The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce the availability of the Spacewalk client for Oracle Linux 7. Customers who want to register Oracle Linux 7 servers with an existing Spacewalk server can install the client from the Oracle Public Yum repository. It can also be added to Spacewalk itself for local installation via Spacewalk.
To access the Spacewalk client repository for Oracle Linux 7, add the following stanza to public-yum-ol7.repo on the client server:
name=Spacewalk Client 2.2 for Oracle Linux 7 ($basearch)
To add the Spacewalk client for Oracle Linux 7 to an existing Spacewalk server install, create a new repository with the following URL:
This year, like in the past, Oracle Linux is featured in DellWorld at Austin, Texas, November 4-6. There are two Breakout Sessions and Oracle Stand you can visit to get more information about the Dell Integrated Systems with Oracle Databases (DISOD) based on Oracle Linux.
Session MT11: Lowering the cost via appliances and Dell engineered solutions
How can you lower your total solution costs, improve performance and availability and reduce maintenance for your Oracle workloads? Come learn about Dell server and storage engineered solutions and new appliances that support the Oracle software including Oracle Linux. See how to make the most out of your Oracle investment through the complementary Toad solutions, and learn about Dell’s ongoing enhancement of Oracle software and hardware management, including full integration of all Dell hardware management tools into Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Two sessions available:
Wednesday, Nov 5, 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Thursday, Nov 6, 8:30 am -9:30 am
Also visit the Oracle stand for DISOD/DAAD live demo rack located in the Datacenter area of the Expo.
Meet the Oracle Linux Team at the Open Source India Conference 2014, November 7th and 8th in Bangalore, India. You can learn about Oracle’s key Linux contributions, technical leadership, and commitments to the worldwide success of Linux for organizations of all sizes and across all industries.
Not only will there be a booth where you can talk to Oracle experts, you can also attend the Oracle Keynote “State of the Penguin and State of the Dolphin - Oracle’s Journey into Open Source” with Oracle Senior Director Oracle Linux and Virtualization, Ramesh Srinivasan.
With increasing budget constraints and resource limitations, it’s becoming more and more important to leverage technological advances to squeeze as much value as possible out of your data center deployments. Innovative tools such as Ksplice, DTrace, Linux Containers, Docker, Spacewalk, and more, can help you to deploy and manage your deployments quicker and easier, increasing overall ROI. Join this November webcast series to learn how these technologies with Oracle Linux can streamline deployment and management of your critical IT systems.
Building the Modern Cloud-Enabled Data Center with Oracle Linux 7 Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Time: 9:00 am PST Register here
Spacewalk and Ksplice: Keep Oracle Linux Systems Up to Date and Secure Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Time 3:00 pm PST Please note the 3:00 pm PST start time on this one to accommodate our friends in JAPAC. Replays will be available afterward if these dates and times are inconvenient for you. Register here
Title: Boost Performance and Cut Deployment Time with Nimble SmartStack for Oracle
When: November 11, 11am PST/2pm EST
Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle, John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco and Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage
For CIOs and IT managers, continuously tuning IT infrastructure to support evolving environments, rapidly provisioning more resources to support growing database environments, maintaining services levels and staying within budgets, especially in rapid growth environments is hard. To address these challenges, Nimble Storage, along with Oracle, and Cisco offers a converged infrastructure to deliver adaptive performance with high availability, capacity savings, efficient data protection, and improved staff productivity while handling rapid growth.
In this webinar you will learn how you can benefit from Nimble Storage SmartStack with Oracle and Cisco. The solution provides pre-tested, validated architectures and documented best practices for Oracle Database environments with Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 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.
The holidays are generally a time for family, friends and cheer, but with all of this cheer comes something lurking in the dark; security breaches. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, it is imperative for organizations to understand the importance of implementing a security and compliance strategy. The most important components to address are least privilege, auditing, password management, and compliance.
Join this engaging webinar, hosted by Oracle and BeyondTrust, to learn how you can best protect your organization during the upcoming holiday season. By attending this webcast, you'll learn:
Why it's important to implement a least privilege strategy this holiday season
Understanding your organization’s data security compliance efforts
Managing and implementing least privilege with BeyondTrust PowerBroker & Oracle Linux
What you can do NOW to beef up your organization’s security & compliance program
Product Manager for Server & Vulnerability Products
Director of Product Management, Oracle Linux
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:
Happy Friday Oracle Linux fans, this week our spotlight is a new whitepaper that is co- authored by Rick Stehno of Seagate and Avi Miller of Oracle. This paper gives tips to optimize your Oracle Linux, MySQL and the PCIe card which increases the performance of your environment with just few steps:
Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) was chosen for this study because of its upstream support for the latest hardware relevant to modern data center operations. In addition, MySQL database workloads benefit from the platform’s deep integration with the solution stack, optimizations resulting from industry collaborations and enhancements in the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enteprise Kernel includes extensive performance and scalability improvements to the process scheduler, memory management, file systems, and the networking stack. It was tuned to perform better and faster on leading-edge x86 configurations that feature many CPU cores and large amounts of main memory, and optimized libraries and system calls help to improve performance for MySQL queries. Because of these optimizations and pervasive testing that occurs within Oracle, Oracle Linux is able to address large transaction capacities and scale well as the number of database users or the number of databases increases. This document will present tuning and processes that can be applied to increase TPC-C performance when using the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card.
