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06 Apr 2017 Friday Spotlight: Running Oracle Linux as a Logical Domain on SPARC [62240]
By Jeff Savit

Jeff writes, "Oracle recently announced Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) available as a developer release for the benefit of developers and partners. Now you can install Oracle Linux in a guest domain under Oracle VM Server for SPARC managed by Oracle VM Manager or OpenStack.

A simple installation in a logical domain could look like the following commands, which define a simple guest domain with 4 CPU cores (32 virtual CPU threads), 32GB of RAM, a single network device, and a virtual disk and the install iso image. The virtual disk is a file in a ZFS dataset, which makes it easy to later make snapshots and golden image clones..."
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06 Apr 2017 Training Thursdays: Oracle Linux is Recommended for Oracle Products [62242]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette blogs, "Oracle Linux is the only linux distribution recommended for Oracle products. Oracle Linux is:

  • Used by Oracle's engineered systems
  • Linux development standard at Oracle
  • Comprehensively tested across the Oracle stack
  • Pre-configured in Oracle VM templates for rapid deployment of Oracle applications

For those using an earlier version, adopt Oracle Linux 7 by taking the Oracle Linux 7: What's New for Administrators course..."
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03 Apr 2017 Announcing Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 for SPARC [62254]
By Avi Miller

Avi blogs, "The Oracle Linux operating system is engineered for open cloud infrastructure. It delivers leading performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise SaaS and PaaS workloads as well as traditional enterprise applications.

Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 (SPARC) is the first public release of Oracle Linux on the SPARC platform. It was built from the same source packages as the corresponding Oracle Linux distribution for the x86 architecture, plus any required patches and modifications to support the SPARC platform..."
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30 Mar 2017 Training Thursdays: Zero-Downtime Patching for Continuous Security [62032]
By Antoinette O'Sullivan

Antoinette writes, "Oracle Linux is the only Linux OS with zero-downtime patching for continuous security. Non-Disruptive Downloads are key. Zero downtime is increasingly important because of the growing number of security patches that everyone has to deal with.

The ability to patch systems with critical security errata without downtime is crucial. Ksplice can deliver zero downtime for your core infrastructure in both kernel and user space for your traditional workloads and also your cloud.

Ksplice is one of the many topics you can learn about by taking Oracle Linux system administration training..."
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28 Mar 2017 Oracle Linux 6.9 Released with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4.1.12, TLS 1.2 [62029]
Softpedia, March 28th, 2017

Oracle announced today, March 28, 2017, the release and general availability of the Oracle Linux 6.9 operating system, the ninth update to the Oracle Linux 6 stable series

Prominent features of Oracle Linux 6.9 include support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 on all system components, along with vsftpd support for TLS 1.2 and auditd support for incremental_async, implementation of the cpuid utility supporting AMD, Intel, and VIA CPUs, improved SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) support for Active Directory (AD), and better support when running as a Hyper-V guest.
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