Thursday Sep 19, 2013
Monday Sep 16, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 16, 2013
Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon North America, we love the vibe in New Orleans and hope you can visit our booth or attend one of our sessions.
LinuxCon is the place to learn from the best and the brightest, delivering content from the leading maintainers, developers and project leads in the Linux community and from around the world. There's simply no other event in North America where developers, sys admins, architects and all types and levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.
Looking for deep technical content? LinuxCon North America has teamed up with the Linux Plumbers Conference on a shared track, offering even the highest level developers the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge on core development. Oracle is also sponsoring this event.
We also have a booth in the Technology Showcase area and will be demonstrating Oracle Linux, Ksplice and MySQL. Stop by to talk to our Linux experts and grab Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit for free. We are participating in Goose Chase so make sure to complete your mission in our booth to get the prizes offered by Linux Foundation.
Oracle Booth : #15
Oracle Sessions :
1) Stop Touching My Kernel Code - Speaker: Sasha Levin, Oracle
Tuesday September 17, 2013 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Room: Celestin A
This presentation is about using kernel code in userspace. The presentation will revolve about sharing actual kernel code beyond just headers with userspace, the pros and cons of doing so, and present work in progress of projects which aim to make it happen. I will demonstrate existing projects such as liblockdep which build userspace libraries from kernel code, and propose directions for future work. The presentation will also address the resentment of including userspace code in the kernel tree and will propose alternatives to that.
The target audience is quite wide as the presentation is aimed both at kernel and userspace hackers. The audience can expect both theoretical overview about how to use kernel code in userspace and practical examples of doing so. The presentation will provide tools and methods to use more kernel code in userspace and will clearly show the benefit of doing so.
2) PC BIOS, EFI and Other wild animals in the Wild - Speaker: Daniel Kiper, Oracle
Tuesday September 17, 2013 5:10pm - 6:00pm
Room: Celestin A
Firmware is crucial part of almost every hardware. Very often it is not visible to the user. However, there are firmwares which are known better than the others. Especially PC BIOS and recently EFI is quite visible. There are also some replacements for them like coreboot which takes more and more supporters. This presentation will show a history of their development, main features and differences. Also, it will show how to test some of them without access to the special hardware and uncommon tools.
This presentation is targeted to developers and administrators. They should know the machine boot sequence, when firmware is involved during the system startup and run as well as when its code is deliberately omitted. It will help them to understand the main PC BIOS, EFI and coreboot features and drawbacks.
Hope to see you in the Oracle Booth and sessions.
Enjoy LinuxCon and New Orleans!
Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 11, 2013
This week, we would like to highlight the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion where Oracle Linux andOracle VM partners will showcase their products that leverage Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, thus offering a complete value-added solution to customers, as more and more of enterprise customers adopt Linux and Virtualization.
Come on down to the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Pavilion where you will:
- Get the insights and real world implementation examples from participating independent Software and Hardware partners
- Attend the "Meet the Experts Reception" on Wed, 9/23 3-3:45pm to talk to executives and kernel engineers
- Get your hand on a limited edition T-shirt (will be given during reception)
- Be in the drawing for a plushy Penguin
Here's a list of these partners attending this year's Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion:
Moscone South, Booth #2021
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Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring, and management, provides hardware and software solutions enabling unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization, and acceleration for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government, and telecommunications. Emulex’s offerings include Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products and network visibility and recording products. Visit Emulex.com.
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countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can
help people and companies address their problems and challenges and
realize their possibilities, aspirations, and dreams. We apply new
thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable, and trusted
experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our
customers live and work. Visit hp.com
Nimble Storage is the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions and the fastest growing storage company in history. Its flash-enabled architecture delivers high-performance storage, instant backups, and integrated disaster recovery—in an easy-to-manage 3U system—and its write-optimized data layout integrates the best characteristics of solid state and disk storage to provide affordable, scalable, high-performance storage for business-critical applications. Learn more at nimblestorage.com.
SAS helps organizations anticipate opportunities, empower
action, and drive impact through advanced analytics that turns data
about customers, performance, financials, and more into meaningful
information. Fact-based decisions bring bottom-line impact, transforming
the way our customers do business. At SAS, our customers are part of
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solutions providing THE POWER TO KNOW®. Learn more at sas.com
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Hope to see you in our Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion this year!
If you missed our earlier blog updates on Oracle OpenWorld, in our first blog we focused on Oracle Linux sessions, second one was about Hands-On Labs and Demopods. and third on Oracle Linux sessions featuring our customer case studies NTT Docomo and Bank of America.
Thursday Sep 05, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Sep 05, 2013
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 AM Westin 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 PM Westin 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.
Thursday Aug 22, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Aug 22, 2013
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 Demopods are 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.
Till next time...
Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Aug 13, 2013
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
- Brisbane 2 Sept 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Royal on the Park 152 Alice St, Brisbane QLD 4000
- Perth 12 November 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Pan Pacific 207 Adelaide Terrace Perth, WA 6000
Please complete the linked registration form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event site.
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Aug 13, 2013
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.
Friday Aug 09, 2013
By Monica Kumar-Oracle on Aug 09, 2013
Join us for a live webcast on August 27 at 9am PT and find out how you can switch from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux in minutes.
In this webcast, you will learn about:
- 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
- Customer-use cases
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.
Senior Director, Product Marketing Linux, Virtualization and MySQL, Oracle
Director, Linux Product Management, Oracle
Tuesday Jun 25, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Jun 25, 2013
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.
Monday Jun 10, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Jun 10, 2013
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:
Costa Rica 24/7
We look forward to seeing you there.
Oracle Linux Team
Thursday May 23, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on May 23, 2013
Linux Solutions Libres & Open Source is the 15th edition of the One & Only Event in France around Linux solutions & Open Source solutions.
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.
Oracle Linux/VM booth will be No.E40 on the exhibition area.
Come to meet us there !!
Monday May 20, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on May 20, 2013
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.
Wednesday, May 29th, 3pm Neptune Room:
Thursday, May 30th, 2pm Pegasus Room:
Friday, May 31st, 11am Neptune Room:
Friday, May 31st, 12pm Mars Room:
We also have a booth at Technology Showcase #4 where we will distribute Oracle Linux/Oracle VM DVD Kit, brochures and other goodies that you should not miss!
Register today and come and visit us in our stand.
Monday May 06, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on May 06, 2013
We are at EMC World, Las Vegas, May 6-9 !
Come and visit us at Booth #316
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.
Friday Apr 05, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Apr 05, 2013
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.
Monday Apr 01, 2013
By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Apr 01, 2013
Tweet Chat with Oracle Executive, Wim Coekaerts on all thing Linux
When : Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. PT
Join Oracle 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 Linux!
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.
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