Friday, September 25, 2015

IPv4: North American Addresses Exhausted

[IPv4 and IPv6: The 4 Corners of the World,  courtesy Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis]

IPv4: North American Addresses Exhausted


The TCP/IP Internet was created around 1981, where each participant would get an address out of a total of around 4 Billion. This technical limitation used 32 bit addresses, during a time when people were using 8 bit computing. Internet usage is pervasive today, with items such as cell phones and light bulbs being attached, and it was just a matter of time before the pool of addresses were exhausted. Another benchmark was hit today.

Gwangju Illustration in South Korea

A simple way to view the The Internet is an Apartment Complex. Each building may be a different continent and each apartment has an address. When someone wants to live in that complex, there is limited number apartment numbers in each complex. In the beginning, anyone can live anywhere, rent is cheap, large blocks of apartments are available for friends to rent together, and life is good. As time goes on, space fills up, and you have to wait until someone leaves or dies to get an address. If the population is ever increasing, there is a problem... people start to double-up or triple-up in the apartment, all sharing a single address, but perhaps adding an "a" or a "b" to the end of the number.

[NAT illustration]

Mitigation Using the Illustration

When IP Addresses on The Internet started getting "tight", providers started to make devices share at each location they provided service to. While this sharing solution is not optimal, this is what happens every day when people multiple computers, televisions, tablets, etc. at their homes... the home gets a single IP Address on The Internet and all the devices share that address through a technology called Network Address Translation using an Internet Router/Firewall. This delayed the problem for many years, since tens of thousands of connections could share a single IP Address on the Internet, behind an Internet Gateway Router/Firewall running NAT.

Trouble with NAT: Mitigation is Not Solution

The problem is, not all devices connected on the Internet using NAT can talk directly to other devices using NAT without going through a system on The Internet using a real IP Address. Devices using NAT must communicate to a well known server in The Internet "cloud", so applications started to become more limited in their framework. Furthermore, identification of an end-point on The Internet becomes more difficult to track, so one really does not know who is behind the public IP address since it could be shared by dozens or thousands of devices, potentially anywhere in the world! When trying to manage devices on The Internet, it is always preferable to have a dedicated IP Address, for troubleshooting, otherwise a physical presence may be needed to investigate a problem. Some secure management protocols break with NAT, since the source or destination address are different from what they started as, so the packet must be modified along the way, which raises security concerns. For everyday people, NAT is a solution, but not without drawbacks. Public IP Addresses continue to be eaten away.

[Warning sign from Wikimedia]

The Warning:

In July of 2015, the American Registry for Internet Numbers ran out of larger blocks of addresses to provide. If you needed a presence on The Internet (i.e. Internet Service Provider, Web Hosting company, Banking Institution deploying ATM's, etc.) and had a large project, you could only get a small number of addresses in North & Central America.

[Empty bottles courtesy The Register]

Running Dry:

As of today in September 2015, North America has officially run out of addresses. North America was not the first region to run dry of IP Addresses, leaving large numbers of devices needing to participate on the Internet high-and-dry. Caribbean and Latin America ran out of addresses in 2014. Europe and the Middle East ran out of addresses in 2012. Asia-Pacific ran out of addresses in 2011. Only Africa still has addresses left, projected to be exhausted in 2019 at current rate of consumption.

[Structure of IPv4 and IPv6 Packets]

The Solution:

In a world where computers, and even cell phones, are 64 bit - using a 32 bit number to define addresses for communication over The Internet is antiquated. This original address size was part of the Internet Protocol, version 4 (IPv4) definition. Over a decade ago, a newer address format was created, called IPv6. Movement to IPv6 is the ultimate solution. There are enough addresses in the 64 number for a very long time. Various governments in Asia such as Hong Kong and Japan, being the first to run out, already started the push to IPv6. Providers in Europe, like British Telecom, started the push to IPv6. Internet Service Providers, like Comcast, are deploying under IPv6 in the United States.

The Conclusion:

As providers move to IPv6, this delays the fate of companies bound to IPv4, since they may receive recycled addresses or can purchase formerly assigned addresses from providers who already moved infrastructure to IPv6. Solution providers moving to IPv6 will gain the benefit of peer-to-peer communication over the Internet, for their applications, while legacy IPv4 solution providers will incur greater costs with having to go through a central bottleneck in The Internet "cloud". If there is ever a point in time where innovation and crisis meets - this is that opportunity, don't miss it!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

XSCF: Domain Service Processor Communication Protocol

XSCF: Domain Service Processor Communication Protocol

There appears to be another internal communication channel that can be made available called the “Domain Service Processor Communication Protocol” (or DSCP) – which can give you the IP Address of the service processor, to access from a Physical Domain.

