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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 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
Tech Article: Using DataLink Multipathing to Add High Availability to Your Network
How to combine virtual NICs from different physical NICS into a DLMP aggregation assigned to a zone, and configure the aggregation to provide failover for the zone, using Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:54:24 +0000
Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets - Create Assets Evolution
Tech tips and code samples from A-Team architect Andrew Hopkinson.
posted Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:06:38 +0000
How to Set Up a Hadoop 2.2 Cluster from Unified Archive
Orgad Kimchi shows you how to set up an Apache Hadoop 2.2 (YARN) cluster on a single system using Oracle Solaris Zones, the ZFS file system, and the new Unified Archive capabilities of Oracle Solaris 11.2.
posted Mon, 19 May 2014 14:20:00 +0000
Blog: Which Type of Virtualization Should I Use?
I routinely ask techies which type of virtualization they'd recommend for which type of job. I seldom get an answer as crystal clear as Brian Bream's.
posted Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:46:36 +0000
Building a Cloud-Based Data Center with Oracle Solaris 11 - Part 1
Factors to consider when building a cloud, the cloud capabilities offered by Oracle Solaris 11, and the structure of Oracle Solaris Remote Lab, an Oracle implementation of an Oracle Solaris 11 cloud. This is the first in a series of articles that show how to build a cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.
posted Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:50:51 +0000

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