Little over a year ago I was at the BGOUG Spring Conference and I watched a session by Maja Veselica about auditing in Oracle Database 12c. At the time I noted that I really needed to take a look at this new functionality, as is was quite different to what had come before. Fast forward a year and I’ve finally got around to doing just that.
I had a little surprise the other day. I was asked to set up a SSL/TLS connection to a database and I refused, saying it would break our license agreement as we don’t have the Advanced Security Option. I opened the 11gR2 licensing manual to include a link in my email response and found this.
“Network encryption (native network encryption and SSL/TLS) and strong authentication services (Kerberos, PKI, and RADIUS) are no longer part of (more...)
Just a quick heads-up about the next Oracle Midlands event. It’s good to encourage new speakers, so Mike is giving this new, unknown kid a shot at the limelight. I hope you will all come along to show your support.
Oracle Midlands : Event #10 was first posted on June 25, 2015 at 9:47 am.
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The title of this post is taken from tweet I saw a few weeks ago and it keeps coming back to haunt me, so I thought I would comment on it.
Let me start by saying I don’t have any context as to why the tweeter thought people were showing Azure so much love. From my perspective, I kind-of like Azure and I think it is what my employer will end up using, but I’m not a crazed fan-boy (more...)
I’ve just bought myself a Dell U3415W 34-Inch IPS LCD Monitor for use with the laptop. It’s quite an extravagant purchase, but it’s pretty amazing. Having 3440×1440 resolution on a single screen feels much more useful than sitting a couple of smaller monitors next to each other. It feels almost like having 3-4 screens in one.
I bought it to replace the Asus PB298Q 29 inch Widescreen AH-IPS Multimedia Monitor I got about 7 months ago. (more...)
I’ve done a couple of play installations of EM12c 22.214.171.124, just to get a feel for it. You can see the result of that here.
From an installation perspective, everything was pretty similar to the previous releases. I tried the installation on both OL5 and OL6, in both cases using 12c as the database repository. (more...)
I got some feedback from the Oracle documentation team today, based on my recent post.
One of the concerns I raised was about how the GUIDs would be used in different releases of the documentation. Although I don’t like the look of the GUIDs, I can understand why they might be more convenient that trying to think of a neat, descriptive, human readable slug. My concern was the GUID might be unique for every (more...)
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5 (126.96.36.199) was announced a few days ago. I woke up today and checked the interwebs and it’s actually available for download.
I must admit I’m a little nervous about the upgrade. I had a few bad times with upgrades in the early days of Grid Control and Cloud Control and that has left me with a little bit of voodoo lurking in the back (more...)
After my recent rants about Oracle changing URLs and breaking stuff, I’ve actually done some changes myself.
From time to time change is forced on internet content producers. This might be because of platform changes, or changes in the way search engines behave. The important thing is how you handle that change.
After my recent rant about broken URLs, I thought it would be sensible to say something a little more constructive, so this is what I would do if I were asked to structure the documentation. Other opinions are valid.
Base URL: I’m assuming the base URL for the database documentation will never change again from it’s current value.
Version: Next comes a version. Personally I would have a separate version (more...)