Captain KVM speaking at Red Hat Summit 2012

I’m happy to announce that I have been invited to speak at the 2012 Red Hat Summit in Boston!! Here are the details:

Deploying Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 & NetApp

Jon Benedict (Captain KVM) Senior Solutions Architect/TME, NetApp
Karthik Nagalingam Reference Architect, NetApp

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 ups the ante in enterprise-class virtualization and NetApp provides a flexible and high-performance storage platform. Combining these best-of-breed technologies makes for a compelling platform for tier-one applications.

One of the most prevalent tier-one applications is Oracle 11g. In this session, Jon Benedict and Karthik Nagalingam from NetApp will describe how to virtualize an Oracle database on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 and NetApp. They will demonstrate how to:

  • Effortlessly move a virtual instance to a physical server and back again to ease Oracle support requirements
  • Deploy Oracle in a manner that does not incur unnecessary license fees
  • Backup & Restore Oracle from the storage array

Summit Track: “In-Depth”
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 4:50pm – 5:50pm

Hope to see you there!!

RHEV 3.0 is Live!!

As of today, Red Hat has released RHEV 3.0 which adds some HUGE improvements as compared to RHEV 2.x. Here are some of the highlights:

  • RHEV-M installs from command-line on RHEL 6 (no Windows host dependency)
  • RHEV-H rebased from RHEL 5 to RHEL 6 (gaining several years of improvements)
  • RESTful API

A new upstream project to pull from – oVirt.org (like Fedora for RHEL)

I’ve been using the RHEV 3 beta in his lab for several months and hasn’t had so much as a hiccup. I can’t wait to switch to the G.A. release (new toys!!!).

Congratulations to the RHEV team for this release. For more information on RHEV 3.0, go to :

http://www.redhat.com/promo/rhev3/?intcmp=70160000000U4lOAAS

thanks,

c.k.