Monday Oct 28, 2013

Easy and Rapid Deployment of Application Workloads with Oracle VM

Oracle VM is designed for easy and rapid deployment of application workloads. In addition to allowing for rapid deployment of an entire application stack, Oracle VM now gives administrators more fine-grained control of the application payloads inside the virtual machine.

To get started on Oracle VM Server for x86 or Oracle VM Server fo SPARC, what better solution than to take the corresponding training course.

You can take this training from your own desk, by choosing from a selection of live-virtual events already on the schedule on the Oracle University Portal.

Alternatively, you can travel to an education center to take these courses. Below is a selection of in-class events already on the schedule for each course:

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Paris, France

 11 December 2013

 French

 Rome, Italy

 22 April 2014

 Italian

 Budapest, Hungary

 4 November 2013

 Hungarian

 Riga, Latvia

 3 February 2014

 Latvian

 Oslo, Norway

 9 December 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 12 February 2014

 Polish

 Ljubjana, Slovenia

 25 November 2013

Slovenian 

 Barcelona, Spain

 29 October 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 23 December 2013

 Turkish

 Cairo, Egypt

 1 December 2013

 Arabic

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 9 December 2013

  English 

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 February 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 November 2013

  English 

 Singapore

27 November 2013 

  English 

 Montreal, Canada

18 February 2014

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

 18 February 2014

  English 

 Sacramento, CA, United States

18 February 2014 

  English 

 San Francisco, CA, United States

18 February 2014 

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 18 February 2014

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

22 January 2014 

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

10 February 2014 

  English 

 Edison, NJ, United States

 18 February 2014

 English

 King of Prussia, PA, United States

 18 February 2014

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 26 March 2014

 English

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Prague, Czech Republic

 2 December 2013

 Czech

 Paris, France

 9 December 2013

 French

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 9 December 2013

 Dutch

 Madrid, Spain

 28 November 2013

 Spanish

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 5 February 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 31 October 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 10 February 2014

 English

 Tokyo, Japan

 6 February 2014

 Japanese

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 23 December 2013

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

 21 November 2013

 English

 Singapore

 7 November 2013

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 25 November 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

5 November 2013 

 Spanish

Thursday Oct 24, 2013

The October 2013 Virtualization Newsletter is Here!

The October 2013 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is here! Some of the highlights from this information packed issue:

  • New Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.
  • Airbus Selects Oracle Secure Global Desktop to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Time to Market.
  • Open Universities Australia Realizes Valuable Savings and Simplifies IT with Oracle VM.
  • Oracle Virtualization Recap from Oracle OpenWorld 2013.
  • Information on the "What's New with Oracle Secure Global Desktop" webcast, happening on November 7th.

Plus, videos, white papers, customer spotlights, information on training, and much more! You can sign up to get the newsletter in your inbox automatically, or you can read this edition online right now.

-Chris

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

What do Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 have to do with your Next Vacation!

Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Update 2 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1.3.3 are now available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. So, what do Oracle VM Templates have to do with your next vacation? Well, how about time savings so you can plan for that next vacation and have the peace of mind since Oracle did the work and the testing for you!!

What’s inside the new Oracle VM Templates release? The Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables you to rapidly install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The complete stack includes:

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 Update 2
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3, maintenance pack 3 (9.1.3.3)
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.5
  • All pre-configured and pre-tested to run on Oracle Linux 5. Yes, the OS is included in the template!
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 11.1.1.7.1 for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Business Services Server and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) 11.1.1.5, for use with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications
  • All pre-tuned to support up to 100 interactive users

The templates can be installed to Oracle VM Server for x86 release 3.1 or later, to the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and to the Oracle Database Appliance. Simply visit http://edelivery.oracle.com/oraclevm. Download and unzip the files and read the readme and you’re ready to go.

How long would take you to install each of the components above, configure and tune them all from scratch? We know that you can get 7-10x faster deployment using the Oracle VM Templates. Now, how about that snorkeling trip to Belize!!

Friday Oct 18, 2013

Oracle Virtualization Friday Spotlight - October 18, 2013

Opening The Oracle VM Templates Blackbox

Oracle VM Templates give you the efficiency of speed and the assurance of no guess work. For those in the know, Oracle VM Guest Additions is a great way to empower you to do more interesting things with the Templates. Today’s blog article is to share the secrets with those who are not content with just treating Oracle VM Templates as a black box.

