Wednesday 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.
Tuesday Nov 12, 2013
By Monica Kumar on Nov 12, 2013
Join us for a series of live events and discover how Oracle VM and
Oracle Linux offer an integrated and optimized infrastructure for
quickly deploying a private cloud environment at lower cost.
As one of the most widely deployed operating systems today, Oracle Linux delivers higher performance, better reliability, and stability, at a lower cost for your cloud environments. Oracle VM is an application-driven server virtualization solution fully integrated and certified with Oracle applications to deliver rapid application deployment and simplified management. With Oracle VM, you have peace of mind that the entire Oracle stack deployed is fully certified by Oracle.
Register now for any of the upcoming events, and meet with Oracle experts to discuss how we can help in enabling your private cloud.
Hope to see you at one of these events!
Monday Nov 11, 2013
By Michele Casey on Nov 11, 2013
Over the years, customers migrating to Oracle Linux have asked for options to provide a transitional solution for their existing system management tools (such as Red Hat Satellite Server) while evaluating and planning migrations to Oracle's Enterprise Manager, which is offered at no additional charge with Oracle Linux Support Subscriptions. Based on this request, we are pleased to announce support for the open-source community project, Spacewalk, which is the basis for both Red Hat Satellite Server and SUSE Manager. Effective today, customers with Oracle Linux Basic and Premier Support subscriptions have access to a fully supported Spacewalk build which can be setup to easily manage Oracle Linux systems.
Spacewalk support for Oracle Linux requires Oracle Linux 6, x86_64 for the server and provides support for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6 (x86, x86_64) clients. This solution requires Oracle Database 11g Release 2 as the supported database repository for Spacewalk with Oracle Linux. Customers may use an existing Oracle database license or they may begin by downloading a 30-day trial license from eDelivery. Customers with Oracle Linux Basic and Premier subscriptions will automatically have access to the channel hosting the supported build. Please review the release notes for further instructions.
Oracle Enterprise Manager is still the recommended enterprise solution for managing Oracle Linux systems and we want to provide the easiest transition path for our customers. We are excited to offer this solution to our Oracle Linux customers while they plan and implement their migration to Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Thursday Nov 07, 2013
By Zeynep Koch on Nov 07, 2013
You are invited to the live webcast with Nimble Storage, Oracle and Cisco where we will talk about the new SmartStack solution from Nimble Storage that features Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Cisco UCS products.
In this webinar, you will learn how Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco provides a converged infrastructure for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. SmartStack, built on best-of-breed components, delivers the performance and reliability needed for deploying Oracle on a single symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) server or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on multiple nodes.
Friday Oct 25, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Oct 25, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone!
Our spotlight this week is on a really cool technical tip on the Oracle Technology Network from Yuli Vasiliev called "How to Launch Linux Utilities from Oracle Database". From Yuli's introduction:
"By wrapping a Linux utility in a script and using an external database table's preprocessor directive, you can launch the utility from within Oracle Database and have the utility's output be inserted into the external table. This allows you to do things such as query operating system data and then join it with data in Oracle Database."
Head on over to OTN to read the full article.
Thursday Oct 24, 2013
By Chris Kawalek on Oct 24, 2013
The October 2013 edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is here! This issue is absolutely packed with information. Some highlights:
- Information on the "Why Choose Oracle Linux for Your Oracle Database 12c Deployments?" webcast coming up on October 30.
- Now Available: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 3
- Oracle Linux Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2013
- Oracle Linux Now Available on Microsoft Azure
- Faster Downloads of Oracle Linux Updates
Plus, videos, white papers, customer spotlights, information on training, and much more! You can sign up to get the newsletter in your inbox automatically, or you can read this edition online right now.
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013
By Michele Casey on Oct 08, 2013
We're happy to announce the availability of Oracle Linux 5.10, the tenth update release for Oracle Linux 5. ISO images will soon be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and the individual RPM packages have already been published to our public yum repository. This release includes the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (2.6.39-400), Oracle's recommended kernel for Oracle Linux. For further details, please see the Oracle Linux 5.10 Release Notes.
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.
Monday Oct 07, 2013
By Zeynep Koch on Oct 07, 2013
You are invited to the live webcast on Wed, October 30, 2013, 10am PT featuring Sumanta Chatterjee, Vice President, Database Engineering, and Monica Kumar, Senior Director Product Marketing of Oracle as speakers.
Oracle Database on Oracle Linux helps customers lower IT costs while delivering high quality of service. With Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Linux, customers benefit from the joint development and testing resulting in optimized features, better stability and higher performance to enable the next generation of enterprise applications.
In this webcast, Oracle experts will cover:
- Advantages of choosing Oracle Linux for Oracle Database
- Key optimizations and features such as Database Smart Flash Cache, data integrity, and Cgroups that make Oracle Linux the best performing and most reliable Linux for deploying Oracle Database
- Tools to simplify and speed deployment of Oracle Database on Linux, including Oracle VM Templates, Oracle Validated Configurations, and pre-install RPM
- Integrated database and operating system management with Oracle Enterprise Manager
- Real-life customer examples
You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions and chat to the speakers and Oracle experts during this webcast.
Don’t miss this informative session. Register now.
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