Archive for September, 2008

My session scheduled for Wednesday at noon titled “Integrating Microsoft Active Directory and Oracle Internet Directory with Database Logins: Enterprise User Security” (S300044) has been moved to a larger room. It will now be in Marriott Salon 8, so if you were on the waiting list (there were quite a few of you!), you shouldn’t […]

In no particular order, here are some observations and thoughts on my OOW experiences so far. Everything is about people, who you know, and knowing what those people do. With people and connections, you can learn a lot more than doing it on your own. Identity Management is sort of important, but not important enough […]

I presented the Building RAC on VMWare for Free session yesterday. It went pretty well and I had lots of questions from the crowd of over 140 (according to badge scans). Luckily, I had the last session before the lunch break, so I was able to carry a few of the Q&A sessions a little […]

A few years ago, I started getting too many events on my schedule for conferences, so I began using a spreadsheet to track all the sessions I wanted to attend, presentations I was scheduled to give, meetings with customers, times I had to be on booth duty, and, of course, social events I had to […]

Here’s a good reason to become an IOUG member or, if you already are a member, a good reason to dig out that username/password to the IOUG website. The most recent issue of the IOUG publication SELECT Journal contains several great articles (if I do say so myself) about Oracle RAC. I contributed one article […]

While we’re still busy preparing for Oracle Open World, the IOUG, OAUG, and Quest groups have been busily assembling plans for COLLABORATE 09 happening May 3-7 in Orlando. Today, the IOUG opened their call for speakers on their website. Start thinking now about the topic(s) you’d like to present at the conference. The call for […]

RAC SIG Officers Announced

Thanks to everyone that took the time to vote in the recent RAC SIG elections. We had a very successful election with almost 600 members voting for the 6 open positions. The new board will be installed at Oracle Open World on Monday, September 22nd in Moscone South 306 preceding our RAC SIG Expert Panel […]

Many of us have had reasons to migrate Oracle Application Server (specifically, Portal) environments from one server or group of servers to another. This is often the case when hardware upgrades are needed and the whole environment must be moved to another set of hosts. Recently, I was helping move an Oracle Portal (10.1.2.0.2) environment […]

This week started with diagnosing an interesting situation that didn’t seem to be talked about much (maybe because it is a relatively “old” problem–explanation in a minute), so I thought I’d share the experience for everyone’s benefit. The situation involves a 10.2.0.1 (<gasp>) database on Linux 32-bit RHEL 4. The database is in flashback mode […]

Spotlight On…

I forgot to mention last Friday that my 3-question email interview with Oracle OpenWorld was posted in a series dubbed “Spotlight On…”. As one of the selected Mix session winners, we were all asked to provide responses to some simple questions about our session and tips for having a great OOW. See my spotlight on […]