By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Sep 11, 2014
Oracle Linux and Oracle VM will be at OpenStack Silicon Valley on September 16. Oracle is a sponsor at this event, join us and network with the OpenStack community for the latest news and trends.
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Visit Tegile at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-019
This Friday and next three Fridays until Oracle OpenWorld, we will be featuring the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase in our blogs. Our regular Friday Spotlights will resume in October after OpenWorld. The focus of this blog will be one of our key partners - Lenovo.
Lenovo Next Generation Servers: Oracle Solutions For Mid-Market Customers
Lenovo is a leading server provider in key market segments such as retail, education, hospitality, and enterprise customers with distributed data centers. Many of these customers are running Oracle solutions on Lenovo deployments.
In addition, this year’s Oracle OpenWorld offers a forum for Lenovo to announce some new and exciting news. Lenovo has been approved to move forward with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, and other ancillary product lines. With this new acquisition, Lenovo will support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations.
Come hear about Lenovo’s next generation servers, storage solutions, and the value of running Oracle software on Lenovo’s family of ThinkServer systems in these Scene and BeHeard sessions. Visit Lenovo at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-022.
LIVE WEBCAST: Backup and Disaster Recovery for Oracle in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00am PDT/11:00 am MDT
One of my favorite moments of the Oracle OpenWorld process is when the Schedule Builder tool opens up and attendees can start planning their schedules. That happened this week, and you can access it at the main Oracle OpenWorld page by clicking the "Sessions" menu and then "Schedule Builder".
In addition to Schedule Builder, another really great tool the Oracle OpenWorld team provides is called the Focus On document. These are dynamic HTML pages that group together similar topics to make it easy to identify things that would be interesting to you at the show.
The Focus on Oracle Linux document has been live for a few weeks, but up until this week it didn't have scheduling info, so it's much more interesting to take a look at now!
As I mentioned, the Focus On Document is dynamically generated when you click on it, so it gives you an up to the second view of the Oracle Linux content at the show. In fact, there should even be a couple of more additions to this schedule as a few more of the scheduling items get finalized, so the Focus On is a great way to keep track of those new items, too. And if you're logged in to your Oracle account, you can even click the little + icon on each session to register right then and there.
If you're interested attending Oracle OpenWorld and you are interested in Oracle Linux, please bookmark it. It's very handy to have, especially on your mobile device, at the show!
And look to this space for a lot more Oracle OpenWorld content in the coming weeks as we roll on toward toward the show starting on October 28 in San Francisco!
We are pleased to announce the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 3 (UEKR3U3) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the third quarterly update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-44) and includes driver updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security issues.
Some notable highlights include:
For more details, please review the release notes.
The source code is available on our public git repository.
I'm very proud that Oracle is an active member of the Linux community, with many Oracle folks deeply involved in mainline kernel development, leadership, standards development, and so on. To learn more about this, have a listen to this podcast:
We'll see you next week!
As the first day of LinuxCon North America 2014 draws to a close, we want to thank all the folks that stopped by our booth today! If you're at the show, please stop by our booth #204 and have a chat with our experts. And you won't want to miss these Linux and virtualization related sessions coming up tomorrow and Friday:
We look forward to meeting with you and we hope you enjoy the rest of LinuxCon North America 2014!
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase “aka.Pavilion" at Oracle Openworld will be amazing this year. You can find us in a spacious area in Moscone South (Booth #611), featuring many of our key partners. New this year in the Showcase, you will also find Oracle demopods showcasing Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization. In addition, we are also featuring OpenStack. A lot of exciting technologies and solutions in one stop! Oracle Linux and Virtualization partners will be on the floor with their latest integrations and solutions to help you better accelerate your infrastructure investments. Come by the Showcase to network, win some prizes and walk away with:
Whether you are modernizing your IT or planning an OpenStack deployment, join us in the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase and our experts will help you visualize your future, simplify your IT life and realize further profitability for your business.
Starting next week here on the Linux and Virtualization blogs, we’ll go into detail about the partners that you can visit in the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase. In the meantime, don't forget to mark Moscone South, Booth: 611 as a place to visit this year.
Hope to see you in our Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase!
On May we announced the technology preview of the OpenStack Havana release with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, today we are releasing the technology preview of the Icehouse release. This release is a fast and easy way to deploy OpenStack giving customers an excellent starting point to deploy Icehouse and test it in their environment. We made sure that the deployment process remains the same as it was for Havana using few simple steps so anyone ,even with no prior experience with OpenStack, can install and try it out. The Icehouse release is an important step in the process of making OpenStack a first class enterprise solution, it continues the strong maturity curve of OpenStack and introduces more plug-ins , more bug fixes and around 350 new features.
Oracle Distribution of OpenStack for Linux will become part of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM premier support subscriptions at no additional cost. Like Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers can use it for free or, shall they choose to, purchase support from Oracle and receive a complete production support for their deployment. As we stated previously, Oracle will support deployment of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM with any distribution of OpenStack the customer chooses and we will continue working with third party vendors to assure that we can integrate with their solution.
Please join us at Oracle OpenWorld on September 28th where we will have a special focus on OpenStack. At Oracle OpenWorld customers will have a chance to hear more about Oracle’s OpenStack strategy and products as well as see live demos and try them in the hands on labs.
Some technical details about the Icehouse tech preview release:
The download instructions are available here and the getting started guide is available here, for convenience we outline the few additional steps needed to complete the deployment
When deploying an Icehouse compute node with Oracle VM users have to perform two additional steps as part of their post-install steps. The two additional steps include setting the following parameters:
openstack-config --set /etc/nova/nova.conf libvirt cpu_mode none
openstack-config --set /etc/nova/nova.conf libvirt virt_type xen
When deploying an Icehouse compute node with Oracle Linux the two additional steps include setting the following parameters:
openstack-config --set /etc/nova/nova.conf libvirt virt_type kvm
openstack-config --set /etc/nova/nova.conf libvirt cpu_mode none
In both cases the operation needs to completed by restarting the nova-compute service:
service openstack-nova-compute restart
Today's Friday spotlight is all about Partners. We have two very interesting topics this week. First one is an interview about Oracle Linux for Partners.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Oracle Linux Overview for Partners
Bharat interviews Rich Mason, Senior Vice
President Worldwide for Oracle Linux, Virtualization & MySQL Sales. You will hear an overview of Oracle Linux and what opportunities are out
there for partners. He also covers top reasons for customers to chose Oracle Linux and unique advantages for partners like ISV, IHV, reseller and VADs,
Another news is about OPN Certified Specialist Test Fest @ OpenWorld begins Monday September, 29th, and runs until Thursday Oct 2nd, at Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. There you will have a pool of more than 140 exams available to choose from, to register for, to test your knowledge on and to become OPN Specialist Certified!
Register at the link below to secure your spot.
Some of the reasons to participate in Test Fest @ OPN Central:
That is all for this week, have a great weekend.
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