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Oracle VM 3.4.5 Downloads

Where to download Oracle VM 3.4.5 Last week we announced the availability of the Oracle VM 3.4.5 release.  This is the latest Oracle VM release delivering leading performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.  Information on the new features offered with this release can be found in the release announcement blog:  https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/oracle-vm-release-345-is-now-available Orac...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Announcing Oracle VM 3.4.5 certification with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

We are pleased to announce that Oracle VM 3.4.5 is certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c release 13.2PG.  This enables the monitoring and management of Oracle VM 3.4.5 with this release.  The Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c 13.2PG release denotes the use of the latest Enterprise Manager VT (Virtualization) plug-in which is version 13.2.3. The following Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c patches are recommended and have been tested for use with Oracle VM 3.4.5; use the various...

Friday, June 8, 2018 | Read More

Oracle VM release 3.4.5 is now available!

Announcing Oracle VM release 3.4.5  Oracle VM Server virtualization software is engineered for open cloud infrastructure and delivers leading performance, scalability, and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.  Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle VM release 3.4.5. What's New with Oracle VM release 3.4.5? Oracle VM release 3.4.5 offers updated versions of the Oracle VM Manager, Oracle VM Server for x86, and Oracle ...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Hitachi Certifies New Storage Arrays with Oracle VM

      Several new Hitachi Vantara hybrid and all-flash storage arrays have been qualified on Oracle VM. Adding to the extensive list of hardware and storage certifications Hitachi has delivered as part of the Oracle HCL program, these new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) certifications help provide mutual customers with added choice to meet the varying demands of on premises and cloud deployments. The new Hitachi VSP models focus on enhanced resiliency. Highlights of the new...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Upgrade to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.3.3 from 2.3.2 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2

Recently we announced the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) software 2.3.3 release which adds support for an enhancement to the internal Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance to model ZS5-ES. The high level steps for the PCA 2.3.2 to 2.3.3 upgrade including the PCA are as follows. If your PCA is not 2.3.1 or 2.3.2 then refer to My Oracle Support note 2242177.1 which includes steps for Oracle Enterprise Manager. - Update the required Enterprise Manager Plug-ins to latest available-...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | Read More

Storware, Partner Spotlight

                                                            Storware vProtect is an enterprise backup solution for virtual environments. It facilitates the implementation of virtual machine backups running on Oracle VM. The latest release, 3.4, provides a new UI, CLI, open API, app server, and database. This release also introduced several improvements including file-level restore, the possibility to stream backups directly from a file system backup provider, virtually instant...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Tegile Storage – Limited-Time Special Pricing

For a limited time, you can receive special pricing* when purchasing Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Western Digital’s Tegile storage. Working together for several years through the Oracle Linux and Virtualization HCL program, the companies are helping provide customers with well-tested infrastructure software and storage solutions.   Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and Tegile Intelliflash Storage enable customers to accelerate time to deployment of Oracle Applications. Tegile’s High...

Friday, May 18, 2018 | Partners | Read More

Learn How Oracle VM is a Key Part of Your IT Infrastructure

With more than 100 preconfigured, pretested templates for Oracle applications, Oracle has done the heavy lifting for you enabling the virtualization of complex applications with near-zero application knowledge.    In addition, you can move existing virtualized workloads to the cloud with a simple lift and shift to Oracle VM on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We have a selection of training options to accompany you and your colleagues as you progress in your use of Oracle VM: Oracle...

Monday, May 14, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.12 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 12. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.12 release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. Between them we can mention: Serial: fixed possible data corruption when sending data under certain circumstances Video recording: fixed starting / stopping recording under certain circumstances Linux hosts: support Linux 4.17 changes Linux guests: support Linux 4.16 and EL 7.5 kernels and 3D fixes See all the details ...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

See How-To Launch and Configure Oracle VM Instances

You can move existing virtualized workloads to the cloud with a simple lift and shift to Oracle VM on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Watch these two free informative videos and see how to: Launch and configure an Oracle VM Manager Instance Launch and configure an Oracle VM Server Instance You can continue your learning by taking the Integrate Oracle VM Workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure course as part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service learning subscription. Resources...

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database available!

We are proud to announce the updated release of Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database - Single Instance and Real Application Clusters. Oracle VM Templates are designed to provide a fast and easy way of deploying Single Instance or Oracle RAC cluster in Oracle VM for test as well as production environments. This updated release includes ALL the absolute latest bits for different Oracle Database releases (11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 / 12.2.0.2 April 2018 PSU/RU), Oracle Linux releases (O...

Monday, April 23, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.10 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 10. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.10 addresses all the CPU (Critical Patch Updates) Advisory for April 2018 related to Oracle VM VirtualBox; A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. Between them we can mention: Storage: fixed having multiple NVMe controllers with ICH9 enabled NAT: Handle...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.2. This maintenance update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Updates (SRU) 31. See Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.2 Release Notes for the list of bug fixes and known issues. For additional resources about Oracle VM Server for SPARC Learn What's New Review the Oracle VM Server for SPARC white papers Download Oracle VM Server for SPARC Attend the training course offered by Oracle...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Oracle Code Online: Practical DevOps with Linux and Virtualization.

In the huge list of very interesting sessions that are part of Oracle Code Online 2018, a new webcast has been added that you won't want to miss: Practical DevOps with Linux and Virtualization This session offers a practical, and live, hands-on example of how to implement Infrastructure as code and build repeatable development building blocks for both solo developers and teams. Replace hand built "one-off" development runtimes and say good-bye to "it works on my machine"! This...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Events | Read More

Announcing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.3.3

Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle Private Cloud Appliance release 2.3.3. The patch can be downloaded from MOS using patch ID 27275963. The release is applicable to Private Cloud Appliance X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2. Here are some of the new features and enhancements in PCA Release 2.3.3: Latest Storage Server Software AK 8.7.14 PCA 2.3.3 adds provisioning and orchestration support for the next generation Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS5-ES as the internal storage.  It is a...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

Training to Integrate Oracle VM Workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

We are very excited to announce the release of the all new course - Integrate Oracle VM Workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This course is part of Oracle University's digital learning subscription. By purchasing the Oracle University Cloud learning subscription, under Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services, you access a selection of learning paths to help you implement, administer, optimize and use Oracle Cloud. The Integrate Oracle VM Workloads on Oracle Cloud...

Friday, April 6, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.4 Now Available

We are happy to announce the release of Oracle Secure Global Desktop (Oracle SGD) 5.4. Oracle SGD is a secure remote access solution for cloud-hosted enterprise applications and hosted desktops running on Oracle Linux and other Linux distributions, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and mainframe servers. What's New: This new release of Oracle SGD comes with many new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. Highlights include: Java-less client launch Previous versions of SGD used...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: redundant domains on scale-out servers

An update to the Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices whitepaper was just published. This brings the paper up to date with references to the latest servers and pointers to the current documentation, and adds discussion for resiliency when using scale-out servers like the S7-2. Background A review: Oracle VM Server for SPARC provides virtual I/O in which guest domains perform I/O though virtual devices provided by service domains. This is similar in concept to how guest...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Perspectives | Read More

Whitepaper 'Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices' updated

An updated version of the whitepaper  Oracle VM Server for SPARC Best Practices has been published. This version contains additional guidance on configuring for resiliency, performance and sizing, updated information on using Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), and considerations for new servers such as the SPARC S7-2 and T8-2.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Read More

Use Vagrant and VirtualBox to setup Oracle Container Services for use with Kubernetes

Recently we announced the Oracle Vagrant boxes GitHub repository. Now you have a more streamlined way to create virtual machines with Oracle software fully configured and ready to go inside of them. With Oracle VM VirtualBox, Oracle Linux and Vagrant, you can easily build a consistent workflow to create disposable Linux environment whose configuration and dependencies are isolated from your development machine on every platform (Windows, MacOS or Linux). With just a few simple...

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Accessing Oracle VM Manager Guest VM Consoles with SSH Port Forwarding or a Proxy

This short note is about a little problem. Users are on one network own and administer VMs via Oracle VM Manager, but Oracle VM Manager's server is on a different network, as are the (in this case) SPARC servers hosting their VMs. The users cannot even ping the server running Oracle VM Manager or the SPARC hosts. This is the rule for security and isolation. How can they log into Oracle VM Manager and access their guest VM consoles? First I asked: is there any server that is...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Perspectives | Read More

Upgrade to the Latest Oracle Linux 7 Developer Preview

Recently we had a number of releases that make Oracle Linux an even better development platform. Announcing Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview Oracle Linux 7 UEK5 (Linux kernel 4.14) sneak preview Oracle linux 7 for ARM updated to OL7.4 Announcing Oracle Container Runtime for Docker 17.12 Developer Preview Announcing Software Collections 3.0 Now I want to share how to upgrade an existing Oracle Linux 7 installation to the latest Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview...

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.8 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 8. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. Between them we can mention: Storage: fixed handling VMDK images created by Amazon EC2 VM export Audio: various fixes for DirectSound backend, Windows guests surround setups and HDA emulation Network: fixed PXE boot regression in e1000 Linux guests: Introduced Linux 4.15 Kernel support, fixed issue 3D related, suppress setuid and setgid...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

DTrace on Oracle Linux

DTrace - dynamic tracing on Oracle Linux I like to joke that "all performance problems are either trivial or unsolvable", but that's really not true. While many performance issues can be diagnosed using standard tools like vmstat, mpstat, iostat, prstat, perf, and so on, sometimes you need to inspect the internal behavior of the system to understand what's going on. DTrace, the fantastic dynamic tracing tool introduced with Solaris, is ideal for this. While I haven't focussed...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.1. This maintenance update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Updates (SRU) 29. See Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5.0.1 Release Notes for new enhancements, bug fixes and known issues. For additional resources about Oracle VM Server for SPARC Learn What's New Review the Oracle VM Server for SPARC white papers Download Oracle VM Server for SPARC Attend the training course offered by...

