLogic: high performance networking
  • Teleran: BI and data warehouse management solutions for Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Database

Be sure to pick up your free Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit if you visit one of these partners.

And speaking of free, be sure to stop by for some cool treats, courtesy of sponsor QLogic:

  • Smoothie Bar on Monday, October 1 from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30p.m.
  • Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, October 3 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you at the pavilion.

Friday Sep 28, 2012

Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight - Part IV

OpenWorld Banner

Welcome to the final Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight Part IV.  Two days left till the Big Show. You are gearing up. We are gearing up. You can feel the excitement.  We can feel the excitement. This. Will. Be. The. Best. Show. EVER.

See you at the Partner Pavilion (Moscone south # 1033) at Oracle OpenWorld.
- Oracle Linux / Oracle VM Team


HP Logo

HP and Oracle are pleased to announce another Oracle Validated Configuration based on the ProLiant DL980 server. Many choose to deploy Oracle workloads on the ProLiant DL980 based on the cost/performance ratio they achieve running Oracle Linux Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. You can be confident that Oracle Validated Configurations based on ProLiant servers will help you achieve your most demanding performance goals.


QLogic

The QLogic-Oracle partnership spans over 20 years resulting in the most comprehensive line of Oracle Linux I/O adapter technology. Interface options include Ethernet, Fibre-Channel, and FCoE. Host side connectivity is offered in both low profile PCIe and Express Module PCIe form factors. QLogic software drives are jointly qualified and “in-box” with Oracle Linux 5.x, 6,x and Oracle VM enabling simplified installation and management while simultaneously taking risk out of the solution. Bringing innovations such as NPIV, T10-PI, and intelligent caching adapter technology to the Oracle Linux environment further strengthens the QLogic advantage.


Oracle Linux PenguinA big thank you to all of our Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion participants. We - they- look forward to meeting you next week at Oracle OpenWorld. If you've missed our three previous Partner Spotlight's - here are the links: Part I, Part II, Part III



Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight III

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Three days until Oracle OpenWorld 2012 begins. The anticipation and excitement are building. In today's spotlight we are presenting an additional three partners exhibiting in the Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion at Oracle OpenWorld ( Booth #1033).

Fujitsu Logo

Fujitsu will showcase a Gold tower system representing the one-millionth PRIMERGY server shipped, highlighting Fujitsu’s position as the #4 server vendor worldwide. Fujitsu’s broad range of server platforms is reshaping the data center with virtualization and cloud services, including those based on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.


BeyondTrust Logo

BeyondTrust, the leader in providing context aware security intelligence, will be showcasing its threat management and policy enablement solutions for addressing IT security risks and simplifying compliance. BeyondTrust will discuss how to reduce security risks, close security gaps and improve visibility across your server and database infrastructure.

Please stop by to see live demonstrations of BeyondTrust’s award winning vulnerability management and privilege identity management solutions supported on Oracle Linux.




Virtualized infrastructure with Oracle VM and NetApp storage and data management solutions provides an integrated and seamless end user experience. Designed for maximum efficiency to allow for native NetApp deduplication and backup/recovery/cloning of VM’s or templates. Whether you are provisioning one or multiple server pools or dynamically re-provisioning storage for your virtual machines to meet business demands, with Oracle and NetApp, you have one single point-and-click console to rapidly and easily deploy a virtualized agile data infrastructure in minutes.

So there you have it!  The third install of our Partner Spolight. Check out Part I and Part II of our Partner Spotlights from previous days if you've missed them. Remember to visit the Oracle Linux team at Oracle OpenWorld.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight - Part II

Oracle OpenWorld banner

As we draw closer to the first day of Oracle OpenWorld, starting in less than a week, we continue to showcase some of our premier partners exhibiting in the Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion ( Booth #1033). We have Independent Hardware Vendors, Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators that show the breadth of support in the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM ecosystem. In today's post we highlight three additional Oracle Linux / Oracle VM Partners from the pavilion.

Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers mainframe solutions software and software delivery tools with its Borland products. These tools are grouped under the following solutions:

  • Analysis and testing tools for JDeveloper
    • Micro Focus Enterprise Analyzer is key to the success of application overhaul and modernization strategies by ensuring that they are based on a solid knowledge foundation. It reveals the reality of enterprise application portfolios and the detailed constructs of business applications.
  • COBOL for Oracle Database, Oracle Linux, and Tuxedo
    • Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers the next generation of COBOL development and deployment. Itbrings the productivity of the Eclipse IDE to COBOL, and provides the ability to deploy key business critical COBOL applications to Oracle Linux both natively and under a JVM.
  • Migration and Modernization tooling for mainframes
    • Enterprise application knowledge, development, test and workload re-hosting tools significantly improves the efficiency of business application delivery, enabling CIOs and IT leaders to modernize application portfolios and target platforms such as Oracle Linux.


