Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

Learn to Protect Cloud Resources with Oracle VM Training

In the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation training, learn to identify the resources that you must protect, and learn the steps to back up and recover these resources. In this course, you explore environment-wide recovery scenarios and gain knowledge that you can use as a blueprint for your disaster recovery strategy.

You can take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course in the following formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones including 3 and 11 May, 1 June, and 6 July 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend this class. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Jakarta, Indonesia 3 October 2016 English
Singapore 18 May 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa 26 April 2016
English
Bangkok, Thailand 7 November 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 21 July 2016 English
If you are new to Oracle VM, you can start your learning by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course or the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course.

To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's Virtualization curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization

Monday Mar 14, 2016

Deploying and Managing Applications with Oracle VM Training

Oracle VM is built to support different workloads, with an emphasis on ease of deployment and management of Oracle applications.

In the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course, you learn to create server pools to take advantage of your existing storage and networking infrastructure. This will enable you to seamlessly manage storage from a central location using Oracle VM Storage Connect. Using features like anti-affinity groups and Dynamic Resource Scheduling policy, you'll implement and manage the inter-connections between the virtual machines running your multi-tier enterprise applications.

Extensive hands-on practices will guide you through each step for building your virtual environment. With the skills acquired during these exercises, you can scale your virtual environment to support the most demanding workloads.

You can take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to perform lab exercises when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones, including 16 March, 20 and 27 April, and 11 and 25 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend an event. In-class events on the schedule include the following:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
17 August 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
27 April 2016 English
Montreal, Canada
24 May 2016 English
Ottawa, Canada
24 May 2016 English
Toronto, Canada
13 April 2016 English
Prague, Czech Republic
27 June 2016 Czech
Cairo, Egypt
17 May 2016 English
London, England
4 July 2016 English
Reading, England
21 March 2016 English
Paris, France
23 March 2016 French
Lille, France
2 May 2016 French
Stuttgart, Germany
2 May 2016 German
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
11 May 2016 English
Milan, Italy
13 June 2016 Italian
Rome, Italy
9 May 2016 Italian
Mexico City, Mexico
13 April 2016 Spanish
Utrecht, Netherlands
21 March 2016 English
Singapore
4 May 2016 English
Bratislava, Slovakia  29 March 2016 Slovakian
Ljubjiana, Slovenia
25 May 2016 Slovenian
Johannesburg, South Africa
22 March 2016 English
Madrid, Spain
4 April 2016 Spanish
Malmo, Sweden
18 April 2016 English
Stockholm, Sweden 18 April 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand 11 April 2016 English
Edison, NJ, United States 24 May 2016 English
King of Prussia, PA, United States 24 May 2016 English
If you are using SPARC, you could take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course.
  • Live-Virtual Events on the schedule include 14 and 31 March, 7, 14 and 18 April, and 23 and 26 May 2016
  • In-Class Events on the schedule include the following:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Cairo, Egypt 10 April 2016 Arabic
Cairo, Egypt 25 May 2016 English
Tokyo, Japan 24 March 2016 Japanese
Mexico City, Mexico 23 May 2016 Spanish
Singapore 21 March 2016 English

To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's Virtualization curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Monday Feb 29, 2016

Are You Ready to Take Oracle VM Training?

Oracle VM training is suitable for administrators and support personnel of systems that would benefit from server virtualization. To get the most from Oracle VM training, ensure you already have the prerequisite knowledge.

To take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course you should have the ability to administer a Linux environment and implement a virtual infrastructure using a virtualization platform.

Ideally, you would also be familiar with networking principles, with link aggregation and VLAN technologies, with thin provisioning and with storage concepts: iSCSI, NFS, FC.

