Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

Learn About XFS in Oracle Linux 7 Training

Linux 7 system administrators know that:

  • XFS is the default file system for Oracle Linux 7.
  • XFS is a high-performance journaling file system that supports a maximum file system size of 500 TB and a maximum file size of 16 TB.
  • You can create an XFS file system on a regular disk partition and on a logical volume.

Build your Linux system administration skills by taking the Oracle Linux 7: System Administration course. You can take this 5-day instructor-led course as a:

  • 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 time-zones. Events currently on the schedule include January 11, February 1 or 15, March 28, April 4 or 18 and May 9 2016 in English and March 14 2016 in French.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this course. In-class events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Reading, England
7 March 2016
Paris, France
6 June 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
11 Jan 2016
Capetown, South Africa
1 August 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
29 February 2016 English
Pretoria, South Africa
11 July 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
22 February 2016
Belmont, CA, United States
7 December 2015
Tampa, FL, United States
25 January 2016
Atlanta, GA, United States
7 March 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 18 January 2016 English
Dallas, TX, United States 25 April 2016 English
If you are using Linux 5 or 6, consider taking the Oracle Linux 5 & 6 System Administration course.

To register for an event or to learn more about the Oracle Linux curriculum, go to

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:



 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 25 August 2014


 Jakarta, Indonesia

 4 August 2014


 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 6 October 2014


 Bangkok, Thailand

 20 October 2014


 Belmont, CA, United States

 18 August 2014


 Chicago, IL, United States

 8 September 2014


 Reston, VA, United States

 21 July 2014


To register for an event, request an additional event or learn more about the Oracle Linux Curriculum, go to

Thursday Feb 28, 2013

Announcing XFS Support for Oracle Linux

The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce a new offer for our customers with Premier Support subscription using Oracle Linux 6.  We have had many requests to provide a supported option for the XFS file system on Oracle Linux and effective today customers with Premier Support subscriptions using Oracle Linux 6 will receive XFS support, at no additional charge!  The XFS filesystem is a journaling file system known for high-performance and scalability.   With fast transactions, extreme scalability and near native I/O performance, it is easy to understand the popularity of this versatile filesystem.  XFS support is offered on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 and also with the Red Hat compatible kernel.  We are excited about this new offer and the great news is, most of the features are already available on your system today.  Install the RPM package  'xfsprogs' from ULN using the command  'yum install xfsprogs', which provides utilities for managing XFS and you will be ready to create and deploy. 


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