By Zeynep Koch-Oracle on Nov 16, 2015
Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
One Penn Plaza
9th Floor, Yankee Stadium CR
New York, NY 10119
Oracle VM Test Drive Workshop on Cisco UCS
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
One Penn Plaza
9th Floor, Yankee Stadium CR
New York, NY 10119
Ah, it’s Friday morning. You’re looking forward to the weekend playing golf at the spectacular Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. Reading through your emails, you see a message from your boss reminding you of your presentation to the CIO and VP of Infrastructure at 1 pm today. At this important meeting, you need to present your findings from your search for the Cloud-in-a-box at Oracle OpenWorld to help the CIO and VP narrow their choices for a private cloud solution.
With the help of the Hero 6 team, you got the answers to all your questions. This presentation will be a breeze with the assets you found. First, you’ll use the Infographic to explain why your executives should consider Oracle Private Cloud Appliance for their private cloud solution:
Next you talk about the what: Private Cloud Appliance features to address the needs of your organization.
You know the CIO and VP want more details on how Private Cloud Appliance is considered a Cloud-in-a-box solution, so you discuss the top three reasons. Budget is always a major part of the decision. You will explain how the Private Cloud Appliance will reduce your organization’s CapEx and OpEx. The quotes from two customers PLDT Alpha and Secure-24 help you validate the benefits.
Now that you have captured the attention of your executives, you play the 5-minute video of the Private Cloud Appliance, which demonstrates the benefits in cool animation.
Finally, to address your executives’ question: “who else is using this platform for private cloud?” you show the BT Spain video. For its "Cloud of Clouds" vision, BT Spain uses Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to address its needs for incremental scalability, operational efficiency, workload consolidation, and Trusted Partitions licensing.
You feel confident that these three assets will help your CIO and VP of Infrastructure narrow their choices and consider Oracle Private Cloud Appliance as a solution to address their business challenges. At a minimum, they will find your presentation informative, interesting and not a boring session of slides. It will be a fantastic weekend.
(Full Infographic can be downloaded here)
We just released a maintenance update for Oracle VM 3.2 to deliver new hardware support, improve stability, and provide bug fixes. You can review the Oracle VM What's New Wiki for 3.2.10 Manager and 3.2.10 Server for the list of What’s New and Notable Bug Fixes.
Oracle VM 3.2.10 updates are available for download from My Oracle Support. Oracle VM Server packages are also available from the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (Oracle VM Server 3.2 Latest Channel). The patch updates include all the cumulative bug fixes that have been integrated since the base 3.2.1 release.
Oracle VM 3.2.10 Download Information
· Oracle VM Manager 3.2.10 upgrade, search patch ID 16410417
· Oracle VM Agent 3.2.10 for SPARC, search patch ID 16694949
Review the download instructions at: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/downloads/index.html
New customers are encouraged to use the latest Oracle VM 3.3. Stay tuned for further updates.
Oracle VM documentation is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN):http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/documentation/index.html.
For the latest information, best practices white papers and webinars, please visit http://oracle.com/virtualization.
Last week's Oracle OpenWorld had important announcements on our product families, including our new SPARC M7 and T7 servers, accompanied by the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 and Oracle Solaris 11.3 that fully exploit the new hardware's capabilities. This demonstrates the results of our research and development investment to deliver increasingly powerful and efficient systems.
In addition to the above links, here are new and updated blogs and white papers that describe the new product features and performance:
Hi everyone, are you a technical writer knowledgeable on Linux and virtualization?
We are looking for an experienced technical writer to work on producing documentation for our Linux and Virtualization products. Our documentation team is responsible for documenting Oracle VM, Oracle PCA, Oracle Linux, Oracle Secure Global Desktop. We are hiring around the area of Linux and Server Virtualization. It is possible that assignments will shift around eventually within the set of products listed above.
Position #: 150001G2 - Technical Writer
Hello everyone, what a week it had been, we have wrapped up another Oracle Openworld!
Thank you to all our partners, customers, speakers, demo staff and organizers for making this Oracle OpenWorld a special one. For those curious about the statistics this year, I wanted to share those fascinating numbers (see attached infographic).
