Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Oracle VM 3.3.2 Officialy released!

We just released a maintenance update for Oracle VM 3.3 to bring new hardware support, improved stability, and to provide bug fixes.
You can review the What's New wiki for the list of notable bug fixes.
- Oracle VM Server for x86 release 3.3.2
- Oracle VM Manager 3.3.2
- Oracle VM Agent for SPARC 3.3.2

To download the updates:
- Oracle VM Server 3.3.2 for x86, search patch ID 20492240
- Oracle VM Manager 3.3.2, search patch ID 20492250
- Oracle VM Agent 3.3.2 for SPARC, search patch ID 20492222
We also released Windows PV Drivers 3.2.3 to My Oracle Support.
It is a maintenance update that includes all the cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.2.2 release. The patch update can be downloaded by searching patch ID 16863114 . Be sure to review the README file for a list of bug fixes.
Official Oracle VM blog with all the details available here.

Thursday Sep 11, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 - Oracle VM Hands on Labs: HOL9078, HOL9079, HOL9121 and HOL9122

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 will start in on September 28th. As every year, among the 2000+ sessions presented there will be many Hands on labs.

The idea of these Oracle VM labs is to enable 40 to 50 customers and partners to meet in a room and install/configure/use Oracle products on laptops during 1 or 2 hours, following detailed documentation and being helped by several Oracle experts.

The team that, this year, worked on Oracle VM and OpenStack HOL(s) consists of:

  1. Doan Nguyen  - Senior Principal Product Marketing Director for Oracle VM
  2. Simon Coter - Technical Expert Core Technology
  3. Olivier Canonge  - Pre-Sales Consultant
  4. Christophe Pauliat - Systems Sales consultant
  5. Bruno Bottreau - Pre-Sales Consultant
  6. Ken Crandall - Principal Sales Consultant
  7. Ronen Kofman - Director Product Management - Oracle OpenStack
  8. The labs that we are going to propose this year are the following:

    OpenStack: Getting Started with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM [HOL9078]

    OpenStack is a very flexible system that can be configured, deployed, and used in many ways. This hands-on lab guides users through the setup of an OpenStack deployment with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Attendees will learn how to deploy and configure OpenStack with Oracle VM, including launching instances and using networking and storage features.

    Monday, Sep 29, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom I

    Building a Complete HA Oracle VM Infrastructure from Server to App

    Oracle provides all the components to fulfill all service requirements and support all hypothetical faults and/or needs. Components such as Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, the Ksplice feature of Oracle Linux, and Oracle Clusterware enable you to maintain your systems without service outages and, at the same time, build up a hardware/software fault-tolerant solution. In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to ensure 0 percent service outages with Ksplice for security patching; live migration for server HA, and Oracle Clusterware for uninterrupted application services. 

    Monday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II

    Here you can download the detailed documentation. 

    Create Your Own Oracle VM Template to Simplify Your Own Application Deployment [HOL9121]

    Oracle VM Templates is a key part of the Oracle VM virtualization solution for enabling rapid deployment of enterprise applications. Oracle already provides more than 100 ready-to-use Oracle VM templates for Oracle applications. In this session, you’ll learn how to create your own Oracle VM template for your application. The template will start with Oracle Linux as the guest operating system. Don’t miss this hands-on lab, which shows how you can harness the power of Oracle VM Templates.

    Wednesday, Oct 1, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom I

    Here you can download the detailed documentation.  

    Build a private DBaaS Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c [HOL9122]

    In this session, deeply experienced field engineers walk you through the planning and deployment of a database as a service (DBaaS) private cloud environment with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Oracle VM as the foundations. You will see how to deploy new Oracle databases or schemas from a catalog in different ways in minutes.

    Wednesday, Oct 1, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM - Hotel Nikko - Mendocino I/II

    Here you can download the detailed documentation.  

    If you will attend Oracle OpenWorld 2014 and are interested by Infrastructure Cloud, OpenStack or Virtualization, add those labs to your calendar using the Schedule Builder tool

    See you soon @ OOW14!


Monday Jan 13, 2014

Updated Oracle VM Hands-On-Labs

On official Oracle Technology Network site you can find updated Oracle VM Hands-On-Labs.

New items listed are:

New - How to Migrate to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM from RedHat Linux and VMWare

New - How to Deploy a Four-Node Oracle RAC 12c Cluster in Minutes Using Oracle VM Templates

Updated - Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud

You can run those labs at office or home using your own X86 machine by following the detailed updated documents.

Keep this page in your bookmarks if you would like to keep updated on Oracle VM technical articles.


Simon Coter is a Consulting Technical Manager for Oracle. He works on projects covering more Oracle products such as Oracle Database, eBusiness Suite, Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, Oracle ExaData and much more.


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