Friday, February 23, 2018 | Announcements | Read More

ovm-bkp v1.0: Backup Utilities for Oracle VM 3.4

I'm so proud to announce ovm-bkp v1.0, Backup Utilities for Oracle VM 3.4. Target of those utilities is to manage Virtual Machine Backups on Oracle VM 3.4; based on scripts installed on Oracle VM Manager Instance, ovm-bkp allows to easily manage backups and restore of Virtual Machines running on Oracle VM 3.4. This project, started years ago, evolved in the time thanks to the feedback received on my personal blog. ovm-bkp v1.0 introduced a lot of new features, compared to the...

Friday, February 16, 2018 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

VirtualBox recognized by community as Virtualization Application of the year!

Oracle VM VirtualBox has been recognized Virtualization Application of the year by the important community LinuxQuestions.org . The result makes us really proud of what we are doing on VirtualBox (click on the image for further details): We would also like to thank the entire community of www.linuxquestions.org, community really helpful to get problems solved and issues fixed on Linux and also other operating systems. Their motto is: LinuxQuestions.org - where Linux users come...

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Increasing the Reliability of the World's Largest Laser

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) - the world’s largest laser, located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) - are using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM-enabled server farm to recreate the physical environment and conditions that exist at the inside of the sun. Watch the video how NIF and Oracle collaborate to accelerate application deployment and provisioning, deliver availability, scale & demanding performance of the virtualized environment...

Friday, February 2, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: New whitepaper: Expanding Oracle PCA with Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance ships with pre-configured servers, storage and networking to provide a true private cloud infrastructure for Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. The Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance located in the PCA rack is configured for resiliency and availability, rather than performance or scale and thus should be considered as a PCA “system disk”. For high performance and I/O intensive workloads like databases, it is therefore recommended to use an additional...

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Read More

Expanding Oracle Private Cloud Appliance using Oracle ZFS Appliance

I'm pleased to announce a new version of the whitepaper Expanding Oracle Private Cloud Appliance using Oracle ZFS Appliance. The updated paper gives detailed guidance on how to use a ZFS storage appliance to provide scalable storage for PCA systems using InfiniBand connectivity. It discusses network and physical configuration and optimial ZFS configuration for different use cases. This paper is one of several useful documents on the page Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Perspectives | Read More

Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.3

Announcing Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.3  Oracle VM Paravirtual (PV) Drivers for Microsoft Windows are a component of Oracle VM and provide a performance boost for network and disk I/O on Microsoft Windows guests running in a virtual environment on Oracle VM x86 Servers. What's New? The Oracle VM Windows PV Driver release 3.4.3 offers both new features and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.2 release.  The notable enhancements with this release include: Micros...

Monday, January 22, 2018 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.6 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 6. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. Between them we can mention: GUI: fixed occasional screen corruption when host screen resolution is changed Audio: implemented support for audio playback and recording for macOS guests and improved timing for MS Windows 10 Linux hosts: fixed problem accessing mini-toolbar under XFC Critical Patch Update (CPU): see further details here See...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Learn How Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is Simple, Convenient and Ready-to-go

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is perfect for people who want a convenient and more cost-effective answer to application consolidation but need anything they invest in on-premise to have a public cloud equivalent. To ensure you get the most from Oracle Private Cloud Appliance from the outset, take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration course in one of the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training straight away, following lecture delivery by expert...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Learn about Oracle VM for Dev, Test, and Cloud Migration

Happy New Year to all and best wishes for 2018. With Oracle VM, you are a step ahead because you can test and develop equally well on-premise or in the cloud using the same hypervisor and the same OSes as Oracle Cloud. And you can use Oracle VM to migrate workloads to the cloud. Learn more about Oracle VM by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course in one of the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training straight away, following lecture delivery by...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Oracle VM Server for SPARC | Read More

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Oracle Virtualization Customer Review Videos

Happy Friday and holidays to everyone, in this week's blog we want to highlight some of the Oracle Virtualization customers that have talked about what they like about the product and how they use it. These videos are featured at IT Central Station website which is a yelp like review site for IT products and customers. Here are two examples, watch more in this site. Learn more about Oracle Virtualization.

Friday, December 22, 2017 | Read More

Upgrading to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.3.2

Zero downtime upgrade architecture Oracle recently announced Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.3.2, which adds support for X7-2 compute nodes, upgrades Oracle VM to release 3.4.4, and adds several other features. This article gives tips for upgrading to this new release. Don't worry - it's all documented. I just like to add my own .02 and enjoy over-explaining. Important: PCA is designed for zero downtime upgrades. It uses redundant management, network, storage,...

Friday, December 22, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.4 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 4. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. Between them we can mention: User interface: Adjusting desktop file for X11 window managers and various high resolution display adjustments Audio: fixed SB16 volume handling and various fixes Linux hosts: fixed screen corruption when the host screen changes and a virtual machine window is maximized X11 Guest Additions: fixed a hang at the...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Upgrade to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.3.2 from 2.3.1 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.2

Recently we announced the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) software 2.3.2 release which adds support for the X7-2 compute nodes. The high level steps for the PCA 2.3.1 to 2.3.2 upgrade with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c are as follows. If your PCA is not 2.3.1 then refer to My Oracle Support note 2242177.1 which includes steps for Oracle Enterprise Manager. - Update the required Enterprise Manager Plug-ins- If needed, install patches on the Enterprise Manager 13.2...

