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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:


UKOUG Technology and E-Business Suite Conference Experience   Leave a comment

On Novemeber 29-December 1st 2010, I was invited to attend UKOUG Technology and E-Business Suite Conference    and give a technical presentation at the conference.   UKOUG (UK Oracle User Group) is one of the  largest Oracle  user groups in Europe.  UKOUG has been offerring its members conferences for over 20 years. This conference event was dedicated for the Oracle Technology & E-Business communities.  The conference was held in International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, UK.

My technical presentation title  was ” Oracle E-Business Suite: migration to Oracle VM Template Based Deployment”.  As we know,  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 the VMs and a new development needs to start on the VMs.  The technical presenation examined some best practices for such an migration and  also explored the method  to create and use the VM templates of customers’  own project specific Oracle E-Business systems for on-going project. On the end  of the presentation, I also covered 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.

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The following conference presentations  have been accepted by the corresponding conference commitees and currently are in planing phrase :

1. Oracle11g R2 Clusterware and RAC: Architecture , Configuration, Troubleshooting  and Case study, Oracle OpenWorld Beijing 2010, Dec 13-16th,2010, Beijing, China

2. Case Study: Implementing the Oracle Grid Computing for Multiple ERP Applications ,Oracle OpenWorld Beijing 2010, Dec 13-16th,2010, Beijing, China.

3. Oracle E-Business Suite: Migration to Oracle VM & template based deployment , UKOUG Conference Series Technology & E-Business Suite 2010, Nov 29th 2010