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Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Rock!

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Thanks, Craig.Top 7 Reasons Why Oracle Conferences Rock!
Why take the time and make the effort to attend an Oracle database conference or Oracle user group meeting? We're all busy, so there had better be some super good reasons to make the effort! For me, the benefits definitely exceed the cost.

There are many different conferences to choose from. There are professional conferences, leadership conferences, scientific conferences and business focused conferences. So why an Oracle Database conference? What's the big deal?

This is difficult for me to explain, so I've summarized why I love Oracle conferences into a "Top 7" list.

Number 7. Get free stuff from vendors
I suspect 50% of Oracle DBAs attend conferences because they love getting free stuff. If you want to maximize the good stuff, timing is everything. Get to the booth when the exhibition hall first opens, because vendors have tons of stuff to give away and they are full of energy. Also, just before the exhibition hall closes on the final day show up again. Vendors are tired and want to get rid of as much stuff as possible... and you just happen to be there!

Number 6. Become known in your industryIf you want to focus and excel in your career in a particular area, then pass on what you know. If you hold on to what you learn, no one will know you're an expert but you... and that's lonely. One of the best ways to become known and enjoy conferences is to speak at them. If this is something you want to do, please email me. I'll mentor you. I'm serious.

Number 5. Talk to others, if you want toWant to talk with people who care about Oracle technology as much as you do? Conferences are a great way to break out of your rut and think... and if you want to talk. One of the reasons I like conferences is it gives me a chance to meet with past students.

Number 4. Learn, if you want to
There are always opportunities to learn at conferences. How many times have I heard someone say they were in a lame session. But when I ask if they read the abstract first, they say no. If you want to increase your chances of attending great sessions, read the abstract. Second, look for speakers you like. Third, sit next to the door just in case you need to make a quick exit! The worst you can do is look at the agenda and pick the sessions you want to attend. Do a little research and you'll be surprised how many good sessions there are.


Number 3. Be inspired!How many places can you go to receive inspiration? Not many, is my answer! Because I can chill for a bit at conferences, observe what's going on in our industry and interact with a wide variety of people associated with Oracle technology, I tend to leave with a fresher and more refined view... or better said, "A Wider View." That in itself is worth the cost of any conference.

Number 2. Network with vendors, speakers, colleagues
I take it one step at a time. I always cruise the exhibition halls looking for new products and touching base with the vendors I know. Personally, I like to encourage the new vendors because it is a massive investment for them to exhibit. When I'm cruising, that's where I typically reconnect with students and other DBAs. It's a more comfortable and relaxing environment for me. If you want to speak with an expert face-to-face, a conference is a natural place to do this. If someone walks up to me with an AWR report, I'll make time for them. If they email me the week before, I'll do whatever I can to schedule some time with them.

Number 1. Be with friends
This one is personal. When I'm teaching or consulting, it's very intense and compressed. But at conferences, I get a chance to unwind, sit back, have a beer, and talk. I'm really involved with the IOUG conference and each year I look forward to reconnecting with this small group of friends. It's such a good feeling to be with "Oracle friends" without having to talk... about Oracle. I can just sit and listen without anyone wondering... What's wrong with Craig? You can do the same thing. Find an Oracle user group and volunteer.

Why Attend? Because Oracle conferences rock!There you have it. Seven reasons why Oracle conferences and Oracle User Groups rock! If you're not planning to attend any, you're missing a great way to connect, advance your career, and have a lot of fun. See you there!!

All the best in your Oracle performance work!

Craig.




Categories: DBA Blogs

Behind the Screen with Oracle Support at OpenWorld San Francisco

Chris Warticki - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:40
Get beyond the support interface screen to meet the experts from Oracle Support at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Have a tough question about supporting or upgrading your Oracle products? Looking for best practices for problem prevention, rapid resolution, and product upgrades? Stop by the Stars Bar and speak directly with an expert who can help.

While you’re there, check out one of our 10-minute briefing sessions on the hottest support topics. Here are just a few of the high-impact briefings you can see at this year’s Stars Bar:
  • Proactive Support Best Practices
  • Oracle Platinum Services
  • My Oracle Support Tips & Tricks
  • And many more!


The Support Stars Bar is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall (Booths 3461 and 3908). More details here.

Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.

See you there!

Why the In-Memory Column Store is not used (I)

Karl Reitschuster - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:17

yuuupie!

Now finally after a long period of waiting - and looking presentations and reading blogs I was able to do In-Memory databasing on my own. Having sampled some theoretical background how a a pure In-Memory Db works with SAP HANA; my expectations on the Oracle In-Memory Option were high. Also because Oracle promised it would work without code change, out of the box.

The setup

The Oracle database is located on Sun Solaris Machine with enough memory and 32 Xeon-Cores; The Memory Pool is sized 64G, compared to the rest of the SGA , buffer cache , shared_pool ... 4G, and 300G of data.

My Data Model Checklist book is now available in Spanish – Just in time for #OOW14!

Galo Balda's Blog - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:34

The Data Warrior

Exciting news!

I just got this email from Amazon:

Congratulations, your book “UNA LISTA DE VERIFICACIÓN PARA REALIZAR REVISIONES A LOS DISEÑOS DE MODELOS DE DATOS” is live in the Kindle Store and is currently enrolled in KDP Select. It is available for readers to purchase here.

If you are in Mexico, you can get the book here.

If you are in Spain, you can get it here.

Now, truth is I do NOT speak, read or write Spanish. But my good friend, and Oracle expert, Galo Balda does!

I am very grateful to Galo for putting in the effort to translate my little book so other data professionals around the world could read it in their native language.

You can (and should) follow Galo on Twitter, and on his personal blog in either English or Spanish.

