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

How to use Oracle X7 internal raid controller

While often overlooked, there is a ton of value in Oracle’s x86 servers. One of Oracle’s main value points, is their lack of nickel and diming you for firmware features like the other x86 vendors. This includes a truly Enterprise Continue reading

SPARC AND SOLARIS, THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

“A LIE CAN RUN ROUND THE WORLD BEFORE THE TRUTH HAS GOT ITS BOOTS ON.”–TERRY PRATCHETT, THE TRUTH Recently there have been a ton of rumors being spread that Solaris is dead, SPARC is dead and that these technologies are Continue reading

Oracle Open World 2016 – When and where to find me!

  It’s that time of year again, time to pack your bags, grab a few spare cell batteries and head to San Francisco for Oracle Open World. This year  I again have a very busy schedule! Not only am I Continue reading