These Oracle VM
templates deliver the full E-Business Suite software stack, including the Oracle
Linux 6.5 operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4, and additional
required technology components. The templates have been optimized to be deployed to the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
Learn more from E-Business Suite team's blog here.
As 2014 is coming to a close, it's time to have a brief recap and highlight the areas with Oracle VM that can help you achieve further efficiency, flexibility and cost savings in your virtualization journey.
Oracle VM application-driven
virtualization is built for enterprise workloads. Designed and
continuously tested with Oracle Database, applications, middleware,
systems and third party applications, Oracle VM is proven in both Oracle
production as well as customer’s environments to deliver the massive
scale and availability required. It's worthwhile to spend a few minutes to watch a short video clip here. If you missed some of the webcasts, you can register to view one of the webcasts on-demand.
Oracle VM Built for Rapid Enterprise Workload Deployment - replay
Oracle VM Built for Enterprise Applications Optimized for Oracle - replay
A case for study is Oracle Managed Cloud Services team that serves up thousands of Oracle
applications to thousands of end customers on a daily basis. With nearly
20,000 of Oracle VM instances powering this operation, maintaining a
highly available environment continuously. Curious how this is done? Register to view this webcast on-demand to
gain valuable insights into architectural design and management best
practices to build and run this highly successful hosted cloud
operation, and view the Oracle Managed Cloud Services infographics for a sense of scale of this operation.
With Oracle VM Templates or Virtual Appliances, it provides
an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack
by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images.
Oracle VM is a core component in many Oracle engineered systems
because it brings flexibility, performance, and reliability to virtualized
deployments of enterprise applications. Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance is just the latest example. You could roll in a pre-configured
into your data
the rack up
in 2 hours, and deploy your
Database in 10
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control enables entire
stack of enterprise applications that drive crucial business services
as well as end-to-end management orchestrations to cloud based services. Many customers have transformed how IT delivers information and business
services using Oracle VM in a Private Cloud.
While our journey continues in the new year, I want to thank our customers and partners for your support. You are the reason that inspires us to deliver more value out of virtualization. Happy New Year and Best Wishes to you and your family!
EMC and Oracle have a deep history of collaboration dating back to 1995. EMC is a Platinum Partner and as part of the OPN program gets pre-release access to Oracle code to test and to ensure that as Oracle and EMC products are brought to market they are proven solutions and hardened for real world use. In addition Oracle Engineering and support hold regular cadence of calls with EMC E-Lab to discuss product testing status, roadmap alignment and any open customer support issues.
EMC E-Lab has active relationships with Oracle development, one great example is PowerPath and its certification with Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM. EMC PowerPath is host-based software for automated data path management, failover and recovery, and optimized load balancing. PowerPath automates, standardizes, and optimizes data paths in physical and virtual environments as well as cloud deployments to deliver high availability and performance.
EMC E-Lab helps customers adopt new technologies by leveraging their validated solutions and processes. The E-Lab Platform team runs qualification cycles against Oracle Linux and Oracle VM when the beta is released to partners for testing. This qualification work is performed against VNXe, VNX, VPLEX, VMAX, and XtremIO. The testing is performed with DM-MPIO and PowerPath. During PowerPath release cycles, Oracle and EMC qualify the new release of PowerPath against these EMC storage platforms. When new releases of EMC storage or their storage operating environment become available, it kicks off qualification cycles with the current releases of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The end result of this exercise is the EMC Support Matrix. Read more details in this EMC article.
EMC has also published a VMAX Engineering White Paper last week, covering Oracle VM 3.3 Storage Connect for VMAX with EMC Storage Integrator V2.0.
We wish you Happy Holidays and the best for 2015. We will return with Friday Spotlights on Jan 9.
We just released a maintenance update 220.127.116.11 to Oracle VM Server for SPARC.This update has been integrated into
Oracle Solaris 11.2 beginning with SRU 5.5. Refer to Oracle Solaris 11.2
Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index [ID 1672221.1].
For additional resources about Oracle VM Server for SPARC
We are happy to share a customer story that BT in Spain completes application deployment in a matter of minutes, not days or weeks, and reduces capital expenditures by 50%.
BT in Spain serves 29 of the IBEX 35 companies—a
list of organizations with the highest trading
volume in the Spanish stock market—and 2,000 of the 5,000
largest companies in the country.
