Tuesday May 28, 2013

Achievement Unlocked: Successful Solaris TechDay in Vienna. Your Task: Feedback Please!

The Solaris TechDay 2013 in Vienna was outstandingly successful.

Some characteristics: 
Event sized for: maximum 80 attendants. Registrations: Over 110. Number of participants who really showed up: 98. We had customers, partners, Oracle colleagues visiting from Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia! Pretty impressive :) 

We started with the technical presentations, we heard a keynote explaining that Oracle runs best on Solaris from Solaris Product Manager Joost Pronk, then saw an update about what's new in Solaris 11.1 by Joerg Moellenkamp, learned about Arrow ECS' Solaris Training Center, heard about real-life implementation scenarios with SAM/QFS and Solaris Cluster from Rudi Rotheneder, and discussed how Solaris Zones integrate with Solaris Cluster by Karoly Vegh

After the presentations we distributed our technical attention between four Hands-on-Labs (Zones and ZFS) and LiveDemos (LDoms by Rudi and Solaris Performance Visualization by Manuel Zach). 

A photomontage of the Solaris Day

After those several discussions spun of by coffee, snacks and beer, many already proudly wearing their freshly acquired Solaris Day TShirts. 

And now it is your turn, we need your feedback!

Please let us know what you thought of the event. We are looking for both positive feedback about what worked well for you on the TechDay, and also constructive criticism. We would like to hear what was new for you, what you would like to hear about a possible future event.  

Feel free to add your comments below, send me a mail directly, or tweet me, about presentation content, event execution, wishes, techtopic requests, how the HoLs and the Demos worked out for you, or anything you'd like to say about the event. 

Feedback is pretty important. Let us know how to support the Solaris community further. This is the only way to keep up events like this and improve them further. 

As soon as we have 10 feedback posts I'll release the presentation slides! :) 

Thank you in advance!

-- charlie  

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Monday Apr 22, 2013

Solaris Technical Day on the 23rd May in Vienna

Update: the registration link is live!

What is the best way to directly exchange information with your fellow engineers running UNIX platforms or applications thereupon? In our opinion it is a face-to-face chat by a conference-coffee or by an after-conference beer. To enable this kind of less formal technical information exchange we set up a technical event, the Solaris Day 2013 in Vienna

We invite customers, partners, SystemEngineers, DBAs, ApplicationEngineers, to join us on the 23rd May, in Vienna in the Urania to review past, present and future Solaris technologies, discuss real-world customer usecases, learn about the ways Solaris features are utilized in different scenarios. 

What do you need to know?

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Wednesday Feb 27, 2013

How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part IV, Shared Storage

This is Part IV of the series "How to build a private IaaS cloud platform?", elaborating about the platform requirements to face when building a multipurpose Infrastructure as a Service platform.

In this post we are looking into the requirements the chosen shared storage has to fulfill.

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Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part III, Operating System

This is Part III of the series "How to build a private IaaS cloud platform?", elaborating about the platform requirements to face when building a multipurpose Infrastructure as a Service platform. 

In this post we are looking into the requirements the chosen OS has to fulfill. 

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Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

What's new in Solaris 11.1?

Solaris 11.1 is released, and though Solaris 11 itself has been great, there are 300+ new projects/features included in this new update.
What exactly? What's new in Solaris 11.1? Allow me to elaborate about some of the new features. 

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Thursday Oct 25, 2012

Clustering Basics and Challenges

For upcoming posts it seemed to be a good idea to dedicate some time for cluster basic concepts and theory. This post misses a lot of details that would explode the articlesize, should you have questions, do not hesitate to ask them in the comments. 

The goal here is to get some concepts straight. I can't promise to give you an overall complete definitions of cluster, cluster agent, quorum, voting, fencing, split brain condition, so the following is more of an explanation. 

Here we go.

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Register to the Solaris 11.1 and Solaris Cluster webcast!

On the 7. November there will be a live webcast about Oracle Solaris 11.1 and Oracle Solaris Cluster that you do not want to miss: the Online Launch Event: Oracle Solaris 11 - Innovations for your Data Center

This live webcast will have three sessions:

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Wednesday May 16, 2012

Summary: What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch?

There was a great online forum titled: Solaris 11: What's new since the launch? last week, and it has brought quite an amount of update and information about what indeed is going on on the Solaris 11 roadmap and how Solaris interacts and extends other products.For the ones lacking the time to watch the videos, this is an attempt for a summary. [Read More]

Friday Feb 24, 2012

Zones? Clusters? Clustering zones? Zoneclusters?

Zones, the Solaris-builtin virtualization are cleanly integratable with Solaris Cluster in different ways - this post should shed some light on the different options, and provide an example of zoneclusters. 

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