Archive for June, 2007

I just got word from the IOUG that they are going to send my session “RAC for Beginners: The Basics” on to the Oracle OpenWorld conference team to fill one of IOUG’s 24 OpenWorld session slots. So, it looks like I’ll definitely be at OOW this year, though between my involvement with the RAC SIG […]

I’ve taken many certification exams over the course of my career. Digital UNIX, HPUX, Red Hat, Sun and, of course, Oracle. One might look at the list of certifications I’ve obtained and conclude that I just take all the tests I can to get all the certifications possible because it makes for better marketing. Well, […]

ODTUG, Day 3

Today was the end of the ODTUG conference. I presented my last session of the conference in the smallest session room ever imagined. Regardless, we had a good group of about 15 people for the session and answered a lot of questions during the session. Following the session, I attended a session on APEX that […]

ODTUG, Day 2

Today started with some customer meetings until Matt Topper’s Identity Management session at 11am. Matt gave a great review of the past Oracle IdM options as well as a survey of the new (acquired) products including typical deployment scenarios for both. He had about 15 people attend–not bad for a topic that is just getting […]

ODTUG, Day 1

Looks like this day is going to be no different than most days at conferences–start early and end late. This morning started at 7am (!) with an ODTUG SIG Leaders breakfast meeting. The meeting was a great opportunity to provide ideas to Mike Riley, the ODTUG SIG VP, as well as other leaders in the […]

Daytona, here I am

A little too much time in the airports yesterday, as usual. Oddly enough, I managed to make it out of Chicago on time, my connecting flight in Atlanta was on time and I landed in Daytona Beach early. I’m sure that if I had checked my baggage, it would have been lost . So, I […]

I’m in final preparation for next week’s conference and I think I’ve got my schedule nailed down…mostly. I’m very excited about the ODTUG Development DBA SIG (which I chair) meeting where we’ll be holding an expert panel discussion. Despite my last-minute planning, I managed to snag some great panelists: Lewis Cunningham, PricewaterhouseCoopers Eric Evans, Hotsos […]

I’ve had the privilege (or substitute your own word) of working on quite a bit of Oracle Application Server configuration lately. The configuration I reviewed today brought to light another common configuration that I just don’t understand. The site is essentially an ASP that hosts their custom application for external customers. Each customer has registered […]

Is it just me, or does Oracle pick useless defaults? The latest case I encountered (just one of several) is the default Oracle Application Server configuration for logging. Both the HTTP Server ErrorLog and CustomLog use rotatelogs, but if they go so far as to configure rotatelogs, why not make some sensible defaults? Here are […]

Today I configured Portal 10.1.2.0.2 on a test system to handle multiple virtual hosts. This was done as a proof-of-concept to support some work for a customer. We had a standard installation on a server named nap01.itconvergence.com with infrastructure on port 7780 and the middle tier using 7779 (HTTP server listen port) and 7778 (webcache […]