Monday Nov 17, 2014

Training on the Most Complete Virtualization

Learn about the most complete virtualization. Oracle's server virtualization products support x86 and SPARC architectures and a variety of workloads including Linux, Oracle Solaris and Windows.

The training cited below will teach you how to build the infrastructure for cloud computing and deploy resources on the architecture of your choice.

Oracle VM Server for x86: Administration

You can take this 3-day course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. Events on the schedule include classes with start dates of 14th of January and 25 February 2015.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to attend a class. Events on the schedule include:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Melbourne, Australia

 21 January 2015

 English

 Sydney, Australia

 4 February 2015

 English

 Hamburg, Germany

 15 June 2015

 German

 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

 7 January 2015

 English

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

You can take this 2-day instructor-led course as a:

  • Live-Virtual Event: Attend a live event from your own desk - no travel required. Events on the schedule include classes with start dates of 24 and 27 November, 1 and 11 December 2014, 11 and 12 January, 5, 8, and 23 February 2015.
  • In-Class Event: Travel to an education center to take this class. Below is a selection of the events already on the schedule:

 Location  Date
 Delivery Language
Dhaka, Bangladesh
27 November 2014 English
Canberra, Australia
23 February 2015 English
Melbourne, Australia
12 January 2015 English
Sydney, Australia
9 February 2015 English
Santiago, Chili
4 December 2014 Spanish
Prague, Czech Republic  12 March 2015 Czech
Frankfurt, Germany  16 March 2015 German
Munich, Germany
1 June 2015 German
Causeway, Hong Kong
29 December 2014 English
Tokyo, Japan
9 February 2015 Japanese
Madrid, Spain
7 April 2015 Spanish
Riyadh, South Africa
26 April 2015 English
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
26 April 2015 English
Atlanta, GA, United States
22 January 2015 English
Columbus, OH, United States
23 April 2015 English

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

Friday Sep 05, 2014

LENOVO: Partners Showcasing Their Solutions at Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase

This Friday and next three Fridays until Oracle OpenWorld, we will be featuring the Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtualization with OpenStack Showcase in our blogs. Our regular Friday Spotlights will resume in October after OpenWorld. The focus of this blog will be one of our key partners -  Lenovo.

Lenovo Next Generation Servers: Oracle Solutions For Mid-Market Customers

Lenovo is a leading server provider in key market segments such as retail, education, hospitality, and enterprise customers with distributed data centers. Many of these customers are running Oracle solutions on Lenovo deployments.  

In fact, through Oracle’s Hardware Certification Program, Lenovo’s full suite of rackmount systems, have been certified with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, providing customers with the assurance that the Lenovo and Oracle combined solution is a proven one. Furthermore, through Oracle’s Validated Configuration Program, customers benefit from the reliability of pre-tested and validated architectures, currently featuring Lenovo’s ThinkServer RD640 and RD430, with Oracle’s red stack consisting of Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware. 

In addition, this year’s Oracle OpenWorld offers a forum for Lenovo to announce some new and exciting news. Lenovo has been approved to move forward with the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business, and other ancillary product lines. With this new acquisition, Lenovo will support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM on System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, blade networking and maintenance operations. 

Come hear about Lenovo’s next generation servers, storage solutions, and the value of running Oracle software on Lenovo’s family of ThinkServer systems in these Scene and BeHeard sessions.  Visit Lenovo at Moscone South, Booth 611, Kiosk: SLX-022.

For more information, visit Lenovo’s Server & Storage website.

Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

Announcing Oracle VM 3.3 - Delivers Enterprise-Scale Performance Enhancements

We are pleased to announce Oracle VM 3.3, Oracle’s latest server virtualization product. It deliver enhanced ease of use for x86 and SPARC architectures, improved management features, and expanded support for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads, including support for OpenStack—providing customers and partners with additional choices and interoperability. This release continues to enable rapid enterprise application deployment and simplify lifecycle management.

Many customers are using Oracle VM 3 today, Oracle VM help customers virtualize the entire Oracle software stack; in addition, as a general purpose server virtualization solution, Oracle VM runs many non-Oracle workloads as well.

With the latest Oracle VM 3.3 release, the product is getting even better and brings greater customer benefits. New Oracle VM 3.3 highlights:

  • Fully supported Web Services API: Oracle VM Manager now exposes a fully supported Oracle VM Web Services API that offers both SOAP and REST interfaces to program any action supported within Oracle VM, enabling more automation and interoperability. See the Oracle VM Web Services API Developer's Guide for more information. In addition, the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface and the Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface have been rewritten to use the new WS-API to provide further consolidation and consistency.  

  • New statistics and events model: The statistics and events model has been entirely rewritten to offer significant performance gains. A queued job task is in place to monitor the number of generated statistics and to adjust the threshold automatically during periods where the number of statistics exceeds the threshold.

