Hands-On Lab

Oracle Open World 2019 – Recap and Thank You!

OOW 2019 has ended over one week ago – and I just wrote the date for OOW 2020 into my calendar: Oct 4, /2020 –  Oct 8, 2020 – at least according to the events calendar of Moscone Center. But lets not talk about OOW20 but instead about my summary for Oracle Open World 2019 – Recap and Thank You!

Oracle Open World 2019 - Recap and Thank You!

Oracle Open World 2019 - Recap and Thank You!As usual, this was not a week to relax or hang out in all the nice places in San Francisco. OOW for me means usually a lot of stress. There are so many things we need to prepare. From …

Continue reading...

OOW 2019 – Database Upgrade Talks and Labs

Oh … time flies so fast. Just a few days until I will sit in a airplane to SFO. And on Monday at 7:00h the registration opens. As we have a lab at 8:30h already, just remembering the loooooong lines around the block last year, I will need to be there very early. It’s just a few days until OOW 2019 – Database Upgrade Talks and Labs information is here.

OOW – Oracle Open World 2019 in San Francisco

OOW 2019 - Database Upgrade Talks and Labs

Photo by Robert McLay on Unsplash

When? September 16-19, 2019

Where? San Francisco, USA

What? Find the session catalog here

Continue reading...

The new Oracle 19c Hands-On Lab is available

Well, it’s been a while since we refreshed the lab being downloadable via this blog. But finally, the new Oracle 19c Hands-On Lab is available – you can download it as of now.

What’s new in the lab?

First of all, the biggest change you’ll see is that the operating system is now Oracle Linux 7. Well, to be honest, I’m not a die-hard Linux expert and you may find my setup a bit creepy. Feel free to exchange things or adjust them – or drop me a message if you think that adjustments should be made. And of …

Continue reading...

Hello, hello … Vienna Calling … AOUG 2019

Hello, hello ... Vienna Calling ... AOUG 2019

When I think about Vienna, the Falco song “Vienna Calling” from 1985 is coming to my mind immediately. It was on “Falco 3“, the record which had “Jeanny” as third single – getting banned from Bavarian radio stations. Well, Bavaria is a bit more conservative than other places. Most people of course will remember “Rock Me Amadeus” from the same record. It made no.1 positions in the US, UK, USSR, Germany and many other countries. But why is a Falco song in my mind this morning? Very simple: This week the Austrian

Continue reading...

Collaborate 2019 – San Antonio, TX – Upgrade Talks and Labs

Collaborate 2019 - San Antonio, TX - Upgrade Talks and Labs

I have to be careful when posting something today. But this is actually not an April’s fool joke. Collaborate Conference is less than a week away. And for me this means: I’m going to Texas for the first time ever. And I hope to see you at Collaborate 2019 – San Antonio, TX – Upgrade Talks and Labs.

Texas?

Collaborate 2019 - San Antonio, TX - Upgrade Talks and LabsWell, stereotypes are great. I live in Bavaria but I’m actually from its Northern part called Franconia. Which belongs geographically to Bavaria but is different. But when you look from any other part of Germany towards its South, …

Continue reading...

New Oracle Database Upgrade Lab for Oracle 18.3.0

New Oracle Database Upgrade Lab for Oracle 18.3.0

Our new and updated Oracle Database Upgrade Hands-On Lab for Oracle 18.3.0 is finally live and can be downloaded via this link:

What’s new?

Of course, Oracle 18.3.0 is inside to upgrade to. But we changed the entire instructions set a bit. We included a simple load generator. And we added way more performance stuff. And of course fallback. As soon as Oracle 18.4.0 becomes available, patching will be included in the instructions as well. Everybody should have used OPatch at least once 🙂

What’s in

Continue reading...

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs

OOW 2018 is coming - and we'll have 4 talks and 4 labs

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs. We are excited and look forward to a very busy OOW. And those who say, OOW is marketing only, please come by to our talks and visit our labs to find out that we don’t do marketing.

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs

Oracle Open World 2018 will be a busy conference for us. And we are so happy to have customers talking with us in each of our 4 talks. In addition, we’ll have a Hands-On Lab every day …

Continue reading...

Installing Oracle Database 18c

Installing Oracle Database 18cThis blog post about Installing Oracle Database 18c applies to all Oracle 18c releases. I wrote a while ago about one very important change:

and explained that the installation is now image based. You’ll find other posts as part of my series on how to install and upgrade to Oracle Database 18c here:

Installing Oracle Database 18c

Oracle Database 18c on-premises is supposed to be generally available with the July 2018 …

Continue reading...

Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018

Roy just uploaded a newer version of our Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018.

The previous version had – I believe – and early drop of Oracle 12.2.0.1 installed. And recently somebody complained that certain Multitenant operations such as Hot Cloning with Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 don’t work but result in errors. Therefore, we updated it.

Upgrade Hands-On Lab – Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 – May 2018

The size requirements unfortunately are still the same. Your machine should have 8GB of RAM and you will need a bit more than 60GB free space on disk. You “could” run …

Continue reading...

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

It’s already mid of April again. One year after IOUG Collaborate 2017. And I was soooo sick last year. This time Roy will fly to Las Vegas and provide an upgrade talk and a lab. Last year for the planning we agreed that this year I would do the RMOUG conference, and Roy instead fly to Nevada. So it’s time for IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab.

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas - Upgrade Talk and Lab

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

Roy will give a Hands-On Lab about upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2 on Sunday – and …

Continue reading...

Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Just a few days to go … I’ll be on my way to San Francisco soon for my tenth or eleventh Oracle Open World Conference 2017 soon. And I look forward to it. Roy has compiled a Focus-On document for Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

  • Upgrades
  • Migrations
  • Consolidation with Multitenant
  • Patching
  • The new release model
  • Our talks and labs of course
Oracle Open World 2017: Must see sessions for UPGRADE / MIGRATION / CONSOLIDATION

Please find the Focus-On Upgrades and Migrations page here:

https://events.rainfocus.com/widget/oracle/oow17/1505826559931001NQPG

Register for our talks and labs at OOW

Continue reading...

Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs

Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and LabsTime flies. It’s just a few weeks until 2017’s Oracle Open World Conference in San Francisco. Yes, I’m looking forward to it as it is a perfect place to meet with customers, discuss upgrade and migration topics, and of course learn from each other. And you should come by at our Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs.

No marketing content. Guaranteed.
Just real facts and real customers.
On stage. Live and in color. Uncensored.

Oracle Open World 2017: Database Upgrade / Migration Sessions and Labs

Click here to access our sessions and labs …

Continue reading...

Hands-On Lab available: Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1

Thanks to Roy – our Hands-On Lab “Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12.2” is now available for download from OTN.

Instructions and technical requirements are clearly documented on the OTN page as well. The lab is based on Virtual Box and can be easily imported upon download and unzip.

You can always access the lab via the blog’s top menu as well:

HOL Link on the Upgrade Blog

Hands-On Lab – Access via the Blog

Inside the lab you’ll find :

  • UPGR – an Oracle 11.2.0.4
Continue reading...

New version of our Hands-On Lab available for download “Upgrade/Migrate/Consolidate to Oracle 12c” HOL

Yes! Finally …

Roy did all the hard work and patched all our environments with the most recent PSUs. And he managed also to upload our Hands-On Lab not only internally to retriever (Oracle internally) but also to OTN.

What you’ll be able to do?

  • Upgrade an 11.2.0.4 database UPGR to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2
  • Plug in UPGR into the CDB2, an Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 Container database, and make it a PDB
  • Migrate an 11.2.0.4 database FTEX into another PDB using the Full Transportable Export/Import feature
  • Unplug an Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 PDB and plug it into an Oracle Database 12.1.0.2
Continue reading...

VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab

Milano - Nov 2015 (c) Mike Dietrich

I’ve ran two Hands-On-Workshops with customers and partners in Italy last week in Milano where we used our well known and thousands-of-times proven Hand-On-Lab environment:

But this time some people failed while running the lab with random corruptions either shutting down the entire VM while running – or displaying file corruptions in the spfile – or other issues.

The common thing in all cases: People had VBox 5.0.10 downloaded and installed right before the workshop.

Of course they’ve did it – as I’m tempted too since …

Continue reading...

Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.x – Segmentation Fault in PERL

Please see as well:


 

Yesterday and the day before I’ve exchanged several emails with Ana who downloaded our Hands-On-Lab from here:

after OOW15, encountering a SEGMENTATION FAULT when trying to start the database upgrade with catctl.pl:

$ $ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl catctl.pl catupgrd.sql

Segmentation fault 

Very strange thing … 

The database is in upgrade mode (checked this in the alert.log) and there are no strange things mentioned anywhere. Plus hundreds of people have run and completed our lab so far.

