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Solution: Search and Install RPMs from the Oracle Public Yum Server

Posted on September 27, 2015, by mokumBy Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015This post is applicable to all of the Oracle Public Yum Server RPM repositories.

Will Docker Replace Virtual Machines?

Docker is certainly the most influential open source project of the moment. Why is Docker so successful? Is it going to replace Virtual Machines? Will there be a big switch? If so, when?

Let’s look at the past to understand the present and predict the future. Before virtual machines, system administrators used to provision physical boxes to their users. The process was cumbersome, not completely automated, and it took hours if not days. When something went wrong, they had to run to the server room to replace the physical box.

How to remove welcome page from Apache for CentOS 6

If after your yum install httpd, you will notice that the apache has a welcome page similar to

Step 1: To remove the welcome banner, go to /etc/httpd/conf.d

Oracle VM Performance and Tuning - Part 1


boot storm
cache hostile: no reuse.

On rump kernels and the Rumprun unikernel

The Rumprun unikernel, based on the driver components offered by rump kernels, provides a means to run existing POSIX applications as unikernels on Xen. This post explains how we got here (it matters!), what sort of things can be solved today, and also a bit of what is in store for the future.

The Bitdefender virtual machine introspection library is now on GitHub

The security threats we’re facing today are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Rootkits, and malware taking advantage of kernel and 0-day vulnerabilities pose especially serious challenges for classic anti-malware solutions, due to the latter’s lack of isolation: they’re typically executing in the same context as the malware they’re trying to prevent.

MySQLTuner series part 3 - minimizing MySQL memory footprint

This is part 3 of the series on using MySQLTuner to optimize MySQL database performance and stability.

Building own failsafe image using firefly scripts

I've put some distro-const scripts to the github repo at for anyone who wants to build their own illumos-based failsafe image. Current stuff was tested on OmniOS but also should work on OpenIndiana. Anyway the code can be simplified, so any pull-requests and customization are welcome.
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