Oracle OpenWorld 2015 turned out to be an amazing one for our teams. We would like to recap and summarize our announcements and activities.
Highlights from the Keynotes:
Oracle Linux was center stage in this year's keynotes. Friday night, we had Intel CEO talking about how Oracle Linux and displaying it on the stage. One of the biggest announcements at the show is the new userspace patching capability of Ksplice, unveiled in Larry Ellison’s The Secure Cloud keynote . Ksplice is included with Oracle Linux Premier Support and administrators have been using it to patch the running Linux kernel with zero-downtime and without rebooting for years, with over 1 million patches distributed. But patching kernel vulnerabilities is only part of the security story, because vulnerabilities can also occur in system libraries like glibc and OpenSSL. In 2014, The Heartbleed Bug exploited a vulnerability in OpenSSL and cost organizations millions of dollars. With the userspace patching feature of Ksplice, vulnerabilities like this can be corrected immediately when the patch is available without downtime or rebooting, dramatically improving the security of your systems.
Watch the keynotes on-demand if you have not had a chance to tune in during OpenWorld.
From theCube :
Wim Coekaerts, SVP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering discussed the updates to Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux and Open source at Oracle with SiliconANGLE Media team at theCube, at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco. My favorite part was about his comments on open-source. He explained Open source at Oracle is a “development strategy, not a philosophical approach.” If it makes business sense to develop the product as open source, that’s how it moves forward. Open source is not just in my department,” Coekaerts explained, "but rather across the company". This was a great video interview with Wim Coekaerts, not to be missed!
Highlights from the Showcase and Exhibition Hall:
Our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase area was a big hit with the Oracle OpenWorld attendees this year. Our partners amitego AG, Intel, Huawei, Fortinet, SGI, Qlogic, Niksun and Linux Foundation showcased their solutions and presented in the theatre. We also had great interaction with attendees at our Oracle demo pods featuring Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux products. Our theatre sessions were so busy that we had to bring extra seating.
Highlights from our sessions:
Our sessions were amazing, everyone that attended came out with positive remarks, one attendee tweeted at Greg Marsden's session : "Nice session 'Maximize Oracle Linux Performance on Servers and in the Cloud' Tuning OS,Memory, FS. Can't wait to try them. #oow15 ". There were few "wow!" and "really?" remarks in Wim Coekaerts' general session when audience heard that Oracle VM VirtualBox supports almost all the OS in the market including IBM OS/2 (looks like some of our banking customers still using it for custom applications).
I would like to end with an article that sums it all: Larry Ellison's World View: 7 Observations Straight From The Hip .
See you all at the next Oracle OpenWorld, September 18-22, 2016.
Hello to you on a Wednesday morning at Oracle OpenWorld.
Today's keynote is "Oracle's Converged Strategy: From On-Premises to Cloud…and Back " by Dave Donatelli. , 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m., at Moscone North, Hall D.
It had been a really busy two days for us but today is even more packed for Oracle Linux and Virtualization teams. Just check out those sessions we have lined up for you:
Sessions and Hands-On-Labs:
As usual, we have some great showcase theatre sessions lined up as well:
Today is also your last chance to win these great prizes so don't forget to come to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 121.
Hope you have a great Wednesday at and come and see us at our sessions and showcase.
Happy Tuesday to all Oracle OpenWorld attendees and those watching online.
Today is full of important Keynotes and General sessions by Oracle Linux and Virtualization team. Keynotes are at Moscone North, Hall D., first one 8:30 10:15 a.m. "Oracle Software Innovations", Thomas Kurian, the second one - not to be missed- "The Secure Cloud", by Larry Ellison, 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. These keynotes will be streamed live from Oracle OpenWorldwebsite.
For Linux and Virtualization audiences the key event is the general sessions. Oracle's Wim Coekaerts, Sr.VP of Linux and Virtualization Engineering will present the General sessions highlighted in red below, mark them in your schedule and don't miss:
If you missed the Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase, Moscone South, Booth #121 yesterday, today is the day to visit. We will have the Oracle product managers and engineers to answer your questions.
