Monday Oct 26, 2015

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3, which has delivered as part of Oracle Solaris 11.3. Together, they provide substantial new features for virtualization, performance, security, data and system management, and platform support.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.3 introduces multiple new capabilities, especially a new method of doing I/O, virtual HBA (vHBA) which expands the ability of guest domains to perform I/O to devices with the full functionality of non-virtualized systems. For the new Solaris 11.3 features, please see the page What's New in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

For additional resources about Oracle VM Server for SPARC

To speak with the experts and attend sessions, join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2015:

Sunday Oct 25, 2015

Oracle Open World 2015 - Oracle Secure Global Desktop

Hello all, 

We are happy to welcome you all to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase this year.  We are showcasing Oracle Secure Global Desktop product in the showcase area and also number of exciting sessions describing Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle technology integration.

Monday, Oct 26th

  • Conference Session:
    Private Cloud Appliance Roadmap and Insights from Engineering [CON8762]
    Mon Oct 26th, 12:15pm | Intercontinental - Intercontinental C (5th Floor)
  • Theatre Session:
    Secure Access to cloud-hosted Enterprise Applications and Desktops [THT11480]
    Mon Oct 26th, 04:30pm | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theatre, Moscone South
  • Conference Session:
    Next-Generation Cloud Application Development with Oracle Linux, Docker, and Virtualization [CON9485]
    Mon Oct 26th, 05:15pm | Park Central - Metropolitan II

Tuesday, Oct 27th

  • General Session:
    How Oracle Linux and Virtualization Power the Cloud [GEN9486]
    Tue Oct 27, 4:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II

    Wednesday, Oct 28th

    • Conference Session:
      Building a Large-scale Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux [CON9487]
      Wed Oct 28th, 11:00am | Park Central - Metropolitan II

    We look forward to seeing you at OOW15.


    Friday Oct 23, 2015

    FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: OOW15 Showcase, Demos and Theatre Sessions for Oracle Linux,Virtualization and OpenStack

    Yesterday, we published all our Sessions and Hands-on-Labs at Oracle OpenWorld. Today's Friday Spotlight is dedicated to our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth 121 where we will have Oracle demo kiosks, partners and theatre sessions. We have 8 Partners showcasing their solution and 8 Oracle product demos presented by Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle VM for VirtualBox, SGD, Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux teams. Makes sure to stop by and have a conversation.

    Here's the showcase layout:

    As you see from the layout, we also have a theatre in the showcase. The schedule for our theatre session is as follows, mark the times to hear some exciting, interesting topics from our Partners and Oracle team:

    If you are still not so sure, here are more reason to come by. We are giving away some amazing gifts and you can enter in a raffle to win an Intel NUC or a Penguin. Get your passport which we will distribute at the booth 121 and the Oracle Linux and Virtualization sessions, have it stamped by Partners, then stop by our showcase theatre at 3pm that day for the drawing.

    We hope to see you at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    Thursday Oct 22, 2015

    OOW15: All Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization Sessions and HOLs

    Hello everyone, what a busy month for us! 

    First, the October edition of the Oracle Linux Newsletter is now available! Featuring stories about the new OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2, what’s happening at next week’s Oracle OpenWorld, an economic value analysis of Oracle Linux, and much more. Read the latest edition online right now, or subscribe to get future editions delivered straight to your inbox.

    We have only 3 days to Oracle OpenWorld and we are excited to present you with an amazing range of sessions and Hands on Labs for Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, VirtualBox, Secure Global Desktop and OpenStack for Oracle Linux.  First of all, we wanted to remind you all the locations. Please allow sufficient time to travel:

    • All Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux sessions are at the Park Central Hotel
    • All of our Hands on Labs are at the Hotel Nikko
    • Demos are in Moscone South
    • Keynotes are in Moscone North


    Monday, Oct. 26:

    • Deploy Oracle Real Application Clusters in Minutes Using Oracle VM Templates [HOL10471] Monday, Oct 26, 11:00 a.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom II (3rd Floor)
    • Performance Optimizations for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service [CON9577] Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Getting Started with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [HOL10473] Monday, Oct 26, 12:30 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom II (3rd Floor)
    • Deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite System in Minutes Using Oracle VM Templates [HOL10472] Monday, Oct 26, 2:00 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom II (3rd Floor)
    • Maximize Oracle Linux Performance on Servers and in the Cloud [CON9481] Monday, Oct 26, 2:45 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Oracle Linux: Build, Test, and Deploy—Tools for the Modern Developer [CON9484] Monday, Oct 26, 4:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Next-Generation Cloud Application Development with Oracle Linux, Docker, and Virtualization [CON9485] Monday, Oct 26, 5:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    Tuesday, Oct. 27 - Don't miss the General sessions highlighted in red below:
    • General Session: Oracle Linux—the State of the Penguin [GEN9479] Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Secure Your Data Center with Oracle Linux [CON9483] Tuesday, Oct 27, 12:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • General Session: How Oracle Linux and Virtualization Power the Cloud [GEN9486] Tuesday, Oct 27, 4:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Oracle VM: Complete and Integrated Virtualization Solution in a Data Center [CON6120] Tuesday, Oct 27, 5:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II