Friday, December 15, 2017 | Read More

Storage Live Migration on Private Cloud Appliance

In preparing for upgrading our lab Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) to the new release 2.3.2 (more on that later, but read here first) I remembered that we had  already introduced a feature called Storage Live Migration (SLM). That lets you live migrate a VM from one server to another, even when its virtual disks and metadata are on a local file system repository instead of the typical shared SAN or NAS storage resource which would be accessible to both source and target...

Friday, December 15, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Latest Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training Released

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance keeps getting better. To get the most out of this engineered system, read about the latest product release and sign up for the just released, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration training course. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance automates private cloud implementations in a cost-effective way. The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration training course teaches you to Review the hardware and software in the Private Cloud Appliance Mo...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Announcing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software Release 2.3.2 and X7-2 Compute Nodes

Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle Private Cloud Appliance release 2.3.2. The patch can be downloaded from MOS using patch ID 26982346. The release is applicable to Private Cloud Appliance X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2. Here are some of the new features and enhancements in PCA Release 2.3.2: Support for X7-2 Compute Nodes The most notable change with this release is the support for Oracle X7-2 Compute nodes for PCA that are powered by two Intel® Xeon® 8160 processors with 24 cores...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Hands on Oracle VM for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

As you know, on November 29th, we've announced Oracle VM for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This options allows to easily build an Oracle VM architecture on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by using both Bare-Metal and Virtual-Machine instances. Getting started is very easy with the Oracle VM Requirements and Installation Guide and Oracle images for Server and Manager built, tested and certified by Oracle. So, there is no need to install Oracle VM Server because, thanks to the...

Friday, December 1, 2017 | Read More

Oracle VM on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Now you can bring Oracle VM workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle VM makes enterprise applications easier to deploy, manage, and support. Backed worldwide by affordable enterprise-quality support for both Oracle and non-Oracle environments, Oracle VM reduces operations and support costs while increasing IT efficiency and agility. With "ready-to-run" Official images for Oracle VM Server and Oracle VM Manager, you can easily configure an Oracle VM architecture on top...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Learn how Oracle VM Powers Demanding Workloads

Oracle VM is a proven solution for enterprise tier-1 applications. Oracle VM powers the most demanding customer workloads on Oracle Engineered Systems, as well as workloads on and off cloud. If you already experienced in installing Oracle VM, further your skills by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course. This course is available in the following formats: Training-on-Demand: Start training straight away. Follow lecture delivery by expert instructors through...

Monday, November 27, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2.2 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 2. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed: GUI: various improvements for high resolution screens and virtual media manager Shared clipboard: fixed hang with OS X host and Linux guest Linux Guests: added support for kernel 4.14 Storage: fixed regression breaking iSCSI Linux Guests: fixed various regressions introduced by...

Friday, November 24, 2017 | Read More

Build your own Enterprise Private Cloud with Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

There are many reasons to adopt Oracle Private Cloud Appliance when building your own Enterprise Private Cloud. With Private Cloud Appliance you get IaaS out-of-the box in minutes. The combination of Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle Enterprise Manager delivers self-service portal, metering and chargeback, and all with no additional license required. To get the most out of Private Cloud Appliance, take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration training. You can take...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Security Patch Set Updates for Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3

New Security and JVM Patches Now Available We have released an important Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) in parallel with Oracle's October 2017 CPU, 5.3p2. PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include critical security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms. The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates, as well...

Friday, November 17, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Getting Started: Oracle Linux for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

In this getting started guide, we'll show you a few simple steps to launch an Oracle Linux instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Prepare a key pair Choose a compartment for your resources Prepare a cloud network Launch an Oracle Linux instance Connect to the Oracle Linux instance and go on to perform some administrative tasks: Patch the kernel with Kpslice Install Oracle Container Runtime for Docker Use Oracle Container Registry Access the serial console Register the Oracle Linux...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: November Events - Oracle Linux and Virtualization

November is here and we have some great sessions and events coming up. Attend one of our events to learn more about Oracle Linux and Virtualization.  DOAG  Conference November 21-24 Nuremberg, Germany Wim Coekaerts, SVP of Oracle Linux and Virtualization Engineering will have a Keynote "How Linux is Transforming the Cloud"  Register today to attend. CLOUD DAYS We also have great Cloud Days around the globe, don't forget to attend one.  Register today

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Read More

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT : Best Development Platform for Developers - and it is Free!

You don't need to stress about having to install multiple OS platforms when you can use VirtualBox. VirtualBox is powerful Cross-platform Virtualization Software for x86-based systems. "Cross-platform" means that it installs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris x86 computers. And "Virtualization Software" means that you can create and run multiple Virtual Machines, running different operating systems, on the same computer at the same time. For example, you can run Windows...

