By Chris Kawalek-Oracle on Jul 25, 2014
Happy SysAdmin day and happy Friday!
Happy SysAdmin day and happy Friday!
And for our spotlight this week, I wanted to highlight a fantastic series of events coming up during August in Latin America:
Congratulations to the Latin America User Groups on assembling yet another great tour for 2014!!! Agendas are packed full of great topics from Oracle Database to Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, including Java and Cloud Solutions. If you find yourself in the region or live there, please register and reserve a seat. Talk to the experts, get hands on. No spin, just a great learning experience with experienced users!!
Brazil - August 2
Panamá - August 4
Chile - August 4 and 5
Costa Rica - August 6
Perú - August 7
México - August 8
Guatemala - August 11
Argentina - August 11 and 12
El Salvador - August 13
Uruguay - August 14 and 15
Colombia - August 15 and 16
Ecuador - August 18 and 19
If you live in the areas where the events are taking place, I highly recommend checking them out.
We'll see you next week!
Happy Friday, and for those of us in the US, happy Independence Day!
It's been an exciting week for Oracle Virtualization with the release of Oracle VM 3.3! If you haven't read Honglin's excellent blog post on what's new, be sure to have a look at it.
We also have a new screencast about Oracle VM Templates for you. It's both for Oracle partners and anyone who needs to distribute applications:
Grow Your Business Using Oracle VM Templates
Looking to boost your revenue and sustain growth for your business? View this screencast to see how you can gain an unfair advantage over your competition using Oracle VM Templates for distribution of Oracle Linux, Oracle applications or your own applications.
See you next week!
I wanted to draw your attention this week to a new resource kit entitled OracleVM-Foundation for Private Cloud. It's an easy to access one stop shop for everything related to Oracle VM and private cloud. In it, you'll find white papers, an eBook, an analyst report, cost calculator, and more. I hope you enjoy looking through it and we'll see you next week!
The June 2014 edition of the Oracle Virtualization newsletter is now available! Learn about Oracle VM, Oracle Linux, and OpenStack, new Oracle VM Templates, a fantastic webcast on enterprise-scale deployments, content from Oracle partners, and much more.
Please join Oracle Executives Mark Hurd, Wim Coekaerts, and Scott Genereux as they announce the latest Virtual Compute Appliance. Discover how the Virtual Compute Appliance delivers virtualized application infrastructure and how it differentiates from other converged infrastructure solutions.
June 24, 2014
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET
Oracle's Ronen Kofman kicked off a fantastic series this week on OpenStack network architecture. Our Spotlight today is the first article in that series, "Diving into OpenStack Network Architecture - Part 1."
See you next week!
Cisco Live is Cisco’s premier education and training destination for IT professionals worldwide. Oracle will be part of the largest gathering of Cisco customers, experts, and partners anywhere in the world, on May 18-22 in San Francisco.
Cisco is one of our closest partners with more than 20 years of partnership, which covers engineering, joint solutions, sales engagement, support for mutual customers and more. As part of our engineering engagement, Cisco is constantly qualifying and supporting Cisco UCS hardware on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel and Oracle VM.
Oracle had been collaborating with Cisco and Netapp to validate the FlexPod solutions for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The combined products give customers access to infrastructure designs that are pre-tested and pre-validated building blocks for application consolidation, private cloud migration or data center modernization. In addition to the benefits of the integrated design and validation, there are specific unique benefits that Oracle VM and Oracle Linux add to Cisco products. You can get more information about these solutions as well as other key advantages of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM if you visit our booth.
Come and see us at Booth 2229 – Cisco Application Partners Pavilion.
EMC World 2014 returns to Las Vegas May 5-8 at The Venetian! As data growth explodes, EMC creates the infrastructure that enables you to manage your business and your career. Come to EMC World 2014 to find out how we collaborate with EMC on Oracle VM and Oracle Linux products. Here’s just a summary of the sessions and activities that will involve our products:
• Oracle VM and Oracle Linux related session:
◦ Wed 4:00- 5:00 PM EMC & Oracle Simplifies Cloud Infrastructure Deployment
Room: Lido 3005
Speaker : Ken Crandall
• Oracle customer meeting room: everyday
• Theater presentation: 5 minute overview presentation given twice a day (Mon-Wed)
◦ Oracle Linux and Virtualization presenter: Ken Crandall
This will be in a presentation area located in one of EMC’s booth
Register today and meet us at EMC World to understand how you can benefit from Oracle Linux and Oracle VM collaboration.
Oracle also has Oracle Enterprise Manager and Solaris sessions and kiosk. Visit this Everything Oracle @EMC page for more information on all of Oracle presence in EMC World.
The April 2014 edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! Learn why Oracle VM is the best platform for Oracle Database, read about what it takes to deploy and manage private clouds, learn about Oracle joining the OpenStack Foundation, have a look at customer stories and much more.
In an earlier entry, Oracle Secure Global Desktop and Oracle VDI, we mentioned the dynamic launch feature in Secure Global Desktop and described how we used that feature to connect the two products. Here's a summary of that integration:
Now is a good time to dig a bit deeper into dynamic launch.
There are three parts to it:
A dynamic application is a type of object in Secure Global Desktop that maps to one or more other applications and offers a user a choice between those applications. Normally, you would map related applications, like a workflow, or alternatives, where you would expect a user to run only one of the applications at any one time. 'My Desktop' is an example of the latter: it is a dynamic application that maps to a Unix desktop and a Windows desktop, the thinking being that most users would run one or the other, but not both simultaneously.
A dynamic application server is an object that tells Secure Global Desktop to execute some code to determine where an application should run. It can be assigned to an application object just like other application servers and the code is executed when the application is launched. The code is delivered as a broker.
A broker is a Java class that implements a simple interface and is a property of a dynamic application server. Currently, Secure Global Desktop ships with three brokers:
Together, they provide a structured, flexible and extensible system: a single dynamic application in a user's workspace can open up a wealth of choices. Let's consider a scenario where a user needs to run a range of web applications that require different browser types and versions. One solution in Secure Global Desktop would be to create separate items for each type of browser and publish them to the workspace. Alternatively, you could create a dynamic application that maps to the different types of browser and logically group them together. And this can be taken a step further: by assigning a dynamic application server to an application, that browser could be run on a server dynamically provisioned through VDI or whatever hypervisor the broker has been written to handle.
So, three key components make up dynamic launch. Two of them, dynamic applications and dynamic application servers, are part of the Secure Global Desktop infrastructure and plumb the feature into the datastore, workspace and launch process. They belong in the administrator's realm. The third component, the broker, provides extensibility. Secure Global Desktop ships with a broker to deliver VMs provisioned through Oracle VDI, but the open interfaces mean it does not have to stop there. To go further, we must enter the developer's world and write a little code. Next time...
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