So I played a bit with docker yesterday (really cool) and as I mentioned, it uses lxc (linux containers) underneath the covers. To create an image based on OL6, I used febootstrap, which works fine but Dwight Engen pointed out that I should just use lxc-create since it does all (more...)
I have been following the Docker project
with great interest for a little while now but never got to actually try it out at all. I found a little bit of time tonight to at least try hello world
Since docker relies on cgroups and lxc, it should be easy (more...)
Last week we published UEK3 beta on http://public-yum.oracle.com
It is very easy to get started with this and play around with the new features. Just takes a few steps :
Install Oracle Linux 6 (preferrably the latest update) on a system or in a VM
Add the beta (more...)
Superstar Saar just released a new set of Oracle VM templates. We (Oracle) just released 2 patch sets for the Oracle RDBMS - 126.96.36.199.0 and 188.8.131.52.11
(x86 and x86_64)
Simultaneously, Saar updated his Oracle VM templates to include these latest patchsets as (more...)
I was looking at snmp for a few days and decided to put together a little snmp module (extension) that would work on Oracle VM Server (3.2 and up). In 3.2 we started to include the net-snmp rpms to allow customers to monitor any given Oracle VM server (more...)
Today we made available a few new Oracle VM templates on edelivery
. A set of VM templates for database 12c and another set for database 11g 184.108.40.206.7.
You can find more information on the otn pages here.
A very important new feature added is the ability (more...)
It's been exactly two years since we acquired a small startup called Ksplice. Ksplice as a company created the zero downtime update technology for the Linux kernel and they provided a service to their customers which tracked Linux kernel security fixes and providing these fixes as zero downtime Ksplice updates.
Someone forwarded a document to me earlier today that had Some Company make a statement that implied that Oracle Clusterware was not free with Oracle Linux. I found it sort of amuzing because I think we've been rather clear on this for quite some time.
So let me spell it (more...)
This week we released the latest version of our database, Oracle database 12c Release 1. To make it very easy for people to start using it or trying it out, we already created the oracle-rdbms preinstall rpm and uploaded it to both ULN
So in order to start (more...)
Finally found some time to play with ovm_utils again and added another little tool to the package.
ovm_utils is a collection of little tools I wrote over the last year or 2. They can help make command line use a little easier. Of course we have since introduced a real (more...)
So a nasty bug report came out the other day on linux, a serious exploit. Everyone scrambled to get a kernel built and (tested) and released and then there's of course the effort of bringing down applications, multi-tiered environments being way more complex in terms of orchestration of bringing down (more...)
We just released version 5.0 of Oracle Secure Global Desktop (for those that don't know what it is, formerly known as Tarantella...). It's a great product that I have been using every for a long time now. I have it installed at home on my servers so that (more...)
A good Monday morning for Desktop Virtualization at Oracle.
We just released a few new products :
Oracle VDI 3.5
support for Ubuntu 12 and Windows 8 VMs
complete single server installation and the ability to just add nodes to scale
includes the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox (more...)