last six months, a large amount
of work has been done within the
Oracle openlab framework.
The main activities were focused on Security,
Oracle Database Virtualization, work in the Software Testing
Program and Monitoring.
In the Security field, the work was focused
on setting up the new rules for iptables firewall in the RACs.
Real Application Cluster technology requires specific iptables
rules, the work consisted in developing a scheme for handling
the iptables rules for large scale deployment. A report was
produced that describes this work so that it can be used by
other RAC users.
The main goal in Virtualization during this
period was integrating OracleVM into the CERN ELFms (Extremely
Large Fabric management system). Thanks to the collaboration of
the CERN FIO group and Chris Barclay, Adam Hawley and Madhup
Gulati from Oracle, this phase of the project has now been
CERN also participated in the Software
Testing Program. It has focused on the 11gR2, specifically in
the Dataguard technology, with very satisfying results.
The Monitoring area has also been a very
important activity. Oracle Enterprise Manager has been migrated
to version 10.2.0.5, in which the virtualization console has
been intensively tested, and the use of web transaction
monitoring has been investigated.
The database policies have been defined,
resulting in a
presentation which was given by
Manuel Guijarro at Oracle OpenWorld 2009.
During these six
months, following outreach was presented: