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  • November 17, 2017

Some Light Reading For The Weekend

Over the last few weeks there have been some nice blogs that came out related to Oracle Solaris that I thought it would be useful to sum up.

First it's probably good to know that earlier this week we released Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 26, the November SRU. It has new updates to features like UEFI, Tomcat, Wireshark, and Java. For more details please read this blog entry.

Next I'd like to point out Chris Beal wrote an nice blog on how to start using PF to create NAT rules for Zones, this for example if you want to create your own private network in an environment where you can't get extra IP addresses but still want to run Zones as containers for your applications. For example for development and test cases, for example in a DevOps setup.

This links nicely to my third tip. Over the last few weeks I've been bringing out a series of blogs on how to set up a DevOps tools chain on Oracle Solaris. The tools used include Git, Jenkins, Maven, and Oracle WebLogic Server. This is a longer more complete writeup of the DevOps Hands on Lab we did this year at Oracle OpenWorld. One of the things they show for example is how you can use the Oracle Maven WebLogic plugin to connect Maven to a WebLogic instance and deploy applications to it automatically. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (Part 4 coming soon).

Happy reading, have a good weekend.

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