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Oracle Linux and Virtualization Newsletter      May 2020
State of the Penguin
State of the Penguin
Wim Coekaerts, Senior Vice President of software development at Oracle joins Dave Vellante in a CUBE Conversation to discuss current challenges in the IT world, what's coming next and how open source Oracle Linux can help. Watch now.
Linux DevSecOpsEnvironment
Think All Distros Offer the Best Linux DevSecOps Environment? Think Again!
Read this whitepaper from Marc Staimer of Dragon Slayer consulting to learn why he thinks the best Linux distribution for DevSecOps is Oracle Linux and how it helps address Linux security issues, DevSecOps performance impacts and deployment bottlenecks. Read now.
Autonomous Linux
How Autonomous Linux Simplifies DevSecOps for Developers
This article on The New Stack discusses how automation is key to helping DevSecOps teams deploy and maintain highly secure and highly reliable applications, reduce human error and complexity, and deliver software faster. Read now.
Advancing DevSecOps in Government
Advancing DevSecOps in Government
Read this white paper by FCW to learn why the US Department of Defense sees DevSecOps as the emerging methodology for the future, with insights from inside government and the IT industry. Download now.
Cyberthreats
Staying Ahead of Cyberthreats: Protecting Your Linux Systems with Oracle Ksplice
This recently published white paper explains why regular operating system patching is so important and how Oracle Ksplice can help better protect your Linux systems. Read now.
Spring 2020
Spring 2020 G2 Grid® Report for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Read this report which compares various virtual desktop infrastructure products based on verified reviews and data aggregated from online sources and social networks and finds VirtualBox as the leader. Get the report.
Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) OpenSCAP profile
The Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) has released the Oracle Linux 7 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) Release 1 Version 1 (R1V1). Learn more.

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 6 for Oracle Linux
Based on the mainline Linux kernel version 5.4, UEK 6 release is available now for both x86-64 and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) architectures and includes many upstream enhancements. Get the details.

Oracle Linux 8 Update 2
Starting with this release, which is available now, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 6 (UEK R6) is included on the installation image along with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). Find out more.

Oracle Linux 7 Update 8
Individual RPM packages are available for Oracle Linux 7 update 8 on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. Get the details.

Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment Release 1.1
Several new features for cluster management, updates to the existing Kubernetes module, and new Helm and Istio modules are included in this new release. Find out more.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1.8
Improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1 are included in this new release, available now. Get the details.

Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3
Based on the 4.3.6 release of the open source oVirt project, Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 can be easily deployed to configure, monitor, and manage an Oracle Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) environment with enterprise-grade performance and support from Oracle. Find out more.

Certification with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager versions 4.3.6 and 4.2.8 are certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 base platform and agent using Enterprise Manager for Virtualization Plug-in version 13.4.1.0.0. Learn more.

Oracle VM 3 Extended Support

Oracle is pleased to offer Extended Support for Oracle VM 3. The Extended Support period will become effective at the end of the Premier Support period in March, 2021 and will end on March 31, 2024. Get the details.

Customer case study: IT Convergence
A global applications services provider, IT Convergence improves end user experience with quicker server builds, improved SLAs and reduced support costs with Oracle Linux. Find out how.

NTT Data Intellilink: powering Mission Critical Workloads with Oracle Linux
NTT Data Intellilink switched from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) and saw multiple benefits. Learn more.
Virtualization Infrastructure
Top 5 Reasons to Build Your Virtualization Infrastructure using Oracle Linux KVM
Watch this on-demand webcast to learn from Oracle experts about the benefits of building your virtualization infrastructure with Oracle Linux KVM, such as accelerated deployment with ready to go VMs with Oracle software, and lower support costs while increasing benefits. Watch now.
Oracle Linux KVM
Full Management Solution for Oracle Linux KVM
Watch this 10 minute video to get an overview of Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager 4.3 capabilities for Oracle Linux KVM and take a deep dive into different technical aspects such as hosted-engines, snapshot capabilities and more. Watch now.
Oracle Autonomous Linux
Tips for Using Oracle Autonomous Linux on Oracle Cloud
If you want a reliable and easy way to automate patching of your Linux instances in the cloud and to keep up to date with the latest security fixes, Oracle Autonomous Linux might be the solution for you. Learn more.
Technical Articles:

Migrate VMware vSphere to Oracle Linux KVM
- Installation of UEK6 on Oracle Linux 7 and 8
Ansible with Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM)
- Deploy and Manage Oracle Linux KVM in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
- Migrate Oracle VM to Oracle Linux KVM
- Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager as a VDI solution
- Monitoring Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Featured Training:

The Oracle Linux Learning Library provides you learning paths that are adapted to different environments and infrastructures. These free video based learning paths permit you to start training at any time, from anywhere and to advance at your own pace. Learn more.

If you like learning something new using a step-by-step process, try the Tutorials on the Oracle Linux 8 documentation library. You will find tutorials about installing system services and system configuration using Cockpit and on the command line. Get the details.

Partner Highlights:

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