Monday Mar 31, 2014

Oracle Linux Training At Your Own Pace

You can now take the highly popular Oracle Linux System Administration course at your own pace with the release of the Training-on-Demand delivery format.

With the Training-on-Demand delivery format, you can:

  • Start training within 24 hours of registering
  • Follow lectures through streaming video at your own pace
  • Schedule time on a lab environment to suit your schedule

This course is also available as live-virtual events, for those who want to attend a live event from their own desk, or in-class events, for those who want to travel to an education center.

The Oracle Linux System Administration course is the recommended training for those who want to prepare for the Oracle Linux 5 and 6 System Administrator certification exam.

To register for an event, or more information about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/linux.

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

New Oracle Linux System Administration Training Released

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.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 19 May 2014

English

 Sydney, Australia

 12 May 2014

English

 Zagreb, Croatia

21 July 2014 

Croatia 

Cairo, Egypt 

23 March 2014 

English 

Reading, England 

12 May 2014 

English 

Paris, France 

6 October 2014 

French 

 Athens, Greece

 23 June 2014

 English

 Milan, Italy

 31 March 2014

Italian

 Nairobi, Kenya

 14 April 2014

 English

 Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia

 21 April 2014

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 21 April 2014

 English

 Lagos, Nigeria

 2 June 2014

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 21 April 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 9 June 2014

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 14 April 2014

 Romanian

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 May 2014

 English

 Tunis, Tunisia

 31 March 2014

 French

 Istanbul, Turkey

 16 June 2014

 Turkish

 Irvine, CA, United States

 12 May 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 9 June 2014

 English

 Atlanta, GA, United States

 16 June 2014

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 May 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

 14 April 2014 

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

 24 March 2014

 Spanish

This course is the recommended training for the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator Oracle Certified Associate Exam.

To register for a course event, request an additional course event, or learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Friday Jan 17, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Virtual Sysadmin Day Winter 2014

Happy Friday! Our Friday Spotlight today is a bit unique in that we're putting the same information on both the Oracle Virtualization blog and the Oracle Linux blog. The reason is that we want to tell you about a fantastic opportunity for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux administrators.

On January 28, Oracle is hosting an event called Virtual Sysadmin Day. If you haven't attended one of these before, you're in for a treat. These events let you attend a virtual version of the hands on lab sessions that we run each year at Oracle OpenWorld. So, if you've ever wanted to go to one of those sessions but couldn't get to San Francisco or the other Oracle OpenWorld locations around the world, now is your chance to attend from the comfort of you desk!

The format is really cool. The materials for the lab are provided for you, you just need to have Oracle VM VirtualBox (it's a free download), and download the pre-configured virtual machines for the labs. You should do this ahead of the event, but all the information to help you do it is available to you when you register.

On the day of the event, you login and watch some intro content that sets up the labs, and then you follow the steps for the labs on you own system. Oracle experts will be in the chat area to help with issues you might run into.

Virtual Sysadmin Day Winter 2014
January 28, 2014
9AM - 1PM Pacific Standard Time

Register Now

Virtual Sysadmin Day is one of my favorite events, I hope you have time to check it out! 

-Chris 

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Learn to Install, Configure, Maintain, Update, and Secure Linux

Linux system administration skills are much sought after in the workplace. To take full advantage of the innovations, performance and scalability of Oracle Linux while building your system administrator knowledge, taking training from the experts.

You can attend live, instructor-led training from your own office through live-virtual classes, choosing from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.

Alternative, you can travel to an education center for an in-class event. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

In the 5-day Oracle Linux System Administration course, you learn how to install, configure, maintain, update and secure Linux.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 16 December 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 27 January 2014

  English 

 Reading, England

 12 May 2014

  English 

 Milan, Italy

31 March 2014

 Italian

 Rome, Italy

 10 February 2014

 Italian

 Warsaw, Poland

 9 June 2014

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 20 January 2014

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 12 January 2014

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 16 December 2013 

 Turkish

 Casablanca, Morocco

 16 December 2013

 English

 Muscat, Oman

 2 March 2014

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 17 February 2014

 English

 Tunis, Tunisia

 31 March 2014

 French

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 9 December 2013

  English 

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 25 November 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 9 December 2013

