Monday Mar 31, 2014

PARTNER WEBINAR (Apr 17): Deploy BeyondTrust's Powerbroker in Minutes with Oracle VM Template

Date: April 17, 2014

Time:  10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed for rapid application deployment for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Using Oracle VM Templates, entire application stacks can be pre-installed, pre-configured for rapid deployment. With Oracle VM Template for BeyondTrust's PowerBroker, customers can standardize the deployment of their security software, eliminate the installation and configuration costs, and reduce the ongoing maintenance and support costs, hence  helping organizations achieve faster time to market.

Join us in this live webcast to hear from Oracle and BeyondTrust experts on how you can benefit from the combined solution to further automate and simplify the deployment of real security in your IT environment.

Register today 


Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

The February '14 Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is Out!

The February 2014 Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! It includes content on an updated Oracle VM cost calculator (now including Oracle Linux!), 2014 IT Predictions, community demonstration videos, what's new in Oracle Secure Global Desktop, and much more!

Read the February edition online right now, or subscribe to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.

-Chris 

Oracle's Strategic Commitment to Application-Driven Virtualization

Oracle VM reflects Oracle's strategic commitment to deliver application-driven virtualization. This virtualization makes the entire enterprise software and hardware stack easier to deploy, manage, and support, making it possible for IT and businesses to be more agile.

You can take advantage of Oracle VM on x86 and SPARC platforms. And what better way to get started on this technology than by taking the corresponding training course.

You can take these instructor-led training courses from your own desk as a live-virtual event or by traveling to an education center for an in-class event. Below is a selection of events for these courses already on the schedule.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 7 May 2014

 English

 Perth, Australia

 19 May 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 18 June 2014

 English

 Montreal, Canada

 27 May 2014

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 27 May 2014

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 31 March 2014

 English

 Prague, Czech Republic

 24 March 2014

 Czech

 Prague, Czech Republic

 19 November 2014

 English

 London, England

 7 April 2014

 English

 Paris, France

 5 May 2014

 French

 Athens, Greece

 2 April 2014

 English

 Rome, Italy

 22 April 2014

 Italian

 Tokyo, Japan

 10 March 2014

 Japanese

 Riga, Latvia

 12 May 2014

 Latvian

 Mexico City, Mexico

 21 May 2014

 Spanish

 Oslo, Norway

 23 April 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 26 May 2014

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 22 April 2014

 English

 Singapore

 15 April 2014

 English

 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 14 May 2014

 Slovenian

 Barcelona, Spain

 11 March 2014

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 20 May 2014

 Turkish

 Roseville, MN, United States

 18 April 2014

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 27 May 2014

 English

  King of Prussia, PA, United States

 27 May 2014

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 26 March 2014

 English

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Canberra, Australia

 23 June 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 14 April 2014

 English

 Perth, Australia

 26 May 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 10 March 2014

 English

 Prague, Czech Republic

 23 April 2014

 English

 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

 26 May 2014

 English

 Madrid, Spain

 27 March 2014

 Spanish

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 2 April 2014

 English

 Atlanta, GA, United States

 8 April 2014

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

 27 March 2014

 Spanish

 Harare, Zimbabwe

 2 April 2014

 English

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

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Live Webcast: Data Intensity Presents Building Private Clouds on Oracle VM

Join us in this live webcast and learn how Data Intensity, a long time Oracle partner, built a successful database and application hosting business using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Valuable IT best practices and insights on building a private cloud infrastructure from this seasoned hosting provider will prove to be a valuable and informative 60 minutes time investment.

Data Intensity Presents Building Private Clouds on Oracle VM
Date: February 26th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am PST

Register here

Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

Learning about Oracle VM - an Enterprise-Class Server Virtualization Solution

Oracle VM is an enterprise-class server virtualization solution that enables you to deploy operating systems and application software within a supported virtualization environment.

To learn how to take advantage of the excellent scalability, manageability and ease-of-use of Oracle VM, follow the Oracle VM training relevant to your platform - Oracle VM Server for x86 or Oracle VM Server for SPARC.

You can take this live instructor-led training through:

  • Live-Virtual Events: Take a class from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different time-zones.
  • In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to take a class. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for each platform.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

This 3-day course shows you how to support enterprise applications by deploying pooled server resources to create virtual machines.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 February 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 5 March 2014

 English

 Montreal, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Ottawa, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Prague, Czech Republic

 24 March 2014

 Czech

 Colombes, France

26 February 2014 

  French 

 Athens, Greece

2 April 2014 

 English 

 Rome, Italy

22 April 2014

Italian 

 Tokyo, Japan

 5 February 2014

 Japanese

 Riga, Latvia

 3 February 2014

 Latvian

 Mexico City, Mexico

 21 April 2014

 Spanish

 Oslo, Norway

 10 February 2014

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 12 February 2014

 Polish

 Singapore

 27 January 2014

 English

 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 14 May 2014

 Slovenian

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 21 January 2014

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 20 May 2014

 Turkish

 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

 Roseville, MN, United States

 10 February 2014

 English

 Edison, NJ, United States

 18 February 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

 3 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

This 2-day shows you how to create and configure virtual machines, called domains, following a SPARC-based strategy.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Canberra, Australia

 24 February 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 14 April 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 10 February 2014

 English

 Prague, Czech Republic

 23 April 2014

 Czech

 Cairo, Egypt

 9 February 2014

 Arabic

 Hong Kong

 24 February 2014

 English

 Tokyo, Japan

 6 February 2014

 Japanese

 Singapore

 20 February 2014

 English

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 5 February 2014

 English

 Harare, Zimbabwe

 2 April 2014

 English


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

Friday Jan 10, 2014

Friday Spotlight: 10 Oracle VM Myths from 2013 Debunked

New year greetings, everyone!

Reflecting on 2013, we thought we'd do a summary of the many myths that were debunked in 2013. Here are the top 10:

1. Oracle VM has no benchmarks
Internally the Oracle VM team runs hundreds of benchmarks in every one of our releases. In addition, our integrated Oracle Engineered Systems team, such as Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Virtual Networking perform their own benchmarks with Oracle VM.

Over the years, we’ve commissioned 3rd parties to report on Oracle VM performance. For many of you, all that is great, however the internal efforts lack “arm’s length” objectivity. So instead, we’ve been letting our customers speak for us on the performance benchmarks of Oracle VM.

For Oracle VM performance on Oracle Database as well as compared to other virtualization solutions, there is the benchmark document from Revera Limited. The report shows Oracle VM performs better than other solution in all categories.

For Oracle VM performance with Oracle PeopleSoft and Oracle Database, Open Universities, Australia Director ICT, Anthony Russo performed the benchmarks in his evaluation of Oracle VM. The results and cost savings led him to decide on Oracle VM as the virtualization for a campus-wide deployment. Anthony shares his benchmark write up with the IOUG community. Read more about Open Universities Australia in the press release.

2. Oracle VM is not for serious enterprise applications
This is a myth long ago debunked. Oracle VM application-driven virtualization is designed and architected with enterprise applications in mind. Guided by our own in-house expertise on how sophisticated enterprise software deployment can be, we designed a hypervisor that not only serves the purposes of consolidation and abstraction from the hardware, but we also have a laser-focus on building in support into the hypervisor to simplify provisioning and management of enterprise applications in their entire lifecycle.

Oracle VM is an important foundation for many of our customers, with the Oracle stack as well as for mixed deployments. Adoption of Oracle VM is diverse, from helping to keep 24/7 online retail operations running (such as Overstock.comto massively compute intensive operations for Lawrence Livermore National Labs, enabling continuous Managed Services Operations for dcVAST or Data Intensity to scale and grow as business grows. See a sample listing of customers who rely on Oracle VM to power their business.

