Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

PVH - Best Characteristics of All Virtualization Modes

We all know that Oracle VM Server for x86 incorporates an open source Xen hypervisor component, which has been customized and optimized to integrate into the larger, Oracle-developed virtualization server. At the same time, Oracle is behind the Xen project and has made a variety of contributions. PVH is just one of the examples.

In the latest release of Xen 4.4, Oracle has contributed a functional preview of a new virtualization mode called PVH currently available to virtualized guests. PVH is an extension to the classic Xen Project Paravirtualization (PV) that uses the hardware virtualization extensions available on modern x86 processors. PVH uses PV drivers for boot and I/O, and Intel hardware virtualization extensions for page table operations, system calls and other privileged operations. This not only improves performance and security, but also simplifies the architecture and Xen Project Hypervisor-Linux interface significantly.

The feature was made possible thanks to Mukesh Rathor. He talked about his work at the Linux Collaboration Summit last week. For more technical details, you can read Konrad Wilk's blog entry at Xen.org: http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2014/01/31/linux-3-14-and-pvh/. You can learn more about Oracle's technical contributions to Linux and open source communities.

Note that this is about the upstream Xen development, so the feature is not immediately available in the current Oracle VM release. For What's New in the Oracle VM releases, visit here.

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

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.

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.

Saturday Dec 28, 2013

Oracle VM 3.2.7 and Oracle VM Server for SPARC Updates

We've released the patch updates for Oracle VM server virtualization for both x86 and SPARC.

From x86 side, Oracle VM 3.2.7 is the latest patch update. The update is available for download from My Oracle Support. Oracle VM Server packages are also available from Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (Oracle VM Sever 3.2.1 Patch Channel or Oracle VM 3 Latest Channel). The patch updates include all the accumulative bug fixes that have been integrated since 3.2.1 release.  See the download instructions: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/downloads/index.html

Download Instructions

  • Oracle VM Server for x86 3.2.7 server ISO, search patch ID 16410428; and also available from ULN - https://linux.oracle.com
  • Oracle VM Manager 3.2.7 upgrade, search patch ID 16410417
  • Oracle VM Agent 3.2.6 for SPARC, search patch ID 16694949

We also updated Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.1 software:

  • 3.1 release has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.1 beginning with SRU 10.5. The 3.1.0.1 patch is available with Oracle 11.1 SRU 14.5. Refer to Oracle Solaris 11.1 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index [ID 1501435.1]  from My Oracle Support
  • 3.1 release is also available on Oracle Solaris 10, search patch ID 17291713. The 3.1.0.1 patch is 150817-01.

Additional Information

You can review the list of bug fixes and enhancements here.

Oracle VM documentation is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN):http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/vm/documentation/index.html.

For the latest information, best practices white papers and webinars, please visit http://oracle.com/virtualization.

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.

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.

Monday Oct 28, 2013

Easy and Rapid Deployment of Application Workloads with Oracle VM

Oracle VM is designed for easy and rapid deployment of application workloads. In addition to allowing for rapid deployment of an entire application stack, Oracle VM now gives administrators more fine-grained control of the application payloads inside the virtual machine.

To get started on Oracle VM Server for x86 or Oracle VM Server fo SPARC, what better solution than to take the corresponding training course.

You can take this training from your own desk, by choosing from a selection of live-virtual events already on the schedule on the Oracle University Portal.

Alternatively, you can travel to an education center to take these courses. Below is a selection of in-class events already on the schedule for each course:

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Paris, France

 11 December 2013

 French

 Rome, Italy

 22 April 2014

 Italian

 Budapest, Hungary

 4 November 2013

 Hungarian

 Riga, Latvia

 3 February 2014

 Latvian

 Oslo, Norway

 9 December 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 12 February 2014

 Polish

 Ljubjana, Slovenia

 25 November 2013

Slovenian 

 Barcelona, Spain

 29 October 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 23 December 2013

 Turkish

 Cairo, Egypt

 1 December 2013

 Arabic

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 9 December 2013

  English 

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 February 2014

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 November 2013

  English 

 Singapore

27 November 2013 

  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

 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

 Paris, France

 9 December 2013

 French

 Utrecht, Netherlands

 9 December 2013

 Dutch

 Madrid, Spain

 28 November 2013

 Spanish

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 5 February 2014

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 31 October 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 10 February 2014

 English

 Tokyo, Japan

 6 February 2014

 Japanese

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 23 December 2013

 English

 Auckland, New Zealand

 21 November 2013

 English

 Singapore

 7 November 2013

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 25 November 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 2 December 2013

 English

 Caracas, Venezuela

5 November 2013 

 Spanish

Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

Oracle Virtualization at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Part 2

If you're attending Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (and we hope you are!), the Schedule Builder tool is now available for you. Schedule Builder lets you register for the sessions you want to attend during the show. If you're interested in Oracle Virtualization, there are a number of sessions, hands on labs, and product demos that will be interesting to you. I covered several of the sessions in part 1 of this series, and in this one I'm going to cover a few more sessions. In the 3rd part of this series, I'll cover the Hands On Labs and demo stations that you can visit.


