You’ve probably already heard about the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards, Steven Feuerstein wrote about them here, but this is just a quick reminder to get your votes in.
This year there are five categories to vote for:
I am always a little nervous about “popularity contests”, but I would suggest you look through the finalists for each category and vote for someone if they have made an impact on you personally. IMHO it shouldn’t be a, “vote for your mate”, thing.
You’ve got until 15th October to get your votes in! 🙂
Following on from the last post, I’ve brought my NFS RAC stuff up to date also.
I noticed I had not done a RAC install using NFS on Oracle Linux 6, so I threw that in for good measure too. 🙂
Just as a little history to this… I was doing the desktop Oracle RAC thing (using VMware then VirtualBox) for a while, when I started reading some blog posts by Kevin Closson about NFS. At the time, NFS filers were considered the poor relation to SANs, which was obvious or they wouldn’t be so cheap in comparison right? In those articles Kevin pointed out that most people’s systems at the time probably weren’t capable of maxing out a decent filer if it were set up correctly. Since NFS is a cluster file system, that got me thinking I should try RAC on it to see how easy it was. That was in the Oracle 10g days. How time flies when you are having fun… 🙂
I’m a little late to the party here, but I’ve finally got round to updating the VirtualBox 12c RAC article for Oracle Linux 7.
It’s not hard to do these VirtualBox RAC installations, but I find the process of putting the articles together really tedious. There are so many screenshots. That’s why it’s taken a while to build up the motivation to do it. 🙂
Anyway, no great drama here. There are some differences in the UDEV rules, but that’s about it really.
Last night was the big server move. According to my monitoring, the site went down at approximately 23:30 GMT last night and was back again by 01:30 GMT this morning, so the site was offline for about 2 hours.
Everything looks normal to me this morning, so it I guess the move of my server between the racks in their data centre went OK. 🙂
Just a quick heads-up about some work going on tomorrow on the website.
My hosting provider has decided my server needs to be put into a new rack, so somewhere after 22:00 GMT tomorrow (20th Sept 2015) the server will be switched off, moved to a new rack and switched on. They say the process should be complete within 4 hours. I’m hoping this is a massive overestimate. 🙂
If you are trying to use the site around that time and it’s not there, DON’T PANIC! I’ll be doing plenty of that for both of us. 🙂
I mentioned my Oracle OpenWorld 2015 trip in a previous post. Yesterday evening I picked up my passport with my lovely new India visa in it!
The talks are written. The flights are booked. The hotel is booked. I have a visa. So that’s me sorted for SANGAM15 in November! 🙂
It’s going to be a rather hectic few days. I fly out, do the 2 day conference, then fly straight home. It looks like I will be in aeroplanes and airports longer than I will actually be in India. 🙂
If you are coming along to the conference, be sure to come and say hello. 🙂
WordPress 4.3.1 has been released. Downloads and changelogs in the usual places.
Hopefully, by the time you read this your site will have automatically been upgraded and you’ll have nothing to do, except maybe update a few plugins. 🙂
I’ve noticed the navigation from the previous release would sometimes go a little “squiffy” in Chrome. Hopefully that will be sorted now. Of course, if it was a Chrome thing, maybe not. 🙂
I just realised I didn’t write a closing post for the OTN Tour of Latin America 2015, so here goes.
Here are the links to all the posts I wrote during the two weeks that related to the main body of the tour.
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : The Journey Begins
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : The Journey Begins – CDG Airport
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : The Journey Begins – Buenos Aires Airport
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : The Journey Begins – Arrival at Montevideo, Uruguay
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : UYOUG, Uruguay – Day 1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : UYOUG, Uruguay – Day 2
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : AROUG, Argentina – Day 1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : AROUG, Argentina – Day 2
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : GUOB, Brazil – Day -1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : GUOB, Brazil – Day 1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : CLOUG, Chile – Day -1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : CLOUG, Chile – Day 1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : PEOUG, Peru – Day -1
- OTN Tour of Latin America 2015 : PEOUG, Peru – Day 1
Here are the links to the posts I wrote during the little trip to Machu Picchu.
Overall it was a really fun tour. Ignoring my illness at Machu Picchu, I think I coped a lot better with it than I have the previous couple of tours, which was good news.
Big thanks to the organisers and attendees at all the events. I hope to see you all again soon! Thanks also to the ACE Program for giving me the opportunity to fly the flag! I must also say a thank you to my fellow speakers for putting up with me for all that time. I know I can be hard work, so you are all deserving of an “I survived a tour with Tim”, badge, if one existed. 🙂
Sorry for the delay in writing this post! See you soon!
I mentioned a couple of months ago I was planning to upgrade our production Enterprise Manager Cloud Control installation from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168. Well, today was the day. I held back a while because I knew I would be out of the country for a while on the Latin America tour and I didn’t want to make a big change before I ran away. 🙂
So today I pretty much did exactly what was in my upgrade article and everything went well. I upgraded the OMS and the local agent and I’ll run like that for a couple of days before I start pushing out the agent updates to the monitored hosts.
If you are interested, you can see some of my Cloud Control articles here.
MobaXterm 8.2 is now available.
Downloads and changelog in the usual places.
This is a must for Windows users who use SSH and X Emulation!