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Roddy Rodstein
Roddy is one of the most respected Oracle Cloud experts in the Oracle community, having designed, architected, and managed many of the worlds largest and most complex public, private and hybrid Oracle Clouds. Mr. Rodstein spent six years at Citrix and three years at Oracle supporting virtualization, cloud computing and application delivery solutions for Global 100, Fortune 500, and SMB customers. Prior to joining Citrix and Oracle, Mr. Rodstein established, owned, and operated a consulting business that specialized in virtualization and application delivery.Roddy joined Oracle' Virtualization and Linux team from its inception in 2008. In March 2011, Roddy established Mokum Solutions, Inc.. "While at Oracle, there was not a single Oracle Partner in North America able to design, deploy and support public, private and hybrid Oracle VM Clouds. In fact, that was my inspiration to establish Mokum." Mr. Rodstein's professional achievements also extend to blogging, writing and self-publishing industry reference guides: The Underground Oracle VM Manual, The Oracle Cloud Cookbook as well as the development and ongoing management of the only independent Oracle social media website, ITNewsCast.com.

Solution: Oracle VM Manager Backup and Recovery – Availability Protection

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Oracle VM Manager is the centralized management and operations application for Oracle VM. Without Oracle VM Manager operations will quickly screech to a halt resulting in the loss of all management capabilities, and visibility for the Oracle VM Server Pools, Oracle VM servers, and virtual machines. ROAD™ for Oracle® VM delivers unparalleled availability protection for […]

Oracle VM Availability Protection with RPOs and RTOs of < 15 minutes

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Oracle VM Manager is the centralized management and operations center for Oracle VM. Without Oracle VM Manager operations will quickly screech to a halt, with no visibility and management capabilities for business critical Oracle workloads. Oracle VM Manager and the Oracle VM Manager CLI map and display the meta-data from all of the objects under […]

Oracle VM Virtual Machine CPU and Memory Allocation Policies Explained

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle VM Releases   Oracle VM Server (Xen) has virtual machine CPU and Memory allocation options that allow us to to allocate CPU priority and Memory ballooning. Essentially the Xen CPU and Memory allocation policies allow us to rob CPU and RAM from Peter (high […]

Solution: Oracle Processor and Named User Plus (NUP) License Management

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle Software Products and all Oracle VM Releases Since the first release of Oracle VM, which was announced at Oracle Open World in November 2007, Oracle has provided certified support for Oracle technology products on Oracle VM, including both hard and soft partitioning for Oracle license […]

Solution: Oracle VM Server and Pool Capacity Planning

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle VM 3 Releases   When running mission critical Oracle applications on Oracle VM, you need to ensure that availability and performance is not inhibited by capacity limitations. When not sized properly, the capacity of your Oracle VM environment can negatively affect system availability, reliability […]

Solution: Oracle VM Server and Server Pool Monitoring

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle VM 3 Releases Managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c   When things go wrong within an Oracle VM server pool, being able to quickly determine the “root cause” of an issue can eliminate or reduce down time. The most effective way to identify problems […]

Solution: How to Select an Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent Install User

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By Roddy Rodstein 05/03/2015 This post is applicable to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.    The Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent Install user is used to install the Oracle Management Agent (OMA) software, and then becomes the owner of the Oracle Management Agent home. Selecting the Manager Agent Install user requires careful consideration especially when multiple IT groups […]

Oracle VM EMC PowerPath Tips and Tricks

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By Roddy Rodstein 02/20/2015 – Last Update Jul 27th 2015 This post is applicable to Oracle VM Release 3.3   EMC Resource: https://elabnavigator.emc.com/vault/pdf/OracleOVM_Support.pdf   Oracle VM 3.3 EMC Powerpath Prerequisites & Installation Note: As of this writing, Powerpath version 6.0.0.00.00-158.OL6x86_64.rpm is the latest supported version for Oracle VM 3.3   1. Create a new /etc/multipath.conf file with a total of […]

Linux Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent installation Prerequisites

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/07/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Releases   The Oracle Management Agent (OMA) is a core Oracle Enterprise Manager component. The Oracle Management Agent can be installed on unmanaged Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SuSE Linux hosts to convert them to managed hosts that are […]

Solution: Search and Install RPMs from the Oracle Public Yum Server

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 By Roddy Rodstein 08/11/2015 This post is applicable to all of the Oracle Public Yum Server RPM repositories. In March 2012, Oracle announced that Oracle Linux and Oracle VM RPM patches, updates and erratas would be available at no cost from theOracle public yum server located at http://public-yum.oracle.com. Oracle‘s public yum server allows us to install PRM packages […]

Download: Oracle Virtualization Buyer’s Guide

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Mokum is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Mokum Oracle Virtualization Buyer’s Guide that reviews Oracle’s virtualization portfolio against a list of features that matters the most to Oracle customers. This Buyer’s Guide provides the critical information that all Oracle customers need when selecting an Oracle virtualization solution.   The 2015 Mokum Oracle […]

Solution: Oracle VM Server Reboots

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By Roddy Rodstein 04/06/2015 This post is applicable to all Oracle VM Releases, Oracle Exadata X5-2, Oracle Exalogic, Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), and the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA).   I’m Roddy Rodstein from Mokum. I have been supporting Oracle VM since Oracle VM’s very first release, in 2007. Since 2007, from my experience, the number 1 root cause of Oracle VM outages has been due to OCFS2 automatic server reboots. […]

Oracle Enterprise Manager ServiceNow Integration

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This post is applicable to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.  What is Oracle Oracle Enterprise Manager ServiceNow Integration? Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) is a set of systems management tools provided by Oracle Corporation for managing Oracle software and hardware. OEM provides tools to monitor and automate tasks within the Oracle environment. The OEM Event integration for ServiceNow […]

Oracle Private Cloud Executive and Operations Dashboards

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c has a large collection of Executive and Operations dashboards with visibility and control over events and alerts, and performance, availability, and capacity of managed targets, along with granular role based access to dashboards for operations, sys administrators, executives, and self service users. The Oracle VM Infrastructure Cloud is an Oracle Enterprise […]

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