Join some of the world's most respected & renowned experts as they talk about Oracle-Centric Virtualization in a series of 3 experts webinars at IOUG: the premier provider of expert independent content related to Oracle. Exact Dates/Times will be finalized soon and published on the IOUG LinkedIn "Virtualization" group: Join NOW at http://linkd.in/mQbAzm<http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Flinkd%2Ein%2FmQbAzm&urlhash=KUoK&_t=tracking_anet> Webinar 1: Date: July 27, 2011 *Topic: 360 Degrees: Everything to know about Virtualization for Oracle DBAs * Speakers: Tariq Farooq & Mike Ault Session Abstract: The speakers will present, detail & elaborate Comprehensive Concepts Overview, Insight, Recommendations, Best Practices, Current Strategies, Pros & Cons, Relevance/Role in Cloud Computing, Prevalent/Dominant Paradigms & Technologies and, a whole lot more about Virtualization as, it relates to Oracle DBAs. Webinar 2 Date: August 2011 *Topic: Virtualizing Oracle Database Servers on VMware * Speakers: George Trujillo and Bert Scalzo, PhD. Session Abstract: The default platform for Oracle database servers is rapidly moving towards virtual machines. This is why virtualizing Oracle Databases on VMware is one of the largest growth areas in the IT industry. This presentation will show attendees the various virtualization alternative technologies and how virtualization works under the covers. The quality of service of database management improves significantly by running Database Servers in a VM. Features such as vMotion, Storage vMotion, DRS /HA clusters and SRM will completely change how DBAs manage their database environments. Best practices of virtualizing single instance and RAC instances will be covered. Webinar 3 Date: September 2011 *Topic: Virtualized Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM: Methods/Tips * Speakers: Kai Yu & Oracle Virtualization Product Team Session Abstract: Virtualization technology provides the solution to enable the server partition and consolidation for improving the resource utilization and archiving the great flexibility and high availability. By combining with RAC technology, it provides the grid ready architecture to consolidate the data center infrastructure. This presenter covers the configuration of such an infrastructure based on Oracle VM and Oracle 11g R2 RAC. You will learn the basic Oracle VM architecture and the tips and tricks of network and shared storage configuration on the multiple layers of virtual infrastructure to support 11g R2 RAC database deployment. The presentation will also discuss the various methods to provision 11g R2 RAC database on Oracle VM. Exact Dates/Times will be finalized soon and published on the IOUG LinkedIn "Virtualization" group: Join NOW at http://linkd.in/mQbAzm<http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Flinkd%2Ein%2FmQbAzm&urlhash=KUoK&_t=tracking_anet> -- Best Regards, Syed Jaffar Hussain Oracle ACE Director <http://apex.oracle.com/pls/otn/f?p=19297:4:4640302666204919::NO:4:P4_ID:186> Oracle Certified Master (10g)<http://education.oracle.com/education/otn/shussain.html> Co-author Oracle 11gR1/R2 RAC Essentials <http://link.packtpub.com/yNZicz> OCP 8i,9i,10g & 11g DBA RAC Certified Expert ITIL V3 foundation certified Oracle RAC SIG Representative for Saudi Arabian region<http://www.oracleracsig.org> Advisory & Governance Council for VirtaThon<http://www.brainsurface.com/virtathon/advisorygovernancecouncil/> I blog at : http://jaffardba.blogspot.com/ LinkedIn : http://www.linkedin.com/in/sjaffarhussain Follow me on twitter : http://twitter.com/#!/sjaffarhussain -------------------- "Winners don't do different things. They do things differently."