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Good News around ZS3

"Sometimes we all miss changes that are happening right in front of us.
Aspects of Oracle's recent ZS3-2 announcment made me realize this...." Mark Peters about ZS3
Dear Partner,

What’s the role of an Oracle VM refresh server?

In order to understand how to effectively manage NFS file systems within the Oracle VM Manager, we must first understand the underlying assumption that each NFS server being accessed by Oracle VM servers are for the exclusive use of Oracle VM.  It is assumed that no non-Oracle file systems are being shared/exported from a storage array that is part of an Oracle VM environment.

Virtualization: KVM equivalent to "vzctl enter" in OpenVZ

If you are used to using Virtuozzo or OpenVZ containers and are looking to make the switch to the full virtualization solution KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), you may find one very convenient feature missing: the ability to enter into a virtual environment from the parent node.
Of course, the most popular solution used to access KVM VM is simply connecting via SSH. But what if your key gets removed or the SSH service becomes inaccessible? Rest assured, you can use this little trick to gain access directly to a root shell and manage your VM:

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+.

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