  • Huge Page support: Support for Huge Pages (or Super Pages) has been added to allow guests, hosted on an x86-based server pool, to take advantage of this functionality to improve performance and reduce the I/O that results from page lookups in virtualized environments.

  • Improvements to guest VM messaging: A change to the Oracle VM Guest Additions messaging facility to support multiple key-value pairs in a single message reduces the number of jobs generated within Oracle VM Manager, resulting in significant performance gains.

  • Tighter security control: Reduces the number of required open ports to minimize potential access points and security vulnerabilities. To protect and ensure authorized access to Oracle VM Server, a certificate-based authentication model has been implemented for Oracle VM Agent and Oracle VM Manager.

  • Virtual machine configuration file view: It is now possible to view the virtual machine configuration file for any virtual machine directly within the Oracle VM Manager Web Interface and Oracle VM Manager Command Line Interface, to provide more transparency for the configuration that is actually applied to a virtual machine when it is started by the hypervisor.
  • New virtual machine console: The virtual machine console has been redesigned to use JavaScript and HTML5 features. There is no longer any requirement to install or run software locally on the client computer. This change reduces complexity and provides a more reliable console tool.

  • Management database consolidation: Oracle VM Manager comes bundled MySQL Database Enterprise Edition, providing automated database backup and integrated tools for database object consistency checking to improve supportability and management. It removes the need for an external database as the backend management repository. 
  • Inbound migration Lock: A new feature allows you to protect an Oracle VM Server from attempts to move or migrate other virtual machines to that server. This allows you to run selected virtual machines on a specified Oracle VM Server, and to be certain that no other virtual machines are started on the server, consuming resources that may be mission critical for some applications.
  • Improved VLAN support: Simplified VLAN support definition enables users to specify VLAN interfaces as needed and to define which ports are used for which VLAN tags, bringing more flexibility to network design.
  • Improved SPARC virtualization management and availability: Additional storage types such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, ZFS volume, and local disk, in addition to NFS, can now be directly assigned to virtual machines running in a SPARC server pool managed by Oracle VM Manager, offering customers more choices when choosing storage with Oracle VM Server for SPARC. Furthermore, virtual machine high availability and support for configuration of redundant I/O service domains improve system availability for business-critical operations.
  • Oracle VM Server installation partitioning: The Oracle VM Server Installer now handles all disk partitioning itself, to optimize installation. Part of this process make sure that only the maximum required disk space for the Oracle VM Server software is used. Any remaining disk space is automatically partitioned to be used as a discoverable local disk that can be used to host a storage repository, or attached to a virtual machine hosted on the server. This improvement to disk space usage ensures the best possible use of machine resources. This change is only supported for locally hosted boot disks and does not apply to SAN disks.
  • New guides and improved interface coverage: The documentation has been restructured to provide more comprehensive coverage.
  • Infrastructure changes in Oracle VM Manager: Much of the technology used to enable Oracle VM Manager has been updated to take advantage of new features, improved performance and security fixes. Major changes to these components include: Oracle WebLogic Server and ADF upgraded to 12c; Java upgraded to version 7; MySQL Database Enterprise Edition upgraded to version 5.6.
  • Infrastructure changes in Oracle VM Server: Major changes to the underlying technology used for Oracle VM Server on x86 hardware have been implemented, including: Xen hypervisor upgraded to version 4.3; Dom0 user space upgraded to Oracle Linux 6; and Dom0 kernel upgraded to Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (UEK3). The optimization of the hypervisor and special-built Oracle Linux with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel has enabled Oracle VM Server the most scalable x86 server virtualization solution. Oracle VM 3.3 supports up to 240 physical CPU threads and 6 TB memory, and the guest VM supports up to 128 virtual CPUs and 2,000,000 MB memory. Such scalability limits have been tested on Oracle’s Sun Server X4-8 System.

Visit the following resources for additional details:

To learn more about Oracle's virtualization solutions, visit oracle.com/virtualization.

Monday Jun 23, 2014

Oracle VM, Designed with the Application in Mind

Oracle VM is designed with the application in mind. In addition to the hypervisor and abstraction of the hardware, server virtualization has to enable rapid deployment of applications and integrated management for the entire stack from hypervisor to OS including applications.

Learn about Oracle VM, Oracle VM Manager, Oracle VM Server for x86 and Oracle VM Server for SPARC by taking the Oracle VM training course suited to your platform. These courses are available as live-virtual events where you can attend a live event from your own desk, no travel required. You can choose a live-virtual event from the events on the schedule to suit different timezones.