With DSCP, console to a local service processor can be conveniently made available from the OS.

Configuring the Service Processor

The Service Processor can be attached to from a Serial Console using 9600 baud, 8 bits, no stop bit.

The Service Processor can also be attached via a TCP/IP network cable. An article on configuring a network connection on the M4000/M5000 SP is as follows:

The Service Processor can provide access through Web or CLI. The CLI is called XSCF.


XSCF Reference Guides

The Extended System Control Facility (XSCF) is fairly user friendly.
The Extended System Control Facility (XSCF) has various guides available and can get quite extensive.
The XSCF on the SPARC Enterprise Serverscan be accessible over an internal communication channel.

DSCP Usage

The "Domain Service Processor Communication Protocol" (or DSCP) has been around for quite some time, dating back to older large SPARC systems prior the M-Series. DSCP allows for the use of TCP/IP over an internal communications channel, without the requirement of physical LAN cables.
 An example page on configuring the DSCP.

There are multiple ways to configure the IP Addresses for the DSCP.
If the DSCP is changed, it will require a reboot of the Service Processor and Domain.
That was more than enough information to start configuration.

Configuring DSCP

The DSCP is not configured on this platform:
sun9999/root# /usr/platform/SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise/sbin/prtdscp            
ERROR: SP Address lookup failed. Aborting.                                 

To configure an M4000 with 2x domains, use some private, non-routable ip addresses:
XSCF> setdscp -i -m                                 
Commit these changes to the database? [y|n] : y                            
XSCF> showdscp                                                         
DSCP Configuration:                                                    
Location     Address                                                   
----------   ---------                                                 
Domain #00                                                  
Domain #01                                                  

To Enable:
  • The Service Processor may require a reboot (see Fujitsu Reference Guide page 173.)
  • The Physical Domains may require a reboot, in order to communicate with the SP.
 They should be ready to communicate.

Communicating with the Service Processor

Once this is done, you may be able to “reach in & out” of the service processor using TCP/IP… to list the addresses:
sun9999/root# /usr/platform/`uname -i`/sbin/prtdscp                        
Domain Address:                                              
SP Address:                                              

After this configuration is done, you should be able to get into the XSCF from Solaris:
sun9999/root # ssh `prtdscp -s`                                            
sun9999/root # telnet `prtdscp -s`                                         

From there, you may be able to log into XSCF from the sun9999 Solaris OS, get the flash image using FTPD hosted on sun9999.
XSCF> ping                                                       
XSCF> getflashimage -u root 

This procedure above was not tested in a lab, just researched for someone in need.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Coming Soon: SPARC M7 and Solaris 12

[SPARC M7 Die, Courtesy The Register]

Coming Soon: SPARC M7 and Solaris 12


Operating Systems and Software Vendors continue to struggle with the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit architectures, but the SPARC family of processors continues to roll out 64 bit CPU chips for data flagship Solaris 64 bit Operating System. Watching companies announce new products ahead of time is tricky because of Government Regulation, but sometimes watching less overt routes can provide a great level of insight as to what is coming soon.

[SPARC and Solaris Public Roadmap, courtesy Oracle Corporation]

Roadmap: Foretelling the Future

Oracle has a history of releasing public road maps for SPARC and Solaris. They have been fairly accurate, since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. The roadmaps are subject to change, but they give the Architect a good idea of what is coming and how to plan for it. As of August of 2015, Oracle's public roadmap indicates that a new SPARC is in Test and Solaris 12 is coming early next year. The naming for that SPARC processor is not clear in the image, but

[System Controller and Console image, courtesy Oracle]

Firmware: What's in the Wild

SPARC M7 is operational!

A recent firmware release indicates the following bug numbers have been resolved:

20246063 Kernel Zone panics on first boot on M7-8
20003379 New FRUID enums for 4S variants of M7-8 chassis
19336643 Internal error: Oops: 17 [#1] on M7-8 with SysFW build_33

The new SPARC M7, more than a dream, appears to be a reality. Understanding Oracle's naming conventions, the firmware notes indicates support for an 8 socket chassis. The Chassis and Processor clearly exists.

