Oracle Linux Quarterly Newsletter – January 2019
IT Convergence Modernizes Hosted Cloud Services with Oracle
IT Convergence Modernizes Hosted Cloud Services with Oracle
Watch this short video to learn how IT Convergence automated and drastically improved deployment times, uptime and SLAs for customers while reducing support costs, by moving their entire hosted cloud services environment to Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Watch now.
Building Smart Cities with Oracle Linux
Building Smart Cities with Oracle Linux
Learn from the CEO and founder of Ping Pong Innovations about why they moved from Ubuntu to Oracle Linux for building and implementing their smart city solutions. Watch now.
Oracle Cloud Native Framework and Oracle Linux
Oracle Cloud Native Framework and Oracle Linux
At KubeCon+CloudNativeCon 2018 Oracle announced the Oracle Cloud Native Framework: an inclusive, sustainable, and open cloud native development solution with deployment models for public cloud, on premises, and hybrid cloud. Learn more.
Oracle OpenWorld Goes Global!
Oracle OpenWorld Goes Global!
Two-day showcases in Dubai and Singapore will offer the best of the OpenWorld experience—insight, expertise and community—with a uniquely local viewpoint. Join the event near you.
Oracle Linux New Release
Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 for the x86_64 and Arm architectures. You can find the individual RPM packages on both the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. Read more.
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel New Release
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release (UEK) 5 Update 1 is now available. It is based on the mainline kernel version 4.14.35 and includes several new features, added functionality and bug fixes across a range of subsystems. Find out more.
Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0
The latest major release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software, provides tight integration with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enabling organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create applications on premises and deploy to the cloud with a few clicks. Get the details.
Oracle Linux Kernel blog and Oracle Linux for Arm
Wim Coekerts highlights interesting posts on the Linux kernel blog and talks about the availability of Oracle Linux 7 for Arm in his blog. Read more.
5 things you may not know about Ksplice
Ksplice is a cool technology and here are a few things that you might not know about it along with a few tips on how to get started if you aren't already using it. Read more.
DTrace a Docker Container
Learn how to use DTrace on a host system to observe activity within a Docker container, running on Oracle Linux using runC. Get the details.
Software Collection Library for Oracle Linux
The Software Collections library allows you to install and use several versions of the same software - such as Perl, PHP, or Python - on a system, simultaneously, and without disruption. Release 3.2 is now available through the Unbreakable Linux Network and the Oracle Linux yum server. Get the details.
Oracle Linux Yum Server Changes
Starting January 18, 2019 release RPMs are published in the latest repository that deliver separate, smaller repo files. This change will simplify installing new software from Oracle Linux yum server and keeping repository definitions up to date. Get the details.
Containers and how they differ from Virtual Machines
Containers and how they differ from Virtual Machines
Watch this short video to learn about containers, what they are, where they came from, and what they do, as well as resources for deploying Docker containers on Oracle Linux. Watch now.
Container Orchestration and Benefits
Container Orchestration and Benefits
Watch the next video in the series to learn about container orchestration for the data center or cloud, and where to access Oracle products for Docker and Kubernetes Watch now.
Oracle Linux for Developers
Oracle Linux for Developers
Watch the last video in the series to learn about all the tools and resources available for developers on Oracle Linux. Watch now.
Featured Training:
UNIX and Linux Essentials Ed 2: designed for users and administrators who are new to the Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems. It will help you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system.

Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators Ed 1: explains the expanded possibilities Oracle Linux 7 brings system administration through new and modified tools, task flows, and options in installation, networking, management, storage and more.

Oracle Linux 7: System Administration: helps you develop a range of skills, including installation, using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, configuring Linux services, preparing the system for the Oracle Database, monitoring and troubleshooting.

Oracle Linux 7: Advanced Administration Ed 1 learn how to configure networking services and authentication services, implement virtualization technologies to more effectively manage system resources, perform advanced storage administration tasks, implement shared storage technologies, and develop advanced troubleshooting skills.

Partner Highlights
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"Bacula Systems is especially pleased to support its enterprise backup and recovery product, Bacula Enterprise, on Oracle Linux. Bacula offers impressive scalability coupled with exceptional stability on Oracle Linux, and many of our customers also take advantage of Bacula's specific integration and advanced capabilities with Oracle Database and Oracle Cloud", said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems.

For more 3rd party software supported on Oracle Linux, please check the ISV Catalog.

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