LSI Logo

When it comes to Oracle Linux database environments, supporting high transaction rates with minimal response times is no longer just a goal. It’s a strategic imperative. The “data deluge” is impacting the ability of databases and other strategic applications to access data and provide real-time analytics and reporting. As such, customer demand for accelerated application performance is increasing.

Visit LSI at the Oracle Linux Pavilion, #733, to find out how LSI Nytro Application Acceleration products are designed from the ground up for database acceleration. Our intelligent solid-state storage solutions help to eliminate I/O bottlenecks, increase throughput and enable Oracle customers achieve the highest levels of DB performance.


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Accelerate Your Exadata Success With Teleran.

Teleran’s software solutions for Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database reduce the cost, time and effort of migrating and consolidating applications on Exadata. In addition Teleran delivers visibility and control solutions for BI/data warehouse performance and user management that ensure service levels and cost efficiency.

Teleran will demonstrate these solutions at the Oracle Open World Linux Pavilion:

  • Consolidation Accelerator - Reduces the cost, time and risk ofof migrating and consolidation
  • applications on Exadata.
  • Application Readiness – Identifies legacy application performance enhancements needed to take
  • advantage of Exadata performance features
  • Workload Accelerator – Identifies and clusters workloads for faster performance on Exadata
  • Application Visibility and Control - Improves performance, user productivity, and alignment to
  • business objectives while reducing support and resource costs.


Oracle Linux Penguin Logo Thanks for reading today's Partner Spotlight. Three more partners will be highlighted tomorrow. If you missed our first Partner Spotlight check it out here.

Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion Spotlight

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With the first day of Oracle OpenWorld starting in less than a week, we wanted to showcase some of our premier partners exhibiting in the Oracle Linux Partner Pavilion ( Booth #1033) this year. We have Independent Hardware Vendors, Independent Software Vendors and Systems Integrators that show the breadth of support in the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM ecosystem. We'll be highlighting partners all week so feel free to come back check us out.

Centrify Logo

Centrify delivers integrated software and cloud-based solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications by leveraging the infrastructure organizations already own. From the data center and into the cloud, more than 4,500 organizations, including 40 percent of the Fortune 50 and more than 60 Federal agencies, rely on Centrify's identity consolidation and privilege management solutions to reduce IT expenses, strengthen security and meet compliance requirements. Visit Centrify at Oracle OpenWorld 2102 for a look at Centrify Suite and see how you can streamline security management on Oracle Linux. 

  • Unify identities across the enterprise and remove the pain and security issues associated with managing local user accounts by leveraging Active Directory
  • Implement a least-privilege security model with flexible, role-based controls that protect privileged operations while still granting users the privileges they need to perform their job
  • Get a central, global view of audited user sessions across your Oracle Linux environment


Data Intensity Logo

 "Data Intensity's cloud infrastructure leverages Oracle VM and Oracle Linux to provide highly available enterprise application management solutions.  Engineers will be available to answer questions about and demonstrate the technology, including management tools, configuration do's and don'ts, high availability, live migration, integrating the technology with Oracle software, and how the integrated support process works."  

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 Mellanox’s end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet server and storage interconnect solutions deliver the highest performance, efficiency and scalability for enterprise, high-performance cloud and web 2.0 applications. Mellanox’s interconnect solutions accelerate Oracle RAC query throughput performance to reach 50Gb/s compared to TCP/IP based competing solutions that cap off at less than 12Gb/s. Mellanox solutions help Oracle’s Exadata to deliver 10X performance boost at 50% Hardware cost making it the world’s leading database appliance.


Oracle Linux Penguin Thanks for reviewing today's Partner spotlight. We will highlight new partners each day this week leading up to Oracle OpenWorld.

Tuesday Aug 07, 2012

Calling all SysAdmins: FREE Oracle Linux and Oracle VM training - Aug 23


HI everyone don't miss this great event that will be in Oracle offices in Denver, Colorado, Aug 23 from 8-4pm.

OTN Sys Admin Days are live classroom events with two, parallel hands-on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux tracks designed for the System Administrator. You'll need to bring your own laptop to follow the practical exercises that we will go through in an Oracle VM VirtualBox environment.

