Wednesday Feb 05, 2014
Friday Jan 31, 2014
By Chris Kawalek on Jan 31, 2014
Over at our Ksplice Blog (which has one of my favorite taglines, "Rebooting is Obsolete"), Oracle's Tim Hill writes about the new SNMP plug-in for Ksplice, which allows the use of Oracle Enterprise Manager or other SNMP-compatible monitoring solution to monitor Ksplice instances. It's very cool stuff, we hope you check it out.
We'll see you next week!
Friday Jan 24, 2014
By Chris Kawalek on Jan 24, 2014
Friday Jan 17, 2014
By Chris Kawalek on Jan 17, 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
Virtual Sysadmin Day is one of my favorite events, I hope you have time to check it out!
Friday Jan 10, 2014
By Chris Kawalek on Jan 10, 2014
Our spotlight this week is on a great technical article over at Oracle Technology Network written by Oracle's Christopher Jones titled "How to Set Up DTrace to Detect PHP Scripting Problems on Oracle Linux."
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel release 3 (UEK) provides built-in support for DTrace. This can help you track down performance problems with your applications or scripts. In this article, Christopher walks through how to enable DTrace for the popular scripting language PHP on Oracle Linux and goes into some detail to how it works, including a simple D script to get information out of a sample PHP script.
This is a really fantastic article, so if you're interested in using DTrace to tune your PHP scrips, give it a read through.
We'll see you next week!
Wednesday Jan 08, 2014
By Monica Kumar on Jan 08, 2014
Friday Jan 03, 2014
By Chris Kawalek on Jan 03, 2014
Happy Friday and happy new year! Our spotlight this week is on an excellent webcast from our archives titled "Oracle Linux Management Demystified." It describes the integration between Oracle Linux and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, allowing you to do provisioning, patching, monitoring, and administration all from a unified console. This is an on-demand webcast, so it will play as soon as you enter your details. Enjoy and we'll see you next week!
Friday Dec 20, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Dec 20, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone! Just a quick note, this will be the last Friday Spotlight of 2013, we'll pick up again in the new year.
Our spotlight this week is on our excellent new screencast series, covering a variety of topics on Oracle Linux.
(click to jump to Oracle Media Network to play)
Managing Your Oracle Linux Environment
Oracle Linux: Maximize Performance, Minimize Downtime
Oracle Linux – Reliability, Availability, and Scalability
We'll see you in the new year!
Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Dec 17, 2013
The latest Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! Like always, this issue is full of fantastic content. Here are some highlights:
- Oracle Linux 6.5 Now Available
- What Makes Oracle Linux the Best Platform for Oracle Database 12c white paper
- New Oracle Linux screen cast series
- Virtual SysAdmin Day on January 28
- Customer and partner spotlights
- And much more!
Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
Friday Dec 06, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Dec 06, 2013
By now, you've probably heard about the release of Oracle Linux 6.5. One really cool thing about this release is that Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 is installed by default, meaning you get to use all the great features of UEK R3 without needing to do a separate installation. And are there a lot of great features in UEK R3! So, our spotlight this week is on the release notes for the latest version of Oracle's Unbreakable Enteprise Kernel.
You'll learn about Control Groups, Linux Containers, DTrace, additional crypto options, improved diagnostics, the updated btrfs, better memory management, more networking options, improvements for performance, security, storage, and much more.
See you next Friday!
Thursday Dec 05, 2013
By Lenz Grimmer on Dec 05, 2013
We're happy to announce the immediate availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 5, the fifth update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages in our public yum repository now; ISO installation images will be freely available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud soon.
Some highlights in this release include:
- DTrace support has now been integrated in the default kernel and now supports user-space tracing of DTrace-enabled applications via the USDT provider.
- Linux Containers (LXC) are now supported in the UEK R3.
- The Btrfs file system now supports the send and receive subcommands that allow you to record the differences between two subvolumes, which can either be snapshots of the same subvolume or parent and child subvolumes. Btrfs now also supports replacing devices without unmounting or otherwise disrupting access to the file system.
- The OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) 2.0 stack has been added, supporting a wide range of Infiniband protocols.
- Paravirtualization support has been enabled for Oracle Linux guests on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
For more details on these and other new features and changes in Oracle Linux 6 Update 5, please consult the Release Notes in the Oracle Linux Product Documentation Library.
Oracle Linux 6 Update 5 is the first Oracle Linux distribution that installs the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (based on mainline Linux 3.8) by default on systems based on the x86_64 architecture. The UEK R3 has already been released and announced for previous Oracle Linux 6 versions via a dedicated yum repository in October. The Red Hat compatible kernel is also included for compatibility.
For a detailed list of notable changes and improvements in UEKR3, please check the Release Notes for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3.
As usual, Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge and updates and errata are freely available. For support, you are free to decide which of your systems you want to obtain a support subscription for, and at what level each system should be supported. This makes Oracle Linux an ideal choice for your development, testing and production systems - you decide which support coverage is the best for each of your systems individually, while keeping all of them up-to-date and secure.
Read the press release.
Wednesday Dec 04, 2013
By Zeynep Koch on Dec 04, 2013
Details: Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Room 17AB
Speaker: Chris Kawalek, Oracle
Find out how Oracle Linux is optimized for Oracle Database and the benefits of deploying them together on an integrated and fully tested infrastructure.
Details: Thursday, 11:00-11:25am, Expo area (Theater on the right)
Speaker: Chris Kawalek, Oracle
Realize the true potential of virtualization beyond server consolidation using Oracle VM’s application-driven virtualization approach.
Details: Thursday, 2:30-2:55pm, Expo area (Theater on the right)
Speaker: Tom Kopec, OracleGet a high level review of the recently announce Dell / Oracle Active Infrastructure.
Come to the Oracle booth on Monday and Tuesday, talk to our experts, pick up free Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software DVD.
Monday Dec 02, 2013
By Antoinette O'Sullivan on Dec 02, 2013
Thousands of people have testified to the value of the Oracle Certification Program as follows:
- 97% said they have benefited from certification.
- 96% would recommend the program to a professional colleague.
- 89% said they gained more confidence in their Oracle expertise after becoming certified.
You have until December 21st to take the new Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCA Certification exam in its beta form. During the beta phase, you get a fully fledged certification at a much reduced price, for example $50 in the United States and 39 euros in the euro zone.
To see what is covered in this exam, look at the Exam Topics on the certification page.
For information about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to http://oracle.com/education/linux.
Friday Nov 22, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Nov 22, 2013
Happy Friday, folks, hope you had a great week.
Today, we've got a great video for you that describes the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM implementation at dcVAST:
We'll see you next week with a Thanksgiving week (here in the US!) edition of the Friday Spotlight.
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