Category Archives: Linux

Oracle Linux and MySQL

I’m in the process of taking on some of the MySQL databases in my company. The first ones are MySQL 4.1 running on Windows, so we are upgrading them to MySQL 5.6 on Oracle Linux. As with many of our systems, these will be running on VMware virtual machines. Since the current installations are so [...]




Oracle Linux UEK3, Huge Pages and VMware

For those of you using Oracle Linux with UEK3, here are a couple of important blog posts that may have passed you by. Building vmware-tools in your Oracle Linux UEK3 VM Setting up Huge Pages with UEK R3 (kernel 3.8) Thanks guys! Cheers Tim…




WebLogic 11g, Forms, ADF, Oracle Linux and VMware

Following on from my recent batch of “what I’m doing at the moment” style posts, I just thought I would mention some of the infrastructure I’ve been installing and configuring recently… We are still part way through a migration from Oracle Application Server to WebLogic 11g. There are many applications to migrate and test, fortunately [...]




Tomcat, Oracle Linux and VMware

Following from yesterday’s post about Cloud Control 12cR3, Oracle Linux and VMware, I thought I would just mention something I put live yesterday evening. We have a 3rd party Java-based application that runs on Tomcat 7 and Java 7 that until recently was running on RHEL5 on physical hardware. It runs against an Oracle database, but that [...]




Cloud Control 12cR3, Oracle Linux and VMware

I mentioned some time ago that I was pushing my current company to move much of their gear on to VMware, mostly because of poor resource utilization on many of the servers. That process is still under way. One thing I wanted to mention specifically was our use of Cloud Control 12cR3. Up until recently, we [...]




Fedora 19 : Upgrade from Fedora 18…

I finally got round to upgrading my desktop machine to Fedora 19. The experience was pretty similar to upgrade from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18. This time I had to remove FireFox, as it was holding on to Fedora 18 packages. Once I removed and re-added it I could complete a “yum update”. Things seem [...]




UltraEdit 4.0 for Mac/Linux…

UltraEdit 4.0 has been released for Mac and Linux. The downloads are in the usual place. You can see the latest changelogs here (Mac, Linux). Fun, fun, fun… Cheers Tim…




Fedora 19 Alpha…

For those eager beavers out there, you can now get hold of Fedora 19 Alpha from the pre-release location. The release notes can be found here. I’m keen to check out the improvements to MATE in version 1.6, as this is now my standard desktop. Cheers Tim… Update: It installs in Oracle VirtualBox and the [...]




Oracle Linux : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)…

I mentioned in a previous post that my company were planning to move all of our middle tier infrastructure and some of our Oracle databases to Oracle Linux running on a virtual infrastructure. That process is now underway. Persuading the company to ditch Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in favor of Oracle Linux took a [...]




UltraEdit for Linux/Mac v4.0 Release Candidate…

In a previous post I said that UltraEdit moves through beta really quickly. Today I’m rocking UltraEdit v4.0 Release Candidate on Fedora 18… Cheers Tim…