Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Oracle will be part of the largest gathering of Cisco customers, experts, and partners anywhere in the world, on May 18-22 in San Francisco.
Cisco is one of our closest partners with more than 20 years of partnership, which covers engineering, joint solutions, sales engagement, support for mutual customers and more. As part of our engineering engagement, Cisco is constantly qualifying and supporting Cisco UCS hardware on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM.
Oracle had been collaborating with Cisco and Netapp to validate the FlexPod solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization. In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to Cisco products. You can get more information about these solutions as well as other key advantages of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM if you visit our booth.
Come and see us at Booth 2229 – Cisco Application Partners Pavilion.
Today we are announcing OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. This support will be included as part of Premier Support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at no extra cost.
Existing customers can deploy OpenStack with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and receive support for the entire software stack. This support includes base operating system which OpenStack installs on, the OpenStack bits, hypervisor and guest operating system with Oracle Linux. This complete end to end support which includes all the components of the stack is a key requirement for enterprise customers and therefore we will be providing it as part of Oracle Linux / Oracle VM Premier Support.
Today we are releasing a technology preview which allows customers and partners to test OpenStack with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux. The technology preview is available here. Together with the tech preview we are providing a Getting Started guide which walks the user through the steps of setting up an OpenStack deployment, the Getting Started guide is available here. The technology preview and Get Started guide give users a simple and easy way to deploy OpenStack and make their first steps exploring the features available with it. The technology preview is also suitable for vendors who would like to integrate with OpenStack from Oracle.
As OpenStack matures and evolves it provides a solution which can meet the growing need for standardization in the IT infrastructure. With the wider adoption of OpenStack customers are looking to leverage it to a broader set of applications including enterprise applications. One of our main goals is to work with the community and help OpenStack take the next step into the enterprise application space, allowing customers to deploy enterprise applications in a reliable, supportable manner.
EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian!
As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to
manage your business and your career. Come to EMC World 2014 to find out how we
collaborate with EMC on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux products. Here’s just a
summary of the sessions and activities that will involve our products:
If you’re an Oracle customer, you’re probably familiar with the yearly COLLABORATE conference put on by the IOUG, OAUG, and Quest user groups. It’s a fantastic conference where lots of real world Oracle use cases are discussed, and this year's show is happening next week in Las Vegas.
If you’re going to the show, be sure to check out the Oracle Linux and Oracle VM content there. First, there is an Oracle Linux / Oracle VM booth in the demo area, where you can talk to some knowledgable folks. If you have questions on using Oracle Linux or Oracle VM in your environment, this is the place to go!
Second, there are two sessions that will be very interesting for you:
998: Oracle Linux—State of the Penguin
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: Level 3, San Polo 3501A
997: Oracle Virtualization Strategy and Roadmap
Date: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Level 3, San Polo 3501A
Also, there are several sessions related to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM that aren’t being done by our team, but would still be valuable for you. In the agenda tool, search for “Linux", "Oracle Linux", “Virtualization", and "Oracle VM”.
If you’re going to the show, we hope to see you there!
Happy Friday! Our Friday Spotlight today is a bit unique in that we're putting the same information on both the Oracle Virtualization blog and the Oracle Linux blog. The reason is that we want to tell you about a fantastic opportunity for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux administrators.
On January 28, Oracle is hosting an event called Virtual Sysadmin Day. If you haven't attended one of these before, you're in for a treat. These events let you attend a virtual version of the hands on lab sessions that we run each year at Oracle OpenWorld. So, if you've ever wanted to go to one of those sessions but couldn't get to San Francisco or the other Oracle OpenWorld locations around the world, now is your chance to attend from the comfort of you desk!
The format is really cool. The materials for the lab are provided for you, you just need to have Oracle VM VirtualBox (it's a free download), and download the pre-configured virtual machines for the labs. You should do this ahead of the event, but all the information to help you do it is available to you when you register.
On the day of the event, you login and watch some intro content that sets up the labs, and then you follow the steps for the labs on you own system. Oracle experts will be in the chat area to help with issues you might run into.
Virtual Sysadmin Day Winter 2014 January 28, 2014 9AM - 1PM Pacific Standard Time
Oracle is proud to be a Gold sponsor at Dell World 2013. Join Oracle Linux and Virtualization experts and discover how you can benefit from Oracle software integration with Dell hardware. Our activities include:
Session: Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle Database 12c Deployments
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.
