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My Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Schedule   Leave a comment

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The Oracle OpenWorld 2013 will be held from Sunday September 22 to Thursday September 26. This is my 8th year Oracle OpenWorld experience. Since Oracle OpenWorld 2006, I have given total 16 Oracle OpenWorld presentations in the last 7 Oracle OpenWorld conferences. As usually this year my Oracle OpenWorld participation will start with two days Oracle ACE director Oracle product briefing in Oracle Cooperation Headquarter in Redwood shore on Thursday and Friday . After having a Saturday break, I will start my Oracle OpenWorld 2013 journey which includes six presentation/panel sessions and many meetings and networking activities. The most importantly I will have chances to meet many friends in Oracle community from different parts of the world. Here I list the six sessions that I will present or participate. It is my honor to have the opportunity to co-present these sessions with the great speakers from the Oracle community. And I look forward to having great discussions with those who are interested in the related topics:


1.  Clustering/High Availability with Oracle VM and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: 360 Degrees [UGF9803]
Speakers :
Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Moscone West – 3016


2. Oracle VM and Virtualization Best Practices: Expert Panel Discussion [UGF9809]
Speakers : Tariq Farooq , George Trujillo, Charles Kim , Kai Yu
Sunday, Sep 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Moscone West – 3018

3. Extend Oracle Database Management with Quest Tools from Dell [CON11326]
Speakers: Guy Harrison, Steven Feuerstein, Kai Yu
Monday, Sep 23, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Moscone South – 250

4. Best Practices for Deploying Highly Scalable Virtualized Oracle Applications [CON11257]
Speakers:Tariq Farooq , Kai Yu, AJ Schifano
Monday, Sep 23, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM – Westin San Francisco – Concordia

5. Configuring Database Cloud with Oracle Database 12c on Dell Blades: Methods/Tips [CON11220]
Speakers: David Mar, Kai Yu
Monday, Sep 23, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Moscone South – 250

6. Accelerating OLTP Databases with Flash-Based Storage: Case Studies [CON11235]  
Speakers: Naveen Iyengar, Kai Yu, Guy Harrison
Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Moscone South – 250

Besides of my presentations, I also plan to attend some technical sessions including some OakTableWorld sessions and technical deep dive sessions. I will have some meetings with Oracle engineers and product managers in Oracle virtualization, Oracle RAC and Oracle Linux .

My Experiences with Oracle Cloud and Oracle VM technology   9 comments

It was a great honor for me to recieve the  industry prestigeous award “2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Technologist of the Year for Cloud Architect  ”  from Oracle Mazgine. Although I received this award at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco in early Octorber 2012, the award was officially announced on the  Oracle Magzine’s January/Feburary 2013 issue . im08t0-awards-tech-yu-1875816 - Copy

My original backgroud was Oracle DBA and Oracle Applications DBA. My experiences was mainly  on managing large Oracle RAC databases and Oracle E-Business applications suite running on complex muitple nodes environment such an Oracle Grid.  In late 2008, as a part of addtional responsibilites of  my job, I  started  working on Oracle virtualization technology  specifically   Oracle VM  for X86-64 platform .  Since then Oracle VM has become of one of my favour technologies. Natually I started looking at the best practices of running and deployment Oracle RAC databas, Oracle E-Business  suite applications on the Oracle VM enviroment.  The Oracle OpenWorld 2009 confernece allowed me to give three presentation sessions about  my work on Oracle VM technology:

And the contents of these presentations were also published in three whitepapers:

In 2010, Oracle Introduced the Oracle E-Business Oracle VM template. I was working on  a  project  for which I needed  to  deploy Oracle E-Business Applications on Oracle VM environment . However I noticed that the Oracle EBS VM template downloaded from Oracle was a general template for the Oracle EBS vision instance. For the project, I needed to find out a way to virtualize the exisiting  production Oracle E-Business suite system that currently ran on the physical environment . That is the backround that I came up the solution to  migrate the Oracle EBS suite t to a virtual environment. As a result of the project, I put toegther a whitepaper about this solution:

and also presented this solution at several Oracle conferences:

I also worked on provisioning database and applications using Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Software library and provisioning procedures  It can be considerred the early version of Oracle Cloud application provioning methods. Built in with Oracle Enterprise Grid control 10g, this  method can  quickly provision multiple node Oracle 10g RAC . Some of the early projects were presented at Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences:

As a  part of Oracle Enetrprise Manager 12c cloud beta efforts, I worked with Oracle EM12c product engineers and product managers on a Dell | Oracle joint Oracle cloud project. This project aimed to architect and implement a privare cloud solution based on Oracle VM and managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.  By importing Oracle VM templates into the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c’s software library, on this project we were able to  implement  the self service provisioning of applications  in the Oracle cloud environment using Oracle VM templates. The result of this project was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, right after Oracle officially announced Oracle Enetrprise Manager 12c, total cloud control solution. 

