• Cloud Experience Day – To the Cloud and Back – Hands on Workshop
    Session 8211, Wed Apr 5, 9:45AM – 5:15PM, South Seas D

    Full day event sponsored by the Oracle Cloud SIG and IOUG. An Oracle User Community Cloud SIG workshop for Oracle Technology Professionals to obtain Cloud experience using Oracle Public Cloud and Oracle Technology on-premise together using their own laptop/device to accomplish work essential for their businesses & careers. Attendees learn how to setup OS secure authentication, generate a key, create a storage container to use the Cloud. Methods of backup to the Cloud, configuring RMAN to backup to Oracle Cloud and recover back to an on-premise server. This year’s workshop expands into Application Monitoring technology that monitoring BOTH the Infrastructure and user Experience. Learn how the Oracle Management Cloud Application Performance Monitoring technology is deployed, with each attendee getting hands on experience deploying the technology on a WebLogic sever, and learn how troubleshooting is accelerated. Everyone gets a sample application that highlights how APM can be used. Optionally, deploy on your own weblogic server. The last lab, will show how Infrastructures as a Service can be leveraged in the Oracle Cloud. Attendees to this workshop bring their own device, connect over WiFi, are assigned an Oracle Cloud trial account and are lead through activities by IOUG Cloud SIG leaders.

    Introduction to the Cloud Experience by Erik Benner, Charles Kim, Steven Lemme (9:45 – 10:45)
    What is the Oracle Cloud? This session goes over how you can access the Oracle Cloud for both administrative needs as well as network connectivity between your users, servers and the cloud. Learn how to do basic administrative tasks in the cloud; managing and using ssh keys, managing users, What is REST and connecting systems to the cloud.

    Cloud Experience: Your Database in the Cloud by Tariq Farooq, Kai Yu, Nitin Vengurlekar (11:00-12:30 optional to 1:15)
    This IOUG Oracle Cloud User Community Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshop Session is intended for Oracle technology professionals to obtain Cloud Experience using Oracle Public Cloud and Oracle technology on-premises together. Attendees learn • Overview of Oracle Database Cloud Service • Identity Domain Administration: How to setup Oracle Cloud Administrators • How to set up OS secure authentication, generate a key, and create a storage container for use in the Oracle Cloud • Overview and Step-by-Step on how-to provision/create an Oracle Database Cloud Service Instance • Overview and Step-by-Step on how-to provision/create an Oracle Database Cloud Service Virtual Image • Leveraging Oracle Cloud and Oracle Recovery Manager to back up On-Premises Oracle Databases to the Oracle Cloud.

    Cloud Experience: Application Performance Monitoring by Erik Benner, Alfredo Krieg, Harold Dost (1:30-3:45 Hands on Lab)
    Do you know what your users see when they run your application? How is your complex infrastructure performing? Are there hidden errors int the VMs, database or app servers? Application today are complex machines, with multiple tiers of application and database servers. Users are also more savey, expecting error free fast performance. Picking the best area to improve the performance of your application can be nearly impossible without the right tool. Solving a performance problem in production is even harder. This HOL walks you through how to deploy and leverage Oracle Application Performance Monitoring to dig deep into the entire technology stack from application to operating system. From the user’s browser experiance to the error logs on all the systems that support the appl;ication. Whether it runs on Oracle WebLogic, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Database,Tomcat, JBoss, Node.js, .NET, or WebSphere. In Oracle’s cloud, Amazon’s cloud or in your datacenter. Move beyond simple triage to true diagnostics by seeing your application logs in context to the application workload. Join this session to learn more.

    Cloud Experience: Infrastructure and performance by Erik Benner, Charles Kim, Tariq Farooq (4:15-5:15 Hands on Lab)
    Learn hands on how you can build and maintain virtual machines in the cloud, including Windows, Linux and BSD. Learn how you can use opensource tools on Linux to benchmark cloud performance, enabling you to make informed decisions when pick cloud providers. Understand Oracle’s networking and security model for both internet facing and private facing networks. Learn how storage is provisioned and deployed in the cloud. Bring your notebook with virtualbox installed and take a VM from Virtualbox and import and deploy to the cloud, and then use Oracle Management Cloud Infrastructure management to monitor the system.

