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TTS in Combination with RMAN backups on dataguard

At a Customer’s site we recently upgraded a database from to by using Transportable Tablespace ( TTS ). This worked flawlessly but we ran into an issue taking backups at the dataguard location of this database.
We followed the normal procedures for being able to take backups on Dataguard and use them for Primary

Importing Oracle VM templates through a proxy

I am working on a little tool that makes it easy to import an Oracle VM template in a more automated fashion, using python's built-in SimpleHTTPServer. While working on this, I realized that in many environments the Oracle VM Servers might be in an isolated network so that they don't have direct access to the intranet. We're talking about the management network here.

One simple way around this, is to take one server that's on the same network as the Oracle VM Server's management network, for instance, the Oracle VM Manager system... and install something like TinyProxy on that machine.

new Oracle VDI and Oracle Sun Ray Software releases!

A good Monday morning for Desktop Virtualization at Oracle.

We just released a few new products :

Oracle VDI 3.5

  • support for Ubuntu 12 and Windows 8 VMs
  • complete single server installation and the ability to just add nodes to scale
  • includes the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.10
  • install on top of Solaris 11 and/or Oracle Linux 6 support added
  • hd 720p video playback on the Sun Ray thin clients with Windows Media Player
  • Oracle Sun Ray Software 5.4

  • install on top of Solaris 11 and/or Oracle Linux 6 support a
  • Converting a windows 2003R2 VM from VMWare vCenter to Oracle VM 3.x

    With more and more VMWare customers choosing to use Oracle VM as virtualisation platform for running Oracle Software, the need rose at a client to convert some of the windows VM’s on vCenter to OVM. Surprisingly, I didn’t find a guide in the OVM 3 manual. I knew OVM 2.2 had a chapter about V2V, but only P2V gets covered in the OVM 3 manual.
    This is the procedure I successfully followed :

    ASMLIB – Slow running of oracleasm scandisks

    Recently I had a client where oracleasm scandisks took over 10 minutes to run. This meant a reboot took 12 minutes instead of 2 minutes and performing any kind of HA tests where disks were involved had this 10-min wait.
    The Problem
    This client had an enormous amount of Logical Volumes per server and this was the only difference with other systems where I had succesfully used asmlib. So I went to check how these were defined on an OS level.

    OVM 3.2.1 Released

    Just a quick blog entry to let people know OVM 3.2.1 is now officially released. You can find more info in Wim Coekaerts blog entry.
    My favourites :

    • mysql database for OVM Manager
    • the OVM CLI ( ssh to port 10000 )
    • hot-add vnic
    • health tab
    • tagging


    oracle vm 3.2.1 released!

    Pleased to announce the release of Oracle VM 3.2.1

    The press release is here.

    oracle linux playground channel sample

    If you have a system with Oracle Linux 6 installed but you are not using public-yum, and you want to play with our mainline kernel builds from the playground channel, then you need to create a simple, small yum repo file and you are all set.

    Some reasons could be that your system is configured for a local yum repository for updates, or you are registered directly with ULN.

    Either way, a very simple example file can be

    Oracle Linux 5.9

    Oracle Linux 5.9 was uploaded yesterday to (ULN) and to The _latest channels are
    current and the 5.9_base channels contain the core.

    ISO images will be available shortly from If there is an urgent need to get the ISOs through My Oracle Support, simply file a service request.

    Release notes are here.

    Oracle VM Disaster Recovery

    A lot of my clients ask me about Disaster Recovery in a OVM setup. I hope this new event of oracle gives us some more insight. You can register here. I’ll certainly check it out. The whitepaper the event is based on can be found here.

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