Monday Apr 21, 2014

A Note Of Gratitude

As per the Malayalam Calendar it happened to be my birth star today, and much to my surprise I got a wonderful gift from my friends from the Big Blue who have come for a training program on Solaris Cluster. The following picture will explain it all
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The following 'file photograph' from a class conducted during the second week of March 2014 on Solaris 11 has every single individual who made my day today. I'm grateful to each of them is an understatement.


Before I leave, let me introduce to you some other friends of mine, who came for two separate batches on an OU training around Oracle VM for SPARC last week, one in Bangalore and other at Hyderabad:



Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Solaris 11.2

Solaris 11.2 is scheduled to be launched on 29 April 2014. Register for the launch event here.

Sunday Mar 09, 2014

Year 2014 so far...

Before it's too late, let me introduce to you friends I made from the Oracle University Classes in Year 2014:


Transition to Solaris 11 session in Bangalore


Exadata Install & Maintenance session in Singapore.


MySQL for Developers session in Bangalore. For those interested, here's the detail about newly released MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification Exam.


MySQL for DBA session in Bangalore. Also read about the newly released MySQL 5.6 DBA Certification here.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration session in Bangalore.

Tuesday Dec 24, 2013

Seasons Greetings & New Year 2014 wishes

I'm a bit early than usual. The intent of course is not to get it done with, but to express myself, before you all get busy with the holiday actions & New Year Celebrations. I've never been so fond of New Year hype, because like many of you, I'd think that the positive changes in life can be brought about anytime and not necessarily as a part of New Year resolution. Plus, to tag a Year as 'good' or 'bad' seems folly, as there never was a major shift in the regular pattern of life everytime I changed my calenders. Life may continue to throw surprises, some pleasant, some not so.

Perhaps a slab of one dozen month is a reasonable checkpoint at which one could engage in self reflection on the progress made thus far. In that sense, let's hope we use this occasion to celebrate the joy in life, leave behind all miserable moments, all the same carrying the learning from it into a fresh set of another twelve months. Personally, the year that's bidding farewell to us in a handful of days time did make me look a miserable man at times. That's just one view though. Through a different coloured glass, I realize how profound a learning experience all of them happened to be. My hope is to use all such learning to translate life's events into positive experiences.

All personal musings aside, I'm here to tell you how grateful I'm for your company. Being connected with you through a channel set up by someone unseen is to me one of my true assets. Thank you for being there and I want you to know that you stand the reason for my smile on situations innumerable. Along with my wishes to you for only happiness in the year to come, my prayers for wisdom to take life as it comes and look at its events with great equanimity. Wish you pleasant holidays and a promising Year 2014!

Monday Dec 23, 2013

Last Classroom Training of CY'13

To publish a class photo of CY'13 in CY'14 would signal the height of laziness. So before this year give way to the next one, let me put up the photograph of my last in class training of CY'13 on MySQL.

Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

Solaris 11 Network Virtualization Features - Demo

For those who are interested in getting some useful information on Network Virtualization feature in Solaris 11, I'd recommend some of the demonstrations prepared by my friends at Solaris Curriculum Development team in Oracle:

Managing Network Resources Using Oracle Solaris 11
Configuring a Virtual Network Using Oracle Solaris 11.1 - Part1
Configuring a Virtual Network Using Oracle Solaris 11.1 - Part2

For details around Solaris 11 training programs from Oracle University, go here.

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

Oracle Key Manager Session in Dubai

Just last week, I had an opportunity to meet up with folks in the picture below for a three day discussion on Oracle Key Manager.



To know more details about the three day program from Oracle University on OKM, please click here.

Monday Oct 21, 2013

Last Two Assignments

Before it's too late, let me publish here the class portraits of my last two OU assignments:


Transition to Solaris 11 session at Hyderabad from October 15 - 19 2013


Exadata Install & Maintenance Session at Singapore from September 23 - 27 2013

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Pillar Axiom SAN Storage 5.x Administration Session in Bangalore

Just yesterday, one more session on the Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage 5.x Administration concluded in Bangalore. For more details about Pillar Axiom product and to know about an OU offering around the same, please navigate to the following links:
Official Pillar Axiom Page
Oracle University Page for Pillar Axiom Storage Trainings
Oracle Partner Network Page for Pillar Axiom Storage
Pillar Axiom Storage System Essentials Certification

Last but not the least, please meet my new friends:


Sunday Sep 01, 2013

Before it's too late...

It has been quite a few weeks since I have been wanting to publish photographs of my recent classes, but laziness got better off me on all occasions. Let me put it up here with no further delay:


Oracle VM for SPARC session in Bangalore.


MySQL for DBA session in Bangalore.