  • The IOUG Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce a comprehensive Oracle Cloud-centric Sessions/Agenda at COLLABORATE17 from April 2-6, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas NV. Please register and attend at http://collaborate.ioug.org/register

    IOUG Cloud Computing and Virtualization SIG Meeting
    Session 833, Mon Apr 3, 4:15 PM, Jasmine A

    Oracle VM, OEM13c and Cloud Computing – Expert Panel
    Session 779, Tue Apr 4, 11:00 AM, Jasmine A
    Tariq Farooq | Founder & CEO, BrainSurface
    Charles Kim | Founder & President, Viscosity Technology
    Kai Yu | Senior Principal Engineer, Dell EMC
    Erik Benner | Enterprise Architect, Mythics
    Steve Lemme | Director, Global Enablement (Cloud & Systems Management), Oracle

    Oracle on Oracle VM Best Practices Panel – Virtualization is the foundation stone in the Cloud Computing space and an integral part of the IT ecosystem. Attend this session to hear best practices from experts in this field who have learned from many years of experience.

    An Overview of Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service Solution – For DBA’s and Oracle Technology Professionals
    Session 728, Tue Apr 4, 4:15PM, Jasmine B
    Steve Lemme | Director, Global Enablement (Cloud & Systems Management), Oracle

    The role of the Oracle Technologist continues to evolve with new Oracle technology releases. This is a catch-up session for DBAs and Oracle Technologists on what are Oracle’s Infrastructure as a Service offerings and how they are applicable to your job role, someone on your team, or within your company. In this session learn how Cloud provides even more opportunity and a platform where services can be used to facilitate development, testing and production work. What is Infrastructure as a Service, what is driving businesses to adopt it, and what is Oracles strategy and solution. Cloud Services covered include: Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Solution: Oracle Compute Cloud Services: Elastic and Dedicated, Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, Oracle Storage Cloud Services, Oracle Network Cloud Services, Oracle Container Cloud Service, Oracle Ravello Cloud Service

    Cloud Experience Day – To the Cloud and Back – Hands on Workshop
    Session 8211, Wed Apr 5, 8:00AM – 5:00PM, South Seas D

    Setup and Manage Your Own Private Cloud for IaaS with Oracle VM and EM13c – Expert Panel
    Session 778, Wed Apr 5, 11:00 AM, Jasmine A
    Tariq Farooq | Founder & CEO, BrainSurface
    Kai Yu | Senior Principal Engineer, Dell EMC
    Francisco Munoz Alvarez | Vice President APAC, Pythian

    Expert Panel Session – Today when IT organizations plan to deploy applications in cloud, they can use Oracle public cloud or use the similar technologies used in the Oracle public cloud to build and host their own private cloud, This session examine discuss these technologies and methodologies which include Oracle EM12c cloud management, IaaS self-service portal and Oracle VM and VM template and VM assemblies. This session will show how to design and build and manage such an IaaS cloud with these technologies,. The session will also show how to implement the important cloud service: application self-service provisioning which is featured in Oracle public cloud.

    Cloud Brings Many New Opportunities for DBAs and Oracle Technology Professionals
    Session 722, Wed Apr 5, 12PM, Palm A
    Steve Lemme | Director, Global Enablement (Cloud & Systems Management), Oracle

    Cloud is a skill you need but didn’t know because you’ve been so busy trying to keep running what’s already been deployed. The role of the Oracle DBA continues to evolve with new Oracle technology releases. And as demand and business tolerance for manual infrastructure practices, database installations and patching decreases, DBAs are needed that can advise and help lines of business leverage new technology including Cloud to accelerate new initiatives and innovation within companies. In this session learn how Cloud provides DBAs even more opportunity and a platform where preassembled components can be chosen as services and for development, testing and production work.

  • Oracle Cloud Comments Off on IT Transformation with Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)

    Viscosity North America invites you and your team to join us in beginning your IT transformation with Oracle Database 12.2 on Tuesday, March 28th in Houston, Texas.