Oracle Linux Track

  • Overview of Ksplice, zero downtime kernel updates that enable customers to apply security updates, patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.
  • Installing and configuring Oracle VM VirtualBox, importing the Oracle Linux virtual appliance
  • Package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum.
  • 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.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c
  • Learn about Oracle Server management and configuration control
  • Explore Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Management at the enterprise level
  • See the Enterprise Manager Application to Disk Value

Best Practices for Deploying Oracle VM
In this session our best practices engineer will go over specific steps to prepare an environment so you can quickly and easily deploy Oracle VM and virtualize your servers, Learn:

  • How to prepare your storage, network and planning of your guests for the deployment
  • How you can use Oracle VM to rapidly virtualize and deploy to production enterprise applications in minutes
  • Specific steps on how to validate and manage the server pools

Finally, we'll spend the last hour listening to you. What are your most pressing problems? How can we help you do your job better? More easily? For less cost? Or with fewer mistakes?


Space is limited so don't miss.
Register today 

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

PENGUIN IS GETTING READY FOR ORACLE OPENWORLD 2012

Are you looking for reasons to attend Oracle Openworld, how about below Oracle Linux sessions and hands-on-labs. 

1. General Session: Oracle Linux Strategy and Roadmap 

In this session, Oracle executives will discuss Linux strategy; the roadmap; contributions to the Linux mainline kernel; and what's in store for upcoming releases of Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Don’t miss this session.


2. New Features in Oracle Linux- A Technical Deep Dive

Collaborating with the Linux community, Oracle engineers contribute to advancing Linux for mission-critical deployments. In this technical session, attendees will learn about the recent developments in Oracle Linux and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel


3. Why Switch to Oracle Linux? 

Oracle is the only company that provides a complete Linux solution from applications to disk, fully optimized for Oracle hardware and software, with one-stop support. In this session you will hear from two customers that have successfully implemented Oracle Linux and saved 50 to 90 percent on Linux support costs as well as the reasons to switch to Oracle Linux.


4. Debugging and Configuration Best Practices for Oracle Linux

This is one of our best attended sessions and most informative. In this best practices session, learn how to save time and money while preventing headaches and hassles. Discover expert secrets to get your Linux systems up and running (and keep them running), avoid common pitfalls, prevent problems, and circumvent known issues.


5. Top Technical Tips for Automatic and Secure Oracle Linux Deployments

In this session, attendees will learn about how to easily deploy and install Oracle Linux systems using various technologies like Kickstart, Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter, and Oracle VM Templates for applications on Linux. Additionally, the session will share useful Linux security tips and introduce utilities to help with hardening and securely operating an Oracle Linux system.


We also have a great session in Oracle Develop track:

6. DTrace for Oracle Linux

Initially announced at last year's Oracle Openworld, DTrace for Oracle Linux is now available for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R.2. In this session held by one of the engineers working on the DTrace for Linux port, you will learn how you can use this powerful and flexible framework in your development environment.


If you prefer to really have practical experience, don’t miss our two Hands-on-Labs where we will cover:


HOL-1 : Oracle Linux Package Management: Configuring and Enabling Services

In this session you will be Installing and configuring Oracle VM VirtualBox, importing the Oracle Linux virtual appliance. You will then use the package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum. You will also be able to review Ksplice, zero downtime kernel updates that enable you to apply security updates, patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.



HOL-2: Oracle Linux Storage Management with LVM and Device Mapper

In this session you will learn about storage management with LVM2, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, Btrfs, preparing block devices, creating physical and logical volumes, creating file systems on top of logical volumes, and resizing file systems dynamically. You will also practice setting up software RAID devices, configuring encrypted block devices.


You will also see Oracle Linux and Kpslice in the three demopods we will feature at Exhibition demogrounds. One in MySQL Connect and two in Oracle Openworld.


What more do you need to come to San Francisco?

Oh, I forgot to mention we also have great weather in fall..


Check out the Content Catalog and register to attend Oracle Linux sessions.

Thursday May 31, 2012

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2012


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 booth. 

Wednesday, June 6:

2:00 pm - Btrfs Filesystems : Status and New Features, Chris Mason, Oracle, Room 502

Friday, June 8:

3:00 pm - State of Linux Kernel Security Subsystem, James Morris, Oracle, Room 502

5:25 pm - International/Asian Kernel Developer Panel that features Oracle's Chris Mason

Register to attend these great sessions.


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