Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Training Thursdays: Learn to Use Advanced Features of Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux is designed for enterprise class applications. To get the most from Oracle Linux using advanced features take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course and learn to:

  • Configure DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Samba, and other network services
  • Configure LDAP, PAM, and other authentication services
  • Automate installation using Kickstart
  • Recover from boot errors
  • Use advanced package management features
  • Configure network bonding, VLANs, and VPNs
  • Implement Linux Containers, Docker, KVM and other virtualization services
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes
  • Use DTrace to identify performance bottlenecks
  • Configure iSCSI, device multipathing, and OCFS2

You can take the Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 28 March, 25 April and 11 and 18 July 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 15 August 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 12 September 2016  English
 Vilvoorde, Belgium
 9 May 2016  English
 Brasilia, Brazil
 14 November 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Sao Paolo, Brazil
 23 May 2016  Brazilian Portuguese
 Bogota, Colombia
 18 April 2016  Spanish
 London, England
 18 April 2016  English
 Hamburg, Germany
 18 April 2016  German
 Munich, Germany
 9 May 2016  German
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 31 October 2016  English
 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 18 July 2016  English
 Makati City, Philippines
 25 April 2016  English
 Auckland, New Zealand
 14 November 2016  English
 Wellington, New Zealand
 16 May 2016  English
 Singapore
 25 April 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand
 27 June 2016  English
 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
 17 July 2016  English
 Belmont, CA, United States  9 May 2016  English
 Miami, FL, United States  27 June 2016  English
 Reston, VA, United States  1 August 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  29 August 2016  English
 Durham, NC, United States  3 October 2016  English

Those using Oracle Linux 5 or 6 should take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course. You can take this course in the following formats:
  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to get hands-on experience when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 11 April, 23 May, and 13 and 20 June 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Sao Paolo, Brazil
18 April 2016 Brazilian Portuguese
Jakarta, Indonesia
16 May 2016 English
Milan, Italy
6 June 2016 Italian
Turin, Italy
12 December 2016 Italian
Amman, Jordan
17 April 2016 English
Seoul, Korea
26 September 2016 Korean
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 September 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa
3 October 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
18 April 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 18 April 2016 English
Belmont, CA, United States 15 May 2016 English
Reston, VA, United States 13 June 2016 English
Cambridge, MA, United States 18 July 2016 English
Irving, TX, United States 22 August 2016 English

The Oracle Linux 5 & 6 Advanced Administration course is one step in your preparation to take the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administrator OCP certification exam.

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

Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

Learn about Btrfs, XFS, OCFS2 and More in Oracle Linux Training

Do you want to get hands on experience in creating and learning the benefits of the following file system?

  • The XFS file system - A high performance journaling file system that supports a maximum file system size of 100 TB and a maximum file size of 16 TB.
  • Btrfs - an open source general purpose file system that began in Oracle and is now contributed to by a number of major players. Btrfs provides extent-based file storage with a maximum size of 16 Exabytes.
  • OCFS2 - a general purpose, POSIX-compliant, shared disk cluster file system developed at Oracle. It allows multiple nodes to access the same disk at the same time. OCFS2 has two allocation units, blocks and clusters. OCFS2 supports block sizes ranging from 512 bytes to 4 KB and cluster sizes ranging from 4 KB and 1 MB. Cluster size is always greater than or equal to block size.

To learn more about these topics and many others, consider taking the Oracle Linux Advanced Administration course.

You can take this 5-day, instructor-led training course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Take a class from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 25 August 2014

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 4 August 2014

 English

 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 6 October 2014

 English

 Bangkok, Thailand

 20 October 2014

 English

 Belmont, CA, United States

 18 August 2014

 English

 Chicago, IL, United States

 8 September 2014

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 21 July 2014

 English

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

Friday Apr 18, 2014

Friday Spotlight: How to Test OCFS2 in a Virtual Environment with Oracle VM VirtualBox

Happy Friday! Our spotlight this week is on a brand new technical article that steps you through how to setup an OCFS2 environment on your desktop using Oracle VM VirtualBox.

How to Test OCFS2 in a Virtual Environment with Oracle VM VirtualBox

See you next week!

-Chris

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

The February '14 Oracle Linux Newsletter is Out!

The February 2014 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! This issue has some fantastic stories on OCFS2, Ksplice, using Oracle Database with Oracle Linux, new customer success stories, and much more!