In 2012, as Oracle released new version of Oracle VM 3.0, we upgraded this cloud  to Oracle VM 3.1.1 and implemented the self provisioning multiple tier applications   using Oracle virtual assembilies. the newer version of Oracle cloud was presentated at Oracle Openworld 2012:

Another area I have worked on is the Oracle database cloud based on Oracle RAC technology with or without Oracle VM:

These are some of presentations that  I have given on this area:

2012 Kai Yu’s Oracle Activities Summary   4 comments

Today is the last day of year 2012 and maybe  be the best time to summarize my Oracle related activities in the year.

In 2012, I  have  focused on the following technologies:

  1. Optimizing Oracle database performance using Solid State Drive, specifically the PCIe Flash SSD.
  2. Oracle RAC on Oracle Linux 6.x and Red Hat Linux 6.x
  3. Oracle VM 3.11 and Oracle VM Manager 3.1.1
  4. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
  5. Oracle Infrastructure Cloud
  6. Oracle Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.

As the result of the research and study on these areas, I wrote these five technical whitepapers:

1.  Optimizing OLTP Oracle Database Performance using Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs, Dell TechCenter Blogs, July 31st, 2012

2. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite  through  Oracle OVM , Modified version of the Original conference whitepaper Oracle E-Business Suite: migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment.

3.  Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c,  IOUG Collaborate 12 Conference whitepaper, April ,  2012.

4. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 3.0: Methods/Tips, IOUG Collaborate 12 Conference whitepaper, April ,  2012.

5. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 2.2: Methods and Tips, published in IOUG SELECT Journal Q, 2012 issue.

And I also gave 16 technical presentations on several  technical conferences  including Collaborate 12 (C#12), Oracle OpenWorld 2012(OOW12), Oracle Technology Network Architect Day keynote , EMEA OUG Harmony 2012 , OAUG Connection Point®–Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Fusuon applications in Austin, , OTN Expert+ Conference @NUCES/FAST, 2012 East Coast Oracle Users Group  Conference (ECO#12) , IOUG Virtualization SIG – Online Symposium

  1.  Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and the Best Practices for Installation, Configuration and Upgrade of Enterprise Manager 12c, C#12,
  2. Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 3.0: Methods/Tips, C#12,
  3.  Alternative options to enhance the High Availability, session #840 (HA bootcamp), C#12,
  4. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, C#12
  5. High Availability Infrasturcture for Cloud Computing,  OTN ArchDay Keynote
  6. Oracle 11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture, Configuration, Troubleshooting,  EMEA#12, Finland, 
  7.  Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment,   EMEA#12, Finland, .
  8.  Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment,  EMEA#12,  Latvia. 
  9. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Enterprise Manager 12c , IOUG Webinar
  10.  Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel,  OOW12
  11. High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices, OOW12
  12. Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, OOW12
  13. Oracle VM &  Cloud Computing 360 Degrees,  OTN Expert+ Conference @NUCES/FAST
  14. Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM,  ECO#12
  15. Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c, IOUG vSIG
  16. Oracle on Oracle VM – Expert Panel, IOUG vSIG

In last few months of the year, my focus has been on the new Apress Oracle book “ Expert Oracle RAC” which I co-author with three  industry well-known RAC experts and Oracle ACE directors: Syed Jaffar Hussain, Riyaj Shamsudeen  and Tariq Farooq . I have been working on  the contents including RAC architecture overview, Storage and ASM, Clusterware, Network,   Application Design Issues , Challenges in a Complex RAC Environment.

At Oracle OpenWorld 2012, I was granted the industry prestigious award: 2012 Oracle Excellence Award : Technologist of the Yeafor Cloud Architect by Oracle Magazine.   This award will be officially announced  on Oracle Magazine ‘s January/Feb 2013 issue.

2012 IOUG Virtualization SIG – Online Symposium on Nov 7 and Nov 8   Leave a comment

IOUG Virtualization SIG is going to have a two day Online Symposium on Nov 7 and Nov 8.  All the presentations are online and free. Each presentation will last about 1 hour. The speakers include the experts from the user community or the virtualization product Engineers or product managers from Oracle andVMware. Come to join the opportunity to learn the latest updates of these technologies  from the experts on the fields. 