    As everyone may be aware, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 is in full production release now. This version has been available in Oracle’s cloud for several months. Viscosity has been an Oracle Beta Partner since the initial inception and has been very active in evangelizing the latest and greatest new features of Oracle’s flagship database technology. Come join our two ACE Directors, Charles Kim and Nitin Vengurlekar, speak about their favorite new features. If you are still on Oracle Database 11g Release 2, we will make sure to catch you up on the Oracle Database 12c Release 1 features first.

    Oracle Engineered Systems representatives will be on hand to help you understand how Oracle can provide unparalleled performance and a smooth path for migration to the cloud. We will discuss migration options to Oracle’s latest x86 compute, Oracle Database Appliance, and storage platforms. We will discuss consolidation strategies on the newest Oracle hardware to optimize your Oracle footprint. We will demonstrate provisioning of Oracle Bare Metal Cloud with Oracle 12.2 Database and to new Database As-A-Service in Oracle Cloud. Just as important, we will demonstrate how to integrate on-premise with Oracle Cloud.

    Lastly we will discuss how to upgrade your existing on-premise database to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 and to even perform a zero-downtime out-of-place upgrade to Oracle Cloud and ODA.

    Our ACE Directors will focus on these 3 main topics :

    • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and 2 New Features
    • Integration and migration strategies to the latest Oracle hardware platform and/or to Oracle Cloud
    • Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in-place and out-of-place

    Agenda for this special event will be as follows:

    9:00 – 9:30: Introduction and Welcome by Monica Li (Viscosity)

    9:30 – 10:00: Oracle Database 12c Release 1 New Features Overview by Charles Kim & Nitin Vengurlekar (Viscosity)

    10:00 – 11:30: Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features Intensive Deep-Dive by by Charles Kim & Nitin Vengurlekar (Viscosity)

    11:30 – 12:00: Hybrid Cloud with Oracle Engineered Systems by Peter Hand (Oracle Corporation)

    12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

    1:00 – 1:45: Integration and migration strategies to the latest Oracle hardware platform and/or to Oracle Cloud by Charles Kim (Viscosity)

    2:00 – 2:45: Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 in-place and out-of-place by Nitin Vengurlekar (Viscosity)

    2:45 – 3:00: Conclusion and Closing Comments by Monica Li (Viscosity)

    3:00 – 5:00: Special Event

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  • I am happy to announce that I will be presenting Data Guard Best Practices and Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features at the next Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Technology Day in Denver on February 9, 2017. Come learn how to bullet proof your Data Guard configurations and what’s new in Oracle 12.2. My sessions agenda will be:

    Session 8 Thursday 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
    What’s New in 12.2: Oracle Database 12.2 New Features

    Session 10 Thursday 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
    Bulletproof Your Data Guard Environment

    The Oracle Database 12.2 New Features will be a continuation of Viscosity’s 12 Days of Oracle 12.2 but will more in-depth content and code examples.

    Charles Kim, Oracle ACE Director
    President, Viscosity North America

  • Oracle Cloud Comments Off on Oracle Cloud Experience at Georgia Oracle User Group Tech Days 2017

    The Oracle Cloud Experience Technology Hands-on-lab Workshop is sponsored by the Cloud Computing SIG of IOUG. We are proud to announce our participation at the Georgia Oracle User Group Tech Days on March 15-16, Atlanta, Georgia. Every attendee will be given a Kindle version of the Oracle Cloud Pocket Solutions Guide:

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    The Cloud Experience Technology Hands-on-lab Workshop will start with creating a database in Oracle Cloud. We will also focus on backing up an on-premise database to the cloud and various solutions that’s available from Oracle to backup both Oracle databases and non-Oracle databases. We will discuss complete solution options that you can implement as you make your journey to Oracle Cloud.