Sunday Jul 14, 2013

Some Quick Updates

That I've been busy is an understatement. In the last four weeks or so, managed to do programs on technologies ranging from Operating platform to Database to Engineered Systems. In the process I met up with the following folks:


MySQL Training in Noida.


Exadata Training in Singapore.


Solaris 11 Training program at Chennai.

In addition, I had connected with many others, but don't have their 'faces' to show coz I met them on WebEx.

Monday Jun 10, 2013

Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage Session in Sofia

Just last week I traveled to the city of Sofia in Bulgaria to deliver two back to back OU programs (opens a PDF) on Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage. Should I say how much I enjoyed the company of my new friends ~5000 miles away from my home? They are here:




Lastly, but importantly, I have to take a moment to thank these gentlemen in the following photograph for offering me their valuable time in helping me learn a lot about their city. I can't thank them enough for their support and warm hospitality.



One final final thing: those out there on the look out for validating their skill on Pillar Axiom, check out the available certification exam here

Friday May 17, 2013

Solaris Cluster Session In Pune

Just this evening, concluded another OU program on Solaris Cluster in Pune.


Sunday Apr 28, 2013

Pillar Axiom SAN Storage Training in Dubai

Here's another set of friends I made, who dropped by for a training on Pillar Axiom in Dubai. Many thanks to them for choosing an ou program on the same and more so for helping me capture the below moment:


Like I mentioned earlier, if you're already a specialist in Pillar storage, consider validating it by getting certified by Oracle.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

Pillar Axiom Storage Training in Doha

Met up with the group in the snap for a Pillar Axiom training in Doha. Thanks to them for choosing Pillar, an ou training on the same and more so for the moment below:


If you're already a specialist in Pillar storage, consider validating it by getting certified by Oracle.

Sunday Apr 14, 2013

Solaris Cluster Training in Noida

After a rather long gap, I got a chance again to take platform for delivering one of my favourite training programs around Solaris Cluster. Meet my new friends:



For a detailed list of training programs around Solaris Cluster, click here. Go here to get details around certification program around Solaris Cluster 3.2 version.

A neat article here might help you get started to bring up a two node Solaris cluster using Cluster 4.x.

MySQL Cluster & MySQL HA Session in Kuala Lumpur

Class photograph from MySQL Cluster session in Kuala Lumpur.



Talking of another High Availability facility in MySQL named Replication, I invite you to read an interesting blog post on self healing recovery in MySQL 5.6 Replication here. For a detailed list of courses on MySQL database access this url.

Oracle Key Manager Training in Australia

Somewhere in Australia I conducted a three day session on OKM, an encryption product. So it comes as no surprise that the batch photograph published below is encrypted for security reason ;)

Learn about Oracle Key Manager and use it to obtain the AES 256 key to decrypt the photo below:



Now, if you find it too hard to pick up OKM on your own, please attend an OU program on the product.

Saturday Mar 23, 2013

Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session at Hyderabad

Just yesterday, one more training program on Oracle Solaris 11 concluded at Hyderabad, India. If you haven't tried Solaris 11 yet, click here to access the image and a host of other resources to help you get started. For information on training on Solaris 11, please see here. If you've already attended a training program or would like to validate your knowledge on Solaris 11, please access this link to get details around the Solaris 11 certification programs. Meanwhile, thanks to my friends for showing up again for an OU training program on Oracle technologies:


Have a restful weekend all.

Monday Mar 11, 2013

Oracle Solaris 10 1/13

Solaris 10 1/13 is released. Details are here. Read Glynn Foster's blog post about the same here.

Sunday Mar 10, 2013

MySQL HA and MySQL Cluster Sessions

Completed an OU program on MySQL Cluster and MySQL HA at Penang, Malaysia last week.



To know more on MySQL Cluster, visit the official webpage here. To know more about the MySQL Cluster Certification program,go here.

Saturday Mar 02, 2013

Last Two Training Programs

Photographs from the last two sessions in an OU classroom:
Two day program on Pillar Axiom SAN Storage at Bangalore.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration session at Bangalore.

Sunday Jan 20, 2013

Exadata x2-2,x2-8 Install & Maintenance Session

Class photo from the co-teach on Exadata in Singapore.

Sunday Jan 06, 2013

First Batch CY 2013

Having done a number of Live Virtual Classes (a.k.a LVC) on Oracle Key Manager, it was quite a unique experience to have got a chance to do the first classroom training on the same in Bangalore during the first week of New Year 2013. Glad to have made many new friends during the very first week of a New Year :-)



I invite you to read an excellent white paper on the product here (Opens a PDF). And if you are interested in knowing more on the OU training program around the product, click here (Opens a PDF).