What's New with Oracle VM Server for x86 and SPARC: A Technical Deep Dive (CON9544)
Oracle VM Server virtualization solutions provide users the best combination of price, performance, certification, and advanced features tailored for ease of deployment and management. Spanning both x86 and SPARC architectures, it's designed to support a diverse set of OS workloads such as Linux, Solaris, and Windows to meet the wide ranging demands of modern IT environments. Join us to get the latest technology updates on Oracle VM Server.

High Availability and Infrastructure Best Practices with Oracle VM (CON11258)
This session will provide practical details and best practices on building and scaling an Oracle VM environment for High Availability for Database and infrastructure best practices. From information gathering and planning to analyzing needs of your environment, you will learn to plan for growth in infrastructure components to accommodate failover, DR, HA and migration. This session will also cover the methods to reduce downtime during events like system upgrades and migration and troubleshooting during system outages.

And in the Develop track:

What's New in Oracle VM VirtualBox (CON9550)
Oracle VM VirtualBox is the world's most popular cross-platform virtualization software, with nearly 100 million downloads. Optimized to run on desktop systems, Oracle VM VirtualBox is an ideal choice for development and testing, and can help ease cross-platform headaches by allowing you to run multiple platforms on your laptop or PC. In this session Oracle experts will cover the latest advancements in Oracle VM VirtualBox, including information on features such as VM Groups, guest automation, resource controls, and more.


One of my favorite features for attendees of Oracle OpenWorld is the "Focus On" documents that group together similar content as kind of a quick reference guide. This year, Focus On documents are done with a cool dynamic web page, so any changes that happen in the next few weeks (for example, when the Hands On Labs signups open up in the next week or so, or if a session gets oversubscribed and is moved to a bigger room), the Focus On page will automatically update. So, please go here to have a look at the most up to date Focus on Virtualization, and then bookmark it for future reference:

Focus on Virtualization

This year's show is shaping up to be a big one! Most of the folks that post on this blog will be there along with a large number of folks from the Oracle virtualization team, and we're very excited to meet you in person!

-Chris 

Best Virtualization Technology for Oracle Database

Oracle VM is the best virtualization technology for Oracle Database and enterprise applications workload. To help you plan and implement your virtualization solutions with Oracle VM, take Oracle VM training. You can choose to use Oracle VM on x86 and SPARC infrastructures and there is a training course for each choice.

During this training you will learn to:

  • Install and configure Oracle VM
  • Implement the infrastructure for cloud computing
  • Increase availability and add flexibility for data center virtual environments

You can take the instructor-led training as a:

  • Live-virtual event: Take this course 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 to follow the training. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule for each course.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 11 November 2013

 Croatian

 Prague, Czech Republich

 21 October 2013

 Czech

 Ballerup, Denmark

 28 August 2013

 English

 Bordeaux, France

 18 September 2013

 French

 Paris, France

 9 October 2013

 French

 Strasbourg, France

 11 September 2013

 French

 Hamburg, Germany

 30 September 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 9 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Milan, Italy

 30 September 2013

 Italian

 Riga, Latvia

 30 September 2013

 Latvian

 Oslo, Norway

 16 September 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 28 October 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 14 October 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 23 December 2013

 Turkish

 Dhaka, Bangladesh

 25 August 2013

 English

 Jakarta, Indonesia

 19 August 2013

 English

 Singapore

 16 October 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 14 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 6 November 2013

 English

 Perth, Australia

 26 August 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 November 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 16 November 2013

 English

 Denver, CO, United States

 23 January 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 21 October 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 11 November 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 26 March 2013

 English

 Buenos Aires, Argentina

 21 August 2013

 Spanish

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Prague, Czech Republic

 9 September 2013

 Czech

 Paris, France

 9 December 2013

 French

 Stuttgart, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

12 September 2013 

 German 

 Madrid, Spain

28 November 2013 

Spanish

Istanbul, Turkey 

 30 September 2013

Turkish 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 17 October 2013

English

 Melbourne, Australia

 31 October 2013

 English 

 Sydney, Australia

 10 February 2014

 English 

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

Thursday Aug 01, 2013

Increase Availability for Data Center Virtual Environments

With Oracle VM, you can increase availability and add flexibility for data center virtual environments. To get started, take training on Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Server for SPARC as appropriate for your systems.

