VMware Workshop : It’s a Wrap!

Just a few quick comments to wrap up the whole“VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition” event…

Running Oracle workloads in virtualised environments is not a new thing for me. On my desktop I mostly use VirtualBox, but in the data centre it’s always VMware. I first started to run Oracle workloads on VMware about 15 years ago and have never really had any problems from a technology perspective. I’ve never been a VMware administrator, (more...)

VMware Workshop : The Journey Home

It was a later start today. I headed down to breakfast at about 08:15 to meet Heli (and family) and Johannes. It was the first time I had made it to the hotel breakfast this week. Over time more people filtered in to say hello and goodbye. 🙂

From there it was back to my room to write some blog posts and continue the process of playing catch-up with the stuff I have missed while I (more...)

VMware Workshop : Day 3

Day 3 started the same way as day 2. I woke up and felt like a total zombie due to lack of sleep.

The agenda for “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition” day 3 was packed and looked something like this.

  • “License Fortress from VLSS” by Dean Bolton
  • “VMware vSphere Core & SDDC – Networking – NSX & VCNS” by Chris Rohan
  • “VMware Experts Event – Brocade and VMware Technology and the VMware Solutions (more...)

VMware Workshop : Day 2

Another late night and another morning feeling like a zombie! 🙂

The agenda for “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition” day 2 looked something like this.

  • “The Best Oracle Support Team on Earth – Global Support Services Oracle Team” by Yvonne Murphy and Gabi Rosell
  • “Oracle on vSphere Licensing” by Dave Welch
  • “vRealize Automation and Oracle” by Jad El-Zein
  • “vRealize Automation and Oracle mini Workshop” by Jad El-Zein
  • “vSphere Core Storage Fundamentals” by Andres Scherr
  • (more...)

VMware Workshop : Day 1

Having a late night before an intensive day in a lab is not a great idea. I woke up feeling like the living dead. We got in a bus and were driven a few miles to the VMware office in Cork to start the “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”.

The basic agenda for the day was as follows.

VirtualBox 5.1.24

VirtualBox 5.1.24 has been released.

The downloads and changelog are in the usual places.

I’ve done an installation on my laptop (macOS Sierra) and it worked fine. I probably won’t get to do it on Windows and Oracle Linux hosts until the weekend.

Cheers

Tim…


VirtualBox 5.1.24 was first posted on July 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm.
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VMware Workshop : The Journey Begins

I mentioned a few days ago I would be attending the “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”. That trip started today.

I got up at silly o’clock to get my taxi to the airport. As usual I had some problems sleeping, worrying about potentially missing my early flight. Thanks brain!

The airport was really crowded. There were queues to the queues to the queues. I find it really irritating when you tweet about it and (more...)

Oracle’s New Release Cycles : My Thoughts

Nearly a month ago I read Scott Wesley’s post on the new database patching cycle. That pointed to a post by Franck Pachot, which put a bit more meat on the bones. Recently we got the release of SQL Developer 17.2 and a link back to Jeff Smith’s post about their new release naming, which I had somehow missed. I just thought I would post some thoughts on this subject. This is based (more...)

Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 3.0.11 Released

If you’ve been following the right people on Twitter (Kris Rice, Jeff Smith, Colm Divilly, OracleREST) recently you will have seen ORDS 3.0.11 has been released.

This is a really neat release for us as we run ORDS on Tomcat. ORDS version 3.0.10 introduced a bug which broke it on Tomcat 8.5.x, so we had to switch to the Tomcat 8.0.x branch (more...)

VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition

A few weeks ago I was invited to take part in an event called “VMware Expert Database Workshop Program Oracle Edition”. It’s part of the “VMware’s Experts Program, Oracle Edition”. They do similar things for other software, like SQL Server. This EMEA event is being presented by VMware and sponsored by Pure Storage.

Next week a group of Oracle types will be off to VMware in Cork to spend a few days being given information (more...)