Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

TechDay in Vienna: Oracle on Oracle

Following up on the success of the quite successful TechDay in Vienna: Solaris event we scheduled the next TechDay with the focus "Oracle Software advantages on Oracle Hardware". 

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to announce the 

TechDay in Vienna:
Oracle on Oracle

event, on the afternoon of

January 30!

Location: 25hours Hotel, Vienna 

Short summary:

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Friday Aug 30, 2013

So, what makes Solaris Zones so cool?

How do you virtualize? Do you emulate virtual machines? Do you partition your servers' hardware? Or do you run a container technology? 

This post is about the third option, a container technology built right into Solaris: Solaris Zones. They are pretty awesome. But what exactly makes Zones so cool?

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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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Thursday Aug 02, 2012

New RHEL to Solaris 11 Evaluation Guide

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Solaris 11 Evaluation guide by Glynn Foster has been revised and updated. This guide is intended for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administrators to evaluate the outstanding features of Solaris 11.

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Monday Jun 18, 2012

Summary of the Solaris 11 webcast's livechat QnA session

This is a followup post to the previous summary on the "What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch" webcast. That webcast has had a chatroom for a live Questions and Answers session running. I went through the archive of those and compiled a list of some of the (IMHO) most relevant and most frequently asked questions, I'd like to share. This is the first part, covering the QnA of Session I and II of the webcast, in a followup post we can have a look of the rest of the sessions if required - let me know in the comments. Also, should you have questions, as usual, feel free to ask those there too. [Read More]

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]

Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

Great Solaris 10 features paving the way to Solaris 11

It takes time to make the move on a productive platform from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11. Years, possibly. Many customers will run Solaris 10 for a long time more - here's a summary of some features that can ease their operations and were already available in S10 too. [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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Thursday Feb 16, 2012

Shall I use Zones or LDOMs?

We get the question of choosing between the virtualization technologies ldoms (OVM for SPARC) and zones a lot. In this post we intend to clarify the differences and their cooperation. [Read More]

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