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My Presentation Topics at Oracle OpenWorld 2013   Leave a comment

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The six sessions that I will co-present at OOW13 are related to the following technologies: Oracle 12c Pluggable database, Oracle 12c Flex Clusters, Oracle 12c Flex ASM, Oracle VM 3.x, Oracle EM12c,  Oracle E-business applications, Dell Blade servers, Dell Compellent Fibre Channel All Flash Array, Dell PCIe SSDs. Each session will cover specific topics as follow:


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

Topics: Oracle VM 3.2, Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for Infrastructure Cloud management.

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
Topics: Oracle VM 3.2 virtual infrastructure configuration  and management best pratices.

3. Cloud Computing, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Best Practices: Expert Panel [UGF9756]
Speakers: Michael, Ault,Tariq Farooq, George Trujillo,Charles Kim ,Kai Yu  
Sunday, Sep 22, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Moscone West – 3018
Topics: Managing Infrasturcture with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

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

Topics: Oracle VM 3.x and Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Applications on Oracle VM

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

Topics: Database Cloud architecture , Oracle VM for Oracle database, Oracle 12c Flex Cluster/Flex ASM, Oracle 12c pluggable database on Oracle RAC, Dell Blade servers and Dell Compellent Fibre Channel storage for Database Cloud

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

Topics: Dell Compellent All Frash Array for Oracle OLTP database, Dell PCIe SSDs for Oracle OLTP database.

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 .

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Call for Papers Just Open Today!   Leave a comment

Oracle just announced the  Oracle OpenWorld 2013 call for papers  today!

http://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-papers/information/index.html

The call for papers will last about one month and close at Friday, April 12, 11:59 p.m. PDT.  For those of us who want to share their experences and technology inovation at this biggest information technology event in the world, we need to come up some topics and submit to the conference commitee by the April 12th deadline. Since 2006 Oracle OpenWorld when I gave  my very first presentation at this event, I have been very fortune to speak at the conference 16 times. I look forward to having another year to continue my contributions to the conference. 

I listed all  of my previous Oracle OpenWorld presentation for reference.  Here I want to thank the people who also contributed to these presentations including my co-speakers of some sessions, and the conference commitee who gave me the opportunity to present and the audiences who participated and supported me during the presentations.

16.  Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel,  Oracle OpenWorld 2012

 15:  High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices, Oracle OpenWorld 2012

14:  Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, Oracle OpenWorld 2012

 13. Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager ,Oracle OpenWorld 2011

 12.  Upgrading Oracle Enterprise Manager, Using Best Practices , Oracle OpenWorld 2011

11. Consolidate Oracle E-Business Suite Databases in Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Grid: Case Study, Oracle OpenWorld 2011

10. Ensure the High Availability and Stability of Oracle RAC: Storage and Network Side Story ,Oracle OpenWorld2011

9. Oracle11g R2 Clusterware and RAC: Architecture , Configuration, Troubleshooting and Case study, Oracle OpenWorld Beijing 2010,

8. Oracle RAC on Oracle VM Automated Provisioning with Enterprise Manager 11g , Oracle OpenWorld 2010 

7.  Monitoring and Diagnosing Oracle RAC Performance with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Oracle OpenWorld 2010,

6. Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle RAC and Oracle VM: Architecture and Implementation, Oracle OpenWorld 2009

5. Building an Oracle Grid with Oracle VM on Dell Blade Servers and EqualLogic iSCSI storage, Oracle OpenWorld 2009

4. Provisioning Oracle RAC in a Virtualized Environment, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle OpenWorld 2009

3. Case Study: Implementing the Oracle Grid Computing on Dell Hardware for Multiple  ERP Applications, Oracle OpenWorld 2008

2. Automatic Oracle RAC Deployment and Implementing MegaGrid using Oracle EM Provisioning Pack, Oracle OpenWorld 2007

 1. Implementing Oracle Applications 11i on 10g RAC and ASM, Oracle OpenWorld 2006

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.

Virtualizing Oracle E-Business Suite through Oracle VM   1 comment

Oracle VM provides the server virtualization that not only enables high availability and scalability, also simplifies and standardizes the deployment for Oracle E-Business Suite.  To leverage Oracle VM, the existing Oracle E-Business systems on physical servers need to be migrated to the virtual machines  and a new development needs to start on the VMs.  With the support of Oracle engineers, I worked with John Tao from Dell IT Oracle Applications DBA team to design and implement the systematic method to virtualize Oracle Applications E-Business Suites by migrating them from physical servers to Oracle virtual machines, as shown in the following diagram:

This work also allows creating the virtual machines templates based on the customer specific Oracle E-Business systems (EBS) and using these virtual machine templates for deployment of new Oracle EBS . This deployment method replaces the traditional cloning-based Oracle EBS instance creation method with Oracle EBS VM template based deployment. This new deployment has significantly simplified and standardized Oracle Applications E-Business Suite deployment for customers saving them time and money as shown in the following figure:

This method was awarded the “2011 OAUG Innovator of Year Award” by Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG). For the detailed of this method, refer to this whitepaper on this link:

https://kyuoracleblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/virtualizing_oracle-e-business-suite_on_ovm_kai_yu_wp.pdf

 

My Technical Pesentations at EMEA OUG Harmony Conference   1 comment

On May 30-June 1st, I was invited to present  at 3rd EMEA OUG Harmony conference. The conference was held on two locations:  at Aulanko, Hameenlinna , Finland on May 30-May31 and Riga , Lativa on June 1st. My presentations at Finland conference were 1) Oracle11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture and Best Practices of Configuration and Troubleshooting; 2) Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment, while my presentation at Lativa conference site was Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment. 

The session “Oracle11g R2 Clusterware: Architecture and Best Practices of Configuration and Troubleshooting” aimed to provide DBAs some practical understanding and best practices of 11g R2 RAC infrastructure that are crucial to the stability and scalability of the RAC database. In this session I started with some technical discussions on the architecture of 11g R2 Clusterware and ASM; then focused on the shared storage and ASM best practices for OCR/voting disks, ACFS and RAC database files. I  spend some time on configuration of SCAN IP, GNS service and the private interconnect. At the end, I  covered some tips and the diagnostic tools for troubleshooting clusterware issues such as node eviction . Presentation slides can be downloaded from here:

The session “Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment ” discussed the a newly developed method to migrate an existing Oracle E-Business system on physical servers to a virtual environment and also to learn how to create and use the VM templates of customers’ own project specific Oracle E-Business systems for on-going project. The session discussed how to leverage the benefits of Oracle VM such as high availability and scalability and server partitioning for Oracle E-Business suite R12.1 infrastructure. The methods mentioned in this presentation won the 2011 OAUG innovator of the year award.The presentation slides can be downloaded here  for Finland conference and here for Lativa conference.

A great highlight of attending  OUG EMEA Harmony 2012 conferencde  was to meet the legendary relational database researcher and author Chris J Date. I took the photo below while Chirs J Date was giving his keynote presentation “Missing Information”: