Through lecture material and an extensive selection of demos, this 1-day seminar introduces you to essential concepts for administration and operation of the virtualization environment hosted by the Private Cloud Appliance, helping you to manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
This seminar prepares you for creating, deploying and managing virtualized servers in an installed Private Cloud Appliance by providing an overview of the preconfigured hardware and software features.
We have a brand new digital white board video for you this week on why virtualization drives the cloud. The host is Oracle VM Product Management Director John Priest, and while the video is focused on Oracle VM, it has some great general purpose information in it, too. It would be interesting to folks interested in Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and just cloud infrastructure in general.
Click here or the thumbnail below to head over to Oracle Media Network to give it a watch:
Running different operating systems: my most common configuration is running Oracle Linux in a VM on a Mac.
Testing out multi-tier architectures on a single machine: I do this sometimes with Oracle Secure Global Desktop, using a combination of Linux, Solaris, and Windows Server guests.
And I think my favorite is having my work environment (again, an Oracle Linux VM) encapsulated so whenever I change machines, I only have to install VirtualBox and am back up and running immediately.
It’s just a great tool.
There was a nice article published yesterday by ITworld, where they discussed some of the new features of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 and got some additional comments from Oracle senior vice president Linux and virtualization, Wim Coekaerts. Have a a read.
If you’d like information on commercial support for Oracle VM VirtualBox, you can have a look here.
On the Oracle Linux blog a couple of weeks ago I highlighted that Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2015 was coming up soon. Well, it is nearly here.
Starting Tuesday, June 23rd, you’ll be able to hear from Oracle experts across the entire stack, from severs and storage, operating systems, middleware, apps, and more. Of interest to the folks on this blog, there will be several Linux and virtualization related sessions as well as two demo pods where you can talk directly to our team. If you’re attending the event, please make note of these sessions and consider joining us!
This year Oracle is Bronze sponsor at EMC World 2015, Las Vegas, May 4-7.
and Oracle have a long-standing relationship committed to providing our joint
customers with innovative solutions to meet their evolving real-world
requirements. This relationship is highlighted by continuous certification
of PowerPath on Oracle VM releases and numerous
EMC storage certifications.
We will have Oracle Linux and Oracle VM experts that can answer your questions at our Booth #1223. Come and visit us to see how we work with EMC. Exhibition hours are:
A new Oracle press release this week highlights the use of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM at Epsilon. From the press release:
"With Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Epsilon has significantly accelerated its service delivery while improving the resiliency of its infrastructure and reducing total cost of ownership. Epsilon can now rapidly provision high-performance, location-independent, elastic, and production-ready database and business intelligence environments for its customers—delivering these solutions up to 20 times faster than before."
New Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database and Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle VM 3.3.2 and Oracle VM Paravirtual Drivers 3.2.3 for Microsoft Windows
Oracle VM VirtualBox updated
Oracle VM customer survey
Upcoming webcasts, in person events, new white papers and customer stories, and much more
I wanted to highlight the Oracle VM customer survey in particular. This is a fantastic opportunity to let us know how you use Oracle VM in your environment. It's a short survey (about 3 minutes), but your comments will be carefully read and considered by our Oracle VM product management team.
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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.
Enterprise workloads and demanding cloud infrastructures require a technology foundation built for massive scaling, availability and ease of management. Oracle VM’s unique application-driven virtualization architecture combined with integrated support for enterprise applications, including Oracle Database, deliver an enterprise proven solution to help simplify and accelerate IT. Join us in this two webcast series to learn how Oracle VM powers Oracle's massive production and IT operations and how you can benefit from the same integrated technology to transform your data center. Please find more details on the two webcasts below:
Oracle VM Built for Rapid Enterprise Workload Deployment Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 Time: 9:00 am PST Register here
Oracle VM Built for Enterprise Applications Optimized for Oracle Database
Securitas Direct, a leading supplier of safety and security solutions in Spain, Europe, and Latin America, has chosen Oracle hardware and software as the backbone for its main connections and processing signals center. With the Oracle Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, Securitas Direct will be able to strengthen the quality of service, speed time to market for new products and services, and deliver an improved experience for its business and residential customers. Read more on how the Oracle solutions will allow Securitas Direct to manage as many as 100 million signals per day from different security devices.
We are pleased to announce the latest software release 2.0.1 of Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance. Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) is an engineered system with integrated and software-defined converged infrastructure designed to radically simplify the way customers install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for any Linux, Oracle Solaris, or Microsoft Windows applications on Oracle VM.
The VCA software release 2.0.1 delivers the following enhancements:
External Storage Support: Oracle VCA storage can be extended by
connecting and configuring external storage hardware. This
allows customers to provision virtual machines with virtual
disks beyond the capacity of the internal storage, and to
provide ample disk space for large repositories and for backup
and recovery purposes. The storage hardware is connected to
the Fabric Interconnects using either InfiniBand or
Fibre Channel technology.
Integrated Command Line Interface: VCA command line utilities are now consolidated into
a single command line interface (CLI), which is accessible
from the Oracle Linux shell on the management node.
Management VLAN Support: The VCA management network now supports the use of
Synchronization Service: A synchronization service has been implemented to allow
configurable parameters to be set and maintained across
heterogeneous sets of components within an Oracle VCA
environment. Throughout the life cycle of the appliance,
software updates, capacity extensions and configuration
changes will occur at different points in time. The
synchronization service is an extensible foundation for any
mechanism implemented to eliminate configuration mismatches.
Provisioning Lock: The Oracle VCA Dashboard allows administrators to
temporarily disable compute node provisioning with the click
of a button. When provisioning is suspended, maintenance tasks
or management node upgrades can be carried out safely.
Please refer to the product page for a complete list features and benefits. For additional resources about VCA:
Here is a pic from our booth at VMworld Barcelona. Join Oracle at booth #301 to talk to product experts and learn about the latest on Oracle VM, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Oracle Secure Global Desktop!
Every year after Oracle OpenWorld, many of the slide decks become available for you to download. If you were at these sessions, it's great to have these PDFs for reference, and if you weren't able to go, or had sessions overlapping, you can read the slides and get a sense of the key points.
You can find the slides from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 Content Catalog. You can search for sessions that you'd like to download. Some good keywords are "Oracle Linux", "Oracle VM", "OpenStack", etc.