Category Archives: Oracle

Solaris & MySQL Courses

In the last few weeks, I had the opportunity to take a couple of customized courses on Solaris & MySQL. Here, meet my friends:


A customized four day program on Transition to Solaris 11 based on Solaris 11.2 from 09/Jun – 12/Jun 2015 in Bangalore


A five day program on Solaris 11 Network Administration at Hyderabad during the last week of May 2015.


A five day customized program on MySQL for Database Administrators & MySQL for Developers at a client location in Bangalore from May 11 – 15 2015.

For details around the Solaris certification, click here. For information on MySQL certification, go here.

Oracle FS1 Flash Storage Training in Bangalore

Just last week, I met up with some of my colleagues from the field to have a five day long discussion on Oracle FS1 Flash Storage.

I have to mention here how grateful we are to Bhava Sinkandar for offering us great support throughout the program. Glad he joined us for the following picture.


Oracle partners and internals can get more details about the Oracle University program around FS1-2 storage here.

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11g: Maintenance & Operations Training

Just yesterday, I concluded a training program on Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition 11g: Maintenance & Operations training in Bangalore. Meet my new friends:

To find a list of training programs available from Oracle University around Directory Servers, please navigate to this link.Here you’ll get a list of all training programs around Oracle Identity Management Products. And if you are looking for download location of Oracle Identity Management products, that’s right here.

Good Bye FY’14

As we welcome Fiscal Year 2015 at Oracle, looking forward to an exciting times ahead, let me take a moment to reflect on the last few laps of the FY’14. No better way to do that putting up pictures that speaks thousand words.


A huge batch who attended back to back programs on Solaris 11 Network Administration, Solaris ZFS Administration, Solaris Zone Administration (19 – 30 May 2014) at Hyderabad.


Transition to Solaris 11 session (5-9 May 2014) at Hyderabad.


Exadata Install & Maintenance session (28 April – 2 May 2014) at Singapore.

Year 2014 so far…

Before it’s too late, let me introduce to you friends I made from the Oracle University Classes in Year 2014:


Transition to Solaris 11 session in Bangalore


Exadata Install & Maintenance session in Singapore.


MySQL for Developers session in Bangalore. For those interested, here’s the detail about newly released MySQL 5.6 Developer Certification Exam.


MySQL for DBA session in Bangalore. Also read about the newly released MySQL 5.6 DBA Certification here.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration session in Bangalore.

Solaris 11 Network Virtualization Features – Demo

For those who are interested in getting some useful information on Network Virtualization feature in Solaris 11, I’d recommend some of the demonstrations prepared by my friends at Solaris Curriculum development team in Oracle:


Managing Network Resources Using Oracle Solaris 11

Configuring a Virtual Network Using Oracle Solaris 11.1 – Part1
Configuring a Virtual Network Using Oracle Solaris 11.1 – Part2

For details around Solaris 11 training programs from Oracle University, go here.

Pillar Axiom SAN Storage 5.x Administration Session in Bangalore

Just yesterday, one more session on the Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage 5.x Administration concluded in Bangalore. For more details about Pillar Axiom product and to know about an OU offering around the same, please navigate to the following links:


Official Pillar Axiom Page
Oracle University Page for Pillar Axiom Storage Trainings
Oracle Partner Network Page for Pillar Axiom Storage
Pillar Axiom Storage System Essentials Certification


Last but not the least, please meet my new friends:

Some Quick Updates

That I’ve been busy is an understatement. In the last four weeks or so, managed to do programs on technologies ranging from Operating platform to Database to Engineered Systems. In the process I met up with the following folks:


MySQL Training in Noida.


Exadata Training in Singapore.


Solaris 11 Training program at Chennai.

In addition, I had connected with many others, but don’t have their ‘faces’ to show coz I met them on WebEx.

Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage Session in Sofia

Just last week I traveled to the city of Sofia in Bulgaria to deliver two back to back OU programs (opens a PDF) on Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage. Should I say how much I enjoyed the company of my new friends ~5000 miles away from my home? They are here:

Lastly, but importantly, I have to take a moment to thank these gentlemen in the following photograph for offering me their valuable time in helping me learn a lot about their city. I can’t thank them enough for their support and warm hospitality.

One final final thing: those out there on the look out for validating their skill on Pillar Axiom, check out the available certification exam here.

