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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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31 Mar 2017 Friday Spotlight: VirtualBox Extension Pack & Guest Additions [62030]
By Simon Coter

Simon blogs, "Oracle VM VirtualBox is cross-platform virtualization software that allows you to extend your existing computer to run multiple operating systems at the same time. Designed for IT professionals and developers, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Oracle Solaris for x86 systems and is ideal for testing, developing, demonstrating and deploying solutions across multiple platforms on one machine..."
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19 Mar 2017 Virtualbox 5.1.16 Released With Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes [61451]
softpedia, March 9th, 2017

"VirtualBox 5.1.16 is now the most advanced version of the application, and it comes approximately seven weeks after the VirtualBox 5.1.14 maintenance update," notes Marius Nestor in softpedia.

"The most important change implemented for Linux users is initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, whose development just started a few days ago with the first Release Candidate.

'Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 16. This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1,' said Simon Coter, Product Management Director, Oracle VM & VirtualBox at Oracle, in the release announcement..."
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17 Mar 2017 Friday Spotlight: Using Oracle KSplice to update Oracle VM Server without rebooting [61620]
By Simon Coter

Simon writes, "Oracle Ksplice is an exciting new addition to the Premier Support subscription for Oracle VM 3. Oracle Ksplice technology allows you to update systems with new kernel security errata (CVE) without the need to reboot. This enables you to remain current with OS vulnerability patches while minimizing downtime. Oracle Ksplice actively applies updates to the running kernel image, instead of making on-disk changes that would take effect only after a subsequent reboot.

Ksplice was originally introduced for Oracle Linux systems. It has proven to be very valuable to customers and as a result, it has been extended to provide similar capabilities for Oracle VM Server dom0..."
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15 Mar 2017 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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