Recently I needed to install Oracle 12.2 with the ASM Filter Driver for some research on an upcoming presentation. With the new image based Oracle Grid installation I expected this to be easy. To be fair, it was fairly easy,…Read More >
Note: This article was updated following Symantec Trust issues earlier in 2018. Sometimes I want to send email from my own databases for testing purposes. Lacking a mail server, I opted to use Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES). SES is…Read More >
The sar (system activity reporter) is a Linux utility that actually started life long ago in System V Unix. In spite of its ancient origins, sar is still quite useful, and has even been enhanced in recent versions of Linux….Read More >
Perhaps you’ve heard of the HyperThread bugs that are found in Intel Kaby Lake and some Skylake processors. (This article is intended for Linux based servers). No? Then you may wish to read this article from the Debian support list:…Read More >
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Jared Still, Pythian Principle Consultant and Oracle ACE, explains how to determine the periods of highest activity using Oracle AWR.Read More >
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