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figuring out cpu topology in oracle vm

I have had a few people in the past ask about CPU topology on Oracle VM and how to figure out which CPUs, cores or threads are used by a VM... Here's a quick overview :

1) get a summary of your server

The xm info command prints out a whole bunch of information about your system.

Look for the lines below in the output for detail on your systems CPUs.

More Oracle VM templates for PeopleSoft and Oracle Enteprise Manager

Just as I wrote up a blog promoting the Oracle VM Ebusiness suite templates, we also pushed out 2 other products :

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
  • Oracle PeopleSoft FSCM 9.1 and PeopleTools 8.52.03
  • They can be downloaded from edelivery.

    Same advantage... you download the template, import it and you have a completely pre-installed set of products. That's application deployment, not just VM deployment.

    Oracle Ebusiness Suite 12.1.3 Oracle VM templates

    Steven Chan just published a great blog entry that talks about the release of a new set of Oracle VM templates.

    Oracle Ebusiness Suite 12.1.3.

    You can find the blog post here.

    Templates are available for:

  • E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Vision (64-bit)
  • E-Business Suite 12.1.3 Production (32-bit)
  • E-Business Suite 12.x Sparse Middle Tiers (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Thanks Steven!

    Why does this stuff matter?

    Some Oracle VM 3 updates

    Today we did another patch set update for Oracle VM 3 (3.0.3-build 227). This can be downloaded from My Oracle Support as patch ID 14736185. There are quite a few updates in here and I highly recommend any Oracle VM 3 customer or user to install this update.

    This patch can be installed on top of Oracle VM 3.0 versions 3.0.2 and 3.0.3. The patch is cumulative for 3.0.3.

    4.8M wasn't enough so we went for 5.055M tpmc with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel r2 :-)

    We released a new set of benchmarks today. One is an updated tpc-c from a few months ago where we had just over 4.8M tpmc at $0.98 and we just updated it to go to 5.05M and $0.89. The other one is related to Java Middleware performance. You can find the press release here.

    Now, I don't want to talk about the actual relevance of the benchmark numbers, as I am not in the benchmark team. I want to talk about why these numbers and these efforts, unrelated to what they mean to your workload, matter to customers.

    Using EPEL repos with Oracle Linux

    There's a Fedora project called EPEL which hosts a set of additional packages that can be installed on top of various distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux and of course also Oracle Linux.

    Setting up Oracle Linux 6 with public-yum for all updates

    I just wanted to give you a quick example on how to get started with Oracle Linux 6 and start using the updates we published on http://public-yum.oracle.com.

  • Download Oracle Linux (without the requirement of a support subscription) from http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux.
  • Install Oracle Linux from the ISO or DVD image

  • Log in as user root
  • Download the yum repo file from
  • Lots of goodies

    We just issued a press release with a number of very good updates for everyone

    There are a few things of importance :

    1) As of right now, Oracle Linux 6 with the Unbreakable Kernel is certified with a number of Oracle products such as Oracle Database 11gR2 and Oracle Fusion Middleware. The certification pages in the Oracle Support portal will be updated with the latest certification status for the various products.

    DTrace update to 0.2

    We just put an updated version of DTrace on ULN.

    This is version 0.2, another preview (hence the 0.x...)

    To test it out :

    Register a server with ULN and add the following channel to the server list : ol6_x86_64_Dtrace_BETA.

    When you have that channel registered with your server, you can install the following required RPMs :

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