    Wednesday, Oct 28:

    • Build and Deploy Portable Applications Using Docker and Oracle Linux [HOL10328] Wednesday, Oct 28, 8:45 a.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom I (3rd Floor)
    • How to Manage Your Oracle Linux Environment with Spacewalk [HOL10326] Wednesday, Oct 28, 10:15 a.m. | Hotel Nikko—Monterey (3rd Floor)
    • Building a Large-Scale Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux [CON9487] Wednesday, Oct 28, 11:00 a.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Business Continuity for Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure [CON9575] Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Rapid Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9576] Wednesday, Oct 28, 1:45 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • The Enterprise Cloud Simplified with Oracle VM [CON9488] Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:00 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Maximize Your Private Cloud Investment with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux [CON9574] Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Park Central—Metropolitan II
    • Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud [HOL10469] Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Hotel Nikko—Nikko Ballroom II (3rd Floor)

    We wanted to list all the sessions and HOLs by day so you don't miss them but in case you prefer to bookmark the Focus On Documents, here are the links for those which gives you the summary of all the activities for Oracle Linux and Virtualization:

    Focus On Document - Oracle Linux

    Focus On Document - Oracle Virtualization

    We look forward to seeing you in our Sessions and Hands on Labs at OOW15.

    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    OOW15: QLogic Showcases Solutions at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    QLogic is one of the global leaders and technology innovators in high performance server and storage networking connectivity products. Oracle and other leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic for their server and storage networking solutions. QLogic technology provides Oracle with I/O from servers and storage to the cloud. 

    At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase, Booth #121, Kiosk: SLX-005, QLogic is demonstrating the use of NPAR (NIC Partitioning) and Oracle VM for QoS Cloud Solutions.  QLogic will also present their solution in the theatre session below:

    QLogic Adapters with NPAR and Oracle VM Enable Optimal Data Center Consolidation [THT11247]

    Michael Geroche, Sales Engineer, QLogic Corporation

      • Monday, Oct 26, 12:00 p.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South
      • Tuesday, Oct 27, 12:00 p.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South 

    We look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld.

    Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

    OOW15: Fortinet Demonstrates Their Solution at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase will feature Fortinet as one of the partners in the Showcase area.

    As technology evolves, the complexity of securing our dynamic IT environment has changed, where the threats are no longer just access-based but now content-based. As such, there’s a requirement for intelligent software controlled security coupled with identity-based policy enforcement of all content. That’s where Fortinet comes in, with its network security appliances – appliances that provide an extensive array of functionality an organization needs to detect threat prevention within legitimate content, even from trusted sources and authorized applications. 

    Fortigate has been certified to work with Oracle VM.  Drop by Fortinet Kiosk , SLX-019 at the Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Oracle OpenWorld to learn more about Security solutions for your network.

    Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase is located at Moscone South, booth #121.


    Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

    OOW15: Intel® Showcasing at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    Intel – Accelerating Technological Innovation and bringing it to customers faster 

    We are excited to welcome Intel® Corporation, to the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Oracle Linux and Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase

    Intel® and Oracle share a multi-decade history of collaboration, from building Linux kernels to validating configurations of Intel-based server solutions to server virtualization.  Oracle Linux and Oracle VM add infrastructure components to effectively complement Intel hardware, and the co-engineering relationship between Intel® and Oracle benefit end-customers with highly optimized results from their Oracle enterprise software on Intel® Xeon® Processors. You can hear about these technologies and collaboration in the Intel theatre sessions:

    Theatre Session:

    OpenStack and Intel—Comprehensive Support for a Trusted, Private Cloud [THT11336]

    Speaker: Glenn Williamson, Sr Staff Software Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

    • Monday, Oct 26, 11:00 a.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South
    • Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase Theater, Moscone South

    Visit Intel® at the Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase to learn more about solutions from Intel® experts located at Moscone South, Booth #121SLX-001 and 003 – from Oct 26-28th.

    Monday Oct 12, 2015

    OOW15: SGI Showcasing Their Solution at Oracle OpenWorld

    As we countdown to Oracle OpenWorld 2015, we will be introducing you to the partners that will demo their products in Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase at Moscone South, Booth #121 and talk about our Oracle Linux, Oracle VM sessions, Hands-on Labs and Oracle demos.

    Until now, enterprises that wish to run Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database In-Memory option on a single Intel-based server have been limited to 8-socket systems. See how SGI, one of the global leaders in high-performance computing solutions and the newly announced SGI UV 300RL supported with Oracle Linux enable large and growing environments to achieve real-time operations and accelerate data analytics at unprecedented scale. 

