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 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.


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!

Friday Mar 22, 2013

Take Training to Get the Most from Oracle's Virtualization Solutions

Oracle provides server virtualization products to support x86 and SPARC architectures. Get the most from Oracle VM by taking the related courses. You can take these courses from your own desk as a Live-Virtual Event or travel to an education center for an In-Class Event.

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

In this 2 day, hands-on, instructor-led course you learn to:

  • Plan an Oracle VM Server for SPARC installation
  • Install the Oracle VM Server for SPARC software
  • Configure the control and service domain
  • Create a guest domain
  • Reconfigure Oracle VM Server for SPARC resources
  • Use virtual disks
  • Use virtual networks
  • Manage Oracle VM Server for SPARC configurations
  • Prepare for and perform migration operations

In-class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Brisbane, Australia

 20 May 2013

 English

 Prague, Czech Republic

 29 April 2013

 Czech

 Bucharest, Romania

 8 July 2013

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 24 June 2013

 English

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

In this 3-day, hands-on, instructor-led class you learn to:

  • Install Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager
  • Perform network configuration for the Oracle VM environment using Oracle VM Manager
  • Perform storage configuration, with NFS and iSCSI, using Oracle VM Manager
  • Create a server pool and add Oracle VM Servers to this pool
  • Create repositories, present them to the Oracle VM Servers, and add resources to these repositories
  • Prepare virtual disks and network interfaces for virtual machines
  • Create virtual machines using various methodologies
  • Manage the virtual machines' lifecycle; Start/stop, pause/resume, edit, migrate
  • Use simple and advanced cloning to create new virtual machines
  • Become familiar with the Oracle VM Manager Policies and Events

In-class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Paris, France

 22 May 2013

 French

 Dusseldorf, Germany

 24 June 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 29 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 22 April 2013

 Hungarian

 Milan, Italy

 22 May 2013

 Italian

 Windhof, Luxembourg

 15 April 2013

 English

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 25 March 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 27 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 17 June 2013

 English

 Madrid, Spain

 24 April 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 17 June 2013

 Turkish

 Singapore

 8 April 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 June 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 8 July 2013

 English

 Wellington, New Zealand

 22 April 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 25 March 2013

 English


For more information on these courses, go to http://oracle.com/education/vm

Monday Feb 04, 2013

Get the most from Server Virtualization with Oracle VM Server for x86 Training

The Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course teaches students how to install and configure Oracle VM Server for x86 as well as details of network and storage configuration, pool and repository creation, and virtual machine management.

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

  • Live-Virtual Class: Take this class from your own desk - no travel required. You can choose from a wide selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-class: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Paris, France

6 March 2013 

French 

Dusseldorf, Germany 

 24 June 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

22 April 2013 

Hungarian 

Milan, Italy

22 May 2013 

Italian 

Utrecht, Netherlands 

 26 February 2013

 English

Warsaw, Poland 

 27 May 2013

 Polish

 Singapore

 29 April 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

22 July 2013 

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 25 March 2013

 English

Roseville, MN, USA

25 March 2013 

 English

This course is also available in Japanese.

To register for this class or to learn more about Oracle's virtualization training, go to http://oracle.com/education/vm

Friday Dec 21, 2012

Friday Tips #7, Part 1

Welcome to Friday Tips #7, part 1. This tip is focused on server virtualization and part 2 will be focused on desktop.

Last week, we shared a tip on how to update the Oracle VM Servers, which begged the question of how to update the OVM Manager itself:


Question:
How do I update OVM Manager?

Answer by Justin Kutticherry, Systems Account Manager, Oracle: 
Here are the steps to update the OVM Manager itself:

  • Login to myoraclesupport site
  • Click on the ‘Patches & Updates’ tab
  • Click on ‘Product or Family’ on the Search Tab, select Oracle VM and then Oracle VM 3.0 (like below) and hit Search:

  • Look through the list and select the appropriate patch - click on the link to the left to download the ISO (will save as a zip)

  • Then mount the ISO and run the updater (“ovmm-update” is the ISO in the example below)

Ideally, you would update the OVM Manager first and then the servers. Make sure to backup prior to updating as there is currently no revert function.

Tuesday May 15, 2012

Oracle Virtualization: Live in a City Near You!

It's been a very busy time for virtualization here at Oracle! One of the things we really like doing is getting out at trade shows to meet and talk to customers and show them our solutions first hand. 

We've been at a number of shows recently. Here is a short list of shows we've done just in the last few weeks:

Collaborate 12 (Oracle user community)
ICMI ACCE 2012 (contact centers) 

A recurring theme at these shows is how we can help customers deploy applications faster. One of the key benefits of Oracle Virtualization (both server and desktop) is that your Oracle Applications and virtualization (and servers and storage!) are all from the same vendor. This helps everything work together smoothly, which can cut down your test/deploy/fix time considerably.

Here are some pictures from ICMI ACCE 12:



And here are some pictures from Collaborate 12:

We hope you can get out to one of these trade shows and see our products in action! Speaking of which, we're getting close to our presence at BriForum London, May 23-24. We'll have live blogs from the show floor, Twitter and Facebook updates, nearly live videos on our Oracle Virtualization YouTube channel, and more. If you're going, we hope to see you there!

-Chris

For more information, please go to the Oracle Virtualization web page, or  follow us at : 

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Monday Oct 10, 2011

Virtualization Session Slides for Oracle OpenWorld 2011


Thanks to everyone who made Oracle OpenWorld 2011 a great success! If you missed the show or want to review content you saw during the sessions, you can now download many of the presentations from the OpenWorld site here:

https://oracleus.wingateweb.com/scheduler/eventcatalog/eventCatalog.do

Most of the virtualization sessions can be found by simply selecting Oracle Virtualization (under "Server and Storage Systems") in the Track field. Or if you'd prefer, keyword searching and other mechanisms are available as well.

This site is open to the public, not just OpenWorld attendees. So even if you weren't able to join us in San Francisco, you can go download PDFs of the content that was presented. 

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Oracle VM at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

If you're interested in server virtualization, please go have a look at our post over on the OpenWorld 2011 blog where we describe some essential Oracle VM Sessions. Hope to see you in San Francisco next week!

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