[Sun Microsystems Solaris Logo]

Solaris 12 is running under OpenBoot!

A recent firmware release indicates the following bug numbers have been resolved:

9485526 obp assumes an executable heap and fails on Solaris 12

Solaris 12 is apparently running on existing SPARC platforms at Oracle, which is a good sign!

[San Francisco Bridge & City, courtesy Oracle Corporation]

JavaOne and OpenWorld 2015

The place to be will be Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California during October 25-29.OpenWorld will offer many seminars to attend, but there is also JavaOne! Register & Fly to one of the most anticipated conferences of 2015. Why is this so anticipated?

Seminars & Sessions at OpenWorld & JavaOne 2015

How big can you get? If you are struggling for performance: SPARC, Solaris, and Java can fix it.
Operating a 16-Terabyte JVM...and Living to Tell the Tale [CON1855]
Antoine CHAMBILLE, Global Head of Research and Development, Quartet Financial Systems
Amir Javanshir, Principal software engineer, Oracle
Is there a limit to the size of the heap the Java Virtual Machine can handle? Java blogs often report 100 GB as the maximum amount of memory the JVM can manage effortlessly. Yet Quartet FS develops ActivePivot, an in-memory analytic database written in pure Java that is frequently deployed in a terabyte of memory. In fact, earlier this year, it partnered with Oracle to deploy a large credit risk use case in 16 TB of memory and the 384 cores of an M6-32 SPARC server from Oracle. Yes, you can do it, once all the layers of the solution come together: data structures and thread management in the Java code, garbage collection in the JVM, memory management in the OS. This presentation shares all the steps to achieve this.
Conference Session
Do you use Oracle RDBMS? It runs fastest in Oracle silicon, but WHAT silicon? M7 is a good bet!
Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Run Oracle Database Best on Oracle Solaris Systems [CON2742]
Ken Kutzer, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Viraj Nr, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Oracle Engineering has focused on the codevelopment of Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris, microprocessors, and Oracle Storage Cloud, resulting in significant advantages for customers who deploy these products together. With each new release, deeper integration results in breakthrough enhancements in security, performance, and ease of management. This session outlines these enhanced capabilities and how they benefit you. Learn the top tips on how to optimize your configurations for the best-possible results. Areas covered include tuning tips for reliable performance and faster database startup with Oracle’s revolutionary new Software in Silicon database features.
Conference Session
Security: Solaris under SPARC M7 Processor making Buffer Overflows obsolete.
Learning to Use SPARC M7 Application Data Integrity to Detect Buffer Overflow Attacks [HOL5447]
Claude Teissedre, Market Development Engineer, Oracle
Programming errors or input data checking inadequacies are vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers to alter the behavior of programs, and the “linear buffer overflow” attack remains a major threat to many applications today. Application Data Integrity (ADI), a Software in Silicon feature powered by Oracle’s SPARC M7 chips, allows the CPU to detect such memory corruptions at almost zero cost. This hands-on lab is primarily aimed at detecting simple attack patterns using the Oracle Solaris memory allocators and the Oracle Solaris Studio Discover ADI features. In this lab, advanced developers learn how to use the Application Data Integrity API to adapt a memory allocator to the ADI technology and to create a user and signal handler to customize the ADI error handling behavior.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
 Database: More of Oracle RDBMS is executed in Silicon under Solaris with SPARC M7 Processor.
Speeding Up Oracle Database Using SPARC M7 Hardware Acceleration [HOL6011]
Adina Kalin-florescu, ISVE engineer, Oracle
Ling-yun Li, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Wen-sheng Liu, Oracle
Angelo Rajadurai, Technology Lead Oracle System, Oracle
Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) is a Software in Silicon feature built into Oracle’s SPARC M7 chips. Eight DAX database offload engines are present on the SPARC M7 chip in addition to 32 cores. Many of the Oracle Database In-Memory 12c functions can run natively on the DAX, freeing the cores to do other work. Oracle has been integrating hardware and software together to give our customers the best platform for running Oracle Database. This lab looks at the advantage of Oracle Database In-Memory 12c on the SPARC M7 chip.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
Next Generation: What is coming on Oracle's Roadmap. Solaris 12 will probably be there.
General Session: Oracle Solaris Strategy, Engineering Insights, and Roadmap [GEN8606]
Markus Flierl, Vice President, Oracle
This session discusses the strategy and roadmap for Oracle Solaris. It covers how Oracle Solaris 11 is being deployed in cloud computing and the unique optimizations in Oracle Solaris 11 for the Oracle stack. The session also offers a sneak peek at the latest technology under development for Oracle Solaris and what customers can expect to see in the next major release. The speaker is joined by a key customer executive who shares the benefits and value experienced with Oracle Solaris and the business challenges solved.
General Session
SPARC: Software in Silicon for Security and Speed. New SPARC design is probably M7.
General Session: Software in Silicon and SPARC Outlook—Secure, Smarter Database/Applications [GEN6421]
Masood Heydari, SVP, Hardware Development, Oracle
Software-in-silicon technology is the most important development in enterprise computing of the decade, created by Oracle’s unique vision of breakthrough microprocessor and server designs through coengineering with the database, applications, and Java. This session will help you understand the advanced features that secure your application data with less effort, accelerate the performance of the Oracle Database In-Memory option of Oracle Database 12c, and run Java middleware in the most efficient and fastest-possible way. You will also understand Oracle’s strategy for creating the SPARC server technology that is changing the way customers look at their cloud infrastructure and IT system and will hear about the outlook for systems based on the new SPARC design Oracle has just unveiled.
General Session
The SPARC M7 appears to be a soon to be realized reality, with various discussions coming up in OpenWorld and Java One!