    In this showcase, you can see their solution that enables you to become a Real-Time Enterprise using SGI servers with Oracle Database in-memory feature. 

    Don't miss SGI's showcase theatre session: SGI Introduces Breakthrough System for Oracle Database In-Memory [THT11261]

    Speaker: Bill Dunmire, Sr. Director Prod Mgmt & Marketing, HPDA, Silicon Graphics International Corp

    • Monday, Oct 26th, 1-1:20pm
    • Wed, Oct 28th, 1-1:20pm 

    See SGI at Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack Showcase, Booth #121, Kiosk #  SLX-015.

    Monday Oct 05, 2015

    Oracle Sponsors LinuxCon Europe - Dublin, Oct 5-7


    Oracle is proud to be a silver sponsor in LinuxCon Europe, Dublin, Oct 5-7. You can meet Oracle Linux and virtualization experts. Learn about Oracle Linux, OpenStack, docker and other new technologies. 

    There's simply no other event in Europe where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof for education, collaboration and problem-solving to further the Linux platform.

    Visit us at Booth #23!


     

     

    Friday Oct 02, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Oracle Linux, Virtualization, and OpenStack Showcase at OOW15

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Today's topic will be about our amazing showcase at Oracle OpenWorld, Oct 25-29. The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM and OpenStack showcase is located in Moscone South, booth #121, featuring Oracle product demos and Partners.  In past years, our showcase had been a great location to see demos of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM as well as solutions from our Partners. This year, it is expanded with Oracle OpenStack product demos and a theatre. Here's a list of the Oracle and Partner kiosks, don't forget to visit and talk to one of the experts that can help you out with your questions:

    • SLX-007 - Access Applications Securely with Oracle Secure Global Desktop
    • SLX-008 - Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • SLX-009 - Enhance Security and Reduce Costs Using Zero-Downtime Updates with Oracle Linux and Ksplice
    • SLX-010 - Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux  -Enterprise Ready
    • SLX-011 - Oracle Linux for the Cloud-Enabled Data Center
    • SLX-012  - Develop and Distribute Containerized Applications with Oracle Linux
    • SLX-013 - Oracle VM Server for x86
    • SLX-014 - Oracle VM Server for SPARC  

    The table below lists the featured Partners and their solutions:


    The Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and OpenStack Showcase will also include an in-booth theatre for Partners and Oracle experts to share their solutions to customers and partners, alike. For the latest listing of theatre sessions currently confirmed please refer to the Schedule Builder

    Don't forget to visit us at Moscone South #121, we will giveaway some great software (keeping it as a surprise- you need to come and see) and be in the drawing for our famous penguins and and Intel Mini PC - NUC appliance where you can use it for set top boxes to video surveillance, and home entertainment systems to digital signage, it is one appliance that can do it all.

    Register today.

    Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

    The September 2015 Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is Now Available

    The September 2015 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, read about:

    • Oracle OpenWorld 2015
    • The latest update to Oracle VM VirtualBox
    • Oracle VM Windows Paravirtual (PV) Drivers 3.2.3 Signed by Microsoft
    • Oracle VM Templates for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 now available on Oracle VM Server for SPARC
    • Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 6 now available for Oracle VM Server 3.3
    • Oracle VM Server for x86 3.3.3 Released
    • And more...

    You can read the latest edition online right now, or subscribe to get it automatically sent to your inbox. Enjoy! 

     

    Friday Sep 18, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Why Oracle VM is Best for Oracle Database

    Happy Friday!

    This week I wanted to bring your attention to a white paper you might have missed. You'll hear us talk about application-driven virtualization a lot, but how does that actually work with a large application? Say, the Oracle Database? The white paper below goes in-depth on that question and describes the cross-stack integration that makes Oracle VM the best platform for Oracle Database. Give it a read and have a great weekend!

    Why Oracle VM is the Best Platform for Deploying Oracle Database

    -Chris

    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.

    Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

    Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.4 now available!

    Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 4..

    This release is a major improvement which include a large number of changes and bug fixes.

    See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.


    The Oracle VirtualBox Team


    Friday Aug 28, 2015

    Friday Spotlight: Announcing Weblogic 12.1.3 templates for Oracle VM Server for SPARC

    Oracle has made available the latest in our series of VM templates for Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris. The newest templates let you get an installed and configured Weblogic 12.1.3 instance up and running quickly and with minimal effort. You can download instances for Oracle VM Server for SPARC and Oracle Solaris Zones here.

    These templates contain pre-installed Weblogic on Oracle Solaris 11.2, and are available in Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) .ova format for use with Oracle VM Server for SPARC, and in Unified Archive format for creating zones.

    VM Templates bring a preconfigured, pre-installed, readly to go, deploy in minutes environment to use as is or as a base you can adapt for your production environments. This Weblogic template is the latest addition to the family, and enhances the ability to quickly and repeatably deploy applications on virtualized Oracle systems.

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