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
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
Tech Article: How to Build a Web-Based Storage Solution with Oracle Solaris 11.1 Have you ever wanted to build a cloud just to see if you can? Turns out it's not that difficult. Install Oracle Solaris 11.1
on your laptop via VirtualBox, set up a little ZFS storage, a little access control, and configure AjaXplorer so you and your
friends can manage your files. Don't neglect to drop phrases like "Download that from the cloud I just built" into
casual conversation. posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:37:42 +0000
Tech Article: Using svcbundle to Create SMF Manifests and Profiles in Oracle Solaris 11 Solaris 10 replaced the init start script with the Service Management Facility (SMF), which made Solaris services more available.
However, you had to write SMF manifests and in XML according to our DTD, a tiresome task at which even Will Shakespeare would
have scoffed. But Oracle Solaris 11.1 has thrust greatness upon us, via the svcbundle utility, which handles the dirty work.
Glynn Foster ruminates upon its delights. posted Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:08:36 +0000