Firmware being released on SPARC Servers are a clear indication of what is here. Oracle will be discussing the usage of SPARC M7 as a reality with live labs. If you are building Network Management platforms, this is the time to start your planning for hardware acquisition, to get the most "bang for the buck".


Friday, August 21, 2015

Coming Soon: OracleWorld 2015 for Remote Management

[San Francisco California, courtesy Oracle Corporation]

Coming Soon: OpenWorld 2015 (for Remote Management)

The place to be will be Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California during October 25-29.OpenWorld will offer many seminars to attend, but there is also JavaOne! Register & Fly to one of the most anticipated conferences of 2015. Why is this so anticipated?

Seminars & Sessions

There are a variety of seminars, conferences, and hands-on lab activities for just about everything imaginable. For people who are involved in Network, Systems, Database, and Application Management - the most applicable items are listed below. If you find some of these interesting, then you don't want to miss it!

For the Network, Operating System, Database, and Application Management staff:
Way Beyond the Basics: Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring Best Practices [CON9721]
Ana Maria Mccollum, Director of Product Management, Oracle
Oracle Enterprise Manager monitoring plays a critical role in enabling IT to provide highly available services to its business. As enterprises optimize their monitoring processes and evolve to adopt Oracle Cloud Platform services, Oracle Enterprise Manager continues to meet these new requirements with significant planned enhancements in monitoring. These include enhancements to metric extensions, adaptive thresholds, user-defined target properties, and corrective actions as well as new capabilities such as the incident manager dashboard, auto event grouping, the export/import of rule sets, and brownouts for planned/unplanned outages. In addition to new features, this session reviews best practices for implementing an effective and scalable monitoring solution.
Conference Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager: One Manager to Rule Them All - Ops Center and Oracle VM Manager.
Upgrading Oracle Enterprise Manager: Why and How [CON9729]
Akanksha Sheoran Kaler, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
The upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Manager brings, for the first time, a converged management for Oracle hardware and software. It also includes exciting new enhancements to uninterrupted monitoring, hybrid cloud management, and engineered systems management that make the upgrade worth it. This session outlines the new capabilities and provides best practices to seamlessly upgrade your existing environment to the upcoming release of Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Conference Session
Do you use Oracle Middleware? Oracle offers Middleware as a Service with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Realizing MWaaS on the Private Cloud Using Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON4627]
David Nims, UNIX Platform Architect, Fiserv
Umesh Panwar, Sr. Platform Engineer, Fiserv
Wojciech Serafin, Oracle
Provisioning a large number of middleware assets across multiple environments in a homogeneous way could be a challenging task for the IT organization. Enterprises are looking for an automated process for provisioning these assets within their data center and managing all application lifecycle management tasks using prebuilt flows. This session discusses how Fiserv, a worldwide provider of financial services technology, leveraged Oracle Enterprise Manager to provision and manage more than 500 middleware domains. The solution provided enterprise capabilities for automated, fast, simple, flexible, and reliable deployments based on the Oracle Enterprise Deployment Guide and significantly reduced time to market to provision new applications on its private cloud.
Conference Session
Security for Network Management on your mind? Oracle Solaris 11 with Security Auditing Framework.
Assessing, Reporting, and Customizing the Security Compliance in Oracle Solaris 11.2 [HOL4645]
Qianqian Chen, Oracle
Ling-yun Li, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Richard Liu, Senior Software Engineer, Oracle
Report Compliance is one of the new security features introduced in Oracle Solaris 11.2 that provides a framework for assessing and reporting the compliance of an Oracle Solaris system to a given security benchmark. In this lab, learn how to install the Report Compliance tool, run an assessment on the hosting Oracle Solaris against the Oracle Solaris baseline benchmark, generate an HTML report for review, and rerun the assessment after a quick remediation. And last, learn how to customize the benchmark by adding a user-defined check. After this lab, you will understand what Report Compliance is and how to use it to audit the security compliance of an Oracle Solaris system, and have an overall idea of how to customize a benchmark in case of need.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
Use Java for Network & Systems Management (NSM)? Optimize using Solaris 11 with DTrace.