Friday, October 27, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Use SGD to automatically provision and access OCI VM serial consoles

I have created a Proof of Concept (POC) how to use the Python SDK to manage access to VM serial consoles in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This POC currently is implemented by creating an Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) application that launches a python script on the SGD server. Problem Statement There is a feature for VM shapes provisioned in OCI that allows to create a connection to the serial console of the VM to troubleshoot issues that might have occurred when...

Friday, October 20, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 is now available!

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 delivers security updates and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 5.1 major release. Notable enhancements in this release: VM export to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) format Automatic, unattended guest OS installation for Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual Machines Improved Virtual Machine Tools, including a new dynamic interface to manage Virtual Machine configuration and snapshot capabilities New Global Tools handling Virtual Media...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.30 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 30. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed:  GUI: translation updates GUI: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions Windows Additions: 3D related crash fix Solaris hosts: introduced support for jumbo frames Linux hosts: glibc 2.26 compile fix See all the details here with a complete...

Monday, October 16, 2017 | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Recap, Presentations and Content

We had an amazing Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this year! Just check out some of the numbers above. Over 60,000 attendees,18 million+ online views, thousands of sessions with speakers from over 90 countries. However, If you were not able to attend, no worries! You can still access much of the content online. Here's a quick recap for you: Watch Keynotes online Download Oracle Linux and Virtualization presentation slides: Five Key Steps to Automating Your Workload Migration...

Monday, October 16, 2017 | Read More

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: United Airlines slashes downtime to update server fleet

Happy Friday! It had been a very busy week for us wrapping up Oracle OpenWorld and gathering information for you to understand key news and activities during that time if you have not attended this great event in person. Please monitor this blog and Oracle Linux blog for detailed Oracle OpenWorld re-cap on Monday, October 16.  During Oracle OpenWorld one of our customers United Airlines had a great presentation about kernel patching and how to avoid downtime with Oracle KSplice ...

Friday, October 13, 2017 | Read More

Upgrade to Oracle Container Runtime for Docker Release 17.06

Oracle Container Runtime allows you to create and distribute applications across Oracle Linux systems and other operating systems that support Docker. Oracle Container Runtime for Docker consists of the Docker Engine, which packages and runs the applications, and integrates with the Docker Hub, Docker Store and Oracle Container Registry to share the applications in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud. The Oracle Container Runtime for Docker Release 17.06 is the...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox Bolsters LeVAULT Security Software Solution

At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Comet Enterprises announced and demonstrated a new solution that embeds Oracle VM VirtualBox with its cutting-edge LeVAULT security software. With flexible, advanced multifactor authentication bundled with Oracle VM VirtualBox, the new solution allows users to easily secure the host, client, and back-end servers.           The LeVAULT with Oracle VM VirtualBox solution features the full LeVAULT security product combined with a hosted virtual...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Advanced, On-Line Oracle VM Training Now Available

The Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation training course is now available on-line. In the Training-on-Demand format, you can start training straight away. The lectures are delivered by an expert instructor, and you can follow them at your own pace. You can get hands-on experience by book time on the course lab environment when suits your schedule. In this course you will learn how to enhance cloud effectiveness with rapid deployment of cloud resources and applications....

Friday, October 6, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Last Day of Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Today is the last day of the Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference. Good times fly! The conference starts the day with the Java Community Keynote and continues with great developer sessions.There are no Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions or events today. We hope you were able to join the fun at last night's Cloud Fest concert at AT&T park!  And we hope you have found the Oracle Linux and Virtualization conference sessions, hand-on labs, Dev-live talks, demo pods and mini...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

OOW17: Your Wednesday Guide

On this fourth day of the conference, we have many great Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions and hands-on labs that we hope you can attend. These are the last sessions for us at the conference this year: We have 4 conference sessions at the Marriott Marquis: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - DevOps Best Practices for Your Cloud Deployment [CON6743] @ Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 13 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Easy, Rapid Deployment of Oracle Database and Oracle RAC with...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Read More

How can we help your journey to the Cloud?

Welcome to Oracle OpenWorld 2017! Do you have any questions about your infrastructure software - Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Cloud? Come and join us at this community-oriented session. BQS7804 - Wednesday, Oct 04, 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. | Oracle Cloud Plaza - Collective Learning Room 1

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

OOW17: Your Tuesday Guide

Today starts with the Keynote: Oracle's Integrated Cloud Platform, Intelligent Cloud Applications, and Emerging Technologies for Business where Thomas Kurian and Dave Donatelli detail how Oracle Cloud helps your business seize opportunity in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive environment.  Then the Oracle Linux and Virtualization team has prepared a variety of topics for you to choose from: Stop by our demogrounds at Moscone West which opens at 11 am today, to talk...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

OOW17: Your Monday Guide

Did you enjoy your Sunday at the conference? Did you like having conference sessions starting right on Sunday? Well, we have a great line up of sessions and hand-on labs on Oracle Linux and Virtualization topics for you today. The day starts with the 9:00 AM Keynote:The Cloud: Transformational. Innovative. Foundational.​ where Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and Oracle customers—Bloom Energy, FedEx and Gap— look at where we are now and where we're headed in a cloud foundational world. Righ...