Tue Nov 10 20:39:47 2015
MMON 
Continue reading...

OOW 2015 – if you’ve missed our Upgrade Hands On Lab

Ready to kick off with the first of our four Hands-On-Labs at OOW15 at the Nikko Hotel. Currently it’s calm before the storm  …

OOW 2015

But just in case you didn’t grab a seat at one of the labs then please come to our talk today (Monday!) at 1:30pm in Moscone South 102 as we’ll show you the core parts of the lab – and you’ll be able to download it later on from the blog and run it by yourself.

Continue reading...

COLLABORATE15: Hands On Lab: Bring Your Laptop!!!

Wednesday, Apr  15, 2015, Roy and I will deliver two Hands-On Labs at COLLABORATE15 in the “Southseas Room A” in the morning. If you are signed up and read this please don’t forget to bring your laptop with a VNC installed – and power charged for at least 1 hour.

You will access the lab via a VNC session – there are no laptops in the room – and the hotel doesn’t provide power strips for labs shorter than 1 hour 🙁

Unfortunately we don’t have access to the registration data. Therefore we are unable to inform you …

Continue reading...

Hands-On-Lab “Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c” available for DOWNLOAD now!

Wow … that was a hard piece of work. Roy put a lot of effort into getting our Hands-On-Lab on OTN for download. We promised to have it available after OOW – or at least a description how to create it by yourself. And finally it’s there. Find it here:

A few important things to mention before you start the download:

Continue reading...

Virtual Technology Summit with Hands-On Labs!

VTS Virtual Technology Summit

If you are at all interested in upgrade to Oracle Database 12c, you really should sign up for the Virtual Technology Summit for February. This is a “pseudo-live” event with recorded webcasts and live experts online to answer questions. Even better, it includes a hands-on lab that will take you through the process of:

  1. Upgrading from 11.2.0.4 to 12.1.0.2
  2. Plugging that upgraded database in as a PDB
  3. Migrating a second 11.2.0.4 database to a second PDB using the new Full Transportable Export/Import feature

The Virtual Technology Summit will run three times:

  • US Timezone
    • February 11, 2015  – 9am to
Continue reading...

VBox Hands-on-Lab image – build your own :-)

Oh … I know … I promised to post all the details how I’ve build up our pretty straight forward Hands-On-Lab Roy, Carol, Cindy, Joe and I used at OOW and some other occasions to let you upgrade, migrate and consolidate databases to Oracle Database 12c and into Oracle Multitenant.

And well, some have emailed me already … and I had this feeling that my schedule will be very tight after OOW. Even right now (Sunday evening) I’m already back at my second home, Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich Airport. Waiting for my flight to Rome in an hour …

Continue reading...

OOW2014 – Presentation and Hands.On.Lab

Thanks to everybody for coming by yesterday evening to our talk about Upgrade, Migrate and Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c. It was really a pleasure to speak in front of so many interested people 🙂

If you’d like to download the slides please access them via the Slides Downloads Center to your right – or via this direct link: OOW 2014: Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

Or you may get the huge +500 slide deck covering all the different options and much more about Oracle Database 12c here: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c

hands on lab - oow 2014 - upgrade

And …

Continue reading...

OOW 2014 – Upgrade Hands-On-Lab at NIKKO HOTEL

This year’s Oracle Open World will be a real challenge logistically for us. Non-privileged employees were assigned to airport hotels only. So Roy, Joe, Dean and I stay >16 miles (>25km) away from Moscone Center. And to make things even more complicated due to some reconstruction at the Moscone Center (I hope they’ll get rid of their 1990s audio equipment and such) our Hands On Labs for instance are at the NIKKO Hotel, not at the Marriott Marquee anymore.

These are the dates for our HOL about How to upgrade to Oracle Database 12c and plug into Oracle

Continue reading...

OOW 2013: Hands On Lab

Hello everybody,

thanks a lot for your attendance at our Hands On Lab at OOW 2013 – glad that you’ve made it through our 4 HOL tasks 🙂 And sorry again for the slow laptops but that’s not under our control.

For those who wanted to download the slides please use the slides from our OOW talk as it contains almost all of the slides we’ve showed during the lab. And in case you want to get the full set of over 500 slides about Upgrade, Migration and Consolidation to Oracle Database 12c please find them in the Slides …

Continue reading...