To provide customers with Oracle Cloud applications and other infrastructure-as-a-service solutions, BT in Spain deployed Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance in its main data center located in Madrid. BT in Spain’s platform enables the company’s clients to
deploy Oracle solutions up to 7x faster than with any other platform,
with no configuration errors, and it optimizes operating costs.
The Virtual Compute Appliance’s various components, such as Oracle VM,
are designed for mission-critical uptime and availability. This Oracle
converged-infrastructure solution has enabled BT in Spain to reduce
capital expenditure by 50% and instantly respond to existing and new
customer requests. The ability to
design and deploy tailor-made databases faster and more
efficientlygives BT in Spain an undeniable
edge in the crowded cloud-hosting market.
“Time-to-application with Oracle’s Virtual Compute Appliance was
remarkable. In a matter of minutes, not days or weeks, we were
operational and in a position to instantly respond to our customers’
needs,” said Raul Chico, head of business development, BT in Spain.
Also, two technical notes for Oracle
VM Server for SPARC users configuring root domains on SPARC T5-2, SPARC M5-32, and SPARC M6-32 servers for resiliency. Please see My Oracle Support note Doc ID 1948940.1 for SPARC T5-2, and Doc ID 1942045.1 for SPARC M5-32 and SPARC M6-32 on details for PCI bus assignment requirements for Fault Management Architecture (FMA) fault proxying.
During this holiday season, it's increasingly important that your virtualization infrastructure delivers a complete highly-available architecture to meet your business requirements.
At Oracle, virtualization is a feature of the overall software stack. Solving the
whole stack is where the real value is and what our customers are
looking for. Oracle is providing solutions to address the whole stack, –
from top to bottom – software which can be managed, provisioned,
clustered, is highly available, secure, and understood as a whole, not
just piece by piece.
In this lab, you will learn the best practices
of implementing and using a complete Oracle VM high-availability (HA) solution. This
lab helps to demonstrate how Oracle products such as Oracle VM, Oracle Linux,
KSplice and Oracle Clusterware (all products included with appropriate Oracle Linux and
Oracle VM Support subscriptions) allows to create a solution that is able to cover all the HA requirements. This lab also walks you through the managing, by
Oracle Clusterware, of a custom web-application. The implementation of this lab
helps to deploy an enterprise-proven high-available infrastructure software
layer at zero license cost to your virtualization or Linux environment.
As the holiday season gets near, do you find yourself wishing
that you can
have more time for fun instead of sitting in the
data center cobbling together
a new cloud
Why spend hundreds of hours
configuring and installing new
servers, new storage,
switches and all the
software layers to create
your new platform when
there is an
if you could...
Roll in a pre-configured
into your data
the rack up
in 2 hours
Database in 10
really is a
you to run JD
and his team
to meet their
demand for business
Storage is such a fundamental component within an Oracle VM deployment, and there are many factors that go into designing a robust, scalable and low maintenance deployment architecture for your storage repositories. In today's blog, Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant from Oracle VM product management team, shares his thought into the way you design and deploy Oracle VM storage repositories to gain maximum flexibility, scalability and recoverability.
You can read more here.
The hands-on labs leverage Oracle VM VirtualBox on your laptop or personal computer. With easy setup and by following simple steps, you can quickly create an Oracle VM server virtualization demonstration or learning environment with full Oracle software stack. In the coming weeks, we'll explain each lab with more details. Meanwhile, just download the virtual appliances, and import into your Oracle VM VirtualBox environment to play with it. Have fun!
You can take this 2-day instructor-led course as a:
Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel
required. Events on the schedule include classes with start dates of 24 and 27 November, 1 and 11 December 2014, 11 and 12 January, 5, 8, and 23 February 2015.
In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule:
Oracle E-Business Suite team has created new Oracle VM Virtual Appliances that are available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.
These virtual appliances, packaged in Open Virtualization Format (OVF), deliver the full software stack, including the
Oracle Linux 6.5 operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and
additional required technology components. They can be imported into
Oracle VM Manager to deploy E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environments
on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server, or
imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create virtual machines on a
desktop PC or laptop.
Learn more from E-Business Suite team's blog here.
Enterprise applications drive mission-critical businesses, including our own, both in production and IT. Oracle VM is the foundation that fuels and maintains the enterprise applications in our own IT. With well over 182,400 virtual guests and growing and nearly 20,000 Oracle VMs deployed to power Oracle Managed Cloud Services. Many of our IT enterprise customers also rely on Oracle VM for their operations.