23 December 2019

My Solaris Highlights 2019

And another year nearly done. Here my highlights in the field of Oracle Solaris.

In March we at JomaSoft made our VDCF Version 7.2 available with enhancements for Solaris Monitoring and Systems Verification.

If you would like to learn more about “Oracle Solaris 11.4” which is available since August 2018
you can watch the 2 hours Oracle Virtual Seminar which was held in April by the Oracle Solaris Product Managers.

Mid May Oracle organized the “Oracle Solaris Tech Day” in Prague. This was a full day event in a nice European city. Very interesting presentations and discussions with the Solaris Engineers.

May 22th I could talk about the small, but powerful SPARC S7-2 Servers at the SOUG Day in
Olten (Switzerland). You can download the german presentation/pdf

In August I talked at the Robotron Oracle Fokustag in Wil about OS Security with Oracle Solaris.

I missed Oracle Open World in San Francisco this September, but the presentations
can be downloaded. You can find the list of Solaris/SPARC Session in my 
blog post “Solaris Session PDF of Oracle Open World 2019”

Every year
in November the largest Oracle User Conference in Europe takes place in Nuremberg, Germany. The DOAG Conference: Good location, food and lots of technical sessions.
This year I could talk about the two Topics “Solaris 11.4” and “Private Cloud on SPARC”
Here the Links to the 2 german PDFs:

In November and December I was at 5 Locations in Germany (Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, München and Berlin) to present our JomaSoft VDCF Solaris Management Solution and to explain how to make Solaris Operations more efficient.

After several years in the Oracle ACE Community Oracle nominated me at the highest Level in the ACE Program as an “Oracle ACE Director”.

Now its time to relax a few days. More about Oracle Solaris in 2020. Stay tuned.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Oracle Solaris Engineers, Consultants and Admins.

13 September 2019

Solaris @ Oracle Open World 2019

Oracle Solaris and SPARC Exhibition/Demo

   Moscone South, Exhibition Level, The Exchange

   Monday, 10 AM - 4 PM
   Tuesday, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
   Wednesday, 10 AM - 4:30 PM

All Solaris Sessions at Oracle Open World 2019

Monday 16.

Maximizing Oracle Workloads with Oracle Compute Infrastructure [PRO5723]
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 155A

Oracle Solaris: Lift and Shift to New Platforms [PRO4969]
   11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 152D

Pulling Analytics Data from Oracle Solaris Through the REST API [HOL4974]

   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM | Moscone West - Room 3023

Tuesday 17.

Oracle Solaris: Continuous Observability of Systems and Applications [PRO4970]
   11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 152D

Oracle Solaris Virtualization Best Practices: Learn to Love Your System Again [TIP5104]
   12:30 PM - 01:15 PM | Moscone West - Room 3001

Oracle Solaris and SPARC: Consistent, Simple, Secure [PRO4962]
   12:30 PM - 01:15 PM | Moscone South - Room 210
   03:15 PM - 04:00 PM | Moscone South - Room 210

Oracle Solaris: Simple, Flexible, Fast Virtualization [PRO4972]
   03:15 PM - 04:00 PM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 152D

Securing and Simplifying Data Management with Oracle Solaris and ZFS [PRO4971]
   03:15 PM - 04:00 PM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 152A

Protect Your Database and App Infrastructure with Oracle Solaris Support [THT5014]
   04:30 PM - 05:00 PM | Moscone West (Level 3) - Stars Bar Theater 

Oracle Solaris: Simplifying Security and Compliance for the Enterprise [PRO4964]
   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM | Moscone South (Esplanade Ballroom) - Room 152D

Wednesday 18.

Top Five Strategies to Optimize Support for Your Database and Apps Infrastructure [PRO5003]
   04:45 PM - 05:30 PM | Moscone West - Room 3020A

27 June 2019

Oracle Solaris 11.4 - Sparse IPS Repository Updates

Oracle releases Solaris 11 Updates (SRU) each month. Such SRUs include all the changed packages (enhancements and fixes) since the GA version. Overtime the size of the SRU increases.
The last SRU 35 for Solaris 11.3 consists of 6 files with 8.2 GB in total.

For user without internet connection from the Solaris systems to Oracle this manual downloads takes some time each month.

With Solaris 11.4 Oracle introduced an additional download option. The Sparse Repository Updates, which only include the changes between the SRUs. This is ideal for user who download each SRU every month. The download size is reduced. The SRU10 Sparse Update (June 2019) consists of 3.5 GB (2 files) compared to the full SRU10 which is 8.6 GB (5 files).

If you don't download each SRU you still use the full SRUs.

On My Oracle Support (MOS) you can find all the Solaris 11.4 SRU on this index page:

Oracle Solaris 11.4 Support Repository Updates (SRU) Index (Doc ID 2433412.1)

04 April 2019

Virtual Solaris 11.4 Seminar / April 25th 2019

Virtual Seminar "Continuous Innovation Oracle Solaris 11.4"

Thursday, April 25
9:00 a.m. PT
12:00 Noon ET
18:00 MEST / Europe

Duration: 2 hours

Learn about the Top New Features:
- Observability
- Security & Compliance
- Virtualization
- Data Management and ZFS

Joost Pronk van Hoogeveen
Senior Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle Corporation

Martin Müller
Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle Corporation

Watch this Seminar On Demand