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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
A Simple Way to Become Familiar with Oracle VM VirtualBox (OTN Garage)
Pradyumma Dash provides just the information you need to start using VirtualBox, and keeps out the information you don't. Understanding its architecture, how to install it on Linux, how to play with VM's, how to use virtual networking and virtual storage, and more.
posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:56:46 +0000
Lab: Deploying and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
We just updated this lab to get it ready for OTN's next Virtual SA Day on January 28. You can run the lab anytime from your laptop, or you can attend our virtual event and run it with the help of a proctor.
posted Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:58:50 +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
Video Interview: Three Reasons for Running Hadoop on Oracle Solaris
Orgad Kimchi provides three technical reasons why you should run Hadoop on Oracle Solaris. Taped at Oracle OpenWorld.
posted Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:03:47 +0000
Tech Article: Fundamental Concepts of VLAN Networking
This article walks you through a complex Oracle VM network infrastructure that uses bonded interfaces with VLAN tags specifically for Oracle VM 3.1 and 3.2. Topics include Xen domains, physical hardware choices including network bonding, logical Oracle VM networks and network channels, and VLAN segments and groups.
posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:20:30 +0000
Tech Article: Exalogic Virtual Tea Break Snippets – Modifying the Default LVM Guest Template
Andrew Hopkinson shares "a simple script that will allow you to increase the size of the default root Volume and Swap Volume and thus generate a new [LVM] template."
posted Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:13:11 +0000
Blog: Overview of Linux Containers - Part I
Linux Containers isolate individual services, applications, or even a complete Linux operating system from other services running on the same host. They use a completely different approach than "classicial" virtualization technologies like KVM or Xen. Lenz Grimmer explains
posted Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:05:56 +0000
Blog: Performing server maintenance in the Exalogic Virtual Datacenter - part II
Jos Nijhoff shares a demonstration of clustered and non-clustered Oracle environments hosted on an Exalogic X2-2 system
posted Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:42:23 +0000


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