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 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.

Friday May 17, 2013

Solaris Cluster Session In Pune

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday Sep 08, 2012

From The OU Classrooms...

No excuses for not doing this systematically, and I'm trying my best to break this bad habit of bulk uploads of class photographs and do it regularly instead. But for the time being, please forgive my laziness and live by my mass introduction of all fun loving, yet talented folks whom I met in the OU classrooms during the last three months or so through these picture essay that follow. It's unfortunate, I don't get to do this for my Live Virtual Classes for obvious reason,but let me take a moment to thank them all as well for choosing OU programs on various products. Thanks again to each one for memorable moments in the OU classrooms:


Pillar Axiom MaxRep session at Bangkok. For detailed information on the OU course on Pillar Axiom Max Rep, access this page.


Pillar Axiom SAN Administration Session at Bangkok. Know more about the product here. Details on the Pillar Axiom training program from Oracle University can be found here.


Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration & Oracle Solaris Containers session at Hyderabad. Read more about ZFS here. Gain information on Solaris Containers by going here. Oracle University courses on Solaris 10 and its features can be viewed at this page.


Oracle Solaris Cluster program at Hyderabad. Here's the OU landing page for the training programs on Oracle Solaris Cluster.


Oracle Solaris 11 Administration Session at Bangalore. If you are interested to get trained on Solaris 11, get more details at this webpage.


Sun Identity Manager Deployment Fundamentals session at Bangalore. The product is n.k.a Oracle Waveset IDM. Click here to get detailed description on this fabulous hands on training program.


With Don Kawahigashi at Taipei for Pillar Axiom Storage training.

Sunday Jun 10, 2012

Year 2012 So Far...

It's hard to seek excuses for not showing up in here for regular updates. I'm not venturing into it hence. Year 2012 has been very engaging, both professionally and personally, and I wish to present before you some wonderful people whom I met in the OU classrooms while delivering training programs on various Oracle technologies. While I went through a number of Oracle products in the last few months, two of 'em were more regular than others: Solaris 11 and MySQL. Not to forget the First Global Teach Live Virtual Class on Java ME.


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Delhi


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Hyderabad


Oracle VM for SPARC Training at OU Hong Kong


Oracle VM for SPARC Training at Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 10 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Delhi


MySQL training Programs at Kochi, Kerala.


Attending Ofir Leitner's Pilot teach on Java ME


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore

Sad, I don't have photographs of some smart people whom I came across in my live virtual classes on various Oracle technologies:(

Monday Feb 28, 2011

Changes to Java and Oracle Solaris Certifications

Click here (Select the Country, if required) and get full details on some important changes to Java and Oracle Solaris Certifications.

Wednesday Dec 22, 2010

Solaris Cluster 3.2 Session in Bangalore

Guys, thank you so much for such a great time together, and for the free\* lunch.



Rest of the world, for more details on the course around Solaris Cluster, navigate to this location. And for the Certification exam on Solaris Cluster, details are here.

Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

Oracle Solaris 11 Express 2010.11

By now, I hope all of you are aware of the announcement around Oracle Solaris 11 Express 10.11. If not, read the press release here. Check out what's new in Solaris 11 Express by downloading the 'What's new' PDF file from this link. Another PDF available here talks about what's new in Oracle Solaris 11 Express for System Administrators and one another file downloadable from this location helps Applications Developers know what's new in Oracle Solaris 11 Express.

For several videos on Solaris 11 Express, check out this page.

Well, if you are one of those, who doesn't have patience to go through the resources as mentioned above, but want to get started straight away, download Oracle Solaris 11 Express from here.

And do remember to join a webcast on Dec 07 2010 around the New Oracle Solaris 11 Express. Click here to register.

Thursday May 13, 2010

Solaris Containers Session

This evening, at Sun office in Bangalore, I parted with guys on the photo below after concluding a three day session on Solaris Containers. If you are interested in knowing about various Virtualization Solutions available, this is the place to go.



Wednesday Mar 24, 2010

Tech Days 2010 - Day 01

"Change is the only changeless thing in this Universe." Though the venue of Sun Tech Days remained unchanged over the last four years in India, one big change in this years edition is evident on a glance at the delegate badge. Well, if you didn't understand what I said, have a look at my badge:


As you walk into the HICC convention center at Hyderabad, where the Tech Days 2010 is hosted, you will greeted by folks sitting in different stalls including a Technology Book stall that offers a 25 % discount on all books, a stall for Education where enquiries around Training & Certification are handled and also a stall dedicated for StarOffice/OpenOffice.Org. If it's too hard for to visualize, the following pictures might just help.

