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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: 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: 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 Configure the Linux Kernel Out of Memory Killer
What the Linux out-of-memory (OOM) killer is and how to find out why it killed a particular process. Methods for configuring the OOM killer to better suit the needs of many different environments.
posted Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:38:32 +0000
Tech Article: How to Develop Code from a Remote Desktop with Oracle Solaris Studio
In Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3, you can control, from a desktop such as Microsoft Windows, the compilers and tools running on a remote Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux system. This desktop distribution of the Solaris Studio IDE enables you to do full-fledged development on that remote system.
posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:47:52 +0000
Getting Started with the Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel - Release 2
How to update your Oracle Linux systems to the latest version of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Switching is easy—applications and the operating system remain unchanged. There is no need to perform a full re-install; only the relevant RPM packages are replaced.
posted Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:59:59 +0000
Technical Article: How to Certify Your RedHat Application for Oracle Linux 6.1
Differences between Oracle Linux 6.1 and Red Had Linux, and how to make sure that your Red Hat applications run on Oracle Linux 6.1.
posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:41:01 +0000
How to Certify That Your Red Hat Linux Applications Run On Oracle Linux 6
Differences between Oracle Linux 6 and Red Had Linux, and how to make sure that your Red Hat applications run on Oracle Linux 6.
posted Fri, 27 May 2011 17:19:42 +0000
Certifying Your RHEL Applications on Oracle Linux 5
RHEL and Oracle Linux are source- and binary-compatible. Here's how to make sure your RHEL application runs without a glitch on Oracle Linux.
posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:44:55 +0000

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