I run my own licensed Oracle products in-house. Since it is a very simple environment, largely used to learn how things run and verify what I see at customer sites, it is not very active at all. But it is important enough to me to keep it maintained.
After a bit of a hiatus in looking at the OEM, which is at 12cR5 patched, I went back and noted that I was using the wrong password. No problem, I thought: since OMS uses VPD and database security, just change the password in the database.
For those of you who watch the OTN Tours, here is a list of the big ones this year
Feb 2014 - OTN Yathra by AIOUG (India) ... http://otnyathra.com/ May 2014 - OTN MENA by ARAB OUG ... http://www.otnmenatour.org/ August 2014 - OTN LAD North August 2014 - OTN LAD South November 2014 - OTN APAC
I was part of OTN Yathra (fantastic time again, thanks Murali), and have my name in the hat for LAD and APAC. Unfortunately MENA conflicts with other scheduled events.
The big discussions from Oracle was around "Internet of Things". This is the future where your fridge tells you that the butter has curdled and you need to order more Arugula. Or your car is speeding. Or your portable electric generator has kicked in. Or your credit card has been used. Or ...
In other words, the "Internet of Things" is all about capturing real time data, in a standardized form, from nearly every device out there.
Oracle's Theme of the Day is: there be a lot of data out there. Larry's keynote yesterday was about the hardware and hardware-consuming products that support chewing through huge amounts of data - from the Sparc M6 through the In-Memory Database. Monday was about big data, scalable solutions with a lot of emphasis on crunching and analytics.
My Theme of the Day is Oracle Spatial and Graph. Many of you know that Spatial is one of my major interests.
I've decided to attend Open World on a thematic basis, and today's theme is Virtualization. Therefore I'm attending the IOUG Virtualization / Cloud SIG sessions.
First: what is 'Cloud'?
There are a lot of definitions out there, none of why I really like. Part of the problem is that they try to give one consistent definition from all points of view. However, I believe tjhere must be TWO independent definitions - one from the 'user' perspective and one from the 'operations' perspective.
Oracle Open World - the annual festival during which Oracle employees, pundits, reporters, supporters, and customers try to overwhelm San Francisco with bodies, information, and just general fun - is about to begin.
My itinerary, generally speaking (as I usually allow a lot of flexibility):
1) I'm already in San Francisco - teaching the Oracle University course on OracleVM until Wednesday.
Oracle Open World, and Oracle Java One are just around the corner. For more information, look at http://www.oracle.com/index.html
I'll be available at the RAC Attack on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Come on over, with your own laptop (or use one of ours) and install a complete, operational, RAC sandbox. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/RAC_Attack_-_Oracle_Cluster_Database_at_Home
I've been using OpenFiler 2.99 as a NAS and iSCSI server for some tests.
A few days ago I had a power outage and that caused me some problems, so I got another UPS and added the OpenFiler system to the UPS. Unfortunately, even though I cleanly shut the filer down, it still caused the same problems as before.
This blog is more of a record for me, when I need to redo this exercise.
It seem that every few months, there is a renewed discussion about whether you need to license your standby database, whether standby is Data Guard, whether Data Guard can be used in Oracle Data Server Standard Edition, whether we have to pay if we just apply redo at night, and similar.
Here is my response to that question:
Standby is standby. It is a technique to support disaster recovery. And it is still called Standby Database, not Data Guard, even now.
Tom Kyte, in Moscone South Room 103, looking ahead to the new features that will come up with new version of DB (12c) when it gets released.
1) "With" clause can define PL/SQL functions
2) Improved defaults, including Default col to a sequence or "default if (on) null". Or always use a generated as an identity (with optional sequence def info). Or Metadata-only defaults (default on an added column).
Listening to Wim talking about the roadmap for Virtualization.
The whole idea of Cloud is transforming the IT needs. Data centers are becoming Service centers, the stack is much more integrated and customers are demanding much more scalability, availability, agility. Hypervisors need to be aware of each other, or at least be coordinated.
Future is *Application* driven Virtualization. Use templates, self provisioning. Create a RAC for the sake of creating a RAC is "so yesterday".
For ACE Directors, OOW kicked off on Wednesday with Sofitel by Oracle HQ being a general collection point. On Thursday and Friday we had briefings on many topics, from many product groups as well as from Thomas Kurian of Oracle. Friday evening we shuttled to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square which we will call home for the next several days.
I'll be wandering around downtown San Francisco, attending events, talking, and generally having a great time. Although this year is bittersweet with some important people missing.
Dear Hans, We have finalized the session schedule for Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
We would like to inform you of your speaking schedule along with the location information. Since there will be multiple venues, we recommend that you make a note of your session location. SESSION SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Session ID: CON5101 Session Title: Integrating Oracle Database Appliance with Sun ZFS Appliance to Achieve HA Security Venue / Room: Moscone West - 3014 Date and Time: 10/3/12, 15:30 - 16:30
This post will likely be updated frequently over time.
It got started because I renewed Oracle Support online today. Oracle insists that my billing address must be in a certain format. However, about 2 months ago, I received a letter from Canada Post that I need to get mail addressed a certain way if I wish to continue to receive it - and that way is NOT the way Oracle insists is "the standard format". This will be the third time in 3 years I have had to fight with Oracle about the format of my corporate address.
I'm teaching the Oracle Database 11gR2: Security course this week.
During the auditing module, students are asked to enable auditing, and then configure to send audits to syslogd. The steps are simple: tell the database to send audits to OS; tell the database to flag the audits as a specific syslog facililty and level. These two items are in the initialization parameter file, and you restart the DB after making the change.
If you are in Montevideo, or can get there for May 9th, note that the UYOUG is presenting a 1 day workshop on Oracle topics, from 16:00 to 20:30 hs, Aulario del Faro - Facultad de Ingeniería - Universidad de la República (Senda Nelson Landoni esq. Julio Herrera y Reissig).
Officially Collaborate 2012 starts Monday. However, in the tradition of "thread the best before, during and after", the really deep dive sessions started Sunday.
Since I am in the chorus for Edmonton Opera's staging of Beethoven's Fidelio (April 21, 24, 26), and it's no fun being an opera widow (as actors/singers tend to focus on the show this close to performance) I asked my wife to go ahead to Las Vegas on Friday afternoon and meet me there.
Hot stuff! Thanks to Mark Bobak for letting us know on Oracle-L.
Oracle just announced that the Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware are now supported on RedHat 6 and Oracle Linux 6.
Timing-wise, distros and installations with the Oracle UEK2 (therefore Oracle Linux) are basically supported now, and those based on the standard RH kernel (both OL6 and RHEL 6) will be fully supported in 90 days,
In case you had not heard, Collaborate 2012 is happening this year in Las Vegas on April 22-26, I'll be there Sunday thru Tuesday morning - on Monday I chat about LDAP for the DBA and present on Oracle Maps in OBIEE.
Silly schedule conflict - Saturday April 21, and Tuesday and Thursday the Edmonton Opera presents Beethoven's Fidelio. I get to shave my hair! Which means I'll be sporting a completely different look for the presentations at Collaborate.