Thursday Dec 13, 2012

Oracle Linux Hands-on Lab from your Home? Yes You Can Do That!


We're taking the very popular OTN Sysadmin Days and going virtual! We have two days to choose from:

Americas - Tuesday January 15th, 2013

9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BRT

EMEA -  Tuesday January 29th, 2013 -

9:00 a.m – 13:00 p.m GMT / 10:00 a.m – 14:00 p,m CET / 12:00 p.m – 16:00 p.m AST / 13:00 p.m – 17:00 p,m MSK / 14:30 p.m – 18:30 p.m IST

You'll be able to perform real-world tasks with Oracle Linux and if you have questions you can ask for help from the Oracle experts through chat window. 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. 

This wiki https://wikis.oracle.com/display/virtualsysadminday/Home explains what you need to do. If you have questions, ask them as comments to the wiki:https://wikis.oracle.com/display/virtualsysadminday/Home

Oracle Linux Track 

1. Oracle Linux Technology Overview - In this session we will go over the latest Oracle Linux features including tools for Linux administration such as the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and public yum. We will also show you a demo of Ksplice zero downtime kernel updates, only available to Oracle Linux customers. You will see how easy it is to switch from Red Hat support to Oracle Linux support by using ULN. Last but not least, we’ll introduce the 3 hands-on labs that will follow this session in the Linux track.

2. HOL: Package Management -  In this lab session you will use the package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum. Some of the tasks that you will experience include listing installed packages, obtaining additional information about packages, searching for packages and installing/updating them as well as verifying package integrity and removing software. We’ll also review Linux services and run levels, how to start and stop them, checking the status of a particular service and enabling a service to be started automatically at system boot.

3. HOL: Storage Management - In this hands-on lab session, you will learn about storage management with LVM2, the Linux Logical Volume Manager, 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.Btrfs File System - In this hands-on lab session, we will introduce you to Btrfs file system. You will be able to create and mount a Btrfs file system and learn to setup a mirrored/striped file system across multiple block devices. You’ll also learn how to add and remove block devices, and create file system snapshots.

Register for this FREE event.

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Announcement: DTrace for Oracle Linux General Availability

Today we are announcing the general availability of DTrace for Oracle Linux. It is available to download from ULN for Oracle Linux Support customers. 

DTrace is a comprehensive dynamic tracing framework that was initially developed for the Oracle Solaris operating system, and is now available to Oracle Linux customers. DTrace is designed to give operational insights that allow users to tune and troubleshoot the operating system.

DTrace provides Oracle Linux developers with a tool to analyze performance, and increase observability into the systems they own to see how they work. DTrace enables higher quality applications development, reduced downtime, lower cost, and greater utilization of existing resources.

Key benefits and features of DTrace on Oracle Linux include:

• Designed to work on finding performance bottlenecks

• Dynamically enables the kernel with a number of probe points, improving ability to service software

• Enables maximum resource utilization and application performance

• Fast and easy to use, even on complex systems with multiple layers of software

If you already have Oracle Linux support, you can download DTrace from ULN channel.

We have a dedicated Forum for DTrace on Oracle Linux, to discuss your experience and questions.

Friday Dec 07, 2012

Have you visited our Forums lately?

Oracle Linux is not just free to download, use and distribute, it also has a very helpful community around it.

If you are new to Oracle Linux and you haven't checked out our forums yet, I highly recommend doing so right away — the friendliness and level of expertise in there is outstanding! We have a number of regulars in there that really "know their stuff" and just following the ongoing discussions is educating.

Monday Dec 03, 2012

Join Us at Oracle OpenWorld Latin America (Dec 4-6)

Hello to all Latin Americans, 

Oracle Openworld Latin America is starting tomorrow. Oracle Linux will be showcased in different sessions and in the exhibition area. Here's some of the links and details to our sessions:

Session Schedules:

Oracle Linux sessions:

New Features in Oracle Linux: A Technical Deep Dive,    Dec 4, 13:30-14:30, Mezzanine Room 7

Oracle Linux Strategy and Roadmap,   Dec 4, 17:15-18:15, Mezzanine Room 5


Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Exhibition Halls Hours

Tuesday, December 4 
12:00–19:30
18:15–19:30 (Dedicated Hours)

Wednesday, December 5
11:00–19:30
18:30–19:30 (Dedicated Hours)

Thursday, December 6 
11:00–19:00
17:45–19:00 (Dedicated Hours)


We will also hand out the following in our booth, don't forget to visit us:

- Oracle Linux and Oracle VM DVD Kit 

- Server Virtualization for Dummies 

See you there :)


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