In November, Oracle ran several live online events called the "Virtual Technology Summit" which are now available for on-demand viewing. The events had four tracks, Database, Java, Middleware, and Systems. In the Systems track, you'll find a number of sessions interesting for users of Oracle Linux, focused on OpenStack and Oracle VM.
If you'd like to check these sessions out, go register yourself here and have a look.
Over the last couple of weeks, we've done two fantastic live webcasts giving you tips on how to better manage your Oracle Linux environments. We discussed using Docker, Linux Containers, OpenStack, Spacewalk, and more. If you're looking to get a primer on how these technologies can help you, have a listen to the following on demand versions at your convenience.
One of the great things about webcasts is that you get to hear directly from Oracle experts and even ask questions about your own environment. They are a great way to get in-depth information straight from the source, especially if you weren’t able to come out to Oracle OpenWorld this year.
Coming up next Tuesday, we have an excellent webcast hosted by Oracle Linux Product Management Director Avi Miller, “Spacewalk and Ksplice: Keep Oracle Linux Systems Up to Date and Secure.” In the webcast, Avi will explain the details on using Spacewalk and Ksplice with Oracle Linux. And you’ll be able to ask Avi questions through the chat interface. And since Avi is based in Australia, we’ve scheduled this webcast at 3PM PST, allowing our friends in that part of the world to be able to tune in at a reasonable hour.
Spacewalk and Ksplice: Keep Oracle Linux Systems Up to Date and Secure
And thank you to those of you that joined our webcast this past Tuesday on Building the Modern Cloud-Enabled Data Center! If you missed that one, it’s a great introduction to Linux Containers, Docker, OpenStack, and more. The replay is just over 20 minutes, so you can head on over and check it out for a very concise overview of these technologies:
This year Oracle OpenWorld 2014 had been a busy one for us and our Partners. It had been one of the most successful showcases we had organized so far with 15 Partners actively demonstrating their solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Many of our ISV and IHV partners announced solutions around Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. During the Showcase, we recorded some of our partners who talked about their solution:
Here's the list of announcements and updates in September from our partners which shows the collaboration and joint engineering efforts of Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams with the key ISV and IHVs:
The OpenStack hands-on Lab event at Oracle
Open World was completely sold out. People who have had no prior
experience with OpenStack were able to easily launch instances, setup networks and storage, and exercise various OpenStack features. Given the high demand for the hands-on lab and the positive feedback from the
participants, we are making the lab publicly available, all you need is a
laptop and the document available here.
The lab is designed to run inside a VirtualBox VM and takes you through installing and exercising
OpenStack. It goes through basic operations, network, storage and guest
communication and demonstrates how to use them. You can go through the installation and configuration process but if you would like to skip the installation and configuration part and jump right into OpenStack operation we have created a pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine exactly for that. The virtual machine is an all-in-one OpenStack deployment, it has all the control and compute components needed to start creating instances. It also has an image already uploaded to make the whole process faster and simpler.
This virtual machine and setup can be used to further explore OpenStack features, and doing so on your laptop without the need for any additional equipment or software.
If you wanted to get started with OpenStack and didn't know where to begin this will be a great starting point. The lab assumes users have basic Linux skills but does not assume any OpenStack experience or understanding.
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.
Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom B
Virtualization is interesting but do you know how virtualization is deployed, developed and driven revenue for Oracle? Get the insight on how Oracle has ruggedized virtualization for the enterprise and how you can benefit from the experience. While at it, hear Wim talk about the strategy and roadmap
Pure Play OpenStack! As its tagline suggests, Mirantis OpenStack is known to be a truly flexible and open distribution of OpenStack, in other words – a Zero lock-in OpenStack Distribution.
Mirantis has integrated Oracle Linux and Oracle VM into Mirantis OpenStack distribution, offering joint customers a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads.
The Oracle and Mirantis partnership is all about giving choices to customers. It means that Mirantis will offer it enterprise customers a commercial bundle that will include a subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Likewise, Oracle will provide our high quality Linux support to every customer, no matter which Openstack distribution is chosen.
Mirantis will be exhibiting at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack at Oracle OpenWorld, drop by Mirantis’ kiosk to discuss how Mirantis can help in the management of your cloud infrastructure.
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Mirantis Kiosk is located at SLX-011, exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.
Today we announce the
general availability of Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0. With this
announcement we are now providing production OpenStack support to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM customers.
The support for OpenStack is available as part of the Oracle Linux and Oracle
VM Premier Support at no additional cost.
In December 2013 Oracle joined the OpenStack foundation, In
May, during the OpenStack conference in Atlanta, we have released the
technology preview version which was based on the Havana release. Since then we
have refreshed the tech preview to support Icehouse and continued improving it
by making install process simpler and fixing bugs. The GA release, which is
available today, is based on the latest Icehouse release.
Our goal is to help make OpenStack an enterprise grade
solution, capable of operating an entire datacenter including all types of
workloads meeting all the requirements including reliability, security and
performance. We would like OpenStack to become first class solution and the cloud operating system of
choice for customers of any size. One of
the ways Oracle can help make this a reality is to test and enable demanding enterprise
workloads to run on OpenStack. Making sure that those workloads can run on
OpenStack in a reliable and supported way is an important step in making
OpenStack an enterprise grade, general purpose cloud management solution. With experience in deploying and managing enterprise workloads in virtual environment we are in a good position to drive such enabling activity forward, and that is what we
plan to do.
Some resources and pointers to learn more about Oracle
OpenStack for Oracle Linux:
Oracle OpenStack for Oracle
Linux (aka O3L) is available for download from the Oracle Linux public yum
repository at http://public-yum.oracle.com
The Oracle Technical
Network (OTN) page for O3L is located here
and includes documentation, links and also a virtualbox VM which has O3L fully
installed, configured and ready to use on your own laptop
Next week is Oracle OpenWorld, at OpenWorld we will showcase
Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 1.0 and also have sessions and hands on lab
to discuss OpenStack, you are welcome to join us. Here are links to our sessions
Fujitsu offers a broad portfolio of IT products and services, focusing on providing solutions to support the modernization of existing business systems, business innovations and social innovations.
As such, Fujitsu will feature the latest member of the vShape family of systems that support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM - “vShape for x86 enterprise”.
This new system offers a converged compute, storage, network and management platform (“a data centre in a box”) which is optimized for virtualized deployment of Oracle applications and databases. The modular hot-pluggable architecture, based on the latest generation of high density blades and solid state storage, makes the solution uniquely adaptable and ultra-scalable while the pre-installed complete management stack allows for ultra-fast deployment.
Make sure you stop by the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack, where Fujitsu will be exhibiting, ready to answer your questions and provide you insights about enabling modernizations and innovations in your IT infrastructure in support of your business needs.
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Fujitsu Kiosk is located at SLX-017, exhibition is open from September 29th to October 1st, during exhibition hall hours.
OpenStack Silicon Valley is sold out, but if you are one of the lucky few attending today, please stop by and visit the Oracle OpenStack team. Chat with Ronen Kofman, director of product development and get the scoop on what he and the team has been up to.
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:
Insights and real world implementation examples from participating ISV, IHV and SI partners
Deeper knowledge on the latest developments of Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization and the Oracle OpenStack integrations
Broader view of how Oracle and Partners are implementing OpenStack
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!