You can take these live instructor-led courses from your own desk as a live-virtual event or travel to an education center for an in-class event.

The Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course, in 3 days, teaches you about creating NFS and iSCI repositories, migration, cloning and exercising high availabillity.

In-class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 11 November 2013

 Croatian

 Prague, Czech Republic

 21 October 2013

 Czech

 Ballerup, Denmark

 26 August 2013

 English

 Bordeaux, France

 18 September 2013

 French

 Paris, France

 9 October 2013

 French

 Strasbourg, France

 11 September 2013

 French

 Hamburg, Germany

 30 Septemeber 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 9 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Riga, Latvia

 30 September 2013

 Latvian

 Oslo, Norway

 16 September 2013

 English

 Warsaw, Poland

 28 October 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 14 October 2013

 English

 Istanbul, Turkey

 23 December 2013

 Turkish

 Indonesia, Jakarta

 19 August 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 6 November 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 November 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 16 September 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 21 October 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 11 November 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 31 July 2013

 English

 Buenos Aires, Argentina

 21 August 2013

 Spanish

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course, in 2 days, teaches you about configuring control and service domains, creating guest domains, using virtual disks and networks, and migration.

In-class events already on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Budapest, Hungary

 12 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Prague, Czech Republic

 9 September 2013

 Czech

 Colombes, France

 7 October 2013

 French

 Stuttgart, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Madrid, Spain

 5 September 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

30 September 2013 

Turkish 

 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

15 August 2013 

English 

 Singapore

5 August 2013 

English 

 Cnaberra, Australia

 12 August 2013

English

 Melbourne, Australia

 30 October 2013

English

 Sydney, Australia

 26 August 2013

English

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

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013

June 2013 Virtualization Newsletter is Here!

The June Edition of the Oracle Virtualization Newsletter is now available! In this issue, you'll learn about:

  • Announcing Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0
  • Dell Announces New Infrastructure Offering with Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager, Optimized to Run on Dell x86 Systems
  • Oracle VM Continues to Expand Partner Ecosystem with Cisco and NetApp 
  • Get Ready for Oracle OpenWorld 2013

And much more!

Head on over and read the newsletter. You can also subscribe and have it automatically appear in your inbox each time a new edition is released!

-Chris 

Monday Jun 17, 2013

Explore Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Computing with Oracle VM

Just released, the Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 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.

You can take this 3-day instructor-led course as a:

  • Live Virtual Class: Take this course from your own desk, no travel required. Choose from a selection of events on the schedule for different timezones.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of events for this course already on the schedule.

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

Zagreb, Croatia

 11 November 2013

 Croatian

 Prague, Czech Republic

 21 October 2013

 Czech

 Ballerup, Denmark

 26 August 2013

 English

 Bordeaux, France

 18 September 2013

 French

 Paris, France

 10 July 2013

 French

 Strasbourg, France

 11 September 2013

 French

 Hamburg, Germany

 30 September 2013

 German

 Munich, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 9 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Riga, Latvia

 30 September 2013

 Latvian

 Warsaw, Poland

 28 October 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 14 October 2013

 English

 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 26 June 2013

 English

 Madrid, Spain

 12 August 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 12 August 2013

 Turkish

 Johannesburg, South Africa

 24 July 2013

 English

 Tokyo, Japan

 2 October 2013

 Japanese

 Singapore

 10 July 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 6 November 2013

 English

 Perth, Australia

 17 July 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 8 July 2013

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

 16 Sept 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

 1 July 2013

 English

 St Louis, MO, United States

 11 November 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 31 July 2013

 English

 Buenos Aires, Argentina

 2 October 2013

 Spanish

To register for this course or to learn more about Oracle Virtualization training, go to http://education.oracle.com/virtualization.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Learn to use Oracle VM's Application Driven Architecture

Oracle's server virtualization products are designed to optimize efficiency and performance. You can get the most from your x86 and SPARC systems by taking the relevant training, available as live events run by experienced instructors.

In the 3-day Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course you 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.

Live-Virtual Events: Take this training from your own desk choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.

In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 11 November 2013

 Croatian

 Prague, Czech Republic

 21 October 2013

 Czech

 Bordeaux, France

 18 September 2013

 French

 Paris, France

 10 July 2013

 French

 Strasbourg, France

 11 September 2013

 French

 Dusseldorf, Germany

 24 June 2013

 German

 Munchen, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 9 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Riga, Latvia

 30 September 2013

 Latvian

 Warsaw, Poland

 27 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

 17 June 2013

 English

 Madrid, Spain

 12 August 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 17 June 2013

 Turkish

 Tokyo, Japan

 3 June 2013

 Japanese

 Singapore

 29 May 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 June 2013

 English

 Perth, Australia

 17 July 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 8 July 2013

 English

 Buenos Ares, Argentina

 2 October 2013

 Spanish

 Santiago, Chili

 27 May 2013

 Spanish

 Lima, Peru

 29 May 2013

 Spanish

 Roseville, MN, United States

 28 May 2013

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 31 July 2013

 English

In the 2-day Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course you learn to: 

  • Properly design, install, implement and administer this virtual environment
  • Create and assign resources to domains where business applications are deployed.
  • Use the migration feature, which increases availability and adds flexibility to the data center virtual environment.

