Technical Articles for System Administrators

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Building a Cloud-Based Data Center with Oracle Solaris 11 - Part 1
Factors to consider when building a cloud, the cloud capabilities offered by Oracle Solaris 11, and the structure of Oracle Solaris Remote Lab, an Oracle implementation of an Oracle Solaris 11 cloud. This is the first in a series of articles that show how to build a cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:50:51 +0000
Hands-On Lab: Oracle Solaris for IBM AIX Users
Walks an AIX sysadmin through the basic administration of Oracle Solaris 11 and how it compares to IBM AIX Enterprise in areas including installation, software packaging, file systems, user management, services, networking, and virtualization. Even makes helps you navigate your way through documentation, man pages, and online how-to articles.
posted Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:37:13 +0000
Lab: Deploying the Oracle Solaris Integrated Load Balancer in 60 Minutes
The Integrated Load Balancer in Oracle Solaris 11 intercepts incoming requests and redirects them to back-end servers based on your load-balancing rules. This lab was created to show system administrators and application architects how to deploy and manage a load balancing system.
posted Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:42:57 +0000
Lab: Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
We just updated this lab to get it ready for OTN's next Virtual SA Day on January 28. You can run the lab anytime from your laptop, or you can attend our virtual event and run it with the help of a proctor.
posted Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:58:50 +0000
Exploring Networking, Services, and the New Image Packaging System in Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges walk you through the parts of Oracle Solaris 11 that he finds most interesting compared to Oracle Solaris 10.
posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:10:03 +0000
Tech Article: Performance Analysis in a Multitenant Cloud Environment
Performance analysis in a virtualized multitenant cloud environment is difficult because of the abstraction layers. How do you find the physical system resources that are overloaded? Orgad Kimchi explores four examples that show how you how with the built-in Oracle Solaris 11 tools.
posted Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:49:39 +0000
Blog: How to Limit Upgrades Beyond a Prescribed Version of Oracle Solaris 11
How to control Oracle Solaris 11 system upgrade so that a system cannot be upgraded beyond a prescribed version, even though the package publisher provides newer versions.
posted Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:51:01 +0000
Tech Article: How to Use PHP DTrace on Oracle Linux
How to set up DTrace to detect PHP scripting problems on Oracle Linux, including how to download and install the right version of Oracle Linux, how to install PHP and the OIC18 extensions for Oracle Database, how to verify which PHP probes you have, and how to begin using them.
posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:39:26 +0000
Tech Article: Should You Consolidate Your Servers Onto Oracle SuperCluster?
Should you consolidate your existing servers onto SuperCluster? Thierry Manfé and friends help you decide, then show you the best way to do it: using the P2V migration process and Oracle Solaris Zones. A great resource if you're a sysadmin, architect, or IT manager who needs to decide whether P2V migration is the right approach for server consolidation.
posted Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:15:19 +0000
Tech Article: How to Launch Linux Utilities from Inside Oracle Database
By wrapping a Linux utility in a script and using an external database table's preprocessor directive, you can launch the utility from within Oracle Database and have the utility's output be inserted into the external table. This allows you to do things such as query operating system data and then join it with data in Oracle Database.
posted Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:01:16 +0000

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