Installing an OS on an Oracle X7 Server

I often get asked why Oracle doesn’t include CDROM drives or old school VGA and PS2 ports on servers anymore. After all “Isn’t a CD and keyboard needed to install an OS?”. My answer to this, is unlike most commodity Continue reading

OMC Infrastructure Monitoring– Linux Entities

If you have not heard, Oracle recently released some new management technology that lets you monitor resources about anywhere they are installed… on-premises, Amazon Cloud, Oracle Cloud… even systems in your basement lab! In this entry of the series I Continue reading

vboxadd.sh: failed: Please check that you have gcc, make, the header files for your Linux kernel and possibly perl installed..

  First, if you don’t already use Virtualbox for your local sandbox/development environment, you really should take a look at this very powerful notebook/desktop hypervisor. Not only is it free, but when you install the extensions into your guest VMs Continue reading