BTW – Galo is speaking at OOW14 too…

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Access Management Alternatives (Part II): OpenDJ for LDAP, EUS and TNSNames

Frank van Bortel - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:43
Directory Service: OpenDJ Installation has been described in a previous part. The question now is to make OpenDJ Oracle compatible, so that it can be used with EUS and TNS names resolution. In fact, I want to be able to install and use TNS Name resolution and Enterprise User Security (EUS) as done before. Clues One clue was already mentioned, the appearance of $ORACLE_HOME/config/EUS/Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Private Storage

Frank van Bortel - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:20
Just a little project I just happened to be upgrading my workstation, and was left with some spare parts. I had some memory modules, an old P5 motherboard, and several AT-style enclosures. Also, I noticed my trusty Synology Diskstation began needing some larger disks. Or maybe it was time to replace it all together? Keeping up indexing my music and photos seems to become quite a daunting task, Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Focus on User Groups at Oracle OpenWorld

David Haimes - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:22

Anyone who reads my blog regularly might be tired of me praising user groups, but I believe it is worth repeating myself.  The type of information sharing you get from user groups is unique and very valuable, it is important for Oracle to support that, be aware of it, but not interfere.  I have been involved with the Oracle Apps User Group via the GL SIG for several years now but I will never push my agenda, I listen, provide information or presentations that are requested and I learn.  Many of my colleagues will tell you the same.  So Sunday is User Group day at OpenWorld and I look forward to seeing a lot of familiar faces and learning something new.  I have a bit of a schedule crunch this year, 12 months ago I committed to run the 5k “Dolphin Dash” School fundraiser with my 8 year old son, I didn’t think for a minute it would fall on the same date as OpenWorld.  So I have to run a 5k at 9am and then dash into San Francisco to present at the GL SIG for 11am, if I arrive in my running gear, still sweating please accept my apologies.  I will stay around for more of the sessions and always I will be active on twitter, so you can find me that way too.

At the GL SIG I’ll be talking about and briefly showing the new Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service, which I am very excited about.  You will also hear from Lakshmi Sampath from Dell about SLA on their upgrade to R12.  The full agenda is below, I hope to see a lot of you there.

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Agenda GL-SIG @ OpenWorld 2014 on Sunday, September 28th, 11.00am
Location – Moscone W – 3005

Agenda

  1. Introduction to the SIG
  2. Proactive support presentation
  3. Sponsor message (Excel4Apps)
  4. Lakshmi (SLA on Upgrade @ Dell)
  5. David Haimes new Accounting Hub Cloud Reporting Service
  6. Open questions

We will be joined by our Oracle colleagues to tell us about ProActive support and their leading practices to deliver content and help to the Oracle user community.
Excel4Apps will be helping us by sponsoring the meeting at this conference.

In the past many oracle apps customers have looked elsewhere for their reporting needs – until now – see a preview of “Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service”. See how many finance users are using their favorite tools for reporting – Smartview, Cubes, and related functionality to get their financials.  Fusion Account Hub Reporting Cloud Service is a new subscription service provides out of the box integration with EBS R12 General Ledger for reporting.  This session will provide an introduction to the new service, how it connects, works with EBS data, the reporting capabilities available and what it does and does not support.  Come listen to David Haimes, Senior Director, Financials Product Development t alk about the new service.

Hear what Lakshmi Sampath from Dell has to say about their upgrade to R12. The presentation covers the R12 Upgrade Case-Study at Dell providing details on what happens during upgrade to R12 in various subledgers (PO, AP, AR, PA, FA) with respect to SLA. This presentation will also provide details on strategies for data conversion to SLA model during upgrade, and cover critical lessons learned during the upgrade @ DELL.

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Categories: APPS Blogs

OED 12c

Nuno Souto - Tue, 2014-09-23 03:51
Yeah...    Aka: Oracle Enterprise Damager... For those who might not know - yes indeed, a few of the so-called "cognoscenti" are not all-knowing! - we've been engaged in using grid control to monitor all our db servers for quite a while. That's both MSSQL and Oracle RDBMS servers.  For 4 years now! In a nutshell and to cut a very long story short:  - we started with 10g.  The lesser said Noonshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04285930853937157148noreply@blogger.com2

OOW - Focus On Support and Services for Siebel CRM

Chris Warticki - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:00
 
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

Customer Success Story: State of Michigan, MAGI Case Study
Beth Long, Project Manager, Cgi Technologies and Solutions Inc.
Sue Doby, Senior Director, Public Sector Consulting, Oracle
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3* CON2747
Best Practices for Maintaining Siebel CRM
PREM Lakshmanan, Senior Director Customer Support, Oracle
Iain Mcgonigle, Senior Director, Customer Support, Oracle
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Moscone West - 3009 CON8314
  
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our web site for more details: http://www.oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 01

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

What I felt sad about last night

FeuerThoughts - Mon, 2014-09-22 07:16
A few weeks ago, I moved my office into the basement. That was a big change. That room upstairs, with big windows looking out onto Pratt Ave was where I'd spent almost all of my professional career (we moved to the house in 1992, three months before leaving Oracle for a consulting gig), wrote my books (including the first, Oracle PL/SQL Programming, that changed the course of my life), built the software (Xray Vision for SQL Forms 3, QNXO, Qute, PL/Vision, Code Tester for Oracle, Quest CodeGen Utility, etc.), did the webinars, wrote 1000+ quizzes for the PL/SQL Challenge.

But you know what? Bye, bye, no big deal. Change is good (like this change: Veva and I are taking ballroom dancing classes. I will learn what to do with my feet when I dance!).

I like my cave, I mean, office. It's spacious, and I can make as much noise as I want. Which is very important, since I will be churning out lots of really noisy videos about PL/SQL and my latest dance moves. 

I'm getting my artwork up on the walls:


My father did the painting on the bottom left. It has a lot of power and feeling. My dry cleaner created the beautiful painting on top.

I re-established my sand table with beautiful pieces by Terry Hogan, and many other shells and coral from the sea:


And I put some of my awards and other mementos up on shelves that used to hold a small library of science fiction/fantasy books:


So, yes, settling in to my new office. And last night I started nailing up corkboard tiles to the thick wood paneling, so I could pin up photos of my granddaughter, Loey. Oh, I suppose other people, too. But Loey mainly, because she is the light of my life, and oh my she is a bright light.


In any case, as I hammered the tiny nails needed to hold up the corkboard, I became aware that I felt kind of down, as if the day had not gone well. Why would I be feeling that way? It had been a good day. And then I (the conscious part of me) realized that the non-conscious part of me was feeling bad about having broken a branch in the woods earlier in the day.

That sounds kind of weird, right? I mean, seriously, how bad are humans supposed to feel about breaking the branch of a tree? It's not like they'd notice, right?

But it made perfect sense to me, so I decided to share with you why a broken branch would set my brain to brooding, thereby giving you a sense of how I see the world these days.