    Attendees will :
    • Learn how to set up OS secure authentication, generating private and public keys
    • Learn about various kinds of containers in Oracle Cloud and create a storage container to leverage for the hands-on lab
    • Learn when and how to use the cloud for business projects
    • Learn methods to backup databases to the cloud, configure Oracle Recovery Manager to backup to and restore from the Oracle Cloud.
    • Learn methods to migrate databases to the cloud.
    • Create a database in Oracle Cloud
    • Communicate from on-premise to the database that resides in Oracle Cloud
    • General Q & A with community experts

    We will also discuss real-life solutions addressing security concerns, opening ports, creating database links/communicating with databases in Oracle Cloud, and innovations that Oracle has made to Oracle Cloud in the past 2 years.

  • The Oracle Cloud Experience Technology Hands-on-lab Workshop is sponsored by the Cloud Computing SIG of IOUG. Here’s what the high level agenda will look like for the Great Lakes Oracle Conference which will be held on May 17 and 18 at Cleveland, Ohio. Every attendee will be given a Kindle version of the Oracle Cloud Pocket Solutions Guide:

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    The Cloud Experience Technology Hands-on-lab Workshop will start with creating a database in Oracle Cloud. We will also focus on backing up an on-premise database to the cloud and various solutions that’s available from Oracle to backup both Oracle databases and non-Oracle databases. We will discuss complete solution options that you can implement as you make your journey to Oracle Cloud.

    We will also discuss real-life solutions addressing security concerns, opening ports, creating database links/communicating with databases in Oracle Cloud, and innovations that Oracle has made to Oracle Cloud in the past 2 years.

    Here’s a high level agenda of the Oracle Cloud Experience HOL Workshop for the Great Lakes Oracle Conference on May 17 and 18:

    01:00 – 01:30 – Introduction to Oracle Cloud and Security
    01:30 – 01:45 – Login to on-premise accounts and cloud accounts

    01:45 – 02:15 – Database Cloud Lecture
    02:15 – 03:00 – Hands on Workshop

    03:00 – 03:30 – Oracle Storage Cloud and Database Backup Cloud Lecture
    03:30 – 04:00 – Hands on Lab Workshop

    Normally, this is an all day lecture and hands-on-lab workshop. We have created a special condensed version for the Great Lakes Oracle Conference.

    The Oracle Cloud Solution Guide addresses Oracle Cloud fundamentals, Storage Cloud, Database Cloud, and Oracle Database Backup Cloud, as a quick go-to reference guide, as seen by industry experts. Here’s the outline of the book:
    Introduction to Oracle Cloud
    Review Oracle Cloud Fundamentals
    – Logging into the OPC (for the first time)
    – Discuss how to sign up for a free trial account

    Storage Cloud
    Oracle Storage Cloud Service Fundamentals
    Object Storage
    Archive Storage
    What is a Container
    Defining the Replication Policy
    Setting the Replication Policy

    Demonstrate Cloud SIG’s curl API in action
    What is curl
    Obtaining the Authorization token
    Creating a Container with curl
    Creating an Archive Container with Curl
    Uploading a file with curl
    Listing the Contents of a Container
    Deleting a File in a Container
    How much space have I consumed so far?
    Upload CLI Jar
    Uploading a File Using the uploadcli.jar File

    Oracle Database Cloud
    Provisioning a Database
    * Generating SSH Keys
    SSH’ing to the Database Server as oracle
    SSH’ing to the Database Server as ops and root
    Opening/enabling Port 1521
    Creating a Database Link Between Private Database and Public Database Cloud
    Creating a Secure Tunnel with ssh
    Adding Database Storage to DBaaS

    Oracle Database Backup Cloud
    Show students how and where to download the Database Cloud Backup Module
    Installing the Database Cloud Backup Module
    Configuring RMAN for Backups
    Backing up the Database to OPC
    Discuss how and what is needed to perform backups for Oracle Standard Edition databases
    Best Practices for Backing Up to OPC
    Demonstrate how to restore and recover a database from the RMAN Database Cloud Backup

    Review of Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance
    Logging into the OSCSA
    Best Practices with OSCSA
    Where to find additional documentation
    Quick Demo of Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance

    Posted by: Charles Kim, Oracle ACE Director

  • The Oracle Public Cloud Experience Technology Hand-on-lab Workshop is sponsored by the Cloud Computing SIG of IOUG. Here’s what the high level agenda will look like for the Dallas Cloud Experience Technology Day Workshop being held on December 9th, 2016 at the Oracle Las Colinas office:

    09:30 – 10:00 – Check-in
    10:00 – 10:30 – Registration and cloud account setup for each student
    10:30 – 11:00 – Introduction to Oracle Cloud and SSH Security
    11:00 – 11:30 – Hands on Lab Workshop

    11:30 – 12:00 – Oracle Storage Cloud and Database Backup Cloud Lecture
    12:00 – 12:30 – Hands on Workshop
    12:30 – 13:30 – Provided lunch and work through lunch as needed

    13:30 – 14:00 – Oracle Cloud Customer Case Study
    14:00 – 14:30 – Database Cloud Lecture
    14:30 – 15:30 – Hands on Lab Workshop
    15:30 – 16:00 – Oracle Storage Cloud Storage Appliance Lecture and Demo
    16:00 – 16:15 – Final Questions and Answers

    The outline for the Cloud Experience Technology Workshop will include the following content:
    Introduction to Oracle Cloud
    Review Oracle Cloud Fundamentals
    – Logging into the OPC (for the first time)
    – Discuss how to sign up for a free trial account

    Storage Cloud
    Oracle Storage Cloud Service Fundamentals
    Object Storage
    Archive Storage
    What is a Container
    Defining the Replication Policy
    Setting the Replication Policy

    Demonstrate Cloud SIG’s curl API in action
    What is curl
    Obtaining the Authorization token
    Creating a Container with curl
    Creating an Archive Container with Curl
    Uploading a file with curl
    Listing the Contents of a Container
    Deleting a File in a Container
    How much space have I consumed so far?
    Upload CLI Jar
    Uploading a File Using the uploadcli.jar File

    Oracle Database Cloud
    Provisioning a Database
    * Generating SSH Keys
    SSH’ing to the Database Server as oracle
    SSH’ing to the Database Server as ops and root
    Opening/enabling Port 1521
    Creating a Database Link Between Private Database and Public Database Cloud
    Creating a Secure Tunnel with ssh
    Adding Database Storage to DBaaS

    Oracle Database Backup Cloud
    Show students how and where to download the Database Cloud Backup Module
    Installing the Database Cloud Backup Module
    Configuring RMAN for Backups
    Backing up the Database to OPC
    Discuss how and what is needed to perform backups for Oracle Standard Edition databases
    Best Practices for Backing Up to OPC
    Demonstrate how to restore and recover a database from the RMAN Database Cloud Backup

    Review of Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance
    Logging into the OSCSA
    Best Practices with OSCSA
    Where to find additional documentation
    Quick Demo of Oracle Storage Cloud Software Appliance

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  • Did you miss yesterday’s IOUG session with Oracle Aces about backing up to the cloud? Don’t worry! At the beginning of October, there will be a review of all you missed at Open World.

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  • On Monday, September 12, from 11am-12pm CT join Charles Kim and Nitin Vengurlekar for a webinar previewing Oracle Open World.

    Let us challenge your thoughts about backing up files to Oracle Cloud. Every customer should be considering RMAN backups of their databases to Oracle Cloud (if not already). Backing up the Oracle database to the cloud is just the tip of the iceberg. You have to think outside the box and consider the entire solution and include the non-database files such as middleware backups, documents, reports, logs, etc.

    To register click here.

  • Join us during Oracle Open World, for an Oracle ACES and IOUG Cloud SIG event over Oracle Database Cloud Capabilities on September 18th, from 8-12.

    Start your journey to the Oracle Cloud here, with this intensive Hands On Lab session that will walk you through an Oracle Cloud services trial. Learn how to setup and configure the cloud and migrate data from an on-premise Oracle Database 12 implementation to the cloud. Create a storage container, set up OS secure authentication, and configure RMAN to use the Oracle cloud.

    Agenda:
    8:00 am PT – Registration, Introductions, workshop account setup and instruction.
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm PT – Leader guided cloud instruction with use cases, hands on exercises using Oracle Cloud
    11:15 pm PT – Luncheon for registered attendees
    12:00 pm PT – Wrap up

    To sign up, visit here.

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