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Oracle Sysadmin and Systems Developer Newsletter

Sysadmin and Systems Developer Newsletter
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February
2014


February is Blog Month for the Systems Community
Or so it seems. Each article or video interview we published seemed to have a related article or video interview, so it made sense to point you to the blogs rather than the original content. More to choose from, that way. Enjoy, and be sure to fill out the 10-second poll. It really helps to get your opinion.

FEATURE CONTENT

with Brian Bream
When GUI's first came out, we hated them on principle. They were slower than the command line, and they didn't really add any value. Plus, they weakened your skills. With the advent of vertically-integrated systems such as Oracle's Exadata and SuperCluster, the GUI may have finally come into its own. Brian Bream explains why.

with Art Licht and Tom Luckenbach
According to our friends at TechTarget, a cache algorithm specifies rules for discarding items from a computer's cache. Although these two articles and video don't talk specifically about cache algorithms, they do talk about storage efficiency.

with Amir Javanshir
The Integrated Load Balancer (ILB) in Oracle Solaris 11 intercepts incoming requests from clients, decides which back-end server should handle the request based on load-balancing rules, and then forwards the request to that server. This hands-on lab shows you how to set up an environment that lets you become familiar with it.

TECHIE CONTENT

Blog: Understanding the Economics of Server Performance - A linear increase in server performance used to entail an exponential increase in server cost. Not any more. These three videos explain why.
Blog: How to Create and Install an Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Cluster - Krishna Murthy provides step-by-step instructions for creating an Oracle Solaris 10 Branded Zone Cluster in Oracle Solaris 11. The branded cluster allows you to run Solaris 10 legacy applications in an environment that provides the higher RAS capabilities of Oracle Solaris 11.
Blog: Simplifying the Installation of Oracle Database on Oracle Linux - Reprint - Before installing Oracle Database on a system, you need to preconfigure the operating environment since the database requires certain software packages, package versions, and tweaks to kernel parameters. Ginny discovered that Oracle Linux provides a remarkably easy way to address these installation prerequisites. She describes how to do that for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6.

10-SECOND POLL

Results of January Poll - How do you prefer to find out about our latest how-to articles for system admins and developers of Oracle technologies?