Today's theatre sessions in the showcase area will be:
We all look forward to talking to you.
We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3, which has delivered as part of Oracle Solaris 11.3. Together, they provide substantial new features for virtualization, performance, security, data and system management, and platform support.
Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 introduces multiple new capabilities, especially a new method of doing I/O, virtual HBA (vHBA) which expands the ability of guest domains to perform I/O to devices with the full functionality of non-virtualized systems. For the new Solaris 11.3 features, please see the page What's New in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
For additional resources about Oracle VM Server for SPARC
To speak with the experts and attend sessions, join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2015:
Hello to you from Oracle OpenWorld !
We are very excited to start the 2nd day of OpenWorld. If you have listened to theSunday night keynote, you know that Oracle Linux was a star taking its place in the stage. Keynote today is "Vision 2025: Digital Transformation in the Cloud" , 9:00 a.m–10:15 a.m., at Moscone North, Hall D. Mark Hurd will present with key speakers from AIG and GE.
Right after the keynote stop by Moscone South, Booth #121, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase to see Oracle demo pods, Partner kiosks from Intel, SGI, Fortinet, Qlogic, Niksun, Huawei, amitego AG, and Linux Foundation. We have great giveaways and prizes for you including Intel NUC and life-size Penguin.
Monday is also full of informative sessions and Hands-on-Labs for Oracle Linux, Virtualization and OpenStack for Oracle Linux teams.
Our sessions for Monday, Oct 26 are:
And Theatre Session which includes our Partner solutions and Oracle product presentations will be in the Showcase, Moscone South Booth #121 :
Mark these urls below for easy check of these sessions for Oracle Linux and Virtualization.
See you at our sessions, HOLs and Showcase!
We are happy to welcome you all to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase this year. We are showcasing Oracle Secure Global Desktop product in the showcase area and also number of exciting sessions describing Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle technology integration.
Monday, Oct 26th
Tuesday, Oct 27th
Wednesday, Oct 28th
We look forward to seeing you at OOW15.
Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is around the corner, and we are pleased to announce the release of the latest and greatest Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database as well as an updated version of deploycluster tool that supports Oracle VM 3.3.
Oracle VM application driven architecture is designed to enable rapid application deployment. With the use of Oracle VM Templates, sophisticated applications such as Oracle Database or Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) can be deployed in minutes — up to 10x faster than with other solutions.
The release delivers all security fixes from database and OS in a fully automated deployment framework. The deploycluster tool provides fully automated end-to-end Single Instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters deployments on Oracle VM 3. The new deploycluster tool now supports the latest Oracle VM 3.3. The new templates include Standard Edition 2, which is totally new, first time the templates ever did for standard edition. For download instructions of deploycluster tool and Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database, visit here.
Here is a sample
deploycluster session, notice this is invoked using a single command,
which does everything, powers on VMs, setup network then hands over to the
OneCommand engine inside the VMs, which builds a single instance or RAC
environment complete with a database.
--- DEPLOYCLUSTER SAMPLE RUN OF A 10-NODE FLEX CLUSTER, elapse time ~4min ---
Oracle DB/RAC OneCommand (v2.1.2) for Oracle VM - deploy cluster - (c) 2011-2015 Oracle Corporation
(com: 29100:v2.0.4, lib: 182513:v2.0.6, var: 1600:v2.0.6) - v2.4.3 - server09.domain.com (x86_64)
Invoked as root at Fri Oct 23 02:45:56 2015 (size: 47000, mtime: Thu Sep 17 15:03:35 2015)
Using: ./deploycluster.py -u admin -p **** -H server02 -M *1023-rc2* -N netconfig-empire-1-12c-10n.ini
INFO: Attempting to connect to Oracle VM Manager...
INFO: Oracle VM Client (126.96.36.1996) protocol (1.9) CONNECTED (tcps) to
Oracle VM Manager (188.8.131.526) protocol (1.9) IP (184.108.40.206) UUID (0004fb0000010000542f0dc676ea61df)
INFO: Inspecting /root/ovm_shell2/test44/deploycluster2/netconfig-empire-1-12c-10n.ini for number of nodes defined....
