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13 Oct 2014
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October 2014 Critical Patch Update Released [38807]
fixes for 154 vulnerabilities across a number of product families

Eric Maurice writes that Oracle, "released the October 2014 Critical Patch Update. This Critical Patch Update provides fixes for 154 vulnerabilities across a number of product families including: Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Supply Chain Product Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle JDEdwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Communications Industry Suite, Oracle Retail Industry Suite, Oracle Health Sciences Industry Suite, Oracle Primavera, Oracle Java SE, Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite, Oracle Linux and Virtualization, and Oracle MySQL..."
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25 Sep 2014
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Creating a Server Pool for Oracle Solaris 11 Zones [38466]
Big advantages to pooling your zones

Owen Allen writes, "I talked a bit last week about creating Oracle Solaris 11 zones by following the zone creation how-to. If you're creating zones on at least two systems, it's a good idea to create a server pool for them. A zones server pool lets you group 2 or more global zones (hosts) that have the same processor architecture. The hosts must share storage resources and have access to the same virtual and physical networks..."
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18 Sep 2014
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How-To: Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Zones [38355]
With Ops Center

Owen Allen writes, "If your environment uses Ops Center, you can use a profile to quickly create new zones with a specific setup. The profile specifies the OS version, zone configuration, storage, and file system for the zone. Once you've created a profile, it automatically generates a deployment plan, which you can run to create a new zone. At runtime you specify the target system, and the name, IP address, and network resources for the new zone, edit any of the info from the profile if you want, and schedule the zone creation.

We've put together a how-to that walks you through the whole process, so take a look..."
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10 Sep 2014
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How to Optimize Your Enterprise Storage with Oracle Solaris ZFS [38253]
by Cindy Swearingen

Cindy writes, "At a time when cloud data storage needs are exploding, Oracle Solaris ZFS provides integrated features to reduce your storage footprint. ZFS also provides a flexible tiered storage model so that you can host important data on your fastest storage devices as well as compress and archive less-important data on standard storage devices.

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18 Aug 2014
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Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter [37914]
August issue Available

This Edition's Content August 2014:

  • News, Featured Event, Videos, Customer Buzz, Demos, Blogosphere, Webcasts, White Papers, Featured Reading, E-Books, Additional Resources, Find an Oracle Partner, Featured Training, Oracle Magazine, Oracle User Groups, Oracle University at Oracle OpenWorld, and Events

The August issue of the Enterprise Manager Indepth Newsletter is available here.
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13 Aug 2014
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Database Insider [37695]
August 2014 issue now available

The August issue of the Database Insider newsletter is now available. (Full newsletter here)


  • Oracle Database Delivers More Database Innovations
  • IOUG President John Matelski's Tips for a Great Oracle OpenWorld Experience
  • Big Data Breakthrough: Integrate Big Data into Enterprise IT


  • Oracle OpenWorld Focus on Database
  • Big Data Central @ OpenWorld VIDEO

  • Oracle Real-World Performance


  • Introducing Oracle Key Vault
  • PL/SQL Series Featuring Oracle's PL/SQL Evangelist, Steven Feuerstein
  • Partner Webcast - Oracle Recovery Manager: Next-Generation Backup and Recovery
  • Big Data Breakthrough
  • Zero Downtime Consolidation into Oracle Database 12c with Oracle GoldenGate 12c

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