By following the simple tuning tips outlined in this paper, a successful implementation of the Sun Flash Accelerator F80 PCIe Card with optimal performance can occur in most environments.
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.
We had a fantastic first full day of Oracle OpenWorld, with plenty of packed sessions, hands on labs, and lots of interaction at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack. Here are the highlights for day 2, be sure to catch these sessions if you can:
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
As technology evolves, the complexity of securing our dynamic IT environment has changed, where the threats are no longer just access-based but now content-based. As such, there’s a requirement for intelligent software controlled security coupled with identity-based policy enforcement of all content. That’s where Fortinet comes in, with its network security appliances – appliances that provide an extensive array of functionality an organization needs to detect threat prevention within legitimate content, even from trusted sources and authorized applications.
Fortigate has been certified to work with Oracle VM. Drop by Fortigate’s kiosk at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about Security solutions for your network.
Want to know how to implement security in an increasingly dynamic world? Be sure to join Fortinet’s leading technical security expert, Ken McAlpine, VP of Network Security Solutions at the Scene and Be Heard Theater (#313) for a 20 minute session.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: Monday, Sep 29, 3:00 - 3:20 p.m at Moscone South, booth #313
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611
Fortinet Kiosk is located at SLX-015, the exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st
Fusion-io, now a SanDisk company, introduces support for Oracle VM
Fusion ioMemory has long history helping customers accelerate Oracle Linux environments. With its latest release of Virtual Storage Layer for Fusion ioMemory products, SanDisk now offers full support for Oracle VM expanding the ways that customers can take advantage of the combination of Oracle virtualization and Fusion ioMemory flash.
The new Fusion ioMemory Atomic Series provides premium performance for server-side PCIe application acceleration. The Atomic Series delivers the industry’s highest capacity flash in a PCIe form factor with up to 6.4TB per card. Improved error checking and correction technologies further add value for the most demanding enterprise customers.
Server-side Fusion ioMemory accelerates database applications placing data closer to the CPU and system memory resources for outstanding performance results. . This also allows customers to cache data on the server to accelerate application performance and dramatically reduces the load on Storage Area Networks (SANs). This also eliminates the I/O bottlenecks associated with highly virtualized servers while scaling up VM performance and density to increase the number of VMs that can efficiently run on a server.
Be sure to stop by the SanDisk kiosk (SLX-020) at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase and visit SanDisk booth #1429 at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about how Fusion ioMemory and the full range of SanDisk Enterprise offering for Oracle applications. SanDisk will also be hosting two Speaking Sessions:
“Accelerate Revenue and Reduce TCO with SanDisk Shared Flash”, presented by Jody Kirk, Director Product Management. Monday 9/29 at 2:30pm - 2:50pm, at Moscone South at the Scene and Be Heard Theatre (#313)
“Eliminating Transaction Latency in MySQL”, Conference Session, presented by Nisha Talagala, Fellow. Tuesday, 9/30 at 10:45am – 11:30am, at Moscone South #262.
Secure-24 showcases how customers can reduce OPEX and CAPEX and take away IT headaches at Oracle OpenWorld.
Secure-24 is an Oracle Gold Partner, providing hosting services for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hyperion on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM in their datacenters.
As your organization grows, so does your enterprise systems requirements – growing in complexity, in manageability and cost. In order to reduce cost, whilst increasing reliability, many Oracle customers are choosing to move their infrastructure to Oracle Linux. If you are in such a situation, please come listen to Secure-24’s VP of Product Management, Nick Llitch at the Scene and Be Heard Theatre (#313), where he will share insights as to the Reasons, Risks and Rewards of moving to Oracle Linux, through “A CIO’s Guide to Migrating from UNIX to Oracle Linux”.
Secure-24 will also be exhibiting at the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase, with Oracle OpenStack, at OpenWorld, please drop by to discuss your hosting needs.
In addition, Secure-24’s Sean Donaldson, Chief Technology Officer, will be sharing some insights and Best Practices for Virtual Compute Appliance, alongside other technologists, on Wednesday 10/1 at the Intercontinental – Grand Ballroom B.
Scene & Be Heard Theatre session: A CIO’s Guide to Migrating from UNIX to Oracle Linux: Reasons, Risks, Rewards, Monday, Sep 29, 12:00 - 12:20 PM at Moscone South, booth #313, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Showcase with OpenStack located at Moscone South, booth #611, Secure-24 Kiosk is located at SLX-012, the exhibition hall is open from September 29th to October 1st