Theater Presentation: Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle Database and Oracle Applications with Oracle VM
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.
Theater Presentation: Dell/Oracle Active Infrastructure
Details: Thursday, 2:30-2:55pm, Expo area (Theater on the right)
Speaker: Tom Kopec, Oracle
Get 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.
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
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.
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.
When : Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle
John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco
Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage
SmartStack™solutions provide pre-validated reference architectures that speed deployments and minimize risk. All SmartStack solutions incorporate Cisco UCS as the compute and network infrastructure.
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.
Oracle is sponsoring GITEX, October 20 - 24, 2013, Dubai World Trade Center, Hall # 5
Visit Oracle Linux & Oracle VM teams at workstation WS-2, located at the Oracle booth in hall # 5 to learn the latest and greatest about these technologies! Discuss and explore about Oracle’s long standing commitment and contribution to the Open Source Community and differentiated offerings it has provided.
Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability for enterprise applications and systems along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. Optimized for enterprise workloads, Oracle Linux is the only operating system to offer zero-downtime updates.
Oracle offers the industry's most complete and integrated virtualization, from desktop to the data center. Going far beyond simple consolidation, Oracle enables you to virtualize and manage your full hardware and software stack. Oracle VM server virtualization is designed to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management.
Don't miss the opportunity to interact real time with subject matter experts from Oracle Linux and Oracle VM teams when you visit the booth.
How can we top today's activities in San Francisco??
First there is Americas Cup Finals where Oracle Team America is about to win, Customer appreciation concert featuring Maroon 5, San Francisco Giants vs LA Dodgers game.. too much excitement going on but we have some great events at Oracle OpenWorld as well.
Our Oracle Linux Sessions today:
10:15amOracle Linux: Diagnostics and Troubleshooting (Greg Marsden) Westin- City
1:15pm HOL: Getting started with Linux Container (Lenz Grimmer) Marriott Marquis-Salon 5/6
Visit one of our demopods:
Migration Made Easy: Red Hat and SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux Moscone South, SC-144
Oracle Linux: The Best Enterprise Linux Moscone South, SC-146
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion
Visit the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion to hear why leading ISVs and IHV partners support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The partners attending to Linux and Virtualization Pavilion this year are: Beyondtrust, HP, Dell, Emulex, SAS, TrendMicro, NimbleStorage
We are also hosting an event in the pavilion :
"Meet the Experts" session today 3pm with Wim Coekaerts, Sr.VP of Oracle Linux and Virtualization Engineering as the guest with developers, experts from Oracle Linux and Oracle VM.
Visit this session and you can to talk to our experts you can get a limited edition T-Shirt and be in the drawing for a cool penguin.
Have a great day and GO Oracle Team USA and Oracle Linux team !
This is an exciting development for Oracle customers because it gives them more choice in how they want to deploy their Oracle software, including Oracle Applications, Oracle Database, and more, with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux. The combination is especially interesting in small to medium sized businesses for a number of reasons.
First, there is an extremely low barrier to entry. With zero license cost for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, there are never any upfront fees to take into consideration. This helps small to medium sized businesses do all of their architecting, testing, and even implementation without needing to worry about license fees. Another factor that reduces the barrier to entry isOracle VM Templates. There are over 100 of these ready to run virtual machines, pre-tested, pre-configured with popular Oracle software requiring near-zero OS, or application knowledge, ready to deploy from point of download. For SMB’s with slim IT resources, Oracle VM Templates help to radically reduce deployment time so companies can focus on growing their business.
The last piece of the puzzle for small and medium sized businesses is affordable support costs. With some of the lowest support costs in the industry, if a customer chooses to purchase support for their deployment, they are assured of a low cost, high value investment. Affordable support costs paired with zero license fees means that overall costs stay incredibly low.
And now, all of this is certified for use on Lenovo’s ThinkServer Systems!
When you look at these factors, the combination of Lenovo ThinkServer Systems and Oracle VM and Oracle Linux is a very compelling option.
This year Australian Oracle User Group event INSYNC13 will feature Oracle Linux Half day workshop / Lab.
Come to see, hear and touch Oracle Linux – forget what others might have told you, experience it for yourself. How to install it, patch it and manage it and what is can do that no other Linux distributions can do. This is lab lecture session with ample time to experience Oracle Linux first hand plus a great Overview of Oracle Enterprise manager and Oracle VM for x86.