On a stage that reflected only bright red colour from one end to the other, Ravichandra Kulur displayed his extraordinary skill in playing the Flute quite effortlessly. It was mind blowing.



It was followed by a demonstration around a new feature in VirtualBox called teleporting and then about a really cool drawing tool developed using JavaFX.



Krishan Dhawan, Managing Director of Oracle India addressed the crowd after this.



As James Gosling walked on to the stage, thousands of Tech Days Delegates gathered in there gave him a very warm reception. He covered quite a few things in his keynote, starting with the staggering statistics about 10 billion-ish Java Enabled Devices, a number more than the human population on earth(!), jdk 7, Java EE 6, Glassfish v3, Netbeans 6.8, Java Card 3, JavaFX.



Among several interesting things that James Gosling spoke on day 01 of Tech Days 2010 at Hyderabad, a few things that stand out in his keynote is his reference to Java being used in all Universities across the globe as part of undergraduate courses and how students could just "Learn (it) Once and Work Anywhere," his mentioning of blogs by Mark Reinholds and John Rose to pick up new knowledge on Java technology, his excitement about the auto deployment feature of Glassfish v3 that enables a developer to modify his/her code on the fly without wasting any time and finally about his thoughts on multi-threaded programming and its significance a few years into the future (say 2030), where one might see processors that may have more than 5000 cores(!!!), courtesy Moore's law.

What interested me personally was the software that James was using to run through his presentation. Though he was using an Apple laptop, I was sure he was neither using a keynote or an OpenOffice.Org. He revealed to us at one point of time during his presentation that he was using an application that he developed using JavaFX to run through his slides!!! That was kind of cool. I am inspired and I am going to spend some time reading and developing on JavaFX. I encourage all of you to do so, coz it is damn cool.

Several break out sessions (a.k.a tracks) on different technologies occurred at different locations within the venue and it all appeared to be well-received by the delegates. And after all that, we had some entertainment session in the late evening, something that's unchanged on the Tech Days agenda for several years now.

A good day 01 at Tech Days 2010 .

Sunday Oct 11, 2009

Solaris 10 10/09

The new update for Solaris 10 Operating System is released. The press release is here. Click here to know what's new in Solaris 10 10/09. Check this out to know what's removed from Solaris 10 10/09 release. Go here to read the release notes or visit this page for a set of documentation on Solaris 10 10/09. Get it NOW.

Get more information about Solaris OS at the Oracle Open World.

Sunday May 03, 2009

Solaris 10 Update 7

Solaris 10 5/09 a.k.a Solaris 10 Update 7 is available for download. Click here to get it. Check out Joerg Moellenkamp's web logs summarizing the new features in Solaris 10 5/09. Also read Scott Davenport's blogs to know about the bug fixes and enhancements in Solaris 10 FMA with this new release. The PDF of 'Solaris 10 5/09 What's New?' is here.

Friday Apr 17, 2009

Solaris Containers Training at Gurgaon

Meet my new friends from CSC, Noida. I met them for a training on Solaris Containers at Gurgaon.



Wednesday Feb 25, 2009

Sun and HP Announce Partnership Around Solaris

"Sun and HP announced an expanded multi-year partnership agreement that enables HP to distribute and support Sun's Solaris 10 OS. The top five x86/x64 based system vendors now all ship Solaris with their systems. HP is responding to customer demand for expanded OS support on HP ProLiant server and blade platforms. Sun now becomes a strategic HP ProLiant OS distribution partner and Solaris is elevated to the lineup of key operating environments for the ProLiant platform."

Listen to the audiocast here. View the Sun and HP Presentation Slides here .Watch Sun Execs discuss HP and Solaris. And here's the press release.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2009

Weekend Session on Solaris 10

A weekend session on Solaris 10 covering a Virtualization feature, SMF, Least Privilege model, ZFS and DTrace concluded in Bangalore last evening.



For those who haven't got hold of a copy of OpenSolaris 2008.11 Live CD, it's probably the time to do so. Click here and get one.

Friday Jan 09, 2009

First Batch in CY '09

I'm glad to have kicked off this New Year with one of my favourite training programs:



I'm flying back to Bangalore from Mumbai tonight for a weekend session on Solaris

Saturday Nov 15, 2008

Sun Portal Server Training at Chennai

I just got back to Bangalore last night, after concluding a training session on Sun Java System Portal Server at Chennai. Though we do have a standard five day course on Sun Portal Server, based on an old version, the customer had an urgent need to gear up their skill sets on newer version of the product, prompting us to customize our standard program by introducing an approximate two day content on Portal Server 7.2, the most recent Sun Portal Server version, developed based on OpenPortal project.

