Exalogic Kinetic Infrastructure Tools (EKIT) is a collection of tools that simplify, automate and standardize various infrastructure lifecycle management activities on an virtualized Exalogic rack running Linux. These tools can be used to create custom scripts that can automate many Exalogic lifecycle tasks. Pl see MOS Doc 1933252.1 for more details.
We are pleased to announce the general availability of ExaChk 184.108.40.206.5. This release focuses on bug fixes and enhancements from the field. It includes new checks along with updates to many existing ones. The highlights for this release are listed below.
Oracle Openworld 2015 is less than a month away ! There are many new and exciting sessions related to Exalogic that will be presented by product management, customers, partners and other Oracle employees and experts. A "Focus on Exalogic" shortcut URL has been created to list the most important sessions related to Exalogic at Openworld 2015.
Exalogic instrumentation refers to tools that help collect, inform, diagnose, or automate configuration or transactional data. A master note, MOS Doc 1506224.1, of all of the currently available instrumentation summarizes these tools.
We are pleased to announce that support for resizing vCPU and memory resources allocated to Exalogic Guest vServers is now available without having to templatize and recreate the vServers. Details of this capability are in MOS Doc 1998888.1.
Exalogic customers sometimes need to tailor the Linux rpms on their Exalogic rack, either physical or virtual, due to site or security requirements. MOS Doc 1492025.1 is a FAQ that covers the process to do so. There is also a tutorial available that walks through the process.
The Exalogic Lifecycle Toolkit (ELLC) is a collection of tools that simplify, automate and standardize lifecycle management operations for an Exalogic Cloud machine. Details of the latest release of this toolkit, version 14.2, are documented in MOS Doc 1912063.1.
Do you have a story to share? How are you using Exalogic to gain better performance, better business results? There is still time to share your story at Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Take a look at some of the ways to participate in this one minute video.
Then submit your nomination for the 2015 Innovation Awards for Exalogic. Details about the program are on the 2015
We are pleased to announce the general availability of ExaChk
220.127.116.11.4. This release has enhanced support for X5-2 hardware and has scores of
new checks along with updates to many existing ones. The highlights for this
release are listed below. ExaChk
18.104.22.168.4: New Features
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is the Linux kernel crash-dump mechanism. In the event of a server crash, Kdump creates a memory image (vmcore) that can help in
determining the cause of the crash. Enabling Kdump requires you to
reserve a portion of system memory for exclusive use by Kdump. This
memory is unavailable for other uses. Oracle recommends that you enable
the Kdump feature in order to provide effective debugging of server crashes.
Recently, Oracle Linux 6.5 vServer template for Exalogic virtual platform was made available. This template requires Exalogic July 2014 PSU versions 22.214.171.124.2 or 126.96.36.199.2. The OS version in the template can be upgraded to the latest 6.x version available using yum update utility.
Details in MOS Doc 1937272.1 and MOS Doc 1952142.1
A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep it close to the mean solar time. A leap second will be inserted at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.
Director 188.8.131.52 is now available for Exalogic and
SuperCluster. Oracle Engineered Systems customers can now uptake Traffic
Director 184.108.40.206 either as a new installation or simply installing on top of
an existing Traffic Director 11.1.1.x release.
addition to addressing several critical bug fixes, this service pack release
also delivers the following key features:
Support has been added to resize vCPU and Memory resources allocated to existing Exalogic Guest vServers. Previously, resizing vCPU/memory allocated to Guest vServers required each vServer to be templatized and recreated. The
new resizing functionality enables vCPU and
Memory resources allocated to existing vServers to be modified through
the EM Ops Center Browser UI.
Details in MOS Doc 1998888.1
Last week the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud product
management team hosted 19 companies who run on Exalogic in Santa Clara,
California to get a sneak preview of the upcoming release of the Exalogic
Elastic Cloud Software (EECS).
A total of 26 people from seven countries attended the Exalogic
Beta, and all were unanimously impressed by what they saw and
experienced. The PM team provided three days of hands-on-labs,
in which participants learned about the powerful new features being
Many satisfied Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud customers are enthusiastically sharing their success stories, and we are proud to pass them on. Here are a few of the more recent testimonials on how Exalogic is helping to solve business problems. Key highlights are mentioned below; more details are included in each of the stories.
Online video tutorials and presentations that highlight various operational aspects of Exalogic, as well as application specific information (such as WebLogic Server, E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft) are available in the Exalogic Learning Streams of the Oracle Education site. Streams give you unlimited access to videos delivered by Oracle experts, 24/7.
This blog post is brought to you by Leo Yuen of the Exalogic A-Team of Oracle Product Development.
the release of EECS 220.127.116.11.0, customers can now run Solaris 11.2 on any model
of Exalogic. For existing Solaris customers, applying January 2015 PSU
will upgrade their compute nodes to Solaris 11.2. Among all the cool new
features that come with Oracle’s latest enterprise-grade operating system, the
dladm command has been updated with additional subcommands to manage Ethernet
over InfiniBand (EoIB).
7-Eleven embarked on an innovation campaign to connect with customers through a digital guest experience - learn how the Digital Guest Experience is used in 8,500+ stores for 8+ million customers every day, 24x7, by deploying private cloud, PaaS and SaaS on Oracle Exalogic.
This blog post is brought to you by Oracle Product Manager Latha Krishnaswamy.
Peoplesoft is another popular ERP application that benefits from running the application tier on Exalogic engineered system. Here is a short list of various references to MOS Docs and whitepapers that users and administrators of Peoplesoft software will find invaluable in an Exalogic environment.