As to why anyone should care what I think of the world, well, I leave that entirely up to the reader. No readers, then no one cares. :-) 

As soon as the thought (brooding about broken branch) broke into my consciousness, I immediately knew it was true (that happens to you, too, right? You can instantly sense that a thought is correct. Now try thinking about what is going on in your brain for this to happen and how much of your brain is the "I" that is you). 

You see, I had earlier been thinking back over to when I was in the woods this morning cutting down buckthorn. At one point a rather large tree came down hard against a nearby native tree I was working to rescue. 

To my great dismay, one of its branches was caught by the twisty, grabby buckthorn. It snapped and hung loosely. I did that. That was probably two years' new growth, hard work against buckthorn. And I killed it. 

That bummed me out (and still does), but I reminded myself that I have to accept that even when I move carefully and always safely, I cannot always control where a large tree will fall. I will make mistakes and there will be setbacks. But I just have to keep going.

"Going where?" you might ask. I have developed a new, very strong compulsion: to rescue trees. To do what I can with my own hands, with my own time, with, in other words, a solid chunk of my life, to heal some of the damage we humans inflict on our co-inhabitants and the planet itself.

I think about it as direct and positive action, a principle I attempt to follow in all aspects of my life these days.

Here in Chicago, buckthorn - an invasive import from northern Europe - grows aggressively, crowding out the native trees. In particular, they don't allow young trees, the saplings, the next generation of the natives, to survive. And as the buckthorn grows taller,  it also kills off the lower branches of the mature trees. 

Buckthorn is really an impressive, powerful, successful species. I admire it greatly - and I cut down on the order of 200 buckthorn trees a week (many of them quite small, but not all). Contradiction? Not at all. A necessary corrective action to human abuse of our world. We travel about, carrying with us the seeds (and ballast and larvae) of destruction for many ecosystems.

I do not want to lose our native trees (and even the non-invasive imports). I want my children and grandchildren to enjoy forests. I want to respect trees, since we could never have evolved to what we are today without trees. And even today the forests of the world are absolutely critical to the functioning of the global ecosystem(s).

I want to treat trees with respect and do penance for our cutting down 95% of the trees in the continental US. So I go out and rescue trees. It is now my only form of exercise and it keeps me in great shape - especially for picking up, carrying and playing with Loey. She loves for me to hang her upside down by her ankles and swing her like a pendulum. She trusts me implicitly. I love that.

Sorry, you must be wondering: what is the point of all this? 

To give me an opportunity to marvel at the current state of my life, in which I have quite an intimate relationship with trees. I study them, I read them. Really, it's quite amazing. I can go into the woods now, look at how a native tree's branch has withered, identify the buckthorn that is doing the damage, and actually play it out in my mind's eye: years of slow growth, of slow-motion battle, and of losing it to the buckthorn. Everywhere I look, I find the trees telling their stories.

My greatest joy is to uncover a small sapling that was so completely surrounded and covered by buckthorn I didn't even see it there when I started cutting. Then I open it to the sun and the wind. I did this with a lovely 15 foot tall maple sapling last week. I will be visiting it (and hundreds of other trees) each year now, making sure the buckthorn (and grapevine) leaves it alone, allowing it to grow to a big, thick, incredibly strong and life-giving tree.

There, right there, that's what I marvel at: I know that the 10+ hours I spend each week in the woods rescuing trees will mean that 20 years from now there will be trees with a diameter of a foot or more that simply would not be there if it hadn't been for my effort and my attention paid to something other than human stuff.

That makes me feel happy and less guilty about my consumption (and indirect killing of many, many trees). It gives me a purpose in life, besides family and work.

I plan to rescue trees for as long as my body is able to do the work.

Anyone care to join me?





Categories: Development

Where is my space on Linux filesystem?

Surachart Opun - Mon, 2014-09-22 06:06
Not Often, I checked about my space after made filesystem on Linux. Today, I have made Ext4 filesystem around 460GB, I found it 437GB only. Some path should be 50GB, but it was available only 47GB.
Thank You @OracleAlchemist and @gokhanatil for good information about it.
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV   50G   52M   47G   1% /u01
Reference  - It's for specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for the super-user. This avoids fragmentation, and allows root-owned daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to function correctly after non-privileged processes are prevented from writing to the  filesystem. The default percentage is 5%.
After I found out more information. Look like we can set it to zero, but we should not set it to zero for /,/var,/tmp or which path has lots of file creates and deletes.
If you set the reserved block count to zero, it won't affect
performance much except if you run for long periods of time (with lots
of file creates and deletes) while the filesystem is almost full
(i.e., say above 95%), at which point you'll be subject to
fragmentation problems.  Ext4's multi-block allocator is much more
fragmentation resistant, because it tries much harder to find
contiguous blocks, so even if you don't enable the other ext4
features, you'll see better results simply mounting an ext3 filesystem
using ext4 before the filesystem gets completely full.
If you are just using the filesystem for long-term archive, where
files aren't changing very often (i.e., a huge mp3 or video store), it
obviously won't matter.
- Ted
Example: Changed reserved-blocks-percentage 
[root@mytest01 u01]# df -h /u01
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV   50G   52M   47G   1% /u01
[root@mytest01 u01]# tune2fs -m 1 /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV
tune2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
Setting reserved blocks percentage to 1% (131072 blocks)
[root@mytest01 u01]# df -h /u01
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV   50G   52M   49G   1% /u01
[root@mytest01 u01]# tune2fs -m 5 /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV
tune2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
Setting reserved blocks percentage to 5% (655360 blocks)
[root@mytest01 u01]# df -h /u01
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV   50G   52M   47G   1% /u01Finally, I knew it was reserved for super-user. Checked more for calculation.
[root@ottuatdb01 ~]# df -m /u01
Filesystem                  1M-blocks  Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV     50269    52     47657   1% /u01
[root@ottuatdb01 ~]#  tune2fs -l /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U01LV |egrep  'Block size|Reserved block count'
Reserved block count:     655360
Block size:               4096

Available = 47657MB
Used = 52M
Reserved Space = (655360 x 4096) / 1024 /1024 = 2560MB 
Total = 47657 + 2560 + 52 = 50269 

OK.. I felt good after it cleared for me. Somehow, I believe On Hug space, 5% of the filesystem blocks reserved that's too much. We can reduce it.