You can take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course in the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lectures through streaming video at your own pace and booking a time that suits you to do hands-on exercises.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live class from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 2, 16 and 29 March, 20 and 26 April, 10, 25 and 31 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:
 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Melbourne, Australia
 30 March 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 27 April 2016  English
 Montreal, Canada
 24 May 2016  English
 Ottawa, Canada
 24 May 2016  English
 Toronto, Canada
 13 April 2016  English
 Shanghai, China
 5 September 2016  Simplified Chinese
 Prague, Czech Republic
 27 June 2016  Czech
 Cairo, Egypt
 17 May 2016  English
 Reading, England
 21 March 2016  English
 London, England
 4 July 2016  English
 Lille, France
 2 May 2016  French
 Nantes, France
 7 November 2016  French
 Paris, France
 23 March 2016  French
 Toulouse, France
 30 March 2016  French
 Munich, Germany
 30 May 2016  German
 Stuttgart, Germany
 2 May 2016  German
 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
 11 May 2016  English
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 28 September 2016  English
 Milan, Italy
 13 June 2016  Italian
 Rome, Italy
 9 May 2016  Italian
 Mexico City, Mexico
 13 April 2016  Spanish
 Utrecht, Netherlands
 21 March 2016  English
 Singapore
 4 May 2016  English
 Bratislava, Slovakia
 29 March 2016  Slovak
 Ljubljana, Slovenia
 25 May 2016  Slovenian
 Johannesburg, South Africa  21 March 2016  English
 Madrid, Spain   4 April 2016  Spanish
 Stockholm, Sweden  18 April 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand  11 April 2016  English
 Edison, NJ, United States  24 May 2016  English
 King of Prussia, PA, United States  24 May 2016  English

Those who have already taken the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course or are familiar with the installation and configuration of Oracle VM can continue learning by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course.

You can take this class as a:

  • Live-Virtual Events: Choose from a selection of events to suit different timezones including 20, 21 and 30 March, 6 April, 11 and 31 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 3 October 2016  English
 Singapore  18 May 2016  English
 Johannesburg, South Africa  3 May 2016  English
 Bangkok, Thailand  23 March 2016  English
 Roseville, MN, United States  21 July 2016  English
To take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course, you should have knowledge of administering Oracle Solaris and Ethernet networks and be able to perform basic server set-up tasks.

You can take this class as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 14 and 31 March, 18 April, 23 and 26 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Below is a selection of the in-class events on the schedule:
 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Brisbane, Australia
 23 May 2016  English
 Melbourne, Australia
 21 March 2016  English
 Sydney, Australia
 28 April 2016  English
 Cairo, Egypt
 10 April 2016  Arabic
 Cairo, Egypt
 25 May 2016  English
 Hamburg, Germany
 16 June 2016  German
 Tokyo, Japan  24 March 2016  Japanese
 Mexico City, Mexico  23 May 2016  Spanish
 Singapore  21 March 2016  English
 Madrid, Spain  21 March 2016  Spanish

To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's Virtualization Curriculum go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016

Advanced Learning Objectives in Oracle VM Training

Do you need to go further in your use of Oracle VM? If the following correspond to your objectives, then the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course is for you:

  • Increase administrative reach with the Oracle VM Web Services API
  • Create virtual machines by importing existing resources and migrating guests from other platforms
  • Perform dynamic resource changes to running virtual machines
  • Automate the configuration of virtual machines when they boot for the first time
  • Redeploy Oracle VM servers, server pools and repositories in response to changing requirements in your Oracle VM environment
  • Use tools and commands to examine the status of Oracle VM components and to identify problems
  • Identify Oracle VM components to protect and establish guidelines for backing up and restoring these components
  • Learn to recover your Oracle VM environment by using disaster scenarios
  • Integrate lessons learned during recovery to your D/R plans
  • Administer your Oracle VM environment by using the Oracle VM Manager UI and the Oracle VM CLI

You can take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events already on the schedule to suit different time-zones including 17 and 24 February, 21, 22 and 30 March, and 11 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this course. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Jakarta, Indonesia 7 March 2016 English
Singapore 18 May 2016 English
Johannesburg, South Africa 3 May 2016 English
Madrid, Spain 17 February 2016 Spanish
Bangkok, Thailand 23 March 2016 English
If you are new to using Oracle VM Server for x86, you should take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course. Those on SPARC, should take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course.

To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's Virtualization Curriculum, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Friday Feb 05, 2016

Friday Spotlight: Learning Objectives for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is the engineered system for all your applications.  You can get up and running on the remarkably quickly.

