Oracle Linux Overview
 

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Michele Resta, Oracle Director Alliances, explains the benefits of Oracle running on Linux

Michele Resta, Oracle Director Alliances, explains the benefits of Oracle running on Linux

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  • Oracle Linux OverviewMichele RestaDirector Alliances
  • Program Agenda  Oracle Linux Strategy  Overview and Roadmap  Support & Pricing  Why Oracle Linux?  Next Steps.
  • The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intendedfor information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and shouldnot be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release,and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle s productsremains at the sole discretion of Oracle.
  • The Cisco and Oracle Partnership   19 year relationship   Initially in networking, now extended to systems   Foundational customers to each other   Joint engineering engagement at many levels   Oracle infrastructure platform – Oracle VM & Oracle Linux tested/validated on UCS   Database – Oracle RAC is the first certified Unified Fabric   Early access code and hardware exchanged between Oracle and Cisco   Performance leadership with 23 Oracle based benchmarks4 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Insert Information Protection Policy Classification from Slide 8
  • Why is Linux Important to Oracle • Because Linux is important to our customers • Initially all about taking advantage of commodity systems • Now its about real production application workloads • Oracle Engineered systems are built using Oracle Linux5 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle Linux: The Best Linux for the Enterprise The only Linux Oracle recommends for Oracle software6
  • Comprehensive Linux Solution •  Dedicated development team •  Dedicated QA team •  Dedicated support team •  Dedicated ISV and IHV team •  Oracle Linux training and certification •  Oracle Linux consulting services7 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Nearly 15 years of investments in Linux • 7,000 Oracle Linux support customers • Oracle buys Ksplice • DTrace porting begins 2010 2011 2006 • Oracle Linux enhanced with mainline-based kernel • Oracle Linux SupportLinux History announced • Oracle Linux undergoes 80,000 QA hours per day at Oracle 2002 • Oracle joins Linux Foundation as board • Exadata engineered with Oracle • Launch of Unbreakable Linux member 1998 Linux • Asynch I/O, OCFS v1 • First Commercial 2005 2008/2009 • RDBMS for Linux • On Demand Adopts x64 Linux • Btrfs, Xen contributions 2000 • OCFS2 accepted into mainline • 42,000 Oracle Linux servers deployed at Cloud Computing First x64 Linux • 9,000 Developers switch to Oracle Port Oracle supported Linux 2012Linux Datacenter • Support lifecycle 2007 extended to 10 yrs Workloads • Validated Configurations Data Warehouse launched Development Systems Single Use Production Deployments General Purpose ERP/CRM 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
  • More Than 8,500 Customers…and Growing Rely on Oracle Linux Support9 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Leading ISVs Support Oracle Linux • Adobe •  Infor • Autonomy •  Progress Software • BMC •  Quest • CA •  SAP • CommVault •  Sungard • EMC •  Symantec • Informatica •  Tibco150% YoY growth in the no. of apps supported on Oracle Linux 10 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle Linux Strategy Bringing the Latest Linux Innovations to Customers •  The best performing, most modern and reliable Linux OS •  Track mainline closely •  Influence Linux roadmap upstream via direct code contributions •  Highest value, enterprise-class support •  Deployment best practices: full stack tested with real-world workloads •  Lower cost •  Comprehensive legal indemnification11 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle Linux: The True Enterprise Linux  Developed by the worlds leading enterprise computing company •  Engineered together with servers, storage, database, middleware, apps  Tested continuously in large test farms •  Oracles base development environment for almost all Oracle products •  128,000 compute hours/day testing Oracle products on Oracle Linux •  Nearly 40,000 Linux systems in QA farm  Supported by Linux experts who also have deep knowledge of Oracles entire stack •  Fixes available for version customers run  The result of a decade of enterprise focused Linux innovationBringing the mission-critical Unix support experience to Linux 12 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle Linux: Fast, Modern, Reliable •  Fast –  Leading benchmarked performance –  Parallelized network and disk I/O •  Modern –  Mainline-based Linux kernel –  Btrfs — the future default Linux file system –  Optimized for solid state disk •  Reliable –  Tested with Oracle software –  Built in data integrity –  Hardware fault management –  Zero downtime kernel updates –  Roll back updates13 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle Linux Overview •  Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the default kernel •  Red Hat Compatible Kernel is also available •  Support pricing is same regardless of the kernel used •  Oracle recommends using the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel14 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • NEW: Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2•  Based on mainline 3.0.16 Linux kernel•  Even faster at scale –  Improved scheduler for high thread count applications –  Transmit packet steering across CPUs for lower latency –  Transparent huge pages for memory intensive workloads•  Btrfs•  Linux Containers –  Low overhead O/S isolation and resource management•  Virtual Switch –  VLAN isolation, filtering, QoS, monitoring, automated control•  DTrace –  Comprehensive dynamic tracing framework15