Uncover JDK 8 Secrets Using DTrace on Oracle Solaris 11 [HOL6427]
Gary Wang, Manager, Oracle
Yu Wang, Software Engineer, Oracle
Xiao-song Zhu, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
JDK 8 is the most innovative version of Java ever. It brings many new features to the Java platform, such as Lambda Expressions, Streams, and Functional Interfaces. For the programmers, these features are easy to use; however, it is hard to understand their internal mechanisms. In this lab, learn how to use the Oracle Solaris 11 DTrace feature to find out how a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implements these new features, including Streams Pipeline, Lambda Parallelism, Lazy Evaluation, and Recursion Optimizing.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
How big can you make your Java based NSM? Scaling success stories by other applications.
Scaling to 1,000,000 Concurrent Users on the JVM [CON7220]
Jo Voordeckers, Senior Software Engineer, Livefyre
Livefyre built a platform that powers real-time comments and curated social media for some of the largest websites, such as CNN, Fox, Sky, CBS, Coca-Cola, HBO, CNET, Universal Music Group, and Break. On average it deals with one million concurrent users on its systems. Java EE will get you a long way, but with these numbers, the company needed to resort to some often-overlooked computer science tricks and techniques to scale its microservices architecture to handle as many as 100,000 active concurrent connections per JVM. This session covers some of the data structures, patterns, best practices, and datastores that Livefyre uses to make this all happen and keep it running. If you’re in a company with growing scalability pains, this session is for you.
Conference Session
Got Engineered Systems? Take care of them.
Monitor Engineered Systems from a Single Pane of Glass: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c [UGF10288]
Alfredo Krieg, Sr. Oracle Enterprise Cloud Administrator, The Sherwin Williams Company
Oracle Enterprise Manger 12c provides comprehensive and centralized monitoring capabilities for Oracle engineered systems including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. This presentation outlines the steps required to discover and monitor Oracle engineered systems, as well as the challenges faced and the benefits of using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c to provide Oracle Exadata health-check reports.
User Group Forum Session
Got Databases? Best practices for managing hundreds or thousands.
How to Upgrade Hundreds or Thousands of Databases in a Reasonable Amount of Time [CON8375]
Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager, Oracle
Roy Swonger, Sr Director, Software Development, Oracle
Many customers now have database environments numbering in the hundreds or even thousands. This session addresses the challenge of maintaining technical currency of such an environment while also containing upgrade and migration costs at a reasonable level. Learn from Oracle Database upgrade experts about product features, options, tools, techniques, and services that can help you maintain control of your database environment. You will also see examples of how real customers are successfully meeting this challenge today.
Conference Session
Network & Systems Management: The Future of Oracle Enterprise Manager.
The Future of Oracle Enterprise Manager: What’s Next? [CON9708]
Sudip Datta, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle
Oracle has been hard at work on the next major release of Oracle Enterprise Manager, and in this session the speakers are excited to give you a sneak preview of what’s coming. Learn about top new features including Integrated Hardware Management and Federated Enterprise Manager, upcoming Oracle Cloud integrations, and improvements across private cloud and stack management capabilities. Join this session for a glimpse of the future of Oracle’s on-premises private and hybrid cloud management capabilities.
Conference Session
Network & Systems Management: Best Practices with High Availability for Oracle Enterprise Manager
Practical Tips for Oracle Enterprise Manager High Availability and Diagnostics [CON9726]
Angeline Dhanarani, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Many data centers have come to rely on Oracle Enterprise Manager as their management tool for mission-critical Oracle infrastructure and applications. As such, it is critical to ensure that the Oracle Enterprise Manager deployment is highly available and secure and performs optimally. This session shares best practices for managing an Oracle Enterprise Manager deployment with reduced effort while still ensuring that objectives are met. Strategies include configuring highly available deployments, migrating to a replication-based disaster recovery solution, deploying across networks using a new multiproxy server feature, monitoring and diagnostics of critical subsystems, and securing the Oracle Enterprise Manager infrastructure.
Conference Session
Network & Systems Management: From hundreds to hundreds of thousands of assets using OEM.
Scaling the Limits of the Cloud with the New Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9731]
Mithun Shankar, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
The cloud is BIG. The cloud is VAST. With cloud computing, the scale of IT has changed from a few hundred assets to hundreds of thousands of assets. This necessitates a newly engineered monitoring, automation, and reporting framework that is nimble, scalable, and real time. The new release of Oracle Enterprise Manager introduces real-time monitoring, a scalable job system that can integrate with the industry’s leading automation frameworks like Chef, and a comprehensive reporting infrastructure. This session covers these new enhancements along with anecdotal experiences from Oracle’s own cloud operations.
Conference Session
Building your own embedded Network Management probe in Java?
Alexander Belokrylov, Principal Product Manager, Oracle
This how-to session demonstrates a develop/build/deploy/debug/execute cycle set from scratch. It is based on Java ME Embedded in combination with various boards, such as the Raspberry Pi, the Freescale K64, and a device emulator. The session includes guidelines and tips on installing the Java ME Embedded SDK and runtime. It also touches on the key aspects of application development and troubleshooting in a simple demo that involves the basic concepts of working with various I/O devices.
Oracle Enterprise Manager: Provisioning Databases, without DBA'
Gustavo Rene Antunez, DBA Team Lead, Pythian
With the newest version of Oracle Database 12c and its multitenant option, we are moving toward an era of provisioning databases to our clients faster than we ever could, even leaving out the DBA and allowing the developers and project leads to provision themselves the database that they need. This presentation guides you through the different ways you can provision data from one Oracle Database to another using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
User Group Forum Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager: Database as a Service
PDBaaS: Oracle Database 12c, Multitenant, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c [CON4628]
Krishna Kapa, Pepsico
Malla Santosh, Manager, GCSI, EM Foundation, Oracle
Database as a service (DBaaS) offers organizations accelerated deployment, elastic capacity, greater consolidation efficiency, higher availability, and lower overall operational cost and complexity. Oracle Database 12c provides an innovative multitenant architecture featuring pluggable databases that make it easy to offer DBaaS and consolidate databases in the clouds. This session showcases the implementation of pluggable database as a service (PDBaaS) using Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and the benefits of consolidating databases into the Oracle Database 12c multitenant architecture, rapid provisioning of pluggable databases using the self-service portal, and maintenance of the pluggable databases.
Conference Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager OpsCenter, My Oracle Support, Maintenance, Upgrades, Patching.
Best Practices for Oracle Solaris Maintenance and Upgrades [CON8705]
David Buxton, Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Raphy Pallikunnath, Manager, Solaris & Network Technology Service Center, Oracle
Unleash the potential of Oracle Solaris, with an insight into technical resources and proactive support tools. This session looks at best practices for maintaining and upgrading Oracle Solaris. See how to leverage the My Oracle Support portal for both reactive and proactive issues, along with how the My Oracle Support Community can put you in touch with a wealth of knowledge. Enjoy a voyage of discovery to see the benefits and possibilities of using Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center features to help maintain and support your data center assets.
Conference Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager: Managing MySQL
Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL Database—Latest Features [CON4507]
Carlos Proal Aguilar, Senior Software Developer, Oracle
This session provides an overview of how to use the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager plugin release for MySQL Database to monitor database connections, index usage, replication status, compliance scores, and other key configuration and performance metrics.
Conference Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager: Hands-On for MySQL
Practical Overview of the Latest Features of Oracle Enterprise Manager for MySQL [HOL4522]
Carlos Proal Aguilar, Senior Software Developer, Oracle
In this hands-on lab, participants install and use the Oracle Enterprise Manager plugin release for MySQL to monitor database connections, index usage, replication status, compliance scores, and other key configuration and performance metrics.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager: Monitoring Exadata
Oracle Exadata Monitoring and Management Best Practices [CON9727]
Ashish Agrawal, Group Product Manager, Oracle
