Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oracle Enterprise Mangler

Much of last week was taken up with a new installation of Oracle Enterprise Manager. We had been told by someone from Oracle that even if you had done it before, it would be 3-4 days work. It turns out … Continue reading

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Stack Overflow

Been a bit quite on here of late as I have been discussing things on Stack Overflow: Saving my running toplevel for later What are the pros and cons of Batteries and Core? Which of these DLLs are the “right” … Continue reading

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Oracle Uninstallable Linux

Perhaps you have decided to try Oracle Unbreakable Linux. What could be better than an OS provided by the database vendor, running in a VM provided by the same vendor, an end to all the finger pointing, 100% supported end-to-end? … Continue reading

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Lost decade

This morning, and the latter half of last week, I have been “officially” working on a WebLogic deployment, probably most of next week too. This is so déja vu it’s almost surreal – as if the 00s never happened, server-side … Continue reading

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That was a great seminar, full of practical applications of queueing theory to everyday problems. Not just Oracle, computation in general. I have already started implementing some of my own tools using various formulæ for use in our environment (using … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

For the next couple of days I will be attending a seminar for work. The speaker comes highly recommended by a couple of my colleagues, one of whom saw him at OpenWorld and the other who is also attending. Performance … Continue reading

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LDAP (3)

The Oracle LDAP implementation allows you to specify multiple directory servers in LDAP.ORA but this is for the sake of resilience only: it won’t try each one in turn when performing a lookup. This seems like it would be an … Continue reading

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