Monday Feb 27, 2017

Now Available - New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training

With Oracle VM Server for SPARC, you can take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle's SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration training course has been updated and extended. So this popular and well received course is now even better.

This new course, through lecture material, hands-on activities and demos, will get you started installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC and teach you to:

  • Configure control and service domains
  • Create guest domains
  • Build I/O and root domains
  • Administer logical domains
  • Migrate logical domains

You can take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course in the following formats:

  • Live Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Events are added to the event to suit different time-zones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class.

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Friday Feb 24, 2017

Friday Spotlight: Webinars about Oracle Open Cloud Infrastructure

Happy Friday!

This week we want to highlight a website you can visit to see a collection of our webinars.

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Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Released

We are pleased to announce the latest maintenance update 3.4.0.3 of Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For a list of bug fixes, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Supplemental Release Notes.

This update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3.17.5.0. For download instructions, please refer to Oracle Solaris 11.3 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index [ID 2045311.1]. For information about the supported hardware and minimum and fully qualified firmware, Oracle Solaris OS and hardware, see System Requirements in Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4 Installation Guide.

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Friday Feb 17, 2017

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Multi-tenancy

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) is an engineered system for quickly deploying Oracle VM environments. Integrating compute, network and storage components in a converged infrastructure solution, PCA lets customers deploy VMs within hours of initial power-up.

Many customers treat the PCA as a pool of compute power shared by all guest VMs. Others need to guarantee isolation for multiple 'tenants' (different customers, clients or departments) and do so by dedicating servers to tenants, for concerns of security, chargeback or resource isolation.

Starting with PCA release 2.2.1, a systems administrator can define "tenant groups" containing servers dedicated to different tenants. The blog article Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) Tenant Groups describes this feature in detail and gives an example of creating one. See the blog, and the official documentation for information on this new capability.

Friday Feb 10, 2017

Friday Spotlight: DevOps and the Cloud

One of the biggest and most exciting trends we've been seeing amongst customers, and the industry as a whole, is the parallel rise of DevOps and Microservices for cloud development. Linux, virtualization and of course Docker have become the key foundational elements for these next generation Cloud Native application architectures, whether deployed on-premise or in the public cloud.

We've had some exciting announcements here too in the Virtualization and Linux teams with more to come. Most recently we've just launched the Oracle Container Registry where you can pull many of Oracle's software platforms including MySQL, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle WebLogic and of course Oracle Linux itself.

If you want to get started with some light DevOps and Infrastructure as Code check out the Oracle DevOps Blog. We have a new and developing series using the ever popular Oracle VM VirtualBox with Vagrant as a Docker foundation.

Developers have always been critical constituents for Oracle, and we're rolling out a worldwide Developer and DevOps-centric roadshow, Oracle Code.  Sign up to be notified when the Oracle Code registration opens for your location.

Friday Feb 03, 2017

Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training Events

With the engineered system, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, you create and maintain a highly configurable pool of memory, CPU, and storage resources for running applications in a virtualization environment.

Take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Administration course to learn how to:

  • Create, deploy and manage virtualized servers
  • Configure the Private Cloud Appliance Oracle VM environment in which virtualized servers run

Attend a live event from your own desk on 2 March, 30 March or 30 May 2017. These live-virtual events are scheduled to suit different time-zones.

If you want to start training today, sign up for the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview self-paced, online course.

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Wednesday Feb 01, 2017

Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.3 Available

Available Now, Oracle Secure Global Desktop Release 5.3

Oracle Secure Global Desktop (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.

Why is this release important?

This release features many improvements over the previous release. New features include:

  • Support for Oracle Linux 7 as a client, application server and infrastructure node for Oracle SGD server and gateway. SGD now supports all recent Oracle Linux versions (5, 6, 7) from client, through infrastructure and application servers.
  • IPv6 support for gateways: With IPv6 support on the SGD gateways you can now enable secure access over IPv6 to an entire data center without having to worry about migrating all the resources inside the data center from IPv4.
  • SGD integration with Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Virtualization: Two new types of Dynamic Application Servers enable SGD to communicate with Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM VirtualBox to determine dynamically which systems to offer to a user to connect to. The list of VMs can be filtered by Group, VM name and OS.
  • Cloud readiness: A new command is added to configure Oracle SGD, save as a template and spin-up fully configured servers in minutes. Co-located Gateway and Oracle SGD server templates are also supported
    • Client delivery: Automatic choice between Java applet and Java web start technologies and HTML5.
    • Latest security fixes.

    Supported Upgrade Path

    SGD 5.3 is a straight upgrade from SGD versions 4.63, 4.71, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2.

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