For me, it was engaging to first discuss the fundamentals of Portal Server using the standard course materials and then use a handout, prepared locally, to discuss the installation and configuration of Portal Server 7.2 on Glassfish v2, introduce the audience to the OpenPortlet Portlet Container project as well as the PortletPack used as plugins in Nebeans 6.1 IDE and finally concluding the discussion by installing WebSynergy Milestone 3 the next generation Portal Server from Sun, released on 31st October 2008. I sincerely hope that the discussions help all folks in picture below to go out and execute their project with minimal roadblocks.



Preparing the hand out for this session was tiring, time consuming, but was enriching. I express my heart-felt gratitude to all the bloggers on Portal technology, whose blog posts came in very handy for me in completing the process just in time. I know there must be someone out there who would be wanting to get a text book installation of Portal Server 7.2 done on Glassfish and might be wandering around the world of Internet trying to fetch detailed note on the installation procedure. For all of such souls, I have uploaded an extract from my handout that details on the installation and configuration procedure of Portal 7.2 on Glassfish. If interested, download it from here.

Sunday Nov 02, 2008

Solaris 10 10/08

If you haven't read about Solaris 10 10/08, this is the place to go. What's the big deal about this new release? Well, the big deal is:

"ZFS File System Enhancements: The ZFS file system has been enhanced with recent work from the OpenSolaris community, providing ease of data management with no additional cost for acquisition or support. The new version of Solaris ZFS file system offers increased data integrity and fully integrated disaster recovery capabilities. ZFS file system can be used as the sole file system for any class of system, with support for booting and/or for use as a root file system."

To learn about all new features/enhancements in Solaris 10 10/08, watch a video here

In case someone asks you for a copy of the same, please guide them to the Solaris 10 download location.

Sunday Oct 19, 2008

Solaris Cluster 3.2 Training @ Orange

Published below is the batch photograph of my ES 345 session at Orange. Can't wait to hear from them about their success in Cluster Certification Exam. That's their promise to me.



Sunday Oct 12, 2008

On A Marathon...

Today was the concluding day of a three day session on Solaris 10, featuring SMF, Least Privilege, Zones, DTrace and ZFS. Below you would see the folks who participated in the discussion (one of 'em is missing from the snap). We also had a quick demonstration of OpenSolaris LiveCD and its 3D Desktop features using Compiz. If you haven't got your copy of OpenSolaris yet, it's time you get it from here.



Tomorrow early morning I'm flying to Delhi for a session on Solaris Cluster 3.2 and very clearly I don't think I have sufficient energy to write an essay at this stage. I have started to get a feel of how a marathon is like.

Good week ahead to all of you.

Friday Jul 25, 2008

Solaris Cluster 3.2 Training in Bangalore

On a day, when a series of low intensity bomb blasts sent shocking waves in the city of Bangalore, all of us in the picture below were concluding our discussions on Solaris Cluster. For the wonderful time spent with such a huge batch and for the unprecedented serial blasts in Bangalore that shocked and disappointed all of us, this concluding day of ES 345 training wouldn't dissipate from my mind for long.



Thursday Jul 17, 2008

Memories of a Short Trip to Pune

A day back, I was at Pune on business. On completing my job I had enough time to catch up with some of my friends. See 'em below. Again, this is our connecting link. Boy, I love my profession.

Wednesday Jun 04, 2008

Three Days at TI



I'm feeling slightly tired. But as always, it feels good to have done a job assigned satisfactorily. Three days of sessions on Solaris 10 for the folks at TI had me gasping for breath at times, but would offer me a tight sleep tonight for sure. Let me take a moment to thank each of them in the picture above: one, for attending an ILT from Sun and two, for stepping out of TI campus to capture this moment.

I'm certain, Sun's Eco Responsibility VP, Dave Douglas would be more than happy to see the snap above, for it sends across a signal, very clearly, on one of Sun's many serious initiatives viz. Go Green.

Friday May 30, 2008

Open High Availability Cluster

"The Solaris Cluster team today contributed over 2 million lines of source code to the open source community, completing the promise made almost one year ago to open source the complete Solaris Cluster product under the name, 'Open High Availability Cluster.'" Visit here for more information.

Sunday May 25, 2008

Top Ten DTrace Scripts

Prefetch Technologies has listed what they consider as the Top Ten DTrace scripts on their website.
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