Other Links:
https://www.redhat.com/archives/ext3-users/2009-January/msg00026.html
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/7950/reserved-space-for-root-on-a-filesystem-why
http://linux.die.net/man/8/tune2fs
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ext4#Remove_reserved_blocks

Categories: DBA Blogs

Extend linux partition on vmware

Surachart Opun - Mon, 2014-09-22 03:24
It was a quiet day, I worked as System Administrator and installed Oracle Linux on Virtual Machine guest. After installed Operating System, I wanted to extend disk on guest. So, I extended disk on guest. Anyway, I came back in my head what I was supposed to do on Linux then ? 
- Create new disk (and Physical Volume) and then add in Volume Group.
Checked my partition:
[root@mytest01 ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 697.9 GB, 697932185600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 84852 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061d87
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         131     1048576   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2             131       78326   628096000   8e  Linux LVM
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda2
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  PV Size               599.00 GiB / not usable 3.00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              153343
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          153343
  PV UUID               AcujnG-5XVc-TWWl-O4Oe-Nv03-rJtc-b5jUlW
I thought I should be able to extend (resize) /dev/sda2 - Found out on the Internet, get some example.

- Extend Physical Volume (Chose this idea)
Started to do it: Idea is Deleting/Recreating/run "pvresize".
[root@mytest01 ~]# fdisk /dev/sda
WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to
         switch off the mode (command 'c') and change display units to
         sectors (command 'u').
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 697.9 GB, 697932185600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 84852 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061d87
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         131     1048576   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2             131       78326   628096000   8e  Linux LVM
Command (m for help): d
Partition number (1-4): 2
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 697.9 GB, 697932185600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 84852 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061d87
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         131     1048576   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
Command (m for help): n
Command action
   e   extended
   p   primary partition (1-4)
p
Partition number (1-4): 2
First cylinder (131-84852, default 131):
Using default value 131
Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (131-84852, default 84852):
Using default value 84852
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 697.9 GB, 697932185600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 84852 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061d87
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         131     1048576   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2             131       84852   680524090   83  Linux
Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1-4): 2
Hex code (type L to list codes): L
 0  Empty           24  NEC DOS         81  Minix / old Lin bf  Solaris
 1  FAT12           39  Plan 9          82  Linux swap / So c1  DRDOS/sec (FAT-
 2  XENIX root      3c  PartitionMagic  83  Linux           c4  DRDOS/sec (FAT-
 3  XENIX usr       40  Venix 80286     84  OS/2 hidden C:  c6  DRDOS/sec (FAT-
 4  FAT16 <32m 85="" boot="" br="" c7="" extended="" inux="" nbsp="" prep="" yrinx=""> 5  Extended        42  SFS             86  NTFS volume set da  Non-FS data
 6  FAT16           4d  QNX4.x          87  NTFS volume set db  CP/M / CTOS / .
 7  HPFS/NTFS       4e  QNX4.x 2nd part 88  Linux plaintext de  Dell Utility
 8  AIX             4f  QNX4.x 3rd part 8e  Linux LVM       df  BootIt
 9  AIX bootable    50  OnTrack DM      93  Amoeba          e1  DOS access
 a  OS/2 Boot Manag 51  OnTrack DM6 Aux 94  Amoeba BBT      e3  DOS R/O
 b  W95 FAT32       52  CP/M            9f  BSD/OS          e4  SpeedStor
 c  W95 FAT32 (LBA) 53  OnTrack DM6 Aux a0  IBM Thinkpad hi eb  BeOS fs
 e  W95 FAT16 (LBA) 54  OnTrackDM6      a5  FreeBSD         ee  GPT
 f  W95 Ext'd (LBA) 55  EZ-Drive        a6  OpenBSD         ef  EFI (FAT-12/16/
10  OPUS            56  Golden Bow      a7  NeXTSTEP        f0  Linux/PA-RISC b
11  Hidden FAT12    5c  Priam Edisk     a8  Darwin UFS      f1  SpeedStor
12  Compaq diagnost 61  SpeedStor       a9  NetBSD          f4  SpeedStor
14  Hidden FAT16 <3 63="" ab="" arwin="" boot="" br="" f2="" hurd="" nbsp="" or="" secondary="" sys="">16  Hidden FAT16    64  Novell Netware  af  HFS / HFS+      fb  VMware VMFS
17  Hidden HPFS/NTF 65  Novell Netware  b7  BSDI fs         fc  VMware VMKCORE
18  AST SmartSleep  70  DiskSecure Mult b8  BSDI swap       fd  Linux raid auto
1b  Hidden W95 FAT3 75  PC/IX           bb  Boot Wizard hid fe  LANstep
1c  Hidden W95 FAT3 80  Old Minix       be  Solaris boot    ff  BBT
1e  Hidden W95 FAT1
Hex code (type L to list codes): 8e
Changed system type of partition 2 to 8e (Linux LVM)
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sda: 697.9 GB, 697932185600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 84852 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00061d87
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         131     1048576   83  Linux
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2             131       84852   680524090   8e  Linux LVM
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 16: Device or resource busy.
The kernel still uses the old table. The new table will be used at
the next reboot or after you run partprobe(8) or kpartx(8)

Syncing disks. -- I chose to "Reboot" :-) --[root@mytest01 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda2
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  PV Size               599.00 GiB / not usable 3.00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              153343
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          153343
  PV UUID               AcujnG-5XVc-TWWl-O4Oe-Nv03-rJtc-b5jUlW
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvresize /dev/sda2
  Physical volume "/dev/sda2" changed
  1 physical volume(s) resized / 0 physical volume(s) not resized
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda2
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  PV Size               599.00 GiB / not usable 2.00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              153343
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          153343
  PV UUID               AcujnG-5XVc-TWWl-O4Oe-Nv03-rJtc-b5jUlW
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# reboot
.
.
.
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda2
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  PV Size               599.00 GiB / not usable 2.00 MiB
  Allocatable           yes (but full)
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              153343
  Free PE               0
  Allocated PE          153343
  PV UUID               AcujnG-5XVc-TWWl-O4Oe-Nv03-rJtc-b5jUlW
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvresize  /dev/sda2
  Physical volume "/dev/sda2" changed
  1 physical volume(s) resized / 0 physical volume(s) not resized
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvdisplay
  --- Physical volume ---
  PV Name               /dev/sda2
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  PV Size               649.00 GiB / not usable 1.31 MiB
  Allocatable           yes
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              166143
  Free PE               12800
  Allocated PE          153343
  PV UUID               AcujnG-5XVc-TWWl-O4Oe-Nv03-rJtc-b5jUlW
Note: This case I had 2 partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). So, it was a good idea extending Physical Disk. However, I thought creating physical volume and adding in Volume Group, that might be safer. 