You can also attend training by travelling to an education center. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule for Oracle VM training.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

This 3-day instructor led course is currently scheduled for in-class events including the following:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Ottawa, Canada

 5 August 2014

 English

 Montreal, Canada

 5 August 2014

 English

 Toronto, Canada

 7 July 2014

 English

 Bogota, Colombia

 10 November 2014

 Spanish

 Prague, Czech Republic

 19 November 2014

 English

 Cairo, Egypt

 7 December 2014

 Arabic

 London, England

 7 July 2014

English 

 Paris, France

 3 November 2014

 French

 Hamburg, Germany

 24 June 2014

 German

 Milan, Italy

15 September 2014 

Italian 

 Rome, Italy

 21 July 2014

 Italian

 Tokyo, Japan

 16 July 2014

 Japanese

Warsaw, Poland 

19 November 2014 

Polish 

 Singapore

 29 July 2014

 English

Ljubjana, Slovenia  

 27 October 2014

Slovenian 

 Istanbul, Turkey

 29 September 2014

 Turkish

 Phoenix, AZ, United States

2 September 2014 

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

2 September 2014 

 English

 San Francisco, CA, United States

2 September 2014 

 English

 San Jose, CA, United States

 2 September 2014

 English

 Roseville, MN, United States

28 July 2014  

English 

 Edison, NJ, United States

5 August 2014  

 English

 Columbus, OH, United States

27 October 2014  

English 

 King of Prussia, PA, United States

5 August 2014  

English 

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

This 2-day instructor led course is currently scheduled for in-class events including the following:

 Location

 Date

 Delivery Language

 Canberra, Australia

 1 September 2014

English 

 Melbourne, Australia

 21 July 2014

English 

 Sydney, Australia

 18 August 2014

English 

 Sao Paulo, Brazil

 21 July 2014

 European Portuguese

 Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

 18 August 2014

English 

 Tokyo, Japan

 25 September 2014

Japanese 

Moscow, Russia 

 14 August 2014

 Russian

Madrid, Spain 

 14 July 2014

 Spanish

 Taipei, Taiwan

 28 August 2014

Traditional Chinese 

 Bangkok, Thailand

 26 July 2014

English 

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 28 September 2014

 English

Phoenix, AZ, United States 

6 August 2014 

 English

 Sacramento, CA, United States

6 August 2014  

English 

 San Francisco, CA, United States

6 August 2014  

English 

 San Jose, CA, United States

6 August 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.

Tuesday Apr 29, 2014

Oracle VM for Excellent Scalability, Manageability, and Ease of Use

Oracle VM and the Oracle stack have been designed from the ground-up for excellent scalability, managebility, and ease of use. To learn more about how you can benefit from Oracle VM, consider taking the training course to suit your platform.

These live instructor-led courses are available as live-virtual events that you can attend from your own desk or as in-class events for which you can travel to an education center. Below is a selection of the in-class events already on the schedule.

Oracle VM Administration: Oracle VM Server for x86

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Perth, Australia
19 May 2014 English
Sydney, Australia
18 June 2014 English
Ottawa, Canada
27 May 2014 English
Montreal, Canada
27 May 2014 English
Toronto, Canada
27 May 2014 English
Prague, Czech Republic
19 November 2014 English
Paris, France
5 May 2014 French
Hamburg, Germany
10 June 2014 German
Rome, Italy
21 July 2014
Italian
Riga, Latvia
12 May 2014 Latvian
Mexico City, Mexico
5 May 2014 Spanish
Auckland, New Zealand
3 June 2014 English
Oslo, Norway
11 June 2014  English
Makati City, Philippines
5 May 2014 English
Warsaw, Poland
26 May 2014 Polish
Singapore
24 June 2014 English
Istanbul, Turkey
20 May 2014 Turkish
Phoenix, AZ, United States
2 September 2014 English
Sacramento, CA, United States
2 September 2014
English
San Francisco, CA, United States
2 September 2014
English 
San Jose, CA, United States
2 September 2014 English
Roseville, MN, United States
 28 April 2014 English
 Edison, NJ, United States 27 May 2014 English
King of Prussia, PA, United States
27 May 2014 English
Columbus, OH, United States
30 June 2014 English

Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration

 Location  Date  Delivery Language
Canberra, Australia
23 June 2014 English
Melbourne, Australia
21 July 2014 English
Perth, Australia
26 May 2014 English
Sydney, Australia
18 August 2014 English
Bogota, Colombia
28 April 2014 Spanish
Prague, Czech Republic
23 June 2014 Czech
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
8 May 2014 English
Hyderabad, India
21 May 2014 English
Tokyo, Japan
25 September 2014 Japanese
Singapore
26 June 2014 English
Madrid, Spain
29 May 2014 Spanish
Taipei, Taiwan
5 June 2014 Traditional Chinese
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
29 June 2014 English
Phoenix, AZ, United States
6 August 2014 English
Sacramento, CA, United States
6 August 2014 English
San Francisco, CA, United States
6 August 2014 English
San Jose, CA, United States
6 August 2014 English
Caracas, Venezuela 22 May 2014 Spanish

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

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.

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