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27 Feb 2017
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New Oracle VM Server for SPARC Training [61190]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "With Oracle VM Server for SPARC, you can take advantage of the massive thread scale offered by Oracle's SPARC servers and the Oracle Solaris operating system.

The Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration training course has been updated and extended. So this popular and well received course is now even better.

This new course, through lecture material, hands-on activities and demos, will get you started installing Oracle VM Server for SPARC and teach you to:

  • Configure control and service domains
  • Create guest domains
  • Build I/O and root domains
  • Administer logical domains
  • Migrate logical domains

You can take the Oracle VM Server for SPARC: Installation and Configuration course in the following formats:..."
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22 Feb 2017
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Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Released [60968]
By Honglin Su, February 22nd, 2017

Honglin blogs, "We are pleased to announce the latest maintenance update 3.4.0.3 of Oracle VM Server for SPARC. For a list of bug fixes, see Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.4.0.3 Supplemental Release Notes.

This update has been integrated into Oracle Solaris 11.3.17.5.0..."
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13 Feb 2017
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Monday Spotlight: It's About Security - Oracle Exadata SL6 [60736]
By Scott Lynn, February 13th, 2017

Scott blogs, " If you read my co-worker Gurmeet's Blog, you'll see the Exadata SL6 is one incredible machine. However, I want to talk about a very important aspect of the Exadata SL6 that I don't think is getting enough play: its security features.

We've been fighting the security battle for years now and it has become a booming business estimated at $445 billion in 2016. You could even say that hackers are the new mafia. But that's just the business side of cyberattacks. There's also state-sponsored cyberattacks. It's really cyberwarfare and it's playing out every day around the globe with every credit card transaction, every mobile phone call and every social media interaction. Somewhere, someone is being cyberattacked while you read this. It's estimated that it costs the healthcare industry $200,000'1''2' every minute of every day worldwide.

Now, I'm not trying to be alarmist. But we need to talk about this. For decades, we've worked hard to protect our data centers by attempting to keep people out. And that worked for a while..."
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12 Feb 2017
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Oracle SPARC Platform Update - Feb 2017 [60527]
5 minute video with Jon Fowler

Hear about the Oracle SPARC platform update from John Fowler. In this video, John discusses the strategy for SPARC and Solaris in Servers, Engineered Systems, and Cloud services.
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08 Feb 2017
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Oracle Powers New Exadata SL6 with SPARC Linux [60524]
ServerWatch, February 8th, 2017

Sean Michael Kerner writes, "Oracle is doubling down on its SPARC silicon architecture, announcing a new SPARC-powered Exadata system on Feb 6. The Exadata SL6 is Oracle's first Exadata system that is not powered by Intel x86.

The new Exadata SL6 is similar in configuration to the x86-based Exadata X6-2 in that both systems are highly optimized for database workloads and both use Oracle Linux. The SL6 uses Oracle SPARC T7-2 chips, which are based on the SPARC M7 processor.Oracle Exadata SL6

The M7 design is a very dense chip, packing 32 cores and running with a clock speed of up to 4.1 GHz. The chip also has an embedded Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) engine that accelerates analytics queries..."
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24 Jan 2017
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Develop in Demand Expertise Using the World's Most Advanced SPARC M7-8 & M7-16 Server Components & Architecture [60096]
By Diana.H. Gray, January 24th, 2017

"The M7-8 and M7-16 servers are data center servers designed with the highest reliability and availability features. These servers have a high redundancy of components and perform numerous health checks. Benefits of taking SPARC M7 Training

Oracle University's hands-on training course covers the functions and features of the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 servers.

Taking our 2-day S Oracle SPARC M7 Server System Administration course equips you with vital, in demand skills that empower you to do the following:

  • Install and configure M7 servers
  • Identify the SPARC M7-8 and M7-16 server components and architecture
  • Perform system administration tasks, while maintaining and troubleshooting
  • Upgrade software and firmware

Expert instructors will discuss best practices for platform configuration and administration..."
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