OTN Garage: Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?

| Apr 22, 2014

Rick posted a nice article on his OTN Garage that trys to give some guidelines to the question "Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?".

We all know that there are a lot of technologies and products available to provide different kind of virtualization solutions and very often with overlapping functions. Knowing this, the relevance of the above question increases.

Take some minutes and have a look to "Which Type of Virtualization Should I (more...)

eSTEP TechCast – June 2013

| May 16, 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6th of June and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. June 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 (more...)

eSTEP TechCast – May 2013 Material available

| May 6, 2013
Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
Update on Oracle Virtual Networking".

The presentation from the TechCast is now available for all of you via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address (more...)

Oracle Database Appliance Manager 2.6 now available!

| May 4, 2013
Appliance Manager 2.6 is available (since May 3rd 2013) in MOS and the updated documentation is externalized.  The release can be run on both ODA V1 and ODA X3-2.  The new functionality added is:
  • Support of OVM assemblies (.ova)
  • SAP for ODA V1 & ODA X3-2 (more...)

Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster April 2013

| May 2, 2013
Announcing new qualifications and general news for the Oracle Solaris Cluster  product.

Hardware Qualifications

  • Sun Storage 2540-M2, 6180, 6580, and 6780 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1

Software Qualifications

  • Oracle QFS 5.3 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.1

  • Oracle Solaris OS minimization support for Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 (more...)

Oracle Database Appliance – Revised Last Order Date for ODA V1

| Apr 30, 2013
The Oracle Database Appliance V1 has reached its last order date ahead of schedule. The revised last order date is April 30th, 2013 and the revised last ship date is November 30th, 2013.
The Oracle Database Appliance is being replaced with the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2.
Starting May 1st, 2013, (more...)

eSTEP TechCast – May 2013

| Apr 30, 2013

Dear partner,

we are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 2nd of May and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 02. May 2013, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (12:00 - 13:00 CEST; 14:00 (more...)

eSTEP TechCast – April 2013 Material available

| Apr 12, 2013
Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
Update on SPARC Product-Family".

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your (more...)

ZFS Storage Appliance: Disk Enclosure Intermix Plan and EOL Dates for Disk Shelves

| Apr 11, 2013
On 9th of April, we are announcing a plan to support intermixing the new DE2 (24P and 24C) enclosures and legacy DS2 enclosures in the same ZFS Storage Appliance system in September, 2013.

Intermixing disk enclosures will require a specific and prescribed upgrade procedure to existing systems, but can (more...)

End of Life for Sun Storage Flash Components

| Apr 10, 2013
Announcing end of life on the following Sun storage flash components:
  • The Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array FMOD (flash modules) capacity upgrade for existing F5100 customers has reached end-of-life (EOL), with the following key dates:
  • EOL: 04/09/2013
  • LOD: 11/30/2013
  • LSD: 12/31/2013
  • EOSL: 12/30/2017
  • The Sun Flash Accelerator F20 PCIe Flash (more...)
  • SPARC T5/M5-32 Partner Technical Training Replay

    | Apr 10, 2013

    If you were unable to attend the SPARC T5/M5-32 Partner Technical Training session on April 4th or if you just want to review some of the content again the link is now available at:  SPARC T5/M5 Technical Training

    StorageTek T10000 T2 Media Order Simplification

    | Apr 9, 2013
    Simplified StorageTek media ordering means Oracle continues to offer a full enterprise tape storage solution while using fewer part numbers!
    • Going forward all StorageTek T10000 T2 tape cartridge orders will be ordered using combination of base parts and options
    • To order media you will need to specify:
      - Base part (more...)

    Announcement: Netra SPARC T5-1B available for ordering and shipment

    | Apr 9, 2013

    On 9th of April 2013 Oracle announced the immediate availability of the Netra SPARC T5-1B server module.

    • Netra SPARC T5-1B server module
    • Netra Sun Blade 6000 Modular System

    Please read the Netra Bulletin on Oracle HW TRC for more details on this announcement.

    If you are not registered on (more...)

    Announcement: GA of WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.5.0.0.0

    | Apr 9, 2013

    We are announcing exciting news of the availability of “Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Database Appliance 2.5.0.0.0”! You can now download the WebLogic on ODA OVM images and the WebLogic  configuration for Oracle Database Appliance from MOS and eDelivery.

    www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/weblogic-oda/overview/index.html

    Oracle WebLogic Server (more...)

    Material for SPARC Servers (T5, M5, Fujitsu M10) on Oracel HW TRC

    | Apr 4, 2013

    The new SPARC servers have been announcent recently. Impressive systems with impressive numbers.

    Find  Technical & Customer Presentations, FAQs, Documentation, Datasheets and Configuration hints and more to the new announced SPARC Servers on the Oracle HW TRC.

    If you are (more...)

    Announcement: Pillar Axiom Data Protection Manager

    | Mar 28, 2013
    Announcing the availability of Pillar Axiom Data Protection Manager Version 3.0!

    Pillar Axiom Data Protection provides customers with dramatically reduced recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives (RPO/RTO) as compared to traditional backup and restore.  There is no incremental charge for this feature.  The latest version (more...)

    End-of-Life: SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

    | Mar 28, 2013
    Announcing the End-of-Life for the SPARC Enterprise M4000, M5000, M8000 and M9000 servers as well as the External I/O Expansion Unit. In addition, we are releasing new Capacity-on-Demand (COD) activation permit part numbers for the SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers, and transitioning the current activation permit parts.

    Read the bulletins below (more...)

    Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster March 2013

    | Mar 28, 2013
    Announcing new qualifications and general news for the Oracle Solaris Cluster product.

    Hardware Qualifications
    • Support for the new Oracle SPARC T5-1B, T5-2, T5-4, T5-8, M5-32 servers

    • Support for Fujitsu M10-1, M10-4, M10-4S servers

    Software Qualifications
    • HA for Oracle VM Server for SPARC with SR-IOV now supported on Oracle Solaris Cluster (more...)

    Benchmark-Results of new SPARC servers (T5 & M5)

    | Mar 27, 2013

    Find below a short overview to the already excisting public benchmark-results for the new announced SPARC servers T5 and M5.

    Some impressive numbers as you can see, talk about them.

    And by the (more...)

    Oracle Unveils SPARC Servers with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor

    | Mar 27, 2013
    On March 26th we announced the availability of the new SPARC T5 and M5 Servers with the world’s fastest microprocessor. Read the press release.

    Highlights:

    • 5x-15x price-performance advantage over IBM’s just announced Power 7+
    • 17+ World Record benchmarks including database, java and applications
    • SPARC M5-32 server is up to 10x (more...)