Oracle Enterprise Manager uses a holistic approach to manage Oracle Exadata Database Machine, providing comprehensive performance and lifecycle management from testing and deployment to proactive monitoring and ongoing maintenance across the entire engineered system. In this session, hear about new capabilities in the upcoming Oracle Enterprise Manager plugin for Oracle Exadata that includes Oracle Exadata virtualization provisioning and monitoring, the ability to monitor the latest Oracle Exadata hardware, Exacheck (ORAchk), Exadata Sparse Cloning, and the Automatic Service Request capability for Oracle Exadata hardware targets in Oracle Enterprise Manager.
Conference Session
Software Defined Networks with Security and The Cloud
Network and Security Function with Oracle SDN Virtual Network Services [HOL10372]
With cloud data center architectures requiring agility and flexibility in deploying on-demand network services, the traditional approach with purpose-built physical network appliances does not meet the requirements. The Virtual Network Services feature of Oracle SDN (Software Defined Networking) provides the ability to deploy on-demand network services such as firewall, router, load balancer, virtual private network (VPN), and network address translation (NAT) in a single virtual appliance, eliminating the need for proprietary fixed function devices. With centralized management, secure multitenancy, and on-demand provisioning, this allows cloud-enabled data centers to be agile and elastic.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session
Monitoring Oracle Exadata Platforms
Get Under the Hood with Oracle Exadata Monitoring [CON10169]
Farouk Abushaban, Senior Principal Technical Analyst, Oracle
In this session, learn how to quickly set up complete monitoring for your Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Our subject matter expert and global technical lead in Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Exadata support shares knowledge gained from working with customer deployments worldwide. Specific topics covered include common challenges, best practices, and new features to get your complete Oracle Exadata Database Machine stack monitored using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.
Conference Session
Oracle Enterprise Manager Demonstrations and Features
Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Complete Solution and Oracle’s Best-Kept Secrets [CON9715]
Amit Ganesh, Vice President Enterprise Manager, Oracle
Come to this informative session to learn about the breadth of capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager from the head of Oracle Enterprise Manager Product Development. Through a series of product demonstrations, you’ll gain exposure to some of the most powerful features in the Oracle Enterprise Manager product family and see how they work together as a solution. Learn how to get the most out of the features you already use every day as well as how to leverage features you might not yet know about. Finally, receive expert guidance on how to maximize your Oracle OpenWorld experience to understand all that Oracle Enterprise Manager has to offer.
Conference Session
Maintaining and Supporting Oracle Enterprise Manager
Best Practices for Maintaining and Supporting Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON8671]
Rachel Bridden, Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Marilyn Roncati, Director of Lifecycle Management, Oracle
In this session, learn about best practices, tips, and tools for maintaining and getting the most out of Oracle Enterprise Manager. Experts from Oracle Support offer knowledge gained from working with Oracle customers worldwide. They look at patching, upgrades, issue resolution, and more. Specific topics covered include Oracle Enterprise Manager metrics and health checks, remote diagnostics, communities, and how to receive priority service request handling.
Conference Session
Managing Security with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Raising the Ante on Security with Oracle Enterprise Manager [CON9719]
Angeline Dhanarani, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Ana Maria Mccollum, Director of Product Management, Oracle
In today’s highly connected world, security is a critical area of concern for both IT and the business. Security teams demand compliance with security best practices and corporate security standards. In this session, learn practical strategies to help you adhere to these standards using Oracle Enterprise Manager. Topics include external authentication, authorization, user management, public and private roles, managing passwords, privilege delegation providers, and secure communications, with a focus on key upcoming Oracle Enterprise Manager enhancements, such as managing DBSNMP accounts, new privileges to manage users, new fine-grained database access privileges, and Transport Layer Security-based communications between Oracle Enterprise Manager components.
Conference Session
Automating Solaris Management with Puppet
Automating Oracle Solaris Administration with Puppet [HOL10359]
Geoffrey Gardella, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Oracle
Cindy Swearingen, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Oracle Solaris 11 integrates Puppet, a configuration management solution that you can use to automate Oracle Solaris administration tasks. In this lab session, learn how to use Puppet to automate Oracle Solaris lifecycle management tasks.
HOL (Hands-on Lab) Session