Sunday Dec 30, 2012

New Year Wishes 2013 - In Advance

In a couple of days, I'll make another attempt to be good, stay good. Sounds familiar? Also familiar maybe this space on the Web, where I scribble away my thoughts for you to read, roughly this time of the year, every year. Can't thank you enough to spare me some time at a juncture when in all likelihood you may be quite busy preparing to see off CY 2012 and merrily welcome New Year 2013. Whatever may be your mode of celebration, here's wishing you a joyous experience.

Personally, I don't expect to see drastic changes to any attributes of my lifestyle, just because a cycle of twelve months is coming to a conclusion in two days time and a new one arriving. And I don't believe in waiting to flip over one dozen page of a calendar before jotting down a list of life changing items to be performed, and then stare at it later with a sigh of disappointment for not having made a sustained effort to achieve it and to strike each one out as 'Job done'. Neither do I believe that the spacing of inevitable events in different phases of life, some of which we may like and some we dislike, has any business with the twelve month cycles. Agreed, some things in life will change for sure: like the daily dairy that I maintain. It'll carry a fresh smell and every single entry in there, I hope, shall carry a positive intent. It's foolish of me, though, to even imagine that I'll only have happy episodes to scribe in there. New year or not, pattern of events in life shall remain much the same, with possibly no escape from the dualities of existence. Pray, we develop enough inner strength to accept all events in life with great composure.

In retrospection, I'm thankful for all good things happened in the last twelve months, glad to have met many a wonderful people, fortunate to have learned a number of useful lessons, sorry to have made some mistakes, happy to have moved on, regret to have lost few connections and grateful for all opportunities. I wish the coming twelve months brings me in company of many new faces, while I'll make all efforts to make sure the familiar ones stay closer to my heart.

Lastly, the blah-blah above was not the real intention of writing this note, but to make sure I don't miss an occasion as this to show up and express my deep felt gratitude to YOU for being there for me and helping me stay positive, one way or the other. Thank you!

Here's wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous Year 2013!

Saturday Dec 29, 2012

Last Batch CY 2012

Ended this year's OU classroom sessions with a four day program on ODSEE.



For complete documentation on ODSEE, click here.

Saturday Dec 22, 2012

Early Christmas Celebrations

Nostalgia is what I feel when Christmas approaches. Perhaps, because I've had my primary education in a convent School or maybe coz I still linger on many many sweet memories of Christmas celebrations with my near and dear from the past. Thankfully, I'm in a profession that brings me in company of some wonderful humans, who some times extend a great deal of generosity by offering to Celebrate festivals in advance and so you see my training participants who turned up for a OU program on Solaris cutting a sweet Christmas plum cake much ahead of X'mas. Thank you is all I can say to 'em.




And here's the class photo:



Wishing every one a very Merry Christmas in advance!

Saturday Dec 15, 2012

It's Raining Solaris Training

That the popularity of Solaris 11 is only growing is clear from how regular the training sessions have been around this product. It's such an excitement to be going around sharing knowledge on Solaris, more so to explore the nitty gritty of many new and evolving features. Trust me, it's only getting better!

In the process, just like in the past I stumbled on several individuals, each teaching me a lesson or two. I'm grateful. And if I've managed to get over the laziness to come back to the web logs with a collection of class photos from the last couple of months, it's because of a sense of gratitude to all 'em in the picture below.


Solaris 11 Network Administration Pilot Teach in Bangalore.


Sun Identity Manager (n.k.a Oracle Waveset IDM) Deployment Fundamentals Training. I'm missing from the snap because these delegates sat well over 10,000 Kms away from where I taught this class from, but were kind enough to help me associate a face with the voice by sending me a group photograph. If you want to attend one such OU program cutting down the travel, try OU's Live Virtual Class (a.k.a LVC) .


Transition to Solaris 11 in Mumbai.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session in Bangalore.


Transition to Solaris 11 in Mumbai.


Attending Gary Riseborough's Exadata Training at Singapore.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session in Bangalore.

If only the participants of each LVC session belonged to the same location, there would've been additional three group photographs occupying this space!

Thank you everyone for many many memorable moments.

Sunday Sep 30, 2012

Last fortnight...

In the last fortnight, I had an opportunity to meet up with some very energetic folks, who actively participated in a couple of OU programs on Solaris 11 and MySQL. I thank them for their participation and hope all of 'em had a good learning experience showing up for Oracle University programs.

As always, I'm publishing below a moment from each of the aforesaid programs.


MySQL DBA session in Bangalore.
It's unfair if I don't express my heartfelt thanks to each of 'em for a serious teach back session through out the training program and I wish to do so by publishing moments from each one's teach back assignment:




Below is a class photograph from Solaris 11 Administration Session in Bangalore.


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