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Podcast: Docker and Virtualization
The latest OTN ArchBeat Podcast series features a four-part discussion of Docker and Virtualization. The panelists include Oracle Fusion Middleware architects Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, and Jim Clark, Oracle ACE Director and Fusion Middleware expert Lucas Jellema, CTO of AMIS Services, and Rubicon Red co-founder and CTO Matt Wright, a recognized expert in Oracle SOA and BPM.
posted Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:09:02 +0000
Installing Weblogic with Chef
Want to learn how to create a simple Weblogic Cluster on a virtual machine with two managed servers using Chef? Read this post by C2B2 principal consultant Alan Fryer.
posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:44:38 +0000
Five Steps for Installing Oracle Database 12c o... | Oracle Community
If you install Oracle Database 12c in a non-global Oracle Solaris 11 zone, you get database isolation, simplified resource control, and the ability to reduce licensing costs. Ginny Henningsen and Glynn Foster provide step-by-step instructions.
posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:37:37 +0000
Best Practices for Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones
Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones provide all the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle Solaris Zones while adding the capability to have zones that have independent kernels. This article discusses best practices for deploying kernel zones.
posted Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:15:06 +0000
Getting to know Docker: A Better Way to do Virtualization?
Docker allows you to create reusable containers with applications in them. These can be distributed, will run on several platforms, and are much smaller than the equivalent virtual machine images. Learn more in this article from Mark Nelson, Edwin Biemond, and Joel Nation.
posted Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:01:48 +0000
White Paper: Hard Partitioning With Oracle Solaris Zones
This document describes hard partitioning with Oracle Solaris Zones (also known as Oracle Solaris Containers), and how to use it to conform to the Oracle licensing policies for partitioned environments.
posted Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:58 +0000
How to Get the Best Performance from Oracle Solaris Network Performance with Oracle VM Server for SPARC
Oracle VM offers flexibility in the assignment of I/O networking resources to domains. With this flexibility comes a wide range of performance possibilities. This article provides guidance regarding the most suitable configuration for certain workloads.
posted Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:00 +0000
Tech Article: Securing a Cloud-Based Data Center
When you build a private cloud, you need to protect sensitive data not only while it's in storage, but also during transmission between servers and clients, and when it's being used by an application. When a project is completed, the cloud must securely delete sensitive data and make sure the original data is kept secure. These are just some of the many security precautions a sysadmin needs to take to secure data in a cloud infrastructure. Orgad, Ron, and Richard and explain the rest and show you how to employ the security features in Oracle Solaris 11 to protect your cloud infrastructure. Part 2 of a three-part article on cloud deployments that use the Oracle Solaris Remote Lab as a case study.
posted Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:43:12 +0000
Fastest way to a Virtual Machine with JDeveloper 12.1.3 and Oracle Database XE 11g - on Ubuntu Linux 64 bit
Oracle ACE Director Lucas Jellema gets you there in 10 steps.
posted Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:41:52 +0000
Tech Article: Doing More with DataLink Multipathing in Oracle Solaris 11
You can give an Oracle Solaris 11 zone exclusive access to a physical NIC. Although that approach can ensure that particular zone has full access the entire bandwidth of the NIC, it does leave NIC and the entire network exposed to security breaches. Unless you use DLMP's Link Protection capability. Orgad explains how to do that, as well as enabling resource management for your Oracle Solaris 11 virtual network, improving the availability of an NFS server, and more.
posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:55:52 +0000

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