We have an excellent article this week for our Friday Spotlight, written by Oracle's Robert Chase. From Robert's introduction:
"In a previous blog, Oracle Linux Tips and Tricks, I covered alternative ways to use SSH. In this article, I will cover some additional tips and tricks for using SSH for remote access, as well as some other ways to connect remotely to a server. "
Head on over to OTN Garage to read the full article.
One of the things I like about our Friday Spotlight is not only do we talk about new things, it also gives us an opportunity to highlight older material that is still valuable. That's the case with this week's spotlight, which is about an article from 2012 that covers tips for hardening an Oracle Linux server. If you've come to Oracle Linux in the last couple of years, you might not have seen this, and it's just as a relevant today as it was then.
This in-depth article covers minimizing active services, locking down network services, managing users and authentication, and much more. If you're a Linux administrator, you might want to consider adding this article to your Reading List, saving to Pocket or Evernote, or whatever mechanism you use to hold on to good resources.
The very popular Oracle Linux System Administration course is now even better bringing you more hands-on learning opportunities and on the latest version of Oracle Linux.
This five-day instructor-led course covers a range of skills including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, monitoring, preparing the system for the Oracle Database, and valuable hints and tips for troubleshooting your system.
You can take this course through the following delivery methods:
Live-Virtual Events: Attend a live class from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
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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:
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It is Friday and that means it is time for our Spotlight!
Our spotlight today is the recently updated Oracle Linux FAQ. This is an excellent document that features some of the questions that everyone asks about Oracle Linux and Oracle Linux support. We cover variety of topics including general definitions, compatibility, support, pricing, indemnification, migration and many more..
Here's one of the questions as an example:
Q: What is DTrace for Oracle Linux?
A: 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. It is available to download from ULN for Oracle Linux Support customers.