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15 Mar 2017
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.18 [61625]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 18.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention following regression for 5.1.16, now fixed:

  • Shared Folders: fixed case insensitive filename access
  • Shared Folders: fixed access to long pathes
  • API: make 32-bit Windows guests in raw mode boot again if the ICH9 chipset is used
  • Windows Additions: fixed automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer"

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08 Mar 2017
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.16 now available [61391]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: improved error handling on global settings/networking stuff
  • GUI: improved experience with multiple screens
  • OVF: ability to handle more than 10 vNICs and fixes to manage appliances with many disks
  • Windows hosts: fixed a crash with recent Windows 10 builds if 3D is disabled
  • Linux hosts: Kernel 4.10 fixes for shared-folders kernel module

See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes..."
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17 Feb 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Multi-tenancy [60733]
By Jeff Savit, February 17th, 2017

Jeff blogs, "Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) is an engineered system for quickly deploying Oracle VM environments. Integrating compute, network and storage components in a converged infrastructure solution, PCA lets customers deploy VMs within hours of initial power-up.

Many customers treat the PCA as a pool of compute power shared by all guest VMs. Others need to guarantee isolation for multiple 'tenants' (different customers, clients or departments) and do so by dedicating servers to tenants, for concerns of security, chargeback or resource isolation..."
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27 Jan 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Oracle RAC on Oracle VM environments [60098]
By Simon Coter, January 27th, 2017

Simon blogs, "Oracle products are engineered and tested to work together, providing distinct advantages when running Oracle Database and Oracle Application workloads on Oracle VM guests. That's why Oracle deploys Oracle VM to support and certify virtualized implementations of Oracle Applications and Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) included.

Oracle RAC is a cluster database with a shared cache architecture that provides highly scalable and available database solutions for your business applications. Oracle RAC has evolved over the years and, on top of Oracle VM, can be used as the foundation of a Database Cloud Solution for the applications in your data center..."
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17 Jan 2017
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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.14 now available for download! [59869]
By Simon Coter, January 17th, 2017

Simon blogs, "Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 14.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: fixed a crash with multi monitor setups under certain conditions
  • GUI: allow cloning of snapshots when the VM is running
  • VBoxSVC: fixed a crash under rare circumstances
  • Windows hosts: another fix for recent Windows 10 hosts
  • Linux hosts: Kernel 4.10 fixes
  • Linux Additions: fixed protocol error during certain operations on shared folders ..."

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06 Jan 2017
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Friday Spotlight: Learn about Oracle VM, More than a Hypervisor [59471]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan, January 6th, 2017

Antoinette blogs, "With more than 100 pre-configured, pretested templates for Oracle applications, Oracle has done the heavy lifting for you enabling the virtualization of complex applications with near-zero application knowledge. Oracle VM is the first step to delivery of applications and cloud services.

Oracle VM is more than a hypervisor. Key components:

  • Xen hypervisor
  • Management/Monitoring
  • Configuration tools
  • Storage

You can learn more about Oracle VM by taking the following courses:..."
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