3. Complicated to deploy
This one is has long been debunked, with the built in support for Oracle Applications with Oracle VM Templates and tight integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager. However, it's worth recapping, as we’ve made huge advances in simplifying Oracle Database and applications even more. The Evaluator Group report has demonstrated that deployment of a 2 node Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) takes under 4 hours, compared to about 40 hours for the competition. This is old news! Our latest releases of the Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database Single Instance and RAC deployment is now even speedier. At OpenWorld 2013, we had a room full of attendees deploying a 4 node RAC cluster in under 60 minutes in a Hands On Lab session. And let’s not get carried away on just speed, according to one of our Oracle VM Templates engineers, Saar Maoz: “ACTUAL ELAPSED TIME is only mildly interesting, what really matters is that when you do download the template and run it, it just works. Oracle is the only vendor that can do this because we own the apps!”

To illustrate the power and simplicity, we’ve created a Hands-on Lab about deployment of an IaaS environment that showcases the use of chargeback. The environment is a contained Oracle VM VirtualBox appliance including Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager. To run this yourself visit our OTN post of the lab here.

4. Limited Enterprise Use
In addition to powering many critical enterprise operations, Oracle VM is the virtualization foundation for Oracle as well. Oracle VM is integrated into many of the Oracle Engineered Systems such as Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Exalytics, and Oracle Database Appliance. In addition, Oracle VM is powering Oracle Managed Cloud Services with over 15,000 VMs in deployment and growing.

5. No complimentary tools for private cloud deployment
In addition to Oracle VM Templates for rapid application deployment, Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder (OVAB) is one of the most powerful tools for multi-tier application deployment. OVAB is key to helping enterprises easily and reliably deploy their multi-tier applications to the cloud, or simply migrate their existing stack of physically deployed apps onto their new private cloud. The recent release of OVAB 12c includes an even more intuitive GUI and improved support for creation of base OS image. Want to get hands-on and take a test drive with the new release? Download the OVAB Oracle VM VirtualBox Demo Appliance, including documentation.

6. Oracle VM is expensive
Oracle VM is the most cost effective enterprise-proven hypervisor.

Oracle VM has zero license cost for and low enterprise support cost. Oracle VM Premier Support customers receive Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c management software Base Enterprise Manager Functionality, including Ops Center, for free! In addition, Oracle Hard Partitioning Policy and Hard Partitioning for x86 architectures may also help customers realize further savings in many cases. Test calculate the savings to see how much you can save using the Oracle VM Cost Calculator.

Wondering how difficult it would be to migrate your existing environment? Take a test drive with our Hands-on Lab to migrate your VMware vSphere deployment with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle VM and Oracle Linux. Then you can watch your savings grow!

7. A "me too" hypervisor
In the strict sense of the word “hypervisor”, Oracle VM is a hypervisor. Beyond that the “me too” assertion is a complete myth. Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed with enterprise applications and cloud services in mind. Tight integration with many of the infrastructure products and Oracle Enterprise Manager delivers the most integrated virtualization foundation for both the Oracle stack and non-Oracle stack. To learn more about how Oracle VM application-driven virtualization is different, and hear from customers on how they are able to benefit from this unique architecture, read the Oracle VM E-Book.

8. Oracle VM is only used in Test environments
Our customer list proves this to be a myth. Beyond this, however, we are very proud to be an enabler for the thousands of QA test environments out there. Oracle VM combined with the hugely popular Oracle VM VirtualBox product provide our customers a powerful way to build appliances that can help them to quickly deploy very complex environments for testing.

9. Not ready for Oracle Database
If our own internal deployment wasn't enough, and with so many proven customer uses, it's surprising that this continues to be a myth. Many of our customers do know this and performance testing is proven by our partners as well. Read the report Why Use Oracle VM for Oracle Databases.

10. No partner ecosystem
Oracle VM has an extensive technology partner network. We continue to drive deeper and stronger technology and business relationships with our partners. In the past year, we’ve collaborated with our partners such as Dell, Lenovo, SAP and many more to bring more choice and value to our customers. An example of our collaborative effort is the FlexPod validated configuration with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux. In addition, we also recognize that interoperability with industry technology is important to our customers. Oracle recently announced sponsorship of OpenStack.

