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MySQL 5.6.20-4 and Oracle Linux DTrace

The MySQL team just released MySQL 5.6.20. One of the cool new things for Oracle Linux users is the addition of MySQL DTrace probes. When you use Oracle Linux 6, or 7 with UEKr3 (3.8.x) and the latest DTrace utils/tools, then you can make use of this. MySQL 5.6 is available for install through ULN or from public-yum.

What is the ideal Data Protection platform? Webcast replay available!

On Thu. 24th of July Oracle hosted a webcast explaining how Oracle’s Application Engineered Storage is the ideal Data Protection platform for Oracle’s Engineered Systems.

Install Firefox 30 (latest version) onto Oracle Solaris 11

As you know Oracle Solaris 11 (11.1, 11.2) comes with Firefox 17 ESR and Mozilla 17 ESR, which is very good news. I have had no problems with this version until now when I upgrade our Oracle Database 12c to and found out that I could no longer access the Enterprise Manager Database Express via the browser since you require Firefox 24+.

Fix: Error in Description line when installing Dell printer driver on Ubuntu

So, I have a Dell V715w that I've had for years. I wanted to get one of my Ubuntu workstations to print to it.
What was first thought to be convenient, Dell's website actually has a Ubuntu Linux installer and drivers available for download on their website here:

Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Sets World Record on SPC-2/E Benchmark

Dear Partner,
Oracle published a new SPC-2/E world record benchmark for the ZS3-2
storage platform demonstrating, once again, that the Oracle ZFS Storage
ZS3-2 offers customers excellent price/performance for high-throughput
workloads such as data warehouse, business analytics and video on-demand
applications. The ZFS Storage ZS3-2 beats IBM DS8870 by 10x(2) and HP
P9500 by 7x(3) on price/performance.

Mapping Ad account to Local Linux Group with Centrify Express on CentOS 6

Step 1. In order to add the AD User to the local User Group
adduser command is not nsswitch aware and do not recognize a user not locally defined when adding someone to a group.
# vim /etc/group
Step 2: Edit /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf

Add an Active Directory (AD) Domain Account to sudo on Centrify Express for CentOS 6

Adding a Active Directory (AD) Domain Account to /etc/sudo is fairly easy on Centrify Express for CentOS 6. Suppose you have an AD Group called “Sys_Admin”, just add it to the
## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
root    ALL=(ALL)       ALL
%System_Admin ALL=(ALL)       ALL
If it is an individual user, just get the userid from Active Directory

RDO Setup Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) IceHouse Neutron ML2&OVS&VXLAN Cluster on CentOS 7

As of 07/28/2014 Bug is still pending and workaround suggested above should be applied during two node RDO packstack installation.
Successful implementation of Neutron ML2&&OVS&&VXLAN multi node setup requires correct version of plugin.ini -> /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/ml2_conf.ini which appears to be generated with errors by packstack.

X Forwarding Sudo SSH Session

Many environments make use of sudo to delegate access to administrative or application user accounts. This can make ssh X forwarding tricky because your environment changes as you sudo to another user. This is a workaround that will allow you to continue your ssh X forwarding session while running sudo as another user. How to […]
The post X Forwarding Sudo SSH Session appeared first on Backdrift.

Mix and match stable and testing releases in Debian

My Debian system runs the current stable Debian distribution Wheezy. However, there are software packages that are only available in the current testing distribution Jessie. Examples are dateutils, and Enlightenment 0.17.

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