• 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.

  • 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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  • 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.