Finally, I had VolGroup0 with new size, then extended Logical Volume.
[root@mytest01 ~]# df -h /u02
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV  460G   70M  437G   1% /u02
[root@mytest01 ~]# lvdisplay /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/VolGroup0/U02LV
  LV Name                U02LV
  VG Name                VolGroup0
  LV UUID                8Gdt6C-ZXQe-dPYi-21yj-Fs0i-6uvE-vzrCbc
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time mytest01.pythian.com, 2014-09-21 16:43:50 -0400
  LV Status              available
  # open                 1
  LV Size                467.00 GiB
  Current LE             119551
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           252:2

[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# vgdisplay
  --- Volume group ---
  VG Name               VolGroup0
  System ID
  Format                lvm2
  Metadata Areas        1
  Metadata Sequence No  7
  VG Access             read/write
  VG Status             resizable
  MAX LV                0
  Cur LV                4
  Open LV               3
  Max PV                0
  Cur PV                1
  Act PV                1
  VG Size               649.00 GiB
  PE Size               4.00 MiB
  Total PE              166143
  Alloc PE / Size       153343 / 599.00 GiB
  Free  PE / Size       12800 / 50.00 GiB
  VG UUID               thGxdJ-pCi2-18S0-mrZc-cCJM-2SH2-JRpfQ5
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# -- Should use "e2fsck" in case resize (shrink). This case no need.
[root@mytest01 ~]# e2fsck -f  /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV 
e2fsck 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
Pass 1: Checking inodes, blocks, and sizes
Pass 2: Checking directory structure
Pass 3: Checking directory connectivity
Pass 4: Checking reference counts
Pass 5: Checking group summary information
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV: 11/30605312 files (0.0% non-contiguous), 1971528/122420224 blocks
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# pvscan
  PV /dev/sda2   VG VolGroup0   lvm2 [649.00 GiB / 50.00 GiB free]
  Total: 1 [649.00 GiB] / in use: 1 [649.00 GiB] / in no VG: 0 [0   ]
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# lvextend -L +50G /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV
  Extending logical volume U02LV to 517.00 GiB
  Logical volume U02LV successfully resized
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]#  resize2fs /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV
resize2fs 1.43-WIP (20-Jun-2013)
Resizing the filesystem on /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV to 135527424 (4k) blocks.
The filesystem on /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV is now 135527424 blocks long.
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]#
[root@mytest01 ~]# lvdisplay /dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Path                /dev/VolGroup0/U02LV
  LV Name                U02LV
  VG Name                VolGroup0
  LV UUID                8Gdt6C-ZXQe-dPYi-21yj-Fs0i-6uvE-vzrCbc
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Creation host, time mytest01.pythian.com, 2014-09-21 16:43:50 -0400
  LV Status              available
  # open                 0
  LV Size                517.00 GiB
  Current LE             132351
  Segments               2
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     auto
  - currently set to     256
  Block device           252:2
[root@mytest01 ~]#

[root@mytest01 ~]# df -h /u02
Filesystem                   Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup0-U02LV  509G   70M  483G   1% /u02

Note: resize2fs can use online, If the filesystem is mounted, it  can  be  used  to expand  the size of the mounted filesystem, assuming the kernel supports on-line resizing.  (As of this writing, the Linux 2.6 kernel supports on-line resize for filesystems mounted using ext3 and ext4.).

Look like today, I learned too much about linux partitioning. 
Categories: DBA Blogs

★ Oracle to Unveil Database Cloud Service 2.0 at OpenWorld

Eddie Awad - Sun, 2014-09-21 18:22

Oracle Database Cloud Service

Michael Hickins:

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014, the company will roll out its new Database Cloud Service — a new multi-tenant database-as-a-service offering that will let customers migrate their existing apps and databases to the cloud “with the push of a button,” said Ellison. Data will be compressed ten to one and encrypted for secure and efficient transfer to the cloud, with no reprogramming. “Every single Oracle feature — even our latest high-speed in-memory processing — is included in the Oracle Cloud Database Service,” Ellison said. “Hundreds of thousands of customers and ISVs have been waiting for exactly this. Database is our largest software business and database will be our largest cloud service business.”

If you are attending Oracle OpenWorld this year and you are interested in the cloud (who isn’t nowadays?!) here are a few sessions focused on Database as a Service. I will be attending a few of them too.

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3 film non-meme

Greg Pavlik - Sun, 2014-09-21 16:09
Riffing off previous post - was discussing with my wife last evening what we thought the three best "recent" films we had seen were. Here's my list:

1) Jia Zhangke's A Touch of Sin.

Reason: this is a powerful, powerful film that explores the effects of radical individualism, and economic inequality and of the overturning of normal, local, rooted communities. Banned by the Chinese government, it is as much a critique of the values of neoliberalism globally as it is of the current Chinese economic experiment.

2) Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful.

Reason: a moving exploration of responsibility and ethics in the face of poverty, hopelessness and impending death. What do we make of the human spirit and our obligations to each other - and our obligations in the face of The Other?  Javier Bardem was birthed for this role - fantastic acting.

3) Pavel Lungin's The Island.

Reason: who is guilty before whom and for what? Take a director of Jewish background, give him a story that is loosely inspired by a hagiography of the fool-for-Christ Feofil of the Kieven Caves, and cast a retired-rock-star-current-recluse (Pyotr Mamonov) as a Orthodox monastic in the far north of Russia, and I would have quite low expectations for the outcome. What Lungin produced is instead not only his best film but I think one of the best films of the last 20 years.

This is not my kingdom

FeuerThoughts - Sun, 2014-09-21 15:27
I don't know most people in Chicago on an individual basis, but of all the people I don't know, my favorite Chicagoans are scavengers. They roam the alleys in beat up pickup trucks, with various kinds of makeshift walls extended above the bed.

