Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 01-FEB-2012

Important Security Announcement

Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2011-5035 was released on January 31st, 2012.

Oracle strongly recommends applying Security Alert fixes as soon as possible.

The Security Alert Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes the list of products affected, a summary of the security vulnerability, and a pointer to obtain the latest patches. Supported products that are not listed in the "Affected Products and Versions" section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

Also, it is essential to review the Security Alert supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches, as this is where you can find important pertinent information.

The Advisory is available at the following location:

Oracle Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts

Oracle Security Alert CVE-2011-5035

MySQL storage engines confusing you? You're probably not alone. Hopefully this spot the MySQL team tweeted from the documentation will clear up the fog between the NDB and InnoDB engines: Differences Between the NDB and InnoDB Storage Engines.


No, not geese, systems. The Reckless Logic blog points out a posting at Technet on How Dell Migrated 1700 Servers to Oracle Linux.


Jonathan Lewis shows us how evaluating bug documentation can produce more than just keeping up with bugs in this posting on Subquery Factoring.


The Oracle Instructor looks into how to Monitor RAC I/O with gv$iostat_function.


The Weblog promises to keep adding to this posting as they discover new problems, which makes it worth following on your RSS reader. They discuss 11gR2:Listener Startup Issues, giving us the first three problem causers to check for if you have problems bringing up the listener.

The Rulegen blog relates some interesting investigations they made on Statement-level constraint validation: MERGE + MTI while working on their product.

EMC and Oracle

Kevin Closson's Blog: Platforms, Databases and Storage has a very good resource to share: EMC Oracle-Related Reading Material of Interest.

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