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Sun Servers and Storage, Solaris, Oracle Linux, Red Hat Linux, Oracle VM for x86, Oracle VDI and Virtualization resources, news, and support articles.

2 weeks to Xen Project Developer Summit – Chicago 18-19, IL, USA

Only last week, the Xen Project team was at OSCON where we launched Mirage OS 2.0 (event report to follow soon, but in the meantime check out thew following sessions Nymote and Mirage, Floss Weekly on Mirage OS and 

New Oracle Technology Network PHP Forum URL

The Oracle Technology Network (which promotes the development community) is upgrading its software platform and reorganizing some content. The PHP Oracle forum is now at https://community.oracle.com/community/development_tools/php. The top level "PHP Developer Center" is at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/php/whatsnew/index.html.

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 12.1.0.2 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:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=R247653

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

Dear Partner,
Recently
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
.....
.....
users:x:100:user1,user2
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

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