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017: Your Sunday Guide

   On this first day of Oracle OpenWorld 2017 in beautiful San Francisco, there are many exciting events and sessions for you to attend and start the conference on the right note. This year, for the first time, we have two conference sessions on Sunday. Both are @ Moscone South - Room 152 :  10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Five Key Steps to Automating Your Workload Migration to Cloud [SUN6469] 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  -  Migrating Your Traditional Data Center to Open Cloud...

Sunday, October 1, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

Top 10 Things to Do at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Oracle OpenWorld begins this Sunday in the beautiful city of San Francisco. We hope to see you there, where you will not only have access to so many sessions, training opportunities and insights from experts and peers, but can also have lots of fun!  Top 10 Things To Do at OOW17 1. Attend the Keynotes by Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Dave Donatelli and many other key executives.  2. Register for Oracle Linux and Virtualization General Sessions by Edward Screven, Ajay Srivastava and...

Friday, September 29, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

Security Challenges when moving into the Cloud

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal described an increasing danger of companies exposing sensitive information after a move to the cloud. Services and data that used to live in tightly controlled data centers on a companies premises, often not even accessible from the open internet, have been migrated into cloud-hosted environments. Along the way, configuration mistakes might have been made, or third parties were given access to facilitate the transition. While cloud...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Ksplice Zero-downtime Patching for User Space Packages

Oracle has provided thousands of Ksplice kernel patches to address Linux kernel security issues. But many vulnerabilities are in user space. Heartbleed is a good example of a huge user space openssl vulnerability that left thousands of servers at risk and cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars. glibc is another essential package in user space. With Ksplice for Oracle Linux, you are able to install bug fixes and protect your system against security vulnerabilities, in...

Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017: Oracle Linux and Virtualization Demogrounds

With only 8 days left to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, we would like to highlight what you can find in the demogrounds this year for Oracle Linux and Virtualization. In addition the sessions and hands-on labs we have the following demonstrations at Moscone West exhibit hall in the IT infrastructure area: Secure and Agile Orchestration for Docker ContainersIn this demo, see how building a secure and agile production environment can be simple when you leverage Docker containers...

Friday, September 22, 2017 | Virtualization | Read More

Take Latest Oracle VM Administration Training Online

By taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration training course, you will learn to build the infrastructure for open cloud computing and to deploy pooled server resources, so creating virtual machines that support enterprise applications. You can take the latest Oracle VM training on-line, at your own pace through the Training-on-Demand format. In this training format, you: Start training straight away Follow lecture material delivered by an expert instructor Determine...

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 3 released!

Oracle is proud to announce Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 3. This release includes following improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 2. Please do NOT use this VirtualBox Beta release on production machines. A VirtualBox Beta release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes. All the details are available here. Please use our VirtualBox Beta Feedback forum to report any problems with the Beta. Please...

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017: Oracle Linux and Virtualization Hands-on Labs

Happy Friday Everyone! Last week, we covered our conference sessions and this week we are focusing on the Hands-on Labs for Oracle Linux and Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld. These sessions provide great learning opportunity working on the products directly with product experts.  Migration to the Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure  In this hands-on lab learn different methods of migrating services running on legacy and proprietary virtualization solutions such as VMware to...

Friday, September 15, 2017 | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.28 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 28. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed: GUI: mouse events did not reach host windows behind the transparent VM window (Mac OS X hosts only) Audio: different fixes related to accidental crash with AC'97, or if default input/output devices have change Audio: fixed recording when using the ALSA backend Audio: fixed...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Read More

Installing Secure Cloud Access Solution on-premises or in the Cloud

Customers are facing challenges to provide remote access to the console, desktop, or application environments in the Cloud or on premises while ensuring privileged user access to data. How do you access the full Linux desktop environment for application or database installation and administration without the pain to set up the VNC access? Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure remote access solution for any cloud-hosted enterprise applications and desktops running...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Why Oracle Linux - Get started with Ksplice

How can you deliver the continuous services when patching the security vulnerabilities in the kernel or userspace? With Oracle Ksplice, you simply apply the patch without rebooting, and running applications and processes are unaffected. Usually you wait for the Linux provider to validate the specific number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and you wait for the patch with the security fixes from your Linux provider. Then you need to take a specific amount of...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017: Oracle Linux and Virtualization Sessions

  We have an exciting set of Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions lined up for you at Oracle OpenWorld this year. Last week we listed our General sessions and keynotes, this week we want to provide you the full list of our sessions: Sunday Oct 1: Five Key Steps to Automating Your Workload Migration to Cloud [SUN6469]   Migrating Your Traditional Data Center to Open Cloud Infrastructure [SUN6533] Partner Sessions: OPN Central: Drive New Cloud Opportunities with Oracle’s...

