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Reminder: Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability, Servers & Storage Partner Community Forum, 14th-16th April, 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Dear Partner,
In 2015 the Oracle EMEA Exadata, Manageability and the Servers and Storage Partner Communities will celebrate a single joint Community Forum. We are delighted to invite you to this event which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on April 14-16, 2015.

Xen Project Participates in Outreachy (formerly OPW)

This is a quick reminder that the Xen Project is again participating in Outreachy (formerly known as OPW/Outreach program for Women).

Outreachy is the successor of the Outreach Program for Women. Please see its page for the information about the May 2015 round of interships.

Deploying Templates with Oracle Restart on OVM

I decided to post this after investigating how to use these templates in our demo room setup. You would think it’s straight forward but it appears the deploycluster tool, used to deploy these templates, is not yet compatible with OVM 3.3.1 and higher. That surprised me because it has been out for 3+ months now and with Oracle putting the emphasis on templates, it is strange that they do not work out of the box with the 2 most recent OVM versions. ( 3.3.1 & 3.3.2 )
Preparing the template
Let’s start with preparing everything for deployment

Timeout when using Ricci as the backend for Corosync update in Redhat Cluster

When using Ricci as the engine for ‘cman_tool version -r’ command, you will experience timeouts (and practically – you will be unable to use ricci to update the cluster configuration across the nodes) when the ricci user password contains XML-sensitive characters, like <>&, etc.
As they say – FYI

Secure Boot support with Oracle Linux 7.1

Another feature introduced with Oracle Linux 7.1 is support for Secure Boot.

If Secure Boot is enabled on a system (typically desktop, but in some cases also servers) - the system can have an embedded certificate (in firmware). This certificate can be one that's uploaded to the system by the admin or it could be one provided by the OEM/OS vendor. In many cases, in particular newer desktops, the system already contains the Microsoft key. (there can be more than one certificate uploaded...).

node-oracledb 0.4.1 is on GitHub (Node.js driver for Oracle Database)

Just a few small changes in this update of the href="" >Node.js driver for
Oracle Database.

  • Support for External authentication was added
    This closes Issue #15.

  • The isAutoCommit flags now works with query execution. This
    is useful in cases where multiple DML statements are executed followed
    by a SELECT statement. This can be used to avoid a round trip to the
    database that an explicit call to commit() would add.

Future of Xen Project: Video Spotlight Interview with Cavium’s Larry Wikelius

With several companies introducing ARM servers recently, cloud providers and enterprise datacenters are excited to see new alternatives for reducing costs and power use come to market. Cavium, a semiconductor leader with a long heritage in security and wireless/ networking, entered the race with the introduction of ThunderX™ the industry’s first 48-core and 96-core family of ARMv8 workload optimized processors.

Crontab every 30 seconds

To run a cron every 30 seconds check following example:
* * * * * /path/to/your/script arg1 arg2
* * * * * (sleep 30; /path/to/your/script arg1 arg2)
In above example both commands will start at 0th second of every minute, but the second command will sleep for 30 seconds and then start.

Oracle Linux 7.1 and MySQL 5.6

Yesterday we released Oracle Linux 7 update 1. The individual RPM updates are available from both public-yum (our free, open, public yum repo site) and Oracle Linux Network. The install ISOs can be downloaded from My Oracle Support right away and the public downloadable ISOs will be made available in the next few days from the usual e-delivery site.

Is Google server nodes the new Mainframe

A friend mentioned that small/middle companies are using mainframes, but I think an argument could be made that Google and Facebook and friends are really creating the new mainframe with there various server nodes that are often made up of custom tasked designed hardware/servers.
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