 English

Singapore 

 25 November 2013

  English 

 Bangkok, Thailand

 24 February 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 December 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 30 January 2014

 English

Mississauga, Canada

 24 February 2014

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 28 April 2014

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 10 February 2014

  English 

 Irvine, CA, United States

 12 May 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 13 January 2014

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 14 April 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 10 February 2014

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

10 March 2014 

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

14 April 2014 

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

13 January 2014  

  Spanish 

In the 3-day Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration course you go further by learning to manage and allocate resources, and identify and diagnose performance problems.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 28 January 2014

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 2 December 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 8 January 2014

  English 

 Sydney, Australia

 29 January 2014

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States  

6 January 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 May 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

20 January 2014 

 English

 Irving, TX, United States

 16 April 2014

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

17 February 2014  

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

24 February 2014  

 Spanish

For more information about the Oracle Linux system administration curriculum, to register for an event, or to request an additional event, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Prove your Linux system administration expertise by taking the Oracle Linux OCA certification exam.

Monday Jun 24, 2013

Three Steps to Becoming an Expert Oracle Linux System Administrator

Oracle provides a complete system administration curriculum to take you from your initial experience of Unix to being an expert Oracle Linux system administrator.

You can take these live instructor-led courses from your own desk through live-virtual events or by traveling to an education center through in-class events.

Step 1: Unix and Linux Essentials

This 3-day course is designed for users and administrators who are new to Oracle Linux. It will help you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system.

Below is a sample of the in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 28 October 2013

 English

 Berlin, Germany

 15 July 2013

 German

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 19 August 2013

 Dutch

 Bucarest, Romania

 12 August 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 6 January 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 5 August 2013

 English

 Kaduna, Nigeria

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Woodmead, South Africa

 15 July 2013

 English 

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 23 September 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 22 July 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 3 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 20 November 2013

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

 5 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Canada

 3 September 2013

 English

 San Francisco and San Jose, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 7 August 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, and King of Prussia, PA, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 25 September 2013

 English

 Cambridge, MA, and Roseville MN, United States

 6 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA, United States

 25 November 2013

 English

Step 2: Oracle Linux System Administration

Through this 5-day course, become a knowledgeable Oracle Linux system administrator, learning how to install Oracle Linux and the benefits of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Ksplice.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Vienna, Austria

 1 July 2013

 German

 Vivoorde, Belgium

 18 November 2013

 English

 Zagreb, Croatia

 16 September 2013

 Croatian

 London, England

 3 September 2013

 English

 Manchester, England

 9 September 2013

 English

 Paris, France

 29 July 2013

 French

 Budapest, Hungary

 8 July 2013

 Hungarian

 Utrecht, Netherland

 2 September 2013

 Dutch

 Warsaw, Poland

 15 July 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 2 December 2013

 Romanian

 Ankara, Turkey

 7 October 2013

 Turkish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 9 September 2013

 Turkish

 Nairobi, Kenya

 12 August 2013

 English

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 29 July 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 21 October 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philippines

 8 July 2013

 English

 Singapore

 24 July 2013

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 July 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 16 September 2013

 English 

 Sydney, Australia

19 August 2013 

 English 

 Mississauga, Canada

 26 August 2013

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 4 November 2013

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 23 September 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 18 November 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 15 July 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 Schaumburg, IL, United States

 26 August 2013

 English

 Indianapolis, IN, United States

 14 October 2013

 English

 Columbia, MD, United States

 30 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 19 August 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 7 October 2013

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 28 October 2013

 English

 Beaverton, OR, United States

 12 August 2013

 English

 Pittsburg, PA, United States

9 December 2013 

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

12 August 2013 

 English

 Brookfield, WI, United States

30 September 2013 

 English

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

15 July 2013 

 Brazilian Portugese

Step 3: Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration

This new 3-day course is ideal for administrators who want to learn about managing resources and file systems while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills. You will learn about Linux Containers, Cgroups, btrfs, DTrace and more.

Below is a sample of in-class events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 9 October 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 3 September 2013

 English

To register for or learn more about these courses, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Watch this video to learn more about Oracle's operating system training.