They grab anything made of metal and anything with the possibility of value. They reduce the amount of garbage going to landfills and I thank them very much for doing this.

Driving the other day, passed one such truck with a hand-lettered sign nailed to the wooden side wall. It said:

This is not my kingdom.
Just passing through.


Categories: Development

Focus on Oracle Social Network at OpenWorld

David Haimes - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:49

This is the first of a series of posts I am planning leading up to Oracle OpenWorld which starts in less than a week.  I have a few different focus areas this year, so I’ll write a little about each of them.

I’ve been talking about collaboration in ERP for quite some time and was also very flattered to have TheAppsLab and Ultan (@ultan) for the UX team cover what we have done in their blogs too.  I call it Socializing the Finance Department, it isn’t about more Pot Luck Lunches and after work drinks, it is about using social tools in a secure and efficient manner, embedded in your ERP system, tied to your transactions and business flows to make you more productive.

The Oracle Social Network(OSN) is part of the infrastructure we build our cloud applications on, so it is pervasive in our cloud apps.  There are a lot of good sessions, see here for the complete OSN list.  I will be on a panel discussing the best use cases for social in enterprise applications, Tuesday September 30th 5pm – 5:45pm  – Moscone West – 3022, full details here.

We won’t be doing a demo, but here is one video to give you a taste of what we will discuss, or check out my post Can chatting make us more productive? for another video.  If you catch during the #oow week, I’m usually happy to show this off, so feel free to ask me.


Categories: APPS Blogs

OOW - Focus On Support and Services for Server, Storage and Solaris

Chris Warticki - Fri, 2014-09-19 09:00
 
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

Conference Sessions

Oracle Solaris: Best Practices for Maintenance and Upgrades
Walter Fisch, Director, Solaris & Network Domain, Oracle
Alfred Mayerhofer, Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Intercontinental - Grand Ballroom A CON8312
Sys Admin Best Practices: Maintaining Oracle Server and Storage Systems
Daniel Green, Sr Technical Support Engineer, Oracle
Jeff Nieusma, Senior Principal Engineer, Oracle
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Intercontinental - Intercontinental C CON8313
Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Conference Sessions

System Support: Learn How to Automate Service Requests and Improve Resolution Time
Remco Lengers, Sr. Manager Proactive Support, Oracle
Michael Mcdonnell, X86 & ES Automation Lead, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Marriott Marquis - Salon 1/2/3* CON9132
  
My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Monday, Sep 29

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center. Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our web site for more details: http://www.oracle.com/goto/mondaymix 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Oracle Support Stars Bar & Mini Briefing Center

Monday, Sep 29

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Tuesday, Sep 30

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

Wednesday, Oct 01

Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions, learn about proactive support tools and advanced support offerings, and win a prize at one of our 10-minute mini-briefings where you are sure to leave with valuable tips and best practices based on our experience supporting Oracle customers around the globe. 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM Moscone West Exhibition Hall, 3461 and 3908

To secure a seat in a session, please use Schedule Builder to add to your Schedule.

Switch CentOS to Oracle Linux - centos2ol.sh

Surachart Opun - Fri, 2014-09-19 05:15
My time has used much with Linux. Some people asked to move from CentOS to Oracle Linux somehow. I used to believe it easy to do like that. Anyway, It'd better to test. 
I focused on 2 links.
https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos/
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/E37355/html/ol_switch_yum.html

