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Oracle Solaris, Solaris 10, Solaris 11 Express, Solaris 11, Oracle VM for SPARC and Illumos resources, news, and support articles.

HCM: UK Payroll 2013/2014 Tax Year Update Customer Seminars

Attention United Kingdom Payroll Customers! 

As in previous years, Oracle UK Payroll Support is providing customer seminars on the legislative updates for completing processing for the 2013/14 tax year, implementing legislative changes, and new RTI processes from April 2014. You have the option of either a WebEx or Oracle office-based seminar.

WebEx Seminar:

Oracle Linux 6.5 and Docker

I have been following the Docker project with great interest for a little while now but never got to actually try it out at all. I found a little bit of time tonight to at least try hello world.

Since docker relies on cgroups and lxc, it should be easy with uek3. We provide official support for lxc, we are in fact a big contributor to the lxc project (shout out to Dwight Engen) and the docker website says that you need to be on 3.8 for it to just work.

DTrace and Perl from @GregoryGuillou

Grégory Guillou ( >@GregoryGuillou) has a post on using DTrace with Perl: href=""
>Custom DTrace Probes for Perl on Oracle Linux 6. He uses
libusdt developed by Chris Andrews ( href="" >@chrisandrews). Check it out!

PHP Examples in New "Oracle Linux 6 DTrace Tutorial"

My colleague, Gavin Bowe, has released a new Oracle Linux 6
DTrace Tutorial
. It is available in HTML, PDF and ePub from

Chapter 3 on "Tracing User-Space Applications" has some PHP examples.

ASCP Data Collections Analyzer

The ASCP Data Collections Analyzer (available in Doc ID 1596457.1) is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall Footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.

Webcast: BI Publisher Enterprise Best Practices

Webcast: BI Publisher Enterprise Best Practices

Date:  December 10, 2013 (EMEA & APAC) & December 11, 2013 (US)

If you use BI Publisher in your implementation, then join us for this session to get a generic overview on BI Publisher Enterprise Edition.  Hear direct from a Support expert and learn from his experience in resolving customer SRs.

HCM: Mexico Year End Information

Attention Mexico Payroll Customers!   We would like to make you aware of several important points.

A. Important End of Year Patch Information
B. Mandatory Patch Information for Oracle Mexico Payroll
C. Regulatory/Statutory Support for Release 11i EBS Payroll

1099 Patches For 2013 US Tax Reporting Just Released!!

The 1099 US Tax Reporting patches for the 2013 tax year have now been released and are available for download from My Oracle Support.

Patch Details: 

R12.0.x: Patch 17842317:R12.AP.A:1099 CHANGES FOR YEAR 2013: R12 (12.0)

Disk dynamic reconfiguration in Oracle VM Server for SPARC

I recently saw an e-mail where a customer said you couldn't remove a virtual disk from a running guest, and my immediate response was "sure you can".

I'll share the simple steps needed to add and remove a virtual disk in a running domain without any outage.

Transportation Management Analysis and Performance Monitoring

The OTM Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices. 

Benefits include the following:

  • Immediate Analysis of OTM Environment
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