How to shrink your Oracle Virtualbox virtual machines

How to shrink your Oracle Virtualbox virtual machines

After playing a few time with a virtual machine, installing and un-installing Oracle software on Oracle VirtualBox, I realised that the vdi disk files of some VM where not shrinking despite deleting all files on the virtual machine itself, and I needed the disk space to build other VMs, so what can I do? [crayon-59051fde91900251231075/]

Oracle is Slowly Bringing DTrace to Linux

Oracle is Slowly Bringing DTrace to Linux

Oracle is slowly bringing the power of DTrace to its Linux distribution with the help of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. My understanding of Lenz Grimmer’s post on Oracle Linux blog is that the yet to come UEK3 will include the GPL’ed part of Oracle’s Dynamic Tracing port to Linux. For now and, to me at […]

Kickstart Made Easy With Oracle VM and Xen

Kickstart Made Easy With Oracle VM and Xen

What if you could use Kickstart with Oracle VM without DHCP nor a customized ISO? Creating Oracle Linux Guests on Oracle VM for x86 is kind of fun considering the number of options you have. You can clone an existing VM and download a template from Oracle Software eDelivery Cloud[1]. You can also start the […]

Fast Oracle 12c Installation on Linux with RPMs (2/2)

Fast Oracle 12c Installation on Linux with RPMs (2/2)

The first part of this article explains how to build an RPM that contains an Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition and use it with Oracle Linux 6 x86_64 and “rpm --install“. You can easily adapt this method to your needs and build your own packages, with your release or edition. Poke me on […]

Fast Oracle 12c Installation on Linux with RPMs (1/2)

Fast Oracle 12c Installation on Linux with RPMs (1/2)

Installing Oracle Software is boring! Obviously, if you use Oracle Linux, you know about oracle-validated, oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall and oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall RPMs which create users, set parameters and install the required packages… Still! Once the prerequisites are fulfilled, installing Oracle Software requires you to (1)upload the distribution to a staging location, (2) run the installer, (3) apply the […]