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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.

My participation of Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and my presentations ready for download   2 comments

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is getting close to the  finishing line.  Tomorrow, Thursday Oct 5th will be the last day of the conferecne. The last session will end at 3:15pm followed by the closing ceremony.  My OOW12 trip really started on the Oracle ACE director product briefing in Oracle HQ on last Thursday and Friday. During this two-day product briefing, we were given 16 presentations by Oracle VPs as well as product management  directors that coverred some major product areas.  The topics that fall in my areas included database, cloud, Enterprise Manager, virtualization & Linux, GoldenGate, Oracle EBS. What I am interested in most are Oracle database 12c: pluggable Database, Oracle EBS R12.2 online patching feature, virtualization and cloud features. After the two days product briefing, we took the OTN bus to come to San Francisco downtown in late Friday afternoon to get ready for the OpenWorld conference.

The OOW conference started with the user group day on Sunday Sept 30. I co-presented UGF7700 – Oracle on Oracle VM: Expert Panel  at 12:30pm-2:00pm (click the name to download the presentation). A full room of audiences really showed their enthusiasm on this topic. 

My second presentation was  CON3875 – High-Availability Infrastructure of the Database Cloud: Architecture and Best Practices  at Monday 3:15pm-4:15pm. As usually this HA and database cloud topic attracted a good attentention of the conference audiences who filled up all the seats in  Moscone West- room #3020. Many people requested the presentation slides after the session. The pdf of slides  are  available for download on the link.

My third also the last presentation CON5206 – Simplify App Deployment in the Cloud with Virtual Assemblies and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, was given on Wednesday afternoon 5:00pm-6:00pm.  Although I didn’t get a huge audience like the last two as this was not only a new and advanced topic, also  the last session of the day before  most people were heading to the conference party on the Treasure Island. The people attending this session seemed to be very interested in this topic.  This relative small size of the audiences actually made this session more interactive. The pdf of the presentation can be downloaded through this link.  

Besides of my own presentations, I also attended a few presentations including few  keynotes. This conference has been a really learning and networking opportunity for me. It has been really great to meet some old friends as well as new friends. I have really enjoyed the conference this time as much as my previous 6 times.

My Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Sessions   Leave a comment

Just received an email from the Oracle OpenWorld Content commitee about the schedule of my presentation sessions:

 

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Call for Paper   Leave a comment

On March 14, 2o12, Oracle issued the call for paper for this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference. The call for paper will end on April 9, 2012.

Oracle OpenWorld  is the biggest IT conference. While the  magority of presentations will be given by Oracle speakers,  some percentage of presentation slots  will be allocated for speakers from Oracle community .  According to the Oracle OpenWorld Blog (https://blogs.oracle.com/oracleopenworld/entry/calling_all_papers), each year  more than 3000 submissions compete  for these slots and roughly 18% of the submissions get  accepted.  It is a tough competition! Those lucky winners will get a chance to speak at this prestige IT conference as well as  a free ticket to the conference.

Since 2006 , I have been lucky enough to get at leat one presentation accepted every year.  It has been a really  great experience to attend and speak at the conference.  The following is a list of my OOW presentations (not including panels) since 2006. For this year’s OOW submission, there are a few topics in my mind based on the projects and  the lessons learned  I had  in the past year  and some  projects that I am currently working on.  I will make sure to submit them by April 9th’s deadline. 

OOW 2006: 
 OOW 2007:
OOW 2008: 
 OOW 2009: 
OOW 2010: 

OOW 2010 Beijing:

OOW 2011: