Of course for all our customers that use ksplice and enjoy the cool zero downtime patching, theyt might not even have noticed if they ran *as many do* ksplice in automated mode or others just had to issue one single very simple command and they were done. No applications to bring down, no systems to reboot... and still safe, secure, patched, current.
some more specifics on the ksplice blog here.
There's also Time to release. The ksplice patch was available on Tuesday (5/14) while the RPM for the kernel was released on Thursday (5/16) by us and the other similar distributions. No hassle...
Anyway, a few nice things that I personally like in the new release :
(1) html5 client support. In particular, at this time the ipad. So now, I can use my ipad to log into SGD and connect to my apps without having to download and install a client. It just works with the built-in Safari browser. We will expand this over time, right now it's ipad only.
(2) the tta rpm will automatically pull in all dependencies on Oracle Linux 6. So all you need to do is download the tta (sgd) rpm from oracle.com and type yum install tta-5.00-907.i386.rpm. When Oracle Linux is configured to connect to ULN or just go to http://public-yum.oracle.com it will grab all the required OS rpms. This makes it super easy to install and get going.
To download the software, go to http://edelivery.oracle.com, go to the Oracle Desktop Virtualization Products product pack and click on Oracle Secure Global Desktop 5.0 Media Pack.
One simple way around this, is to take one server that's on the same network as the Oracle VM Server's management network, for instance, the Oracle VM Manager system... and install something like TinyProxy on that machine. Then, use that servername as the proxy in Oracle VM Manager when you import a VM, VM Template or VM Assembly.
TinyProxy can be found in the EPEL repository (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL). The tinyproxy RPM will install without issue on Oracle Linux. It is very easy/simple to configure and this can be a good workaround or solution to make it easy to import templates or VMs while the servers are on a more isolated network.
We just released a few new products :
Oracle VDI 3.5
Oracle Sun Ray Software 5.4
plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c for VDI and SRS
The press release is here
Release notes for VDI are here
Release notes for SRS are here