To learn about using this product, take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview.The learning objectives for this short and comprehensive seminar are:

  • Explain the advantages of virtualization
  • Describe characteristics of the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
  • Describe access and usage of the Private Cloud Appliance interfaces
  • Describe the general architecture of Oracle VM in the Private Cloud Appliance
  • Describe the importance of ISO files to the creation of virtual machines
  • Describe the importance of virtual disks to the operation of virtual machines
  • Define a VLAN and its purpose
  • Explain how to configure a VLAN segment for guest virtual machines
  • Define virtual machine–related terms
  • Describe the purpose of the Virtual NICs tool
  • Describe the logical view of a virtual machine
  • Explain the virtual machine life cycle
  • Describe the steps to create a virtual machine
  • Explain the process of cloning a virtual machine or template
  • Describe the general features used to set up the Self Service Portal for the Infrastructure Cloud
  • Describe the steps to provision a server (VM) from a template or an assembly

You can take the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview seminar through one of the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registration, following lecture material and instructive demos at your own pace through streaming video.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk.There is currently an event scheduled for 6 May 2016.
  • In-Class Events: You can travel to an education center to take this class.
To request an event be added to the schedule, or to learn more about this course, go to the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview seminar course page.

Thursday Jan 28, 2016

Your Virtualization Objectives Met by Oracle VM Training

If you are planning to use server virtualization and your learning objectives correspond to the following, Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration is the course for you:

  • Install the Oracle VM Server for x86 and the Oracle VM Manager
  • Become familiar with the Oracle VM Manager UI and CLI
  • Discover and manage Oracle VM servers
  • Add networks and storage to support the Oracle VM environment
  • Create and manage server pools
  • Create and populate repositories with virtual resources
  • Perform the steps to create and operate virtual machines
  • Use cloning with templates and assemblies to create additional virtual entities
  • Exercise high availability, live migration and anti-affinity policy

You can take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course through the following formats:

  • Training-on-Demand: Start training within 24 hours of registering, following lecture material at your own pace through streaming video and booking time to perform hands-on activities when suits your schedule.
  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones including 10 and 17 February, 2, 18 and 29 March, 20 and 26 April, and 11 and 25 May 2016.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. In-Class events on the schedule include the following:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Melbourne, Australia
23 March 2016 English
Sydney, Australia
16 March 2016 English
Montreal, Canada
24 May 2016 English
Ottawa, Canada
24 April 2016 English
Toronto, Canada
13 April 2016 English
Cairo, Egypt
17 May 2016 English
Reading England
21 March 2016 English
Lille, France
2 May 2016 French
Lyons, France
15 March 2016 French
Paris, France
23 March 2016 French
Toulouse, France
30 March 2016 French
Munich, Germany
29 February 2016 German
Stuttgart, Germany
2 May 2016 German
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
11 May 2016 English
Utrecht, Netherlands
21 March 2016 English
Singapore
4 May 2016 English
Ljubijana, Slovenia
25 May 2016 Slovenian
Johannesburg, South Africa
22 March 2016 English
Stockholm, Sweden
25 April 2016 English
Bangkok, Thailand
11 April 2016 English
Roseville, MN, United States 7 March 2016 English
Edison, NJ, United States 24 May 2016 English
King of Prussia, PA, United States 24 May 2016 English
If you using Oracle VM Server for SPARC, consider taking the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course.

Live Virtual Events on the schedule include 14 and 31 March, 18 April, and 23 and 26 May 2016

In-Class Events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Brisbane, Australia 15 February 2016 English
Melbourne, Australia 21 March 2016 English
Sydney, Australia 28 April 2016 English
Quito, Ecuador 23 February 2016 Spanish
Cairo, Egypt 10 April 2016 Arabic
Tokyo, Japan 24 March 2016 Japanese
Singapore 1 February 2016 English
To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's virtualization training, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Monday Dec 07, 2015

Self-Paced Online Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Training

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance simplifies the way you install, deploy, and manage converged infrastructures for Linux, Windows and Oracle Solaris applications. You can now take Oracle Private Cloud Appliance training online - getting trained anywhere, when it suits you. With Training-on-Demand, you can start learning straight away and benefit from instructor delivery at your own pace. 

In the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance: Overview  you will learn to:

  • Review the hardware and software as installed and configured in the Private Cloud Appliance.
  • Monitor the health of hardware.
  • Allocate memory, CPU, and storage resources for effective virtualization support.
  • Create, deploy, manage, and delete virtual machines.
  • Enable virtual machines to run with high availability, or in isolation.
  • Configure the allocation of Infrastructure as a Service resources.
  • Provide IaaS with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Hiring an Oracle VM Server for SPARC Curriculum Developer

Oracle VM Server for SPARC is highly efficient, enterprise-class virtualization enabling the creation of 128 virtual servers on one system, leveraging Oracle's SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

Oracle is looking for a motivated individual to extend our Oracle VM Server for SPARC customer technical training.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have significant experience designing and developing customer training
  • Have technical competence in areas including the Solaris operating system, system administration, virtualization and networking
  • Be able to write clear and precise technical instructions in fluent professional English
  • Have a high level of technical autonomy to design, develop and maintain complex training environments
  • Be passionate in continuing to learn new technologies

If you have the relevant experience, apply for this position on Oracle's Career Site, searching for requisition numbers 15001B6T or I5001B6I.