Being held in conjunction with the INSYNC13 series of conferences but being a separate component this workshop will attract an additional fee if you have not registered to attend one of the conferences.
Melbourne, 20 August 1.45pm - 4.30pm
Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street, Carlton, Melbourne, VIC 3053
Registering only for the Linux lab will not provide entry to any other INSYNC13 Conference session. However, even though you have registered for the Conference, you are still required to register separately for this lab to ensure there are sufficient training materials available.
Oracle Linux Track
Understanding Oracle Linux and the options – compatible kernel or UEK
Where to find Oracle Linux related information
Package management on Oracle Linux using RPM and yum.
Overview of Ksplice, zero downtime kernel updates that enable customers to apply security updates, patches and critical bug fixes without rebooting.
Linux services and run levels, how to start and stop them, checking the status of a particular service.
Preparing block devices, creating physical and logical volumes.
Introduction to the Btrfs file system.
Paul Kangro, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle
Paul has had a long career in IT spanning over 20 years with a variety of organizations including IBM, Cable and Wireless, Novell and now Oracle. During that time he has been involved in many aspects of IT including, Linux, Identity and Security, Virtualization and Cloud Computing providing technical and architectural advice to a wide range of clients around the Asian region.
As a Principal Sales Consultant for Oracle, Paul focuses on the technical aspects of Oracle’s Linux and Virtualization offerings. Paul studied Electrical Engineering at the University of NSW and has a Master in Management from MGSM.
Roshan Sathe, Senior Presales, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux @ Oracle CorpOracle
Paul will present at Brisbane and Perth
Roshan at Melbourne.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event site.
Are you just starting on Oracle Linux or do you still feel you are missing some knowledge on how to configure, install or patch your Oracle Linux? If you answered yes, this event for you. This is our second virtual sysadmin day for Oracle Linux and it had been hugely popular in the past. This is a hands-on experience for all those Sysadmins that are looking for a great training without leaving their office or home. You will learn to:
Install Oracle Linux using RPM and yum repositories; create storage volumes, prepare block devices, work with filesystems
Create and mount Btrfs in Oracle Linux, work with block devices and snapshots
Come and join us on July 15, 9am-12pm Pacific Time for an informative and interactive session.
As the Oracle community is gathering at IOUG this week sharing news, checking out the latest innovations, the Oracle VM and Oracle Linux team are also busy working to expand our platform validation support. In a collaborative effort with both Cisco and NetApp, we’d like to give you an early glimpse of the upcoming reference architectures for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM with FlexPod:
A FlexPod with Oracle VM is scheduled for the second half of 2013 – this Oracle VM architecture offers virtualization coverage for Oracle as well as non-Oracle workloads
A FlexPod featuring NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Linux, coming Jun 30, 2013 – this is the second Oracle Linux bare-metal design
A FlexPod with Oracle Linux, coming June 14, 2013 – this is one of two bare metal designs for running Oracle DB on Oracle Linux
The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization.
In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to FlexPod:
Oracle VM – Application-Driven Virtualization difference: Speed Dev/Test/Production application deployment – Using Oracle VM Templates, customers can deploy applications 7-10x faster than traditional virtualization approaches. Entire application stacks including guest OS with Oracle Linux can quickly be deployed or provisioned in hours or minutes. This empowers IT to have a direct impact on the business Quality of Service by enabling more test systems and or respond to end customer requirements more quickly.
Enhanced high availability with Oracle Linux: With Ksplice, Oracle Linux kernel updates are installed in seconds, without interrupting running applications or the people using those applications. You can quickly check on the current status of your systems before rolling out updates to your network. Installing updates requires no downtime, so your systems are more available than ever.
Certified by Oracle: All Oracle applications are certified on Oracle VM. This gives customers peace of mind that FlexPod with Oracle VM running Oracle applications are both fully tested and certified by Oracle
Reduce Licensing Cost: with zero licensing cost for both Oracle VM and Oracle Linux and low enterprise support cost, customers can dramatically reduce both capex and opex IT spending.
We’ll keep you updated as these reference architectures get published. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter to stay informed.
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Join us to learn how you can reduce costs and improve business agility while achieving the highest levels of MySQL scalability, security and uptime and hear about benefits of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM for your infrastructure.