Technical Articles For Oracle Linux Sysadmins


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Managing the Lifecycle of Oracle Linux Systems Using Spacewalk | Oracle Community
This article describes how administrators can use Spacewalk to manage the lifecycle of Oracle Linux systems. It explains core concepts and common best practices for a Spacewalk deployment. The article also highlights how Spacewalk can perform initial Oracle Linux provisioning with Kickstart and then automate subsequent software maintenance operations through system lifecycles such as Development, Test, Acceptance, and Production (DTAP).
posted Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:49:54 +0000
How to Test the Failover Capabilities of OCFS2
Setting up an OCFS2 file system in Oracle VM VirtualBox enables you to test failover capabilities and whether an application is suitable for running in a virtualized environment. This article describes how to set up such an environment.
posted Wed, 14 May 2014 17:26:46 +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: 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: How to Use Hardware Fault Management in Oracle Linux
An overview of the hardware fault management technology, common use cases, and instructions for installing and configuring the tools in Oracle Linux. Examples that show the tools can capture and report important hardware information you can use in your daily operations.
posted Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:21:55 +0000
Blog: Practical Examples of Working With Oracle Linux Containers
In his previous post about Linux Containers, Lenz Grimmer explained what they are and how they work. In this post, he provides a few practical examples to get you started working with them.
posted Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:15:59 +0000
Tech Article: How to Initialize an Oracle Linux System
Use the chkconfig command to verify the status of the iptables service before you install an update to Oracle Linux. This is just one of the initialization steps described in this article, the first in a series about migrating from SUSE Linux to Oracle Linux.
posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:19:54 +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: Preventing Silent Data Corruption in Oracle Linux
Linux, like any OS, is vulnerable to silent data corruption. It can be caused by a faulty component or sysadmin error. It's nearly impossible to detect. But it's not impossible to prevent. EMC, Emulex, and Oracle partnered up on an end-to-end solution.
posted Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:22:10 +0000
Tech Article: How to Update a Linux Kernel Without Rebooting
The uptrack-upgrade command applies patches to your Linux kernel while your system is running. This article explains how to use its variations and how to configure automatic updates.
posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:57:31 +0000

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