Monday Jan 28, 2013

Oracle Linux System Administration Training and Specialization

Develop your Linux system Administration skills and tap into the performance and features of Oracle Linux by taking the Oracle Linux System Administration course.

This 5 day instructor-led course provides hands-on training which allows students to configure the kernel, install packages, and update the kernel of a running system. Students will also learn how to configure users and rights, create and manage file systems, configure networking, and manage system security. The class concludes by providing best practices on how to properly prepare a Linux environment for installation of Oracle Database. You learn:

  • Configure systems to use the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) and enable kernel features
  • Perform initial system configuration such as setting up users and groups, configuring system logging, configuring the network, and configuring storage
  • Install additional software packages
  • Keep systems up-to-date using Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network and keep the kernel up-to-date using Ksplice technology
  • Configure services available in Oracle Linux such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH, NIS, LDAP, PAM, Web, and Email
  • Secure, monitor, and troubleshoot systems and prepare Oracle Linux systems to run Oracle Databases

You can take this live-virtual class as a:

  • Live virtual class: Taking the course from your own desk. Choose a time and date that suits you from the many events on the schedule.
  • In-Class: Travel to a training center to take this course. Below are some of the events currently on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

 18 March 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 25 February 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 13 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucarest, Romania

 17 March 2013

 Romanian

 Edinburgh, Scotland

 4 February 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 18 February 2013

 Turkish

 Gabarone, Botswana

 22 April 2013

 English 

 Nairobi, Kenya

 18 February 2013

 English

 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 9 February 2013

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

11 March 2013 

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

1 April 2013 

  English 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 27 May 2013

 English

 Makati City, Philipinnes

11 March 2013 

 English

 Singapore

 23 February 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

20 May 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

20 May 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia 

11 February 2013 

 English

 Sao Paolo, Brazil

 4 March 2013

 Brazilian Portugese

           Mississauga, Canada                 30 April 2013

 English 

Belmont, CA, United States  

 11 February 2013 

 English 

Irvine, CA, United States 

 25 March 2013

 English

San Francisco, CA, United States 

 15 July 2013

 English

Chicago, IL, United States 

                 13 May 2013

 English

Roseville, MN, United States 

 8 April 2013 

 English

New York, United States 

 17 June 2013

 English

Reston, VA, United States 

 25 February 2013

 English

The topics covered in this course help prepare you for the Oracle Linux 6 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification Exam and help partners prepare for the new Oracle Partner Network Specialization: Oracle Linux 6.

The Oracle Linux 6 Specialization recognizes partner organizations that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing solutions based on Oracle Linux 6. Oracle Linux 6 combined with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications. Oracle partners who achieve this Specialization are differentiated in the marketplace through proven expertise in Oracle Linux 6. Check out the Oracle Linux Partner Knowledge Zone for more details. The criteria for this specialization can be found here.

Monday Jan 07, 2013

Acquire Directly Transferable Oracle Linux System Administration Skills

Students who have taken the new Oracle Linux System Administration course say that they have learned skills that they can directly apply when they return to their office.

In this 5 day course, you will learn to:

  • Configure systems to use the UEK and enable kernel features
  • Perform initial system configuration such as setting up users and groups, configuring system logging, configuring the network, and configuring storage
  • Install additional software packages
  • Keep systems up-to-date using Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network and keep the kernel up-to-date using Ksplice technology
  • Configure services available in Oracle Linux such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, Samba, FTP, OpenSSH, NIS, LDAP, PAM, Web, and Email
  • Secure, monitor, and troubleshoot systems and prepare Oracle Linux systems to run Oracle applications

You can take this course as a:

  • Live Virtual Event: You can attend a live, instructor-led event from your own desk
  • In-Class Event: You can travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 London, England

18 March 2013 

 English

 Rome, Italy

 28 January 2013

 Italian

 Utrecht, Netherlands

4 February 2013 

Dutch 

 Warsaw, Poland

 11 February 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 18 February 2013

 Romanian

 Edinburgh Scotland

 4 February 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 18 February 2013

 Turkish

 Gaborone, Botswana

 22 April 2013

 English

 Nairobi, Kenya

 18 February 2013

 English

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 11 March 2013

 English

 Mississauga, Canada

 20 April 2013

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 11 February 2013

 English

 Irvine, CA, United States

 25 March 2013

 English

 Irving, TX, United States

 14 January 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 25 February 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 11 March 2013