  • Oracle Linux: Open •  Oracle Linux is free to download, use and distribute –  Only pay when you use support •  Free Oracle Linux binaries, updates and errata •  No subscriptions required for Oracle Linux systems not covered by support •  Publicly accessible yum server for all Oracle Linux installation media content •  Public git repository for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel containing complete history of kernel development –  http://oss.oracle.com/git16 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel: Tracking Mainline•  Better able to deliver –  features –  performance –  hardware support•  Ship code that Linux community works on and not a unique fork•  Less labor intensive•  Benefit from free testing taking place in the community17 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Oracle’s Linux Contributions •  Oracle is a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation •  Wim Coekaerts is a Linux Foundation board member •  Several key contributors (including maintainers) at Oracle –  OCFS2 –  Storage –  NFS –  Btrfs –  SELinux –  RDS –  Xen hypervisor interface –  Networking IPv4/IPv6 –  JFS •  Several security@kernel.org security officers work on the Oracle Linux team18 Copyright © 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Linux Contributions ALL Linux kernel enhancements made by Oracle for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel are open source and have been made available to the Linux community; including change logs, commit messageshttp://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-2.6-unbreakable.git 19 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Zero Downtime Updates with Ksplice•  Ksplice lets you install important kernel updates with: •  No downtime •  No disruption •  No rebooting •  While applications are running•  Only Oracle Linux offers this capability Ksplice Zero Downtime Updates Available to Oracle Linux Premier Support Customers; No additional Cost20 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • NEW: Ksplice 30 Day Free Trial for RHEL • Available to any with RHEL 5 or RHEL 6 user • Simple registration • One minute installation of Uptrack client21 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Linux Management and Clustering Integrated Apps to Disk Management and HAOracle Ops Center and EnterpriseManager 12c for Linux Management•  dministration A Included free with:•  atching P Oracle Linux Basic support•  rovisioning P Oracle Linux Premier supportOracle Clusterware: Linux High Availability•  usiness continuity B•  rotects from failure P 24
  • Enterprise-Class Linux Support • 24x7 global coverage, 145 countries, 29 local languages • Dedicated engineering and delivery team • World’s largest support team • Real-world testing • Lower cost • Included with Oracle Premier Support for Systems and OS23
  • Premier Backports •  Premier Backports allow customers to upgrade on their own schedule while still getting bug fixes •  No forced upgrades •  Modeled after the way we support traditional Oracle products •  Provided for packages up to six months after a newer version of that package has been released •  Example: •  A bug is reported by customer against 2.6.18-238.36.2 •  Latest kernel version is 2.6.18-299.1.1 •  Oracle support provides kernel 2.6.18-238.36.3: the same kernel the customer was running on, with the fix for the problem they hit24 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Focus on Linux Testing • Dedicated Linux QA team • Real-world regression and stress testing • Customer-centric testing: • Test Linux features that matter to Oracle customers • Oracle and non-Oracle workloads (e.g. backup) running concurrently • Adverse conditions (low memory, low disk space, etc.) • Long, continuously running stress tests (detect memory leaks) • Check for performance regression and degradation25 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Best Practices: Oracle Validated Configurations•  Pre-tested, validated Oracle Database•  Software, hardware, storage, drivers, Fusion Middleware networking Oracle Linux Oracle VM•  Real-world testing of complete stack Server•  More than 150 configurations published•  Freely available for download Storage Accelerate Linux deployments, lower infrastructure costs26
  • Support & Pricing Comparison Red Hat Enterprise Oracle Linux Premier Linux Server Premium* Access to Updates and Patches 24x7 Phone and Web support No Forced Upgrades to Obtain Bug Fixes Lifetime Support Integrated Management and Monitoring Clustering Software and File System Zero Downtime Updates with Ksplice Comprehensive Legal Indemnification Pricing $2,299 $6,498 (2 X $3,249 per socket pair)27 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. ** No add-ons; Pricing based on 4 socket comparison and 1 year term, Oracle pricing based on Oracle Linux Premier
  • Summary: Why Switch to Oracle LinuxReason DetailsFree to download and distribute •  Oracle Linux binaries and patchesLower cost to deploy in production •  Affordable support •  Free enterprise-class management and clustering tools •  Oracle Linux support included with Oracle s Sun x86 systems support at no additional feesZero-downtime kernel updates with •  Only Oracle offers thisKsplice •  Available to all Premier Support customers at no additional chargeHigher quality support; faster problem •  Premier backportsresolution •  Support experts understand not just the OS but also the apps and databases running on Linux •  Single point of support from Apps to DiskEase of deployment •  Oracle Validated Configurations for Linux •  Oracle VM TemplatesOracle Linux tracks the mainline •  Fast, Modern and Reliablekernel closely •  Take advantage of the latest Linux innovations 28 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Switching to Oracle Linux •  Existing Red Hat customers do not need to re-install Linux •  Switch to Oracle Linux in just minutes Step Step Step Done 1 2 3Purchase support Register for Download and You start gettingor use the Public ULN account via install ULN then your Linux updates Yum linux.oracle.com/register register your from Oracle! system 31
  • Next Steps •  Linux Home Page oracle.com/linux •  Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/ORCL_Linux •  Become a fan on Facebook Facebook.com/OracleLinux •  Subscribe to our channel YouTube YouTube.com/OracleLinuxChannel •  Free Download: Oracle Linux edelivery.oracle.com/linux30 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
  • Q&A31 Copyright © 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Insert Information Protection Policy Classification from Slide 8