Solaris Cluster Training in Noida

After a rather long gap, I got a chance again to take platform for delivering one of my favourite training programs around Solaris Cluster. Meet my new friends:

For a detailed list of training programs around Solaris Cluster, click here. Go here to get details around certification program around Solaris Cluster 3.2 version.

A neat article here might help you get started to bring up a two node Solaris cluster using Cluster 4.x.

Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session at Hyderabad

Just yesterday, one more training program on Oracle Solaris 11 concluded at Hyderabad, India. If you haven’t tried Solaris 11 yet, click here to access the image and a host of other resources to help you get started. For information on training on Solaris 11, please see here. If you’ve already attended a training program or would like to validate your knowledge on Solaris 11, please access this link to get details around the Solaris 11 certification programs. Meanwhile, thanks to my friends for showing up again for an OU training program on Oracle technologies:



Have a restful weekend all.

First Batch CY 2013

Having done a number of Live Virtual Classes (a.k.a LVC) on Oracle Key Manager, it was quite a unique experience to have got a chance to do the first classroom training on the same in Bangalore during the first week of New Year 2013. Glad to have made many new friends during the very first week of a New Year 🙂

I invite you to read an excellent white paper on the product here (Opens a PDF). And if you are interested in knowing more on the OU training program around the product, click here (Opens a PDF).

Early Christmas Celebrations

Nostalgia is what I feel when Christmas approaches. Perhaps, because I’ve had my primary education in a convent School or maybe coz I still linger on many many sweet memories of Christmas celebrations with my near and dear from the past. Thankfully, I’m in a profession that brings me in company of some wonderful humans, who some times extend a great deal of generosity by offering to Celebrate festivals in advance and so you see my training participants who turned up for a OU program on Solaris cutting a sweet Christmas plum cake much ahead of X’mas. Thank you is all I can say to ’em.



And here’s the class photo:

Wishing every one a very Merry Christmas in advance!

It’s Raining Solaris Training

That the popularity of Solaris 11 is only growing is clear from how regular the training sessions have been around this product. It’s such an excitement to be going around sharing knowledge on Solaris, more so to explore the nitty gritty of many new and evolving features. Trust me, it’s only getting better!

In the process, just like in the past I stumbled on several individuals, each teaching me a lesson or two. I’m grateful. And if I’ve managed to get over the laziness to come back to the web logs with a collection of class photos from the last couple of months, it’s because of a sense of gratitude to all ’em in the picture below.


Solaris 11 Network Administration Pilot Teach in Bangalore.


Sun Identity Manager (n.k.a Oracle Waveset IDM) Deployment Fundamentals Training. I’m missing from the snap because these delegates sat well over 10,000 Kms away from where I taught this class from, but were kind enough to help me associate a face with the voice by sending me a group photograph. If you want to attend one such OU program cutting down the travel, try OU’s Live Virtual Class (a.k.a LVC) .


Transition to Solaris 11 in Mumbai.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session in Bangalore.


Transition to Solaris 11 in Mumbai.


Attending Gary Riseborough’s Exadata Training at Singapore.


Solaris 11 Advanced Administration Session in Bangalore.

If only the participants of each LVC session belonged to the same location, there would’ve been additional three group photographs occupying this space!

Thank you everyone for many many memorable moments.

Last Fortnight…

In the last fortnight, I had an opportunity to meet up with some very energetic folks, who actively participated in a couple of OU programs on Solaris 11 and MySQL. I thank them for their participation and hope all of ’em had a good learning experience showing up for Oracle University programs.

As always, I’m publishing below a moment from each of the aforesaid programs.


MySQL DBA session in Bangalore.
It’s unfair if I don’t express my heartfelt thanks to each of ’em for a serious teach back session through out the training program and I wish to do so by publishing moments from each one’s teach back assignment:

Below is a class photograph from Solaris 11 Administration Session in Bangalore.

From The OU Classrooms…

No excuses for not doing this systematically, and I’m trying my best to break this bad habit of bulk uploads of class photographs and do it regularly instead. But for the time being, please forgive my laziness and live by my mass introduction of all fun loving, yet talented folks whom I met in the OU classrooms during the last three months or so through these picture essay that follow. It’s unfortunate, I don’t get to do this for my Live Virtual Classes for obvious reason,but let me take a moment to thank them all as well for choosing OU programs on various products. Thanks again to each one for memorable moments in the OU classrooms:


Pillar Axiom MaxRep session at Bangkok. For detailed information on the OU course on Pillar Axiom Max Rep, access this page.


