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News from Oracle Open World 2012

I’m just back from OOW and the following is a small summary of the items that were hot and new.

Cannot install Oracle VM 2.2.2

Product Name and Version: 
Oracel VM 2.2.2
Problem Description: 
Probing For Video Card

Dear All,

I have installed Oracle VM (2.2.2) on ASUS workstation using SATA hard disk, during I boot up Oracle VM Server (2.2.2) it got error message "Probing for video card: ....." and cannot install.

I try to install other Linux platform like Oracle Linux, RedHat is still got error message the same but when I try to instal with Microsoft Window like Window 7 (64bit) can install normally.

Please kindly give advice for this.

Thanks and regards,
Heng

Oracle VM 3.1.1 request for trial

Product Name and Version: 
Oracle VM 3.1.1
Problem Description: 
Request to have Oracle VM 3.1.1 Trial
Notes: 
Trial for Testing

Dear Oracle Team,

I am a very poor student and can continue study by scholarship in one Non-profite Organization called CIST(Center for Information Systems Training).

I like to study about Oracle product so much, I would like to test new release of Oracle product so much but I don't have money to buy it.

So I would like to suggest Oracle Company or your company make a trial product of Oracle VM 3.1.1 for testing.

I can help to advertise your products to all students in my Oragnization.

Thanks and regards,

Heng

 

Installing rlwrap on Linux saves you time

Small Blog entry to spread the word. I hate having to manage a Linux system without this  
rlwrap is an utility that allows you to use up and down arrows in the various commands like sqlplus, rman, adrci, …  To enable it, you only have to do the following : 

  • Install readline-devel
    (root) # yum install readline-devel

Oracle VM Manager Crushes

Product Name and Version: 
Oracle VM Manager 2.2.2
Problem Description: 
Oracle VM Manager is crush and cannot access to it any more.
Notes: 
Oracle VM Manager uses default database (10g XE) and not connect to external database whilst installation. Oracle VM Manager installed on RHEL 5

Dear Support Team,

Oacle VM Manager has 2 Oracle VM Servers are added into it. Each Oracel VM Server have 2 Virtual Machines are running.

The electricity power is not stable (up and down) makes Oracle VM Manager is crush and cannot access to resources any more.

How can I recover the resources back?

 

Pease kindly give advice.

 

Thanks and regards,

Heng

Best Practices in OVM – 2. Fakeuuid it

part 2 in the “Best Practices in OVM” series. Part 1 is here
The UUID
Every OVM Server receives an unique ID when the agent starts. Without this ID, a server can’t join a cluster and the manager can’t dispatch commands to the agent. But how does this ID get set? 
Well if you look into the OVM source RPM’s for the ovs-agent-3.1.1-89.src, you’ll see in the file linux_xen/Extensions/discover.c file the following :

How to move eth devices on Oracle Linux 6.x

When you install more than 1 Linux server at a site, it often happens that the patched interfaces get a different interface name. I’ll try to explain in this blogentry how to get them renamed correctly.
What we want

eth0      LAN 1Gb
eth1      LAN 1Gb
eth2      STORAGE 10Gb
eth3      STORAGE 10Gb

What we have
We installed 3 brand new servers and when we detect the interfaces :

Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual appliance images for Oracle VM 3.1.1 server and Manager

I updated the Oracle VM VirtualBox appliances for Oracle VM Manager. It now contains the latest release+patch Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1 build 365.
Alongside the Manager VM I also created a preconfigured server setup. Oracle VM Server 3.1.1 build 365. The nice thing with this combination is that you can effectively run a smaller server pool on your desktop or laptop if you have a decent amount of RAM. I managed to create a 2 node server pool. Basically run the Manager VM + 2 server VMs on one 8gb macbook.

ASMLib

Oracle ASMlib on Linux has been a topic of discussion a number of times since it was released way back when in 2004. There is a lot of confusion around it and certainly a lot of misinformation out there for no good reason. Let me try to give a bit of history around Oracle ASMLib.

Oracle ASMLib was introduced at the time Oracle released Oracle Database 10g R1. 10gR1 introduced a very cool important new features called Oracle ASM (Automatic Storage Management). A very simplistic description would be that this is a very sophisticated volume manager for Oracle data.

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