You can read the latest edition online right now, or subscribe to have future issues delivered straight to your inbox! 

-Chris 

Friday Feb 07, 2014

Friday Spotlight: OCFS2 Best Practices Guide

Happy Friday!

Our spotlight this week is on a brand new white paper, "OCFS2 Best Practices Guide". In this paper, Oracle's Robert Chase describes in detail how to get the most from OCFS2 in Oracle Linux.

Read OCFS2 Best Practices Guide.

We'll see you next week!

-Chris 

Monday May 13, 2013

Learn About Advanced Oracle Linux Features

Just Released: The Oracle Linux Advanced System Administration training is ideal for administrators. In this 3-day course, you'll learn about managing resources and file systems, while developing troubleshooting and advanced storage administration skills.

Learn To:

  • Address today's large storage requirements.
  • Manage resources to deliver consistent response times and performance.
  • Allocate system resources to specific Linux processes.
  • Recover from boot errors.
  • Identify and resolve performance issues in your systems.
  • Use DTrace, which provides a comprehensive look into the software stack and enables you to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • Experience the Oracle Cluster File System, which provides a high performance and high availability file system when you must have a redundant environment.
  • Understand a variety of tools and techniques to diagnose performance problems on Oracle Linux systems.
  • Use new technologies, including Linux Containers.

You can take this live, instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-virtual event: No travel required. Participate in this event from your own desk.
  • In-class: Travel to an education center to take this class.

This course has just gone live so it is a perfect time to register your interest in events you want to see on the schedule by going to http://oracle.com/education/linux.

Monday May 14, 2012

ORACLE at LinuxTag, May 23-26

LinuxTag LogoOracle will be at LinuxTag 2012 in Berlin Germany 23-26 May, 2012, will you?

LinuxTag has been held regularly for 15 years, longer than any other Linux fair in Europe. More than 200 free software projects and companies participate, more than in any other European Linux event. LinuxTag attracts nearly 12,000 visitors — an unrivalled record. Since its beginnings in 1995, visitors and exhibitors have valued the credibility and expertise behind LinuxTag.

During four days visitors of the fair and the congress can experience the open-source-trends. Collaboration and interesting business models are focused on under the slogan “Open minds create effective solutions”.

We will be there as a Bronze Sponsor, with several technical presentations as well as a booth. Come and visit us in Hall 7.2B, booth #253 to meet and discuss topics like Linux, Solaris, MySQL, Virtualization and Java with Oracle technical experts and to get a free Oracle Linux DVD. You also have a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Touch by entering our raffle at the booth!

Here are the sessions that Oracle speakers will be presenting:

JDK 7 Updates in OpenJDK
Speaker: Dalibor Topic (Oracle)
Wednesday, 23.05.2012, Europa II, 10:45-11:30

In this talk you'll learn how the JDK 7 Updates Project in OpenJDK works, and how to work within it, how to track changes, get your fixes in, and follow along as for example the Mac OS X Port gets integrated into future JDK 7 update releases.

OCFS2: Status and Overview
Speaker: Lenz Grimmer (Oracle)
Thursday, 24.05.2012, London, 10:00-10:45

Attendees will learn about the features and improvements that set OCFS2 apart from other Linux-based cluster file systems, including: Heartbeat implementation: global vs. local heartbeats - Storage optimizations: Extent-based Allocations, Hole punching, Reflinks

Btrfs: Status and Overview
Speaker: Lenz Grimmer (Oracle)
Thursday, 24.05.2012, London (TBD) 

This talk will give a technical overview over the Btrfs file system, its main features and recent developments. Attendees will get an impression of the features and capabilities and what sets Btrfs apart from existing Linux file systems.

Register today!

Tuesday Jul 12, 2011

First episode of the Oracle Linux Podcast: Sunil Mushran on OCFS2

We've just published the first episode of the new Oracle Linux Podcast, in which we are going to cover topics around Linux in general and Oracle Linux in particular.

In this recording, I've interviewed Sunil Mushran from our Engineering team to give us an update and overview about OCFS2, Oracle's shared-disk clustering file system for Linux. We're talking about its features and use cases as well as the development process, the collaboration with the Linux Kernel community and upcoming developments. You can subscribe to our podcast RSS feed here.

A dedicated web page about the podcast is under development, too, and we've a few more interesting interviews in the pipeline.  Enjoy!

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