Oracle introduces centos2ol.sh script that can convert CentOS 5 and 6 systems to Oracle Linux. After that run "yum upgrade" again.
[root@test-centos ~]# uname -r
2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64
[root@test-centos ~]# cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
[root@test-centos ~]# curl -O https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos2ol.sh
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  6523  100  6523    0     0   3453      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 17534
[root@test-centos ~]# sh centos2ol.sh
Checking for required packages...
Checking your distribution...
Looking for yumdownloader...
Finding your repository directory...
Downloading Oracle Linux yum repository file...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  4233  100  4233    0     0   3507      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--  4724
Removing unsupported packages...
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Setting up Remove Process
Resolving Dependencies
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---> Package libreport-plugin-reportuploader.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                   | 1.2 kB     00:00
ol6_UEK_latest/primary                                                                                                                           |  16 MB     00:08
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                       | 1.4 kB     00:00
ol6_latest/primary                                                                                                                               |  41 MB     00:21
Dependencies Resolved
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 Package                                        Arch                  Version                             Repository                                               Size
========================================================================================================================================================================
Removing:
 libreport-plugin-rhtsupport                    x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 74 k
Removing for dependencies:
 abrt                                           x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                706 k
 abrt-addon-ccpp                                x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                189 k
 abrt-addon-kerneloops                          x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 25 k
 abrt-addon-python                              x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 20 k
 abrt-cli                                       x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                0.0
 abrt-libs                                      x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 24 k
 abrt-tui                                       x86_64                2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 15 k
 libreport                                      x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                1.2 M
 libreport-cli                                  x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 26 k
 libreport-compat                               x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                7.4 k
 libreport-plugin-kerneloops                    x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 18 k
 libreport-plugin-logger                        x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 23 k
 libreport-plugin-mailx                         x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 32 k
 libreport-plugin-reportuploader                x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 32 k
 libreport-python                               x86_64                2.0.9-19.el6.centos                 @anaconda-CentOS-201311272149.x86_64/6.5                 72 k
Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Remove       16 Package(s)
Installed size: 2.4 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Erasing    : abrt-cli-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 1/16
  Erasing    : abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                    2/16
  Erasing    : abrt-addon-ccpp-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                          3/16
  Erasing    : abrt-tui-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 4/16
  Erasing    : abrt-addon-python-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        5/16
  Erasing    : abrt-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                     6/16
  Erasing    : abrt-libs-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                7/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              8/16
  Erasing    : libreport-cli-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                            9/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-logger-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                 10/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-mailx-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                  11/16
  Erasing    : libreport-compat-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        12/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-reportuploader-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                         13/16
  Erasing    : libreport-plugin-rhtsupport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                             14/16
  Erasing    : libreport-python-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        15/16
  Erasing    : libreport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                               16/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-mailx-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                   1/16
  Verifying  : libreport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                2/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-logger-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                  3/16
  Verifying  : abrt-tui-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                 4/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              5/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-rhtsupport-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                              6/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                    7/16
  Verifying  : libreport-compat-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                         8/16
  Verifying  : abrt-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                     9/16
  Verifying  : abrt-libs-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                               10/16
  Verifying  : libreport-python-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                        11/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-python-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                       12/16
  Verifying  : libreport-plugin-reportuploader-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                         13/16
  Verifying  : abrt-cli-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                                14/16
  Verifying  : libreport-cli-2.0.9-19.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                           15/16
  Verifying  : abrt-addon-ccpp-2.0.8-21.el6.centos.x86_64                                                                                                         16/16
Removed:
  libreport-plugin-rhtsupport.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
Dependency Removed:
  abrt.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                   abrt-addon-ccpp.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                 abrt-addon-kerneloops.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos
  abrt-addon-python.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos      abrt-cli.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos                        abrt-libs.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos
  abrt-tui.x86_64 0:2.0.8-21.el6.centos               libreport.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos                       libreport-cli.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
  libreport-compat.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos       libreport-plugin-kerneloops.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos     libreport-plugin-logger.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
  libreport-plugin-mailx.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos libreport-plugin-reportuploader.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos libreport-python.x86_64 0:2.0.9-19.el6.centos
Complete!
Backing up and removing old repository files...
Downloading Oracle Linux release package...
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Determining fastest mirrors
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                                  351/351
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                                  26103/26103
oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                     |  22 kB     00:00
redhat-release-server-6Server-6.5.0.1.0.1.el6.x86_64.rpm                                                                                         | 2.6 kB     00:00
Switching old release package with Oracle Linux...
warning: oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ec551f03: NOKEY
Installing base packages for Oracle Linux...
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Determining fastest mirrors
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                   | 1.2 kB     00:00
ol6_UEK_latest/primary                                                                                                                           |  16 MB     00:09
ol6_UEK_latest                                                                                                                                                  351/351
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                       | 1.4 kB     00:00
ol6_latest/primary                                                                                                                               |  41 MB     00:21
ol6_latest                                                                                                                                                  26103/26103
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.el6 will be updated
---> Package basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.0.1.el6 will be an update
---> Package grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.el6_5 will be updated
---> Package grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5 will be an update
---> Package grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.el6 will be updated
---> Package grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.0.4.el6 will be an update
---> Package initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4 will be updated
---> Package initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4 will be an update
---> Package oracle-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-1.0.1.el6 will be obsoleting
---> Package oraclelinux-release-notes.x86_64 0:6Server-11 will be installed
---> Package plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1 will be updated
---> Package plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: plymouth-core-libs = 0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 for package: plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64
---> Package redhat-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-12.el6.centos will be obsoleted
--> Running transaction check
---> Package plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1 will be updated
---> Package plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Dependencies Resolved
========================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                          Arch                          Version                                         Repository                         Size
========================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 oracle-logos                                     noarch                        60.0.14-1.0.1.el6                               ol6_latest                         12 M
     replacing  redhat-logos.noarch 60.0.14-12.el6.centos
 oraclelinux-release-notes                        x86_64                        6Server-11                                      ol6_latest                         77 k
Updating:
 basesystem                                       noarch                        10.0-4.0.1.el6                                  ol6_latest                        4.3 k