Wishing all our readers a healthy and prosperous 2014, and watch for more great things to come!

Friday Jan 03, 2014

Friday Spotlight: Virtualization Management Podcast

Happy Friday and welcome to the first virtualization spotlight of 2014! To kick things off this year, I wanted to highlight an excellent podcast by Oracle's Doan Nguyen and Ronen Kofman that describes how Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can significantly improve your server lifecycle management. Have a listen:

Listen to "Simplify Virtualization Lifecycle Management with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager (15:05)" 

We'll see you next week!

-Chris 

Thursday Dec 19, 2013

Scalable and Cost-Effective Virtualization Solution

Oracle VM is a highly scalable and cost effective virtualization solution and the best virtualization technology for Oracle Databases.and business-critical applications. Whether you are using Oracle VM on x86 or SPARC platforms, we provide the training to help you design, install, and implement a virtual environment.

You can take this live instructor-led training as a:

  • Live-Virtual event: Train from your own desk - no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class event: Travel to an education center. Below is a selection of events on the schedule for each course.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
 Prague, Czech Republic
 24 March 2014
Czech
 Paris, France
 28 February 2014
French
Budapest, Hungary  8 January 2014
Hungarian
 Rome, Italy
 22 April 2014
 Italian
 Riga, Latvia
 3 February 2014
 Latvian
 Oslo, Norway
 10 February 2014
 English
 Warsaw, Poland
 12 February 2014
 Polish
 Singapore  27 January 2014
 English
 Melbourne, Australia
 13 February 2014
 English
 Perth, Australia
 28 January 2014
 English
 Sydney, Australia
 5 March 2014
 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
Columbus, OH, United States 3 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
 23 April 2014
 Czech
 Paris, France
 27 January 2014
 French
 Madrid, Spain
 27 March 2014
 Spanish
 Cairo Egypt
 9 February 2014
 Arabic
 Dubai, UAE
 5 February 2014
 English
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong  24 February 2014
English
 Jakarta, Indonesia
 23 December 2013
 English
 Tokyo, Japan
 6 February 2014
 Japanese
 Singapore  9 January 2014
English
Melbourne, Australia
30 January 2014
 English
 Sydney, Australia
 10 February 2014
 English

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

To learn more about using Oracle VM as an efficient and highly available solution, see Telco Case Study: "IT-as-a-Service" with Oracle VM Enables Higher Business Availability.

Tuesday Dec 17, 2013

Telco Case Study: "IT-as-a-Service" with Oracle VM Enables Higher Business Availability

In this blog article we want to share with you a use case for Oracle VM enabling high availability through an "IT-as-a-Service" deployment at a Telco provider.

Using Oracle VM, the Telco customer is able to realize a highly efficient server infrastructure to dynamically provision and reclaim resources to quickly respond to business demands. With over 100 Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) servers deployed in an Oracle VM-based virtualized environment, the Telco customer has a solid, highly available infrastructure designed for maximum flexibility.

To better respond to the customer needs for application services, the Telco customer uses Oracle VM Templates to roll out new servers, each taking only 10 minutes per box which can be ready in parallel. “It’s all cabled once, it’s all in a pool, and we have created processes and procedures to quickly add more resources as we need them. Oracle VM provides this elasticity.” says the Telco architect.

Read the whitepaper and get an in-depth look at "IT-as-a-Service" deployment at a large Telco.

Friday Dec 13, 2013

Friday Spotlight: IaaS with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager

Reap the Benefits of IaaS with Oracle Virtualization

IT customers are looking to reap the benefits of cloud computing, including at the Infrastructure layer. Their role is viewed as data center service providers. To them, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), is internalized as Integration of "astonishing" applications and systems. It’s the proverbial duct taping of all the different components of IT infrastructure into a single cohesive intelligent controllable, predictable box from which they can direct all that happens to support their business. From their perspective, Oracle VM is the container and Oracle Enterprise Manager is both the duct tape and the control box for IaaS which has helped them to tame the complex infrastructure and quickly provision the “astonishing” applications, sometimes with wildly varying need for network, storage compute resources.