Friday, September 8, 2017 | Read More

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Integrated with Oracle Cloud

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance brings you on-premise infrastructure integrated with Oracle Cloud. With Private Cloud Appliance, you get storage and infrastructure designed for enterprise applications. Oracle has worked to bring you a single architecture for both public and private cloud, designed from the beginning to work together. To be ready to exploit all the benefits of this solution, take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration course. You can take this...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Keynotes and General Sessions

Happy Friday! We are exactly one month away from Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. As we begin our countdown, the following are the keynotes and general sessions that might be of interest to you. General Session: Strategies for Building Open, Cloud-Ready Infrastructure GEN6456Core business functions in the front and back office are moving from enterprise data centers to the cloud. As public and private cloud features, quality of service, and operational advantages grow and...

Friday, September 1, 2017 | Read More

Announcing certification of Oracle VM 3.4.4 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c releases 13.2 and 13.2PG

We are pleased to announce that Oracle VM 3.4.4 is certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c releases 13.2 and 13.2PG. This enables the registration, monitoring and management of Oracle VM 3.4.4 with these two releases. Oracle VM is registered, monitored and managed with Oracle Enterprise Manager using this documentation from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administration Guide. For further information on the new features of Oracle VM 3.4.4 please refer here. For...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Read More

Oracle VM 3.4.4 - Better Hardware Support and Increased Performance

One of the significant enhancements of Oracle VM 3.4.4 is that the dom0 kernel for Oracle VM Server has been updated to Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 4 (UEK R4 U4) in this release. This is important for the new hardware support, especially the new Intel Skylake processor based system since some configurations may require the new kernel at the boot time. The updated Xen hypervisor along with the dom0 kernel delivers performance and scalability improvements....

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Secure Cloud Access and Compliance with Oracle SGD and Amitego VISULOX

How do you provide remote access to the console, desktop, or application environments in the Cloud or on premises? and how do you ensure privileged user access to data? and how do you meet the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other government regulations? Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) is the secure cloud access solution to answer the above questions. For example, when you run Linux in the Cloud and want to access the full desktop environment...

Saturday, August 26, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Configure KVM host on Oracle Linux with UEK

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a feature that comes with Oracle Linux. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) for Oracle Linux has KVM built-in. Whether you start a fresh Oracle Linux installation or configure an existing Oracle Linux environment, you can easily and quickly turn the Oracle Linux OS into an KVM host. # lsmod | grep kvm kvm_intel 167936 0 kvm 516096 1 kvm_intel KVM requires the CPU virtualization extension (Intel vmx or...

Friday, August 25, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Announcing Oracle VM Release 3.4.4

Now available - Oracle VM Release 3.4.4!  Oracle VM is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.  What's New? Oracle VM Release 3.4.4 offers updated versions of all components, delivering security updates and cumulative bug fixes since the previous 3.4.3 release. The notable enhancements with this release are: Support for the...

Friday, August 25, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for SPARC | Read More

What’s new in Oracle OpenWorld 2017?

Oracle OpenWorld 2017, the industry's most important business and technology conference for the past 20 years, takes place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center October 1 through 5 of this year. Whether you're just starting, growing, or an established organization, at Oracle OpenWorld you'll find the latest in industry and product thought leadership. In addition to updates and insight on products such as on Oracle Virtualization, this year there will be new session formats that...

Friday, August 25, 2017 | Announcements | Read More

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5

Now available! Oracle is pleased to announce Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5 (delivered with Solaris 11.3 SRU 23.5.0), which has a long list of new features (see these links for details).  As usual, upgrade was very simple: log into the control domain, do a 'pkg update' to the current Solaris 11.3 SRU, and reboot. Takes only a few minutes, and you can easily revert to the previous boot environment if you encounter any problem or if just testing.  Jeff's Big Rule Of Systems -...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

UEK Release 4 Update 5 - Kernel for Open Cloud Infrastructure

We just announced the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 5 (4.1.12-103.3.8). The kernel is available on Oracle Linux 7 and 6 via Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) or Oracle Linux yum server. The newly released kernel provides enhancements for Btrfs, the recommended file system for Docker storage setup. Oracle Linux 7 with UEK Release 4 is the ideal platform for container deployment - in the cloud or on premises. The same UEK Release 4 is used by Oracle VM...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM Training to Leverage Faster Deployment and Simpler Management

Join the many enterprises using Oracle VM. These companies benefit from: Faster deployment and simpler management The ability to make existing infrastructure cloud-ready Xen, the hypervisor for vendor neutral hardware For the best user experience with Oracle VM, take the Oracle VM training on x86 or SPARC: Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration Training-on-Demand: Start training straight away, following lecture delivery by expert instructors through streaming video, at your own...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Training | Read More

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5 Released!

Now available - Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5 Today Oracle announces Oracle VM Server for SPARC Release 3.5 What's New with Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5 We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.5, which has been delivered as part of Oracle Solaris 11.3.23.5.0 Support Repository Update (Oracle Solaris 11.3 SRU 23.5.0). Together,  they provide new features for virtualization, performance,  security, scalability, and system management. Oracle VM...