Live-Virtual Events: Take this training from your own desk choose from a selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.

In-Class Events: Travel to an education center to attend an event. Below is a selection of events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Czech Republic, Prague

 9 September 2013

 Czech

 Paris, France

 7 October 2013

 French

 Hamburg, Germany

 22 May 2013

 German

 Stuttgart, Germany

 28 October 2013

 German

 Budapest, Hungary

 12 September 2013

 Hungarian

 Bucharest, Romania

 8 July 2013

 English

 Madrid, Spain

 20 June 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 30 September 2013

 Turkish

 Brisbane, Australia

 24 July 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 3 June 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 30 October 2013

 English

 Perth, Australia

 15 July 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 25 September 2013

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

 1 July 2013

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 1 July 2013

 English

Thursday Apr 25, 2013

Take Your Applications to the Cloud with Oracle VM Training

Oracle's server virtualization products support x86 and SPARC architectures and training is available to help you get the best from both architectures.

The Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86 course teaches students how to build the infrastructure for cloud computing by deploying pooled server resources to create virtual machines that support enterprise applications.

You can take this 3-day live instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Class: Take this class from your own desk - no travel required. Choose from a wide selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones. Currently scheduled events include delivery in English and Spanish.
  • In-Class: Travel to an education center. Below is a sample of events already on the schedule:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Zagreb, Croatia

 11 November 2013

 Croatian

 Prague, Czech Republic

 21 October 2013

 Czech

Paris, France 

22 May 2013 

French 

Dusseldorf, Germany 

24 June 2013 

German 

Munich, Germany 

28 October 2013 

German 

Budapest, Hungary 

9 September 2013 

Hungarian 

Milan, Italy 

22 May 2013 

Italian 

 Riga, Latvia

30 September 2013 

Latvian 

 Warsaw, Poland

 27 May 2013

 Polish

 Bucharest, Romania

17 June 2013 

 Romanian

 Ljubljana, Slovenia

8 May 2013 

 Slovenian

 Madrid, Spain

8 May 2013

 Spanish

 Istanbul, Turkey

 17 June 2013 

 Turkish

 Tokyo, Japan

 3 June 2013

 Japanese

 Singapore

 30 April 2013

 English

 Canberra, Australia

 4 November 2013

 English

 Melbourne, Australia

 12 June 2013

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 8 July 2013

 English

 Wellington, New Zealand

 1 May 2013

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

1 July 2013 

 English

 Reston, VA, United States

 31 July 2013

English 

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course teaches you to effectively implement the infrastructure for cloud computing using a SPARC-based virtualization strategy.

This 2-day live instructor-led class is available as a:

  • Live Virtual Class: Choose from the wide selection of events on the schedule to suit different timezones.
  • In-Class: Travel to an education center. Some of the events already on the schedule are:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Prague, Czech Republic

 29 April 2013

 Czech

 Hamburg, Germany

 22 May 2013

 German

 Bucharest, Romania

 8 July 2013

 Romanian

 Istanbul, Turkey

 30 September 2013

 Turkish

 Brisbane, Australia

 24 July 2013

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 24 June 2013

 English

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

Thursday Apr 18, 2013

Designing, Creating and Testing an Oracle VM 3.2 Environment

We just published a new technical white paper written by Wayne Lewis, Principal Sales Consultant from Oracle VM and Oracle Linux sales team.

The paper here focuses on the Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Manager. This document describes a plan you could follow to ensure that your Oracle VM deployment is organized, repeatable and tested before you mark it ready for production. The plan is broken down into three key stages, each of which may touch many aspects of the overall deployment.

  • Stage 1: Designing your Oracle VM environment
  • Stage 2: Creating your Oracle VM environment
  • Stage 3: Testing your Oracle VM environment

Contained within this document are a number of tips, hints, instructions and even a test plan check-sheet for you to use when planning, building and testing your Oracle VM environment. At the end of the document are several Appendices containing useful reference material related to the deployment of Oracle VM, including some reference configuration files.

The white paper is definitively a handy guide to help you design, create and test your Oracle VM 3.2 environment. For the latest information, best practices white papers and webinars, please visit http://oracle.com/virtualization.

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