For an insightful perspective of IaaS from Oracle, join VP of Product Management for Oracle Enterprise Manager, Sudip Datta, in his chalk talk.


Wednesday Dec 04, 2013

Dell World 2013 Features Oracle Linux and Oracle VM



Oracle is proud to be a Gold sponsor at Dell World 2013. Join Oracle Linux and Virtualization experts and discover how you can benefit from Oracle software integration with Dell hardware. Our activities include:

Session: Why Choose Oracle Linux for your Oracle Database 12c Deployments

Details: Thursday, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Room 17AB

Speaker: Chris Kawalek, Oracle

Find out how Oracle Linux is optimized for Oracle Database and the benefits of deploying them together on an integrated and fully tested infrastructure.

Theater Presentation: Best Practices for Virtualizing Oracle Database and Oracle Applications with Oracle VM

Details: Thursday, 11:00-11:25am, Expo area (Theater on the right)

Speaker: Chris Kawalek, Oracle

Realize the true potential of virtualization beyond server consolidation using Oracle VM’s application-driven virtualization approach.

Theater Presentation: Dell/Oracle Active Infrastructure 

Details: Thursday, 2:30-2:55pm,  Expo area (Theater on the right)

Speaker: Tom Kopec, Oracle

Get a high level review of the recently announce Dell / Oracle Active Infrastructure.  

Booth  #401G
Come to the Oracle booth on Monday and Tuesday, talk to our experts, pick up free Oracle Linux and Oracle VM software DVD.

We hope to see you at Dell World.

Monday Nov 18, 2013

Oracle VM Integrated from Application to Disk

Delivering timely IT services requires integration throughout the stack and not just among servers and operating systems. Oracle VM is integrated at all layers of the technology stack, from applications to disk.

To learn more about how Oracle VM can help you leverage this complete and cost-efficient solution for x86 and SPARC architectures, consider taking the corresponding training course.

You can take these courses from your desk choosing from the selection of live-virtual events on the schedule or travel to an education center for an in-class event. Below is a selection of in-class events for each course.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Prague, Czech Republic

 24 March 2014

Czech 

 Paris, France

 26 February 2014

 French

 Rome, Italy

 22 April 2014

 Italian 

 Riga, Latvia

 3 February 2014

  Latvian 

 Oslo, Norway

 9 December 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 12 February 2014

 Polish

 Porto, Portugal

 4 December 2013

 European Portuguese

 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 25 November 2013

 Slovenian

 Istanbul, Turkey

 23 December 2013

 Turkish

 Cairo, Egypt

 1 December 2013

 Arabic

 Johannesburg, South Africa

23 December 2013 

 English

 Singapore

 27 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 February 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 November 2013

 English

 Montreal, Canada

 18 February 2014

  English 

 Ontario, Canada

 18 February 2014

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 27 May 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

 9 December 2013

  English 

 Edison, NJ, United States

 18 February 2014

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

  3 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 

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 9 December 2013

Dutch

 Madrid, Spain

 27 March 2014

Spanish 

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

 5 February 2014

English

Cairo, Egypt 

 22 December 2013

 Arabic

 Tokyo, Japan

 6 February 2014

 Japanese

 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

 24 February 2014

 English 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 23 December 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 30 January 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 10 February 2014

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

21 November 2013  

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 25 November 2013

  English 

 Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico

2 December 2013  

 Spanish

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

2 December 2013  

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

For more information on these courses, to register for an event, or request an additional event, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization and click on Server Virtualization.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

Friday Spotlight: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 are Now Available

Happy Friday everyone!