Oracle VM Guest Additions is a set of packages that can be installed on the guest operating system of a virtual machine running in the Oracle VM environment. These packages provide the tools to allow bi-directional communication directly between the Oracle VM Manager and the operating system running within the virtual machine. OK here’s where the ‘power-user’ part comes in…. This gives your fine-grained control over the configuration and behavior of components running within the virtual machine directly from Oracle VM Manager. You now have the ability to see and direct what goes on inside your VM from Oracle VM Manager.

  • Get a reporting on IP addressing
  • Use the template configuration facility to automatically configure virtual machines as they are first started
  • Send messages directly to a virtual machine to trigger programmed events
  • Query a virtual machine to obtain information pertaining to previous messages

Enough of the theory!

To get hands-on how-to’s and talk directly with the product expert on Oracle VM Guest Additions, Robbie de Meyer, or Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database and RAC Template expert Saar Maoz, join us for the Oct 24th live webcast. You can also read more about the Oracle VM Guest Additions in the whitepaper.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

Just released: Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3

This morning, Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3 hit the wire. You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris here.

This is a great release, adding a unique virtual multi-touch feature (great for testing Windows 8.1 applications on your standard desktop PC), support for new platforms and some really fantastic networking enhancements.

Head on over to the FatBloke blog for a rundown of what's new, or read the news release.

 -Chris 

Friday Oct 11, 2013

Friday Spotlight - October 11, 2013

Happy Friday, folks!

Our spotlight this week might be a little confusing because it seems to be focused on Oracle Linux. But Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization go hand in hand to help create a solid platform for deploying Oracle Database. The webcast below will feature not just Oracle Linux content, but Oracle VM will come up prominently as well. I highly recommend you join, there will be a bunch of fantastic information for you.

Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle Database 12c Deployments 

Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 AM PDT

Speakers:
Sumanta Chatterjee, Vice President, Database Engineering, Oracle
Monica Kumar, Senior Director Product Marketing, Oracle

Description:
Oracle Database on Oracle Linux helps customers lower IT costs while delivering high quality of service. With Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Linux, customers benefit from the joint development and testing resulting in optimized features, better stability and higher performance to enable the next generation of enterprise applications. 

In this webcast, Oracle experts will cover:

  • Advantages of choosing Oracle Linux for Oracle Database 
  • Key optimizations and features such as Database Smart Flash Cache, data integrity, and Cgroups that make Oracle Linux the best performing and most reliable Linux for deploying Oracle Database 
  • Tools to simplify and speed deployment of Oracle Database on Linux, including Oracle VM Templates, Oracle Validated Configurations, and pre-install RPM 
  • Integrated database and operating system management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 
  • Real-life customer examples

Don’t miss this informative session. Register now.

-Chris 

Friday Oct 04, 2013

Friday Spotlight - October 4, 2013

Happy Friday! During Oracle OpenWorld, we were able to do brief videos with a number of Oracle virtualization and Oracle Linux partners. We have more of these coming soon, but I wanted to highlight some that we just published:

Have a great weekend!

-Chris

Thursday Oct 03, 2013

Live Webcast: Simplify and Accelerate Oracle Database deployment with Oracle VM Templates

Oracle VM Templates are proven, tested, and fully supported by Oracle to ensure your journey to virtualizing Oracle Database is a breeze. Offering built-in integration with Oracle Applications and Oracle Database, including the Oracle Linux operating system, Oracle VM Templates give you the peace of mind and assurance that Oracle has done the heavy lifting for you, so can you can have a repeatable, scalable, and error-free process to deploy your database.

Join us for a live webcast on October 24 at 9am US PT, covering:

  • How Oracle VM Templates work
  • How you can deploy Oracle Database 12c single instance or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) Flex Cluster, Flex ASM, and pluggable databases in minutes
  • Get answers to all your questions from key engineers and technical product managers

Don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with seasoned Oracle VM Templates experts. Register now.


Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

UPDATE #3: Sun Ray and Peripheral Kits Last Time Buy Information

The blog entry covering the last-time buy information for Sun Ray hardware and Peripheral Kits has been updated with new Peripheral Kit information.  Please refer to that blog entry for more information by clicking here


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