Pillar Axiom SAN Administration Session at Bangkok. Know more about the product here. Details on the Pillar Axiom training program from Oracle University can be found here.


Oracle Solaris ZFS Administration & Oracle Solaris Containers session at Hyderabad. Read more about ZFS here. Gain information on Solaris Containers by going here. Oracle University courses on Solaris 10 and its features can be viewed at this page.


Oracle Solaris Cluster program at Hyderabad. Here’s the OU landing page for the training programs on Oracle Solaris Cluster.


Oracle Solaris 11 Administration Session at Bangalore. If you are interested to get trained on Solaris 11, get more details at this webpage.


Sun Identity Manager Deployment Fundamentals session at Bangalore. The product is n.k.a Oracle Waveset IDM. Click here to get detailed description on this fabulous hands on training program.


With Don Kawahigashi at Taipei for Pillar Axiom Storage training.

Year 2012 So Far…

It’s hard to seek excuses for not showing up in here for regular updates. I’m not venturing into it hence. Year 2012 has been very engaging, both professionally and personally, and I wish to present before you some wonderful people whom I met in the OU classrooms while delivering training programs on various Oracle technologies. While I went through a number of Oracle products in the last few months, two of ’em were more regular than others: Solaris 11 and MySQL. Not to forget the First Global Teach Live Virtual Class on Java ME.


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Delhi


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Hyderabad


Oracle VM for SPARC Training at OU Hong Kong


Oracle VM for SPARC Training at Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 10 Training in Bangalore


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Delhi


MySQL training Programs at Kochi, Kerala.


Attending Ofir Leitner’s Pilot teach on Java ME


Oracle Solaris 11 Training in Bangalore

Sad, I don’t have photographs of some smart people whom I came across in my live virtual classes on various Oracle technologies:(

Solaris Administration Sessions

I’ve been lazy to show up on this site to update on what I’ve been up in the last couple of months. I wish to get over that before Year 2011 give way to 2012. So let me make it curt: I’ve been learning and teaching mostly Solaris.

Published below are the photographs of people whom I met up in the process of discussing Solaris, the most recent batch at the top and the oldest at the end:


Solaris 10 Administration Session @ Delhi

Transition to Solaris 11 Session in Bangalore

Solaris 11 Administration Session in Bangalore

Transition to Solaris 11 Session in Bangalore

Transition to Solaris 11 – Batch III

With just under a fortnight left for the official launch of Oracle Solaris 11, the elite club of OU trained Solaris 11 professionals has grown by a few additional numbers.

I’ve no doubt that their experience on transitioning to Solaris 11 have been enriching. So don’t wait anymore, come join the Solaris 11 Club!

Well, if you aren’t convinced on hearing this from an insignificant soul like me, I recommend you go here and register for the Oracle Solaris Launch webcast on November 09 2011, Wednesday (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET) and hear it straight from the people who matter. Again, don’t miss this historic event. Register NOW!.

Friends from Yahoo who showed up for an OU program around MySQL.



If there are people out there, who’d wish to know what OU has in offer for professionals well versed in MySQL Database Administration, please refer to the MySQL Performance Tuning and MySQL Cluster course description and schedule.

And for those interested to validate their skill on MySQL DBA, I recommend MySQL DBA Certification exam. Believe me, taming sakila is an experience in itself.

First Global Teach on Transition to Solaris 11 in Bangalore

I’m a movie buff. I love watching paid preview shows of high profile movies. In doing so, there is something more than just satisfying my bloated ego. Perhaps, it’s the pleasure of being a part of that small circle of audience who get to hear a great piece of story first. And so I don’t blame those folks who spend a whole night in a queue to pick up the first delivery of an Apple product and I don’t blame those children standing in a mile long human chain to grab the first prints of a Harry Potter book. They all seem to belong to a league so different.

Do you want to know how it feels to belong such a prestige club? Someone in the picture can tell you that, coz they just managed to get a hands on exposure – the first of its kind globally- to what is expected to be the World’s best Unix OS to be released. Don’t read that line again, you heard it right: the OS is not out yet!

So if you’d love to find you in a club so special and not wait for the fancy release date of 11/11/’11 to get a feel of the best Unix flavour, come join a 2070 minute long training program from Oracle University.

In the meantime, download Solaris 11 going here and have a quick look at the complete set of documentation on