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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 Started Creating Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones in Oracle Solaris 11
This article demonstrates three methods for creating, configuring, and managing Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones, a new feature of Oracle Solaris 11.2 that provides all the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of Oracle Solaris Zones while adding the ability to have zones that have independent kernels.
posted Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:23:38 +0000
How to Consolidate Zones Storage on an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
This article describes how to configure Oracle Solaris Zones on iSCSI-based shared storage to reduce the management that is required for iSCSI devices and to consolidate a zones infrastructure on an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.
posted Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:20:30 +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
Tech Article: Performance Analysis in a Multitenant Cloud Environment
Performance analysis in a virtualized multitenant cloud environment is difficult because of the abstraction layers. How do you find the physical system resources that are overloaded? Orgad Kimchi explores four examples that show how you how with the built-in Oracle Solaris 11 tools.
posted Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:49:39 +0000
Tech Article: Network Virtualization and Network Resource Management
Using hypervisor-based virtualization and Oracle Solaris Zones with network virtualization plus network resource management enables a whole range of network-based architectures. This article describes what's involved in using network resource management in conjunction with hypervisors, containers, and zones in an internal virtual network.
posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:21:27 +0000
Tech Article: The Role of Oracle Solaris Zones and Oracle Linux Containers in a Virtualization Strategy
Oracle Solaris zones are referred to as lightweight virtualization because they impose no overhead on the virtualization layer and the applications running in the non-global zones. As a result, they are a perfect choice for high performance applications. Detlef Drewanz continues his overview of virtualization strategies with a focus on Oracle Linux Containers and Oracle Solaris zones.
posted Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:47:19 +0000
Blog: ZOSS - Zones on Shard Storage
If you configure Oracle Solaris 11 zones on shared storage, you can migrate them more easily. Easy migration through ZOSS lets you, for instance, detach the zone from a running system that you will be shutting down for maintenance, and attach it to a backup system. Or a larger system. Easy to do. New with Oracle Solaris 11.1.
posted Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:08:42 +0000
Article: How to Deploy Oracle RAC 11.2.0.3 on Zone Clusters
How to create an Oracle Solaris Zone cluster, install and configure Oracle Grid Infrastructure 11.2.0.3 and Oracle Real Application Clusters 11.2.0.3 in the zone cluster, and create an Oracle Solaris Cluster resource for Oracle RAC. The process is different from the process for Oracle RAC 11.2.0.2.
posted Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:06:50 +0000
Tech Article: How to Set Up A Load Balanced Application Across Two Oracle Solaris Zones
Install Apache Tomcat on two Oracle Solaris zones. Connect them across a VPN. And let the Integrated Load Balancer in Oracle Solaris 11 manage traffic. Presto: high(er) availability in a single server.
posted Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:58:48 +0000

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