Today’s blog post is brought to you by Oracle Product Manager Kelly Goetsch.
We're excited to
announce the release of the first of two fundamental innovations in Oracle
Exalogic - our planned 12c Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software and our new X5-2
hardware, the latter of which is available immediately.
This blog post provides an overview of the latest available Exalogic
Elastic Cloud patch set update, lifecycle automation and lifecycle tools.
Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software – July 2014 Patch Set Update
All Exalogic Infrastructure Patches are cumulative within a
major release - this means that users can directly apply the latest PSU without
any intermediate PSU’s.
The section below provides a summary of the July 2014 PSU for all
three Exalogic platforms. This includes:
Oracle VM Templates for E-Business Suite release 12.2.4 for Exalogic are now available.
These templates can be downloaded from EDelivery and imported in to Exalogic via EMOC to deploy E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environments on Exalogic VMs.
Four templates are being provided
This blog post summarizes important references available for E-Business Suite customers on Exalogic and Exadata.For general E-Business Suite recommendations, refer to the current quarterly blog post on the E-Business Suite Technology blog. For new deployments/installations of E-Business Suite on Exalogic and Exadata, refer to MOS Doc
you may be aware, Oracle runs a world-class single instance of R12.1
E-Business Suite which is primarily used to process business
transactions related to Financials, Human Resources, Order Management
and Purchasing, supporting all of our internal global back-office
operations in these functional areas. Details of this EBS instance,
Today’s blog post is brought to you by Oracle Product Manager
Sriram Natarajan Oracle Traffic Director is an on-board
Application Delivery Controller for Exalogic, designed to handle Reverse Proxy
and application-to-application communication use cases. For more information,
· Oracle Traffic Director Data Sheet
Environment-as-a-Service provides a comprehensive approach to delivering turnkey application environments, giving organizations
the flexibility to quickly deploy, maintain and decommission
environments, while lowering the total cost of software delivery,
and reducing the time required for delivery of new application releases.
This tremendous flexibility allows enterprises to clone existing
environments in a matter of minutes, which otherwise takes hours
or days. In today's SaaS world, vendors must accommodate
On March 28, Oracle and Forrester hosted a joint webcast titled "The Total Economic Impact of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic", an overview of Forrester's ROI study at Oracle customer SquareTwo Financial. In case you missed it, you can view the webcast on demand at: http://bit.ly/1qynGZr
For easy reading, here's the Q&A from the webcast, slightly edited for clarity.
Business application deployment and maintenance is one of the most complex projects faced by the enterprise. In many cases, these are high visibility and high risk efforts, with substantial budgets, and, if done right, will result in transformational change. Conversely, if things do not work out as planned, the results will almost certainly be disastrous.
As a system administrator, you’re asked to pull together a huge array of technologies, tools, and products into a working system while addressing performance problems, security threats and tight timelines. The last thing you need is yet another product that adds to your list of challenges.
Oracle introduced Engineered Systems to the world in 2008.
Two years later, Exalogic built on this success with an integrated solution
that delivered extreme performance, simplified maintenance, and also ran all of
your applications. Since then, the engineered systems trend caught fire, with
several industry analyst studies giving it credence.
Now IBM comes out with its me-too offering, the PureApplication
System, a converged infrastructure system from IBM that doesn’t quite make the
cut for a truly engineered system.
Webcast Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012 Time: 10am PT/ 1pm ET The retail market has expanded into the online, mobile, and social worlds. But the key to success hasn’t changed since the days of traditional, brick-and-mortar business. It’s still about service. A successful retailer today in omni-channel customer engagement must be able to deliver quality service that meets customer expectations.
Companies from around the world were honored for their innovative solutions using Oracle Fusion Middleware. This year’s 27 award winners, representing 11 countries and a wide span of industries, wowed the judges with a range of projects across eight product categories. 4 awards were given out to customers who demonstrated innovative application of Oracle Exalogic for their mission-critical applications.Below is an overview of the 4 businesses that won the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award for Oracle Exalogic this year.
You can increase customer satisfaction, brand equity, and ultimately top-line revenue by deploying Oracle ATG Web Commerce, Oracle WebCenter Sites, Oracle Endeca applications, Oracle’s Siebel applications, and other front-office applications on Oracle Exalogic, Oracle’s combination of hardware and software for applications and middleware.
Join me (Sanjeev Sharma) and my colleague, Kelly Goetsch, at the following conference session at Oracle Open World to find out how Customer Experience can be transformed with Oracle Exalogic:
Are you looking to deliver breakthrough performance for packaged and custom applications? For many front-office applications such as Oracle WebCenter Sites, Oracle Transportation Management, and Oracle’s ATG and Siebel product families, improved performance leads directly to greater revenue or cost savings from the business - a compelling proposition. For back-office applications, improved performance has tangible benefits in terms of footprint reductions.
What does it take to deliver social, mobile, cloud and business analytic capabilities? Oracle Fusion Middleware is the leading innovation platform for today’s new business applications and the building-block of Oracle Fusion Applications. Join Amit Zavery, Vice President of Fusion Middleware Product Management discuss Oracle Fusion Applications’ architecture and the strategy roadmap for Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Why do data centers still demand an “assembly required” approach? This necessity proves costly and complex, forces customers to deal with a wide range of vendors for each application, and fails to deliver performance optimization for application and data workloads.
Oracle believes that systems (just like automobiles) should be designed and engineered “at the factory” with the goal of reducing customers’ costs and complexity and delivering extreme performance, reliability, availability, and simplicity with a higher degree of automation.