Congratulations to the Oracle E-Business Suite team for bringing us another update to the Oracle VM Templates family. The Oracle VM Templates for Oracle E-Business Suite facilitate rapid deployment of ready-to-run Oracle E-Business Suite that can be used for demonstration, development and/or production. As with all other Oracle VM Templates for Oracle’s applications, the Oracle VM Templates for E-Business Suite come fully pre-configured with Oracle Linux as the guest OS along with all the required technology components.

You can deploy these templates on any industry-standard x86-based hardware certified for Oracle VM and Oracle Linux (listed here).

An Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 installation requires two templates, one for the database and one for the primary application tier.   You can choose from two database templates, depending on whether you will deploy a Vision demonstration system or an empty production instance.  In addition to the database template and the primary application tier template, you can optionally deploy a "sparse middle tier" template to add secondary application tiers.

Visit Steve Chan’s blog for more information on the new Oracle E-Business Suite Templates.

Additional Information:

  • For more information on Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM Server, refer to the Oracle VM Documentation Library.
  • For information on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, refer to the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (Doc ID 1581299.1).

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

Join us for Live Oracle VM and Oracle Linux Cloud Events in Europe

Join us for a series of live events and discover how Oracle VM and Oracle Linux offer an integrated and optimized infrastructure for quickly deploying a private cloud environment at lower cost.

As one of the most widely deployed operating systems today, Oracle Linux delivers higher performance, better reliability, and stability, at a lower cost for your cloud environments. Oracle VM is an application-driven server virtualization solution fully integrated and certified with Oracle applications to deliver rapid application deployment and simplified management. With Oracle VM, you have peace of mind that the entire Oracle stack deployed is fully certified by Oracle.

Register now for any of the upcoming events, and meet with Oracle experts to discuss how we can help in enabling your private cloud.

Nov 20: Foundation for the Cloud: Oracle Linux and Oracle VM (Belgium)

Nov 21: Oracle Linux & Oracle VM Enabling Private Cloud (Germany)

Nov 28: Realize Substantial Savings and Increased Efficiency with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM (Luxembourg)

Nov 29: Foundation for the Cloud: Oracle Linux and Oracle VM (Netherlands)

Dec 5: MySQL Tech Tour, including Oracle Linux and Oracle VM (France)

Hope to see you at one of these events!

Friday Nov 08, 2013

Oracle Virtualization Friday Spotlight - November 8, 2013

Hands-on Private Cloud Simulator In One Hour

Submitted by: Doan Nguyen, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director

My aeronautics instructor used to say, "you can’t appreciate flying until you take flight." To clarify, this is not about gearing up in a flying squirrel suit and hopping off a cliff (topic for another blog!) but rather about flying an airplane. The idea is to get hands-on with the controls at the cockpit and experience flight before you actually fly a real plane. After the initial 40 hours of flight time, the concept sank in and it really made sense.

This concept is what inspired our technical experts to put together the hands-on lab for a private cloud deployment and management self-service model. Yes, we are comparing the lab to a flight simulator! Let’s look at the parallels:
  • To get trained to fly, starting in the simulator gets you off the ground quicker. There is no need to have a real plane to begin with. In a hands-on lab, there is no need for a real server, with networking and real storage installed. All you need is your laptop
  • The simulator is pre-configured, pre-flight check done. Similarly, in a hands-on lab, Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager are pre-configured and assembled using Oracle VM VirtualBox as the container. Software installations are not needed.
  • After time spent training at the controls, you can really appreciate the practical experience of flying. Along the same lines, the hands-on lab is a guided learning path, without the encumbrances of hardware, software installation, so you can learn about cloud deployment and management.

 However, unlike the simulator training, your time investment with the lab is only about an hour and not 40 hours!

This hands-on lab takes you through private cloud deployment and management using Oracle VM and  Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c in an Infrastructure as a service IaaS model. You will first configure the IaaS cloud as the cloud administrator and then deploy guest virtual machines (VMs) as a self-service user. Then you are ready to take flight into the cloud!

Why not step into the cockpit now!

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