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 1 April 2013

 English

 Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

 14 January 2013

 English

 Singapore

 23 February 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 21 January 2013

English 

 Melbourne, Australia

 11 February 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux System Administration curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

 

 

Friday Sep 07, 2012

New Article on OTN: Tips for Securing an Oracle Linux Environment

Some time ago, we published Tips for Hardening an Oracle Linux Server on the Oracle Technology Network. This article focused on hardening an Oracle Linux system right after the initial installation, exploring administrative approaches that help to minimize vulnerabilities.

This week we issued a second part,Tips for Securing an Oracle Linux Environment, which focuses on the operational part: detecting intrusion attempts, auditing and keeping systems up-to date and protected.

If you manage Oracle Linux systems in your environment, check out these articles for some invaluable hints and suggestions on how to improve and maintain security of these servers!

Thursday Feb 02, 2012

New article on OTN: How I Used CGroups to Manage System Resources In Oracle Linux 6

We just published a new article on OTN: How I Used Cgroups to Manage System Resource in Oracle Linux 6 by Ginny Henningsen.

In this article, Ginny explains how to use the Linux kernel's built-in resource control mechanisms (called "Cgroups") to manage the allocation of CPUs and memory to processes and how to configure disk I/O throttling for certain groups of processes. Cgroups is a very powerful and flexible feature of the Linux kernel. We hope you will find this article useful!

Tuesday Jan 03, 2012

Reminder: OTN Sys Admin Day in Salt Lake City on January 18th

Just a friendly reminder: this year too, we'll continue this series of free one-day events.

OTN Sys Admin Days are like OTN's Developer Days, but we focus on the Sys Admin with two parallel, hands-on Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux tracks. These are live classroom events and you'll need to bring your own laptop to follow the practical exercises that we will go through in a VirtualBox environment.

The Linux track will cover topics like package management with RPM and yum, storage management with LVM2 and Linux RAID as well as learning the basics of managing the Btrfs file system. The Solaris track will cover the ZFS file system, Solaris containers and security (roles, SMF).

The next OTN Sys Admin Day will take place in Salt Lake City (UT), on January 18th, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Attendance is free, but a registration is required – reserve your spot now by following this link! We look forward to your participation.

Thursday Aug 25, 2011

OTN Sys Admin Days - Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux (Sep. 8th, Sacramento, CA)

The second OTN Sys Admin Day will take place on Thursday, September 08, 2011. It will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel (1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814).

Similar to the very successful OTN Developer Days, this is an event especially for system administrators. Attendance is free and there will be two parallel tracks about Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris. The sessions will be very hands-on and participants will have to bring their own laptops to perform the exercises. We'll be using virtual appliances running in VirtualBox for the labs, so make sure you have it installed already when you arrive!

Below is the planned agenda for this event. This is a free event and the number of seats is limited, so please register soon!

Update: If you can't make it to Sacramento, we have another sysadmin day scheduled for September 22nd in Seattle (WA). Check this page for more details and registration!

Agenda

8:00 a.m.

Registration
System Shakedown (optional)

9:00 a.m.

Overview of Oracle Operating Systems


Solaris Track
Linux Track
9:30 a.m. Overview of Oracle Solaris Overview of Oracle Linux
10:00 a.m. Hands-On Lab: Oracle Solaris ZFS Hands-On Lab: Package Management and Configuration
11:30 a.m. Hands-On Lab: Virtualization Hands-On Lab: Storage Management

1:00 p.m.

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Hands-On Lab: Image Packaging System (IPS)
Hands-On Lab: BTRFS

3:00 p.m.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Lecture

4:00 p.m.

Discussion: Most Pressing Sys Admin Issues
Wrap-up

If you can't make it to Sacramento or Seattle, don't worry – there will be many more of these events coming up! For example, there is another one scheduled for January 18th in Salt Lake City. A registration page for this one should be out shortly. Check this page for an up to date listing of upcoming developer and sysadmin days!

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