Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
- MetaLink 3 Upgrade to My Oracle Support Information Page (DocID 789174.1)
- MetaLink 3 Upgrade to My Oracle Support FAQ (DocID 789879.1)
Classic MetaLink Retirement
- Classic MetaLink and My Oracle Support Transition Information Page (DocID 841061.1)
- Classic MetaLink and My Oracle Support Transition FAQ (DocID 841055.1)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
IDC analysts have written an interesting article on My Oracle Support and trends they see for technical support in general:
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
However, importing an Oracle VM template into OVM and Xen are two different things (although they shouldn't be).
The first thing you will want to do is unarchive the template into the directory of your choice:
tar zxvf OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PVM_10GB.tgz
This should give you the following directory structure:
Next, copy the vm.cfg file into your xen directory with a new name:
cp vm.cfg /etc/xen/OEL5U2.cfg
Now, edit the OEL5U2.cfg and change the disk= line to point to your System.img file. Just change the directory to the place where you unarchived it. You will also want to change the file: parameter to tap:aio:. On OVM, the file parameter has changes that make it very efficient. On Xen, tap:aio is far superior to file. Here is what my config looks like:
disk = [ 'tap:aio:/home/images/OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PVM_10GB/System.img,xvda,w' ]
You will also want to verify that your bootloader line points to your pygrub binary. If it does not, change it. Mine looks like this:
Feel free to make other changes such as memory and vcpus based on your needs.
Here is where this gets fun.
You will need kpartx to mount partitions from the img file. If you do not have it installed, get it from your linux vendor.
First, set up the associations for the image file by running the following command:
kpartx -av /home/images/OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PVM_10GB/System.img
Replace the location with your location of the System.img file.
Next, we need to let LVM know about these new partitions:
You should get something like the following back:
Found volume group "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2
Now, activate the logical volumes with the following:
vgchange -ay VolGroup00
running 'lvs' should show the new partitions. Now you can mount the logical volume partitions like you would any other partition:
mount /dev/VolGroup/LogVol00 /mnt
Change into the directory and make the following change to your kernel line.
1) Remove the 'quiet' parameter
2) Add console=xvc0 to it.
title Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server (2.6.18-126.96.36.199.2.el5xen)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-188.8.131.52.2.el5xen ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb numa=off console=xvc0
Save the file.
Unmount the partition:
Deactivate the Volume Group
vchange -an VolGrou00
Remove the img associations:
kpartx -dv /home/images/OVM_EL5U2_X86_64_PVM_10GB/System.img
Now, you should be able to boot the image without issues:
xm create OEL5U2.cfg
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Learn how to achieve high performance and availability with Oracle RAC and PHP with this real life example of a mission critical implementation:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WHAT IS BEING ANNOUNCED?
In the coming months My Oracle Support will upgrade to a new support platform, and Classic MetaLink and the On Demand Customer Portal will retire. Please note the upcoming changes and action items that will help you prepare for the transition. WHAT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES ARE TAKING PLACE?
Users accessing metalink.oracle.com and ondemand.oracle.com will no longer have a login option to choose between Classic MetaLink and My Oracle Support, but will be automatically be directed to My Oracle Support.
When Classic MetaLink and the On Demand Customer Portal retire, a data migration will take place and Oracle Support will move to a single platform. Additional changes include:
- Customer’s Service Request (SR) history and SR numbers will change during the data migration
- Service Request (SR) Profiles and email notifications for My Headlines will change
- Authentication to My Oracle Support will be updated to use Oracle single-sign-on accounts Oracle will provide further details about the authentication changes as we get closer to the upgrade date
FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD DO
1. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Information Page
You should read the ‘Classic MetaLink, My Oracle Support and the Oracle On Demand Transition FAQs’ document, and thoroughly review the ‘Data Migration’ and ‘My Oracle Support Features’ sections for more details about the upgrade to My Oracle Support. The Classic MetaLink, On Demand Customer Portal and My Oracle Support Transition Information Page is also available for up-to-date details regarding My Oracle Support transition timelines, technical requirements and more.
2. Verify That You Have Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player Version 9.0.115 or later is required to use My Oracle Support. Check your browser to verify that Adobe Flash Player Version 9.0.115 or later is installed by visiting the Adobe Flash Player checker page.
3. Begin Using My Oracle Support Today
Users who currently access metalink.oracle.com can immediately begin preparing for the retirement of Classic MetaLink and the Oracle On Demand Portal by using the current version of My Oracle Support. All products on Classic MetaLink are supported in My Oracle Support. To get started, select the "My Oracle Support" button when logging in.
4. Update Your Contact Information
Please ensure your email address is up to date in your Classic MetaLink / My Oracle Support profile.
My Oracle Support
1) Click the "Settings" link in upper right hand corner
2) Select "Account & Privileges"
3) Click the pencil icon next to Username/email
1) Click the "Profile" link in the upper right hand corner
2) Click the "Change Username/email Address" button
By updating your email address, your username for My Oracle Support / Classic MetaLink will change to your new email address. Your password remains the same. You will need to use this new email address when you access My Oracle Support / Classic MetaLink in the future.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
New Oracle Sourcing On Demand Enables Rapid Cost Cutting
Oracle’s widely used Oracle Sourcing application is now available in an Oracle-hosted version, offering an alternative for companies that want to jump-start sourcing programs while avoiding up-front capital expenses.
Oracle Set to Release New Tool for More Accurate Spend Analyses
Oracle is planning a summer release for a new product to help organizations more accurately analyze their procurement activities to find opportunities for reducing costs and negotiating favorable contracts with suppliers.
Top 5 New Features in Oracle Procurement 12.1.1
With the new release of Oracle Procurement 12.1.1 and new analytical capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, procurement managers now have a wider variety of tools for improving sourcing, contracting, and compliance.
OpenWorld Preview: New Supply Management Tools Offer Dramatic Cost Reductions
Sourcing and procurement professionals are currently grappling with unprecedented economic pressures—and opportunities. This year’s Oracle OpenWorld will explore the wide range of new technologies that can help them cut risk and maximize value.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Unveiled; See Replay of Launch, Debut in Innovation Showcase
Delivering a foundation for innovation to customers and partners, Oracle announced on July 1 the availability of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, the next generation of the industry’s leading middleware product suite. The new release also kicks off the new Oracle Innovation Showcase, which during the 100-day countdown to Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2009, is highlighting how Oracle is a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted.
“Oracle is #1 in middleware,” said Thomas Kurian, SVP, Oracle Server Technologies. “With the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, more than 90,000 current customers gain a foundation for innovation to further differentiate their organizations from competitors and efficiently identify and respond to changes in their business. Offering further integrations within and across the product line and major technical innovations in every product category, Oracle is helping customers realize the promise of modern IT efficiency.”
The first event—part of the global launch tour—took place in Washington DC on July 1 with a keynote presentation by Thomas and Oracle President Charles Phillips. A new Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g online launch center also went live on July 1. Visit the center to watch the replay of the July 1 keynote Webcast, as well as access new product resources.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
|Note: 824414.1 R12.1: Frequently Asked Questions related to the R12.1|
And from Chris Warticki's blog we have a link to FREE R12.1 Advisor Webcast
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