INFO: Detected 10 nodes in: /root/ovm_shell2/test44/deploycluster2/netconfig-empire-1-12c-10n.ini
INFO: Located a total of (10) VMs;
10 VMs with a simple name of: ['empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.0', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.1', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.2', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.3', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.4', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.5', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.6', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.7', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.8', 'empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.9']
INFO: Detected (4) Hub nodes and (6) Leaf nodes in the Flex Cluster
INFO: Detected a RAC deployment...
INFO: Starting all (10) VMs...
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.0" (Leaf node) is in Running state...
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.1" (Hub node) is in Running state...
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.2" (Leaf node) is in Running state...
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.3" (Hub node) is in Running state...
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.4" (Hub node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it......OK.
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.5" (Leaf node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it......OK.
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.6" (Leaf node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it......OK.
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.7" (Leaf node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it.......OK.
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.8" (Leaf node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it........OK.
INFO: VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.9" (Hub node) is in a Stopped state, attempting to start it........OK.
INFO: Verifying that all (10) VMs are in Running state and pass prerequisite checks.............
INFO: Detected that all (4) Hub node VMs specified on command line have (5) common shared disks between them (ASM_MIN_DISKS=5)
INFO: The (10) VMs passed basic sanity checks and in Running state, sending cluster details as follows:
netconfig.ini (Network setup): /root/ovm_shell2/test44/deploycluster2/netconfig-empire-1-12c-10n.ini
INFO: Starting to send configuration details to all (10) VM(s).............
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.0" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.1" (Hub node)....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.2" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.3" (Hub node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.4" (Hub node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.5" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.6" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.7" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.8" (Leaf node).....
INFO: Sending to VM with a simple name of "empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.9" (Hub node)......
INFO: Configuration details sent to (10) VMs...
Check log (default location /u01/racovm/buildcluster.log) on build VM (empire-1023-rc2-rac12c.1)...
INFO: deploycluster.py completed successfully at 02:49:35 in 219.6 seconds (0h:03m:39s)
To learn more, we are happy to meet with you at Oracle OpenWorld!
Yesterday, we published all our Sessions and Hands-on-Labs at Oracle OpenWorld. Today's Friday Spotlight is dedicated to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 121 where we will have Oracle demo kiosks, partners and theatre sessions. We have 8 Partners showcasing their solution and 8 Oracle product demos presented by Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle VM for VirtualBox, SGD, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux teams. Makes sure to stop by and have a conversation.
Here's the showcase layout:
As you see from the layout, we also have a theatre in the showcase. The schedule for our theatre session is as follows, mark the times to hear some exciting, interesting topics from our Partners and Oracle team:
If you are still not so sure, here are more reason to come by. We are giving away some amazing gifts and you can enter in a raffle to win an Intel NUC or a Penguin. Get your passport which we will distribute at the booth 121 and the Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions, have it stamped by Partners, then stop by our showcase theatre at 3pm that day for the drawing.
We hope to see you at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase.
Hello everyone, what a busy month for us!
First, the October edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! Featuring stories about the new OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2, what’s happening at next week’s Oracle OpenWorld, an economic value analysis of Oracle Linux, and much more. Read the latest edition online right now, or subscribe to get future editions delivered straight to your inbox.
We have only 3 days to Oracle OpenWorld and we are excited to present you with an amazing range of sessions and Hands on Labs for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, VirtualBox, Secure Global Desktop and OpenStack for Oracle Linux. First of all, we wanted to remind you all the locations. Please allow sufficient time to travel:
Monday, Oct. 26:
Wednesday, Oct 28:
We wanted to list all the sessions and HOLs by day so you don't miss them but in case you prefer to bookmark the Focus On Documents, here are the links for those which gives you the summary of all the activities for Oracle Linux and Virtualization:
We look forward to seeing you in our Sessions and Hands on Labs at OOW15.
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