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Blog: Top 10 Systems Articles of 2014
Top Ten technical articles for sysadmins and systems developers published by OTN in 2014, by total annual traffic.
posted Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:28:01 +0000
Understanding the Effects of the Changed Default C++ Template Compilation Model
Learn how the change in the Oracle Solaris Studio default template compilation model affects your code.
posted Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:31:23 +0000
Tech Article: Building and Deploying Nagios on Oracle Solaris 11
How to use the Image Packaging System and Service Management Facility features of Oracle Solaris 11 to install Nagios on any Oracle Solaris 11 system by running a single command.
posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:20 +0000
Avoiding Performance Loss From RAW Hazards
Darryl explains exactly how a processor can stall from a bad RAW operation, and the common situations that cause this problem. Then he shows you how to identify, fix, and avoid writing that kind of code. Examples included.
posted Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:45:58 +0000
Tech Article: How to Configure x86 Memory Performance for Large Databases Using Linux Huge Pages
Performance issues in large databases are not easy to detect using normal analysis methods such as AWR reports and OS tools such as sar, top, and iostat. And yet, if you configure your memory appropriately in x86 environments, your database can run significantly faster. This article describes how you can use Linux Huge Pages to do just that.
posted Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:05:39 +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
Tech Article: Exploring Installation Options and User Roles in Oracle Solaris 11
Oracle ACE Alexandre Borges walks through the installation options and user roles in Oracle Solaris 11. Part One of his familiarization story with Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:46:18 +0000
Tech Article: How to Set Up a MongoDB NoSQL Cluster Using Oracle Solaris Zones
MongoDB is a NoSQL open source document-oriented database that stores structured data as JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). Great for agile development because you can quickly modify the database schemes without shutting down the database. If you cluster MongoDB, you can also distribute its data across several servers. Oracle Solaris zones let you do that quickly. Orgad shows you how.
posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:00:24 +0000
Tech Article: Using DTrace on Oracle Linux
DTrace is a powerful tool, and it can do some amazing things. But it's not that difficult to get started doing simple things. You can build up from there. In this article, Richard Friedman gives you a high-level overview of DTrace and its major components:providers, modules, functions, and probes. He explains how you can use either one-liner commands on the command line, or write more complex instructions in scripts, using the D language. He provides simple examples for each. It's a great way to get your feet wet.
posted Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:47:45 +0000

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