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Oracle and Sun Websites to Complete Migration of Some Developer, SysAdmin Sites
java.sun.com, developers.sun.com, BigAdmin Moving to OTN
Oracle is anticipating it will complete migration of relevant content from developers.sun.com, java.sun.com, and BigAdmin to the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) site on July 19. The OTN site is set up with different entry points for Java Developers, Database Admins and Developers, System Admins and Developers, and Architects so specific information related to each of these types of users can be accessed readily. Oracle states that it is attempting to preserve the familiar information architecture of Sun's sites to facilitate ease of use for Java and Sun users.
Oracle
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Unconventional Resources on Oracle Exadata Version 2
Hands-on Reports from Bloggers Offer Personal Insights
With Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's suggestion that the Oracle Exadata Version 2 or Sun Oracle Database Machine may be his company's iPhone, there is an even more heighten level of interest in the industry's only database machine that runs transaction processing applications. One Oracle employee providing information on the machine is Kerry Osborne who has written a few interesting blogs on his interactions with the giant system.
Virtualization
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When You Need More Than One OS on Your Machine
Set-up Instructions for Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 on Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.4
Seeking to make life easier for readers with a need to install multiple OSes on a single machine in order to support their development tasks, Pino Jeddah shares his experience with "Setting Up Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 on Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.4." This setup, Jeddah writes, enabled him to run Oracle SOA Suite on his Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS through Oracle VM VirtualBox. This is the first of a five-part series.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Hudson 1.365 Released
Corrects Critical Security Vulnerability

Hudson 1.365 is out and it contains a critical security fix, correcting the vulnerability reported by InfraDNA, which pointed out attackers could read arbitrary files in the server file system whose path names are known, by sending malicious HTTP GET requests. For those unfamiliar with Hudson, it monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, Hudson focuses on are building/testing software projects continuously and monitoring executions of externally-run jobs.

Solaris
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CPU Resource Pools
How the Pool Facility Can be used to Configure Processor Sets

Continuing his exploration of the less familiar regions of Oracle Solaris, Joerg Moellenkamp blogs on CPU resource pools, explaining how the pool facility can be used to configure processor sets. The blog uses cpuhog and the pooladm and poolcfg commands to make his demonstration. The blog is abundantly illustrated with code samples.

Oracle Solaris: General FAQs
Answers to Basic Questions Regarding the OS
As of May 2010 there are more than 1,300 systems and 1,701 components on the Oracle Solaris Hardware Compatibility List (HCL), Oracle reports. This is just one update on Oracle's frequently asked questions (FAQs) for its newly acquired Solaris operating system. The FAQs provide general information on the OS, answering basic questions regarding Solaris, with directions to where more specific answers can be found on issues such as support and services.
Software
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"Oracle Solaris Studio: Using the Tuned Libraries for Peak Application Performance"
Oracle White Paper Demonstrates the Ease of Getting Better Performance with Perflib

The Oracle technical white paper "Oracle Solaris Studio: Using the Tuned Libraries for Peak Application Performance" discusses the Sun Performance Library (Perflib) component of Oracle Solaris Studio, demonstrating how it can be used in applications to boost performance significantly via its highly optimized mathematical subroutines for SPARC and x86 processor-based systems. Perflib is available for SPARC systems running Oracle Solaris and for x86 or x64 (Intel or AMD) systems running Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux.

Events
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JavaOne Early Bird Registration Ends July 16th
Save $400 on the On-site Registration Fee
If your're planning on attending JavaOne 2010, you may want to register before July 16th for the early bird entrance fee and save $400 on the on-site registration cost. Registration for JavaOne not only allows access to the Java conference, it also gives registrants access to the nearly 200 Oracle Develop sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions, an evening with the Java Posse, the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) party, Oracle Appreciation night, and the exhibition hall with hundreds of vendors.
OpenStorage
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Minor and Micro Update to Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1
Of Particular Importance for Deduplication Users
Minor and micro software releases for the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System have been published. The Sun Storage 7000 2010.Q1.2.0 and 2010.Q1.2.1, respectively, contain numerous bug fixes for the Sun Storage 7000 series appliances. For those using deduplication and access-based enumeration, 2010.Q1.20 is an update that should be installed. Fishworks, the engineering team behind the open storage product line Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System, strongly advises those using deduplication or contemplating using deduplication to upgrade.
Consolidating Eight Storage Systems from Six Vendors into One Unified Storage System
Brings Simplified Storage Management, Increased Performance, Cost Savings
Oracle’s Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System product line was able to consolidate eight storage systems from six vendors into one unified storage system with a single point of management for an apparel and accessories company. Signature Styles reports significant benefits, including cost savings, increased performance, and simplified storage management with their adoption of the Sun OpenStorage systems.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 148 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Vol 147 Issue 2, 3, 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 148 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

  • Sun Fire x86 Clustered Systems Launched
  • ZFS, Virtual Devices, and Performance
  • Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System Product Line Upgraded
  • Solaris and OpenSolaris Book Recommendations
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center: Datacenter Lifecycle Management
  • Sun Technology-related Knowledge Zones Launched
  • New Open Source Connector to Link Oracle and Hadoop
  • Increasing Application Availability Using Oracle VM Server for SPARC
  • Translating Cloud Computing Into Real Business
  • WAN Emulation with hxbt

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

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