 grub                                             x86_64                        1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5                             ol6_latest                        932 k
 grubby                                           x86_64                        7.0.15-5.0.4.el6                                ol6_latest                         43 k
 initscripts                                      x86_64                        9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4                           ol6_latest                        940 k
 plymouth                                         x86_64                        0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1                            ol6_latest                         89 k
Updating for dependencies:
 plymouth-core-libs                               x86_64                        0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1                            ol6_latest                         88 k
Transaction Summary
========================================================================================================================================================================
Install       2 Package(s)
Upgrade       6 Package(s)
Total download size: 14 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/8): basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch.rpm                                                                                                      | 4.3 kB     00:00
(2/8): grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                         | 932 kB     00:00
(3/8): grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                        |  43 kB     00:00
(4/8): initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64.rpm                                                                                              | 940 kB     00:00
(5/8): oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch.rpm                                                                                                 |  12 MB     00:06
(6/8): oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64.rpm                                                                                           |  77 kB     00:00
(7/8): plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                  |  89 kB     00:00
(8/8): plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64.rpm                                                                                        |  88 kB     00:00
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                   1.5 MB/s |  14 MB     00:09
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ec551f03: NOKEY
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
Importing GPG key 0xEC551F03:
 Userid : Oracle OSS group (Open Source Software group) <build@oss.oracle.com>
 Package: 6:oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.x86_64 (installed)
 From   : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
  Installing : oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                               1/15
  Updating   : initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64                                                                                                            2/15
  Updating   : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                      3/15
  Updating   : plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                                4/15
  Updating   : 1:grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                     5/15
  Updating   : basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                                    6/15
  Installing : oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64                                                                                                         7/15
  Updating   : grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                      8/15
  Cleanup    : 1:grub-0.97-84.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                         9/15
  Cleanup    : plymouth-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                              10/15
  Erasing    : redhat-logos-60.0.14-12.el6.centos.noarch                                                                                                          11/15
  Cleanup    : basesystem-10.0-4.el6.noarch                                                                                                                       12/15
  Cleanup    : initscripts-9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4.x86_64                                                                                                          13/15
  Cleanup    : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                    14/15
  Cleanup    : grubby-7.0.15-5.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                         15/15
  Verifying  : grubby-7.0.15-5.0.4.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                      1/15
  Verifying  : 1:grub-0.97-84.0.1.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                     2/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                                3/15
  Verifying  : initscripts-9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4.x86_64                                                                                                            4/15
  Verifying  : oracle-logos-60.0.14-1.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                               5/15
  Verifying  : oraclelinux-release-notes-6Server-11.x86_64                                                                                                         6/15
  Verifying  : basesystem-10.0-4.0.1.el6.noarch                                                                                                                    7/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1.x86_64                                                                                                      8/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                               9/15
  Verifying  : initscripts-9.03.40-2.el6.centos.4.x86_64                                                                                                          10/15
  Verifying  : plymouth-core-libs-0.8.3-27.el6.centos.1.x86_64                                                                                                    11/15
  Verifying  : grubby-7.0.15-5.el6.x86_64                                                                                                                         12/15
  Verifying  : redhat-logos-60.0.14-12.el6.centos.noarch                                                                                                          13/15
  Verifying  : 1:grub-0.97-84.el6_5.x86_64                                                                                                                        14/15
  Verifying  : basesystem-10.0-4.el6.noarch                                                                                                                       15/15
Installed:
  oracle-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-1.0.1.el6                                         oraclelinux-release-notes.x86_64 0:6Server-11
Updated:
  basesystem.noarch 0:10.0-4.0.1.el6          grub.x86_64 1:0.97-84.0.1.el6_5      grubby.x86_64 0:7.0.15-5.0.4.el6      initscripts.x86_64 0:9.03.40-2.0.1.el6_5.4
  plymouth.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1
Dependency Updated:
  plymouth-core-libs.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1
Replaced:
  redhat-logos.noarch 0:60.0.14-12.el6.centos
Complete!
Updating initrd...
Installation successful!
Run 'yum upgrade' to synchronize your installed packages
with the Oracle Linux repository.
[root@test-centos ~]# yum upgrade
.
.
.
Installed:
  kernel-uek-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-400.36.8.el6uek
Updated:
  autofs.x86_64 1:5.0.5-89.0.1.el6_5.2                     bfa-firmware.noarch 0:3.2.23.0-1.0.1.el6          certmonger.x86_64 0:0.61-3.0.1.el6
  coreutils.x86_64 0:8.4-31.0.1.el6_5.2                    coreutils-libs.x86_64 0:8.4-31.0.1.el6_5.2        cpuspeed.x86_64 1:1.5-20.0.1.el6_4
  crash.x86_64 0:6.1.0-5.0.1.el6                           dbus.x86_64 1:1.2.24-7.0.1.el6_3                  dbus-glib.x86_64 0:0.86-6.el6_4
  dbus-libs.x86_64 1:1.2.24-7.0.1.el6_3                    dhclient.x86_64 12:4.1.1-38.P1.0.1.el6            dhcp-common.x86_64 12:4.1.1-38.P1.0.1.el6
  dracut.noarch 0:004-336.0.1.el6_5.2                      dracut-kernel.noarch 0:004-336.0.1.el6_5.2        e2fsprogs.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6
  e2fsprogs-libs.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6                 gstreamer.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.0.1.el6              gstreamer-tools.x86_64 0:0.10.29-1.0.1.el6
  iptables.x86_64 0:1.4.7-11.0.1.el6                       iptables-ipv6.x86_64 0:1.4.7-11.0.1.el6           irqbalance.x86_64 2:1.0.4-9.0.1.el6_5
  java-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64 1:1.7.0.65-2.5.1.2.0.1.el6_5   kexec-tools.x86_64 0:2.0.3-3.0.10.el6             kpartx.x86_64 0:0.4.9-72.0.1.el6_5.3
  libcom_err.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6                     libgudev1.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6               libss.x86_64 0:1.42.8-1.0.1.el6
  libudev.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6                        libxml2.x86_64 0:2.7.6-14.0.1.el6_5.2             libxml2-python.x86_64 0:2.7.6-14.0.1.el6_5.2
  libxslt.x86_64 0:1.1.26-2.0.2.el6_3.1                    module-init-tools.x86_64 0:3.9-21.0.1.el6_4       nss.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5
  nss-sysinit.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5                  nss-tools.x86_64 0:3.16.1-4.0.1.el6_5             oprofile.x86_64 0:0.9.7-1.0.1.el6
  pango.x86_64 0:1.28.1-7.0.1.el6_3                        plymouth-scripts.x86_64 0:0.8.3-27.0.1.el6_5.1    policycoreutils.x86_64 0:2.0.83-19.39.0.1.el6
  ql2400-firmware.noarch 0:7.03.00-1.0.1.el6               ql2500-firmware.noarch 0:7.03.00-1.0.1.el6        redhat-lsb.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6
  redhat-lsb-compat.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6                 redhat-lsb-core.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6            redhat-lsb-graphics.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6
  redhat-lsb-printing.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6               rsyslog.x86_64 0:5.8.10-8.0.1.el6                 selinux-policy.noarch 0:3.7.19-231.0.1.el6_5.3
  selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 0:3.7.19-231.0.1.el6_5.3  sos.noarch 0:2.2-47.0.1.el6_5.7                   system-config-network-tui.noarch 0:1.6.0.el6.3-1.0.1.el6
  systemtap-runtime.x86_64 0:2.3-4.0.1.el6_5               udev.x86_64 0:147-2.51.0.3.el6                    yum.noarch 0:3.2.29-43.0.1.el6_5
  yum-plugin-fastestmirror.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5    yum-plugin-security.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5  yum-utils.noarch 0:1.1.30-17.0.1.el6_5
Replaced:
  kernel-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-431.29.2.el6
Complete!

[root@test-centos ~]# cat /etc/oracle-release
Oracle Linux Server release 6.5
[root@test-centos ~]# rpm -qi --info "oraclelinux-release"
Name        : oraclelinux-release          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 6Server                           Vendor: Oracle America
Release     : 5.0.2                         Build Date: Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:50 AM ICT
Install Date: Fri 19 Sep 2014 03:54:33 PM ICT      Build Host: ca-build44.us.oracle.com
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.src.rpm
Size        : 49559                            License: GPL
Signature   : RSA/8, Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:56 AM ICT, Key ID 72f97b74ec551f03
Summary     : Oracle Linux 6 release file
Description :
System release and information files
Name        : oraclelinux-release          Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 6Server                           Vendor: Oracle America
Release     : 5.0.2                         Build Date: Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:50 AM ICT
Install Date: Fri 19 Sep 2014 03:54:33 PM ICT      Build Host: ca-build44.us.oracle.com
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: oraclelinux-release-6Server-5.0.2.src.rpm
Size        : 49559                            License: GPL
Signature   : RSA/8, Sat 23 Nov 2013 02:14:56 AM ICT, Key ID 72f97b74ec551f03
Summary     : Oracle Linux 6 release file
Description :
System release and information files
[root@test-centos ~]#
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