For more information on Oracle Virtualization, go to http://oracle.com/virtualization.

Friday Sep 11, 2015

Friday Spotlight: Ensure Uninterrupted Cloud Services With Oracle VM

Oracle VM offers a dynamic architecture which allows you effectively deploy server virtualization to consolidate application workloads and ensure uninterrupted cloud services. Using extensive hands-on practices, the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation training course prepares you to respond quickly to changing business conditions using Oracle VM.

You can take this advanced 3-day instructor-led class through the following delivery formats:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from events on the schedule to suit different time zones including start dates of November 4, 10, and 23 2015, as well as January 20, and February 17 2016.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend this class. In-Class events on the schedule include:

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
London, England 7 December 2015 English
Reading, England 28 September 2015 English
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong 23 September 2015 English
Singapore 21 September 2015 English
Johannesburg, South Africa 28 September 2015 English

Those starting out on Oracle VM Server for x86 should consider taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration course.

To register for an event or to learn more about Oracle's virtualization training go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

New Training Now Available on Oracle VM

Want to get started on Oracle VM Server for x86, then take the Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration training course. You can take this 3-day instructor-led training course from your own desk as a live virtual event or by traveling to an education center for an in-class event. To get an event added to the schedule of this newly released course, register your interest on the Oracle University portal or contact an Oracle University representative.

This course explores building the infrastructure for cloud computing. Expert Oracle University instructors will show you how to support enterprise applications by deploying pooled server resources to create virtual machines with Oracle VM Server for x86 3.3.

Learn To:

  • Plan a virtual solution.
  • Install the Oracle VM Server and the Oracle VM Manager software.
  • Configure network resources to provide isolation and redundancy.
  • Add SAN and NFS to provision storage for the virtual environment.
  • Create server pools and repositories to support application workloads.
  • Speed up virtual machine deployment with templates and assemblies.
  • Use virtual machine high availability.
  • Use server pool policies to maximize the performance of your server workloads.

Friday Jan 17, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Virtual Sysadmin Day Winter 2014

Happy Friday! Our Friday Spotlight today is a bit unique in that we're putting the same information on both the Oracle Virtualization blog and the Oracle Linux blog. The reason is that we want to tell you about a fantastic opportunity for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux administrators.

On January 28, Oracle is hosting an event called Virtual Sysadmin Day. If you haven't attended one of these before, you're in for a treat. These events let you attend a virtual version of the hands on lab sessions that we run each year at Oracle OpenWorld. So, if you've ever wanted to go to one of those sessions but couldn't get to San Francisco or the other Oracle OpenWorld locations around the world, now is your chance to attend from the comfort of you desk!

The format is really cool. The materials for the lab are provided for you, you just need to have Oracle VM VirtualBox (it's a free download), and download the pre-configured virtual machines for the labs. You should do this ahead of the event, but all the information to help you do it is available to you when you register.

On the day of the event, you login and watch some intro content that sets up the labs, and then you follow the steps for the labs on you own system. Oracle experts will be in the chat area to help with issues you might run into.

Virtual Sysadmin Day Winter 2014
January 28, 2014
9AM - 1PM Pacific Standard Time

Register Now

Virtual Sysadmin Day is one of my favorite events, I hope you have time to check it out! 

-Chris 

Friday Apr 26, 2013

Friday Tips #25

Happy Friday, everyone! Our tip this week is on a basic task that is done frequently with Oracle Secure Global Desktop. In the video below, watch Mohan Prabhala, Product Management Director, Desktop Virtualization, as he describes the steps to publish an application:

Thanks Mohan!

We'll see you all next week with another tip.

-Chris 

Friday Apr 19, 2013

Friday Tips #24

We've got another video tip for you this week from Greg King, Principal Best Practices Consultant, Oracle VM Product Management. This one is on setting up SSH keys to make it quicker to log in to the command line interface for Oracle VM:

We'll see you next week with another tip! Remember, if you want to ask us something directly, you can post on Twitter tagged with #askoraclevirtualization.

-Chris 

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