Set Up Exadata for Cloud Control 12.1.0.2

I recently helped setup an Exadata X2-8 Database Machine with the latest version of OEM Cloud Countrol (12.1.0.2). A few documents do exist for this process. However I found a few inconsistencies and problems; I think the existing documents I found were written on older versions of OEM and older versions of the tools. I’m publishing my final procedure here with hopes that it helps you, but as always please cross-reference this with the appropriate documentation before doing anything in your own environment.

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HP Cloud starts to Rain!

So HP Cloud is finally yielding for some beta rain since their announcement late September. It started late September when I signed up for private beta testing. Two weeks ago, I got invited to join the beta and start testing the platform, here’s whats offered.

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Oracle Database Cloud Services: A Few Initial Thoughts

The website for Oracle Database Cloud Services is now online. It’s a hosted database service running Oracle 11gR2. The database can be accessed using a hosted Oracle application server, via JDBC across the Internet, or their own RESTful API a la Amazon. Notably lacking is Oracle’s own TNS network protocol. A lot of the feature set seems to be oriented toward data warehousing applications, including the aforementioned partitioning, bitmap indexes, query rewrite, and star transformations. A few other interesting features

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Let Your Oracle Backups Be Up in the Clouds

There are a lot of discussions going on in the Internet regarding whether we can trust third parties to look after our data. I am not going to add fuel to the fire. I am going to show you how simple it is to backup an Oracle database to the Storage Cloud using the Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) Cloud Module.

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Thoughts on the Cloud

For those of you who have been under a rock for the last several years, there is a buzz-phrase floating around—cloud computing. If you haven’t been paying attention, it is time to wake up. While I could spend an entire blog post—if not several—on a definition of cloud computing, I will be talking only about cloud computing in the sense of companies moving servers from their building or network operations center to running virtual servers in this computing cloud.

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Is Cloud Computing a Trap?

A short post to direct people’s attention to and solicit comments on the following from someone who is admittedly a hero of mine, Richard Stallman. That blockquote links to the article at the Guardian where Stallman is interviewed and quoted. Please follow it to read the article in its entirety.What do you think?

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Business’s Digital Black Cloud

This truly insightful analysis from the Economist details the bind multi-core CPUS are putting software companies into in regards to licensing. Link to article.

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