Here are the agenda:

November 7 – Oracle on Oracle VM
Register Today
10:00am – 10:55am CDT     Oracle on Oracle VM – Expert Panel
11:00am – 11:50am CDT     Maximizing your Virtualized Environment with Oracle VM
12:00pm – 12:50pm CDT     The RAC OVM Templates and the new DeployCluster tool on OVM3
1:00pm – 1:50pm CDT        The Latest on Oracle VM
2:00pm – 2:50pm CDT        Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c

November 8 – Oracle on VMware
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10:00am – 10:55am CDT    Virtualizing Oracle
11:00am – 11:50am CDT    Oracle Virtualization Best Practices from VMware Support
12:00pm – 12:50pm CDT    Virtualization Migration Strategies
1:00pm – 1:50pm  CDT      Storage Best Practices for Oracle on VMware
2:00pm – 2:50pm CDT       Raising the Bar with Oracle on Vblock(tm) Systems

For the deatils of this Online Symposium, please visit this IOUG link: http://www.ioug.org/p/cm/ld/fid=89

I will participate the following two sessions as a panelist and a speaker on Nov 7:

10:00am – 10:55am CDT     Oracle on Oracle VM – Expert Panel 

(Presentation slides Download link: https://kyuoracleblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/oraclevm_360_degrees.pdf)

2:00pm – 2:50pm CDT        Simplifying Application Deployment in Cloud Using Virtual Assemblies and EM 12c

(Presentation slides download link: https://kyuoracleblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/kai_yu__simplifying-application-deployment_in_cloud-using-virtual-assemblies-and-em-12c.pdf)

IOUG Virtualization SIG Call for Presentations   Leave a comment

                                                                                      IOUG Virtualization SIG Call for Presentations

                                                                    Annual IOUG Virtualization Symposium, November 7-8, 2012

The IOUG Virtualization Special Interest Group (SIG) invites you to share your knowledge and experience on virtualization technology at the annual IOUG Virtualization Symposium on November 7-8, 2012.  The speakers are expected to give their presentation for a 1-hour online session through an online conference facility.  No travel is required.  The symposium will run two days with the focus on Oracle–Centric Virtualization, with focus on Oracle VM on the first day VMware virtualization on the second day. We expect 500 attendees to participate this virtual seminar through the web conference.

Your presentations should be technical in nature. If you are interested in speaking at one of the sessions at the seminar, please submit your presentation abstract through this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PVTTYZQ.

The submission deadline is Sunday, August 26, 2012, The acceptance notification will be sent out on Friday, Septmber 7, 2012.

IOUG Virtualization SIG and its First Virtualization Webinar on April 16   Leave a comment

Virtualization is the foundation stone in the Cloud Computing space and an integral part of the IT ecosystem. The IOUG Virtualization SIG is dedicated to communication and information around all areas of virtualization.

The IOUG Virtualization SIG was first established at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.  The main purpose of the SIG is to discuss and share the key challenges, options, and best practices for virtualizing Oracle.  Topics will be discussed freely in this open forum and will touch on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, storage management, Oracle VM, VMware and EMC.

Last week IOUG  announced the nine members of th IOUG Virtualization SIG volunteer leaders for 2012. They are:

  President and Website Chair :   Tariq Farooq  
 Vice President:                              George Trujillo 
 Vendor Liaison Chair:                 Michael Corey
Content and Resource Chair:   Dr. Bert Scalzo
Web Events Chair:                        Kai Yu
Board Liaison:                              Maria Anderson
Member at Large:                      Michael Ault
Member at Large:                    Charles Kim
Member at Large:                   Syed Jaffar Hussain

 To learn more about the Virtualization SIG and the how to be a member of the SIG, go to http://www.ioug.org/virtualization.

IOUG Virtualization SIG is proud to announce the first onlin education webinar:

Upcoming IOUG Virtualization SIG Webinar

Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployments
Monday, April 16, 12-1pm CDT
Speakers: Gregory King and Honglin Su, Oracle
Register today

Abstract : As customers focus on delivering complete solutions, they are looking to virtualization to help them transform the datacenter – moving beyond server consolidation to improving application deployment and management, particularly with Oracle VM 3 which is the latest release of Oracle’s server virtualization solution. In this webcast, you’ll learn the top tips from experts as to how to deploy an Oracle VM x86 server virtualization environment rapidly and reliably to provide an agile infrastructure for making your enterprise applications easier to deploy, easier to manage, and easier to support. If you are an Oracle VM administrator or just learning about Oracle VM, you won’t want to miss this webcast.