Extending “/” Root Filesystem on a VM Guest on ODA

Sometimes space utilization projections can be improperly done; possibly calling for the need to increase the filesystem size of a vm guest residing on a virtualized ODA. If you are unlucky to have a vm guest with a non-lvm filesystem requiring an expansion of the “/”; “root” filesystem, then this becomes a slightly tricky task.… read more

Considerations for ODA X7-2 HA Rack & Stack as well as Bare Metal Deployment

Installation of the ODA X7 has some new considerations. Oracle has made some key modifications and being prepared for the installation will save you time and effort. Following the steps listed in this blog post will help ensure a smooth installation. After racking the ODA, You will need to connect to the serial management (SER… read more

What Big Data REALLY Is (And Isn’t)

Big Data… We’ve all heard of it at this point, this particular buzz-word has managed to penetrate to every level of business. Yet when you ask anyone in the business (even many in the IT, Technology, and Data spaces) “What is big data?” you get responses like: “It’s data, that is really… Big… Takes up… read more

BYOP… Bring your own Platform or perhaps “Pizza” in some circles

So I think I’m suppose to say something really provocative regarding the current IT industry landscape. Well, how about some predictions based on real customer observations and what I believe are common sense solutions… I promise my readers to stick to these two suppositions for all future blogs. I believe it is now part of… read more