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for SPARC | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database 12c Release 2

We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1) - Single Instance and Real Application Clusters. The templates are designed to provide a fast and easy way of deploying Single Instance or Oracle RAC cluster in Oracle VM for test as well as production environments. The new Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database are built with Oracle Linux 7. You can download the templates from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud under...

Friday, August 18, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 2 released!

Oracle is proud to announce Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 2. This release includes following improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1: GUI: permanently save tools layout GUI: don't allow to decrease the size of a medium as this is not implemented Audio: fixed distortions when using the PulseAudio backend Audio: fixed recording when using the ALSA backend Linux Additions: support RHEL 7.4 Mac OS X hosts: fixed a GUI crash if Spotlight is used from file...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Announcements | Read More

SGD Web Server Patch August 2017

We have released an important set of Apache Web Server Updates for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD). The following reference documentation has been updated in parallel with these releases, and includes detailed information regarding the content of these updates for various platforms, as well as instructions for procuring and installing the patches in existing SGD deployments: SGD 5.3 Web Server Updates for Secure Global Desktop 5.3 (Doc ID 2260412.1) SGD 5.2 Web Server...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Oracle Secure Global Desktop | Read More

Oracle Linux 7 Updated 4 Released

Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 was released today. Oracle Linux enhances the proven enterprise and cloud capabilities, allowing our customers optimize for today's infrastructure and get ready for tomorrow's growth. For example, more and more customers are relying on Btrfs for their container deployment. Btrfs is the recommended file system for Docker storage setup. As Red Hat depreciated Btrfs in RHEL 7.4, we continue to support and enhance Btrfs in Oracle Linux 7 with Unbreakable...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Protect Your Cloud Infrastructure - Data Protection Solution with Commvault

In the previous blog - Keep Your Cloud Infrastructure Secure and Up to Date, we discussed Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle Ksplice that our customers utilize to increase the business results while minimizing the downtime due to any potential security vulnerabilities. Managing your cloud infrastructure, you'll need a data protection solution to meet your operation requirements. I'm happy to share the solution from Oracle's partner Commvault that provides...

Sunday, August 6, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1 released!

Oracle is proud to announce Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 1. Highlights of this beta release include: Main Enhancements: VM export to Oracle Public Cloud Automatic guest OS installation (see enhancement request #5810 and VirtualBox manual for further details) Improved Virtual Machine selector GUI Improved Virtual Machine Tools and Global Tools handling New GUI icons Main Fixes: GUI: improvements with accessibility support Audio: implemented (optional) device enumeration support...

Friday, August 4, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM release 3.4.2 is Microsoft SVVP Certified

  Oracle VM SVVP Certification  Oracle has been a part of the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) program and validated previous versions of Oracle VM. The Oracle VM team is committed to continuing our support for users that are running Windows Server guests on Oracle VM Server for x86. With the recent introduction of two new Oracle VM releases, a new test certification has now been completed to validate the following components under the Microsoft SVVP:  Ora...

Friday, July 28, 2017 | Oracle Private Cloud Appliance | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.26 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 26. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following 5.1.24 regressions, now fixed: Audio: fixed a memory leak when enabled with VRDP connections  Linux hosts: properly bring up host-only network interfaces with iproute Windows guests: fixed automatic logons for Vista and newer Windows guests Further fixes not strictly related to release 5.1.24 See all...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Read More

Friday Spotlight: Keep Your Cloud Infrastructure Secure and Up to Date

Security vulnerabilities have potential impact to your cloud infrastructure. How can you address the security issues more effectively? It's important to maintain your cloud infrastructure up to date. Oracle provides the technology and solutions that can help you accomplish your business goals. Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the recommended kernel for your mission critical deployment, whether it's for Oracle or non-Oracle workloads. With Premier Support, you can use...

Friday, July 21, 2017 | Oracle VM Server for x86 | Read More

Why Should You Consider Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel

The recent security vulnerability CVE-2017-1000364, known as Stack Clash, affects Linux Kernel versions 4.11.5 and earlier. Many Linux vendors were rushing to provide the fixes. However, there were reports that those patches  caused Oracle Database, Grid Infrastructure, or Java workloads failing to start. Stack Clash vs. Oracle Database: On the importance of testing Linux OS bug fixes and updates The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) has the complete fix, available not only...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.24 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 24. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regressions, now fixed: Linux Host/Guest: fixes dedicated to 4.12/4.13 kernels and further improvements VMM: masked AMD Ryzen VME CPUID to have legacy platform running on this CPU and more SSE2 instruction-sets GUI: more fixes dedicated to multi display with fullscreen/seamless mode enabled AUDIO:...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Oracle VM VirtualBox | Read More

Install Docker on Oracle Linux 7

Recently a new Docker release 17.03.1.ce was announced for Oracle Linux 7. In the example below, I'm using Oracle Linux yum server to provide the software updates. With a few quick steps, you'll be able to install the latest Docker release. First, update your Oracle Linux 7 instance with correct yum setting. To install the latest Docker release (17.03.1.ce), you need ol7_latest, ol7_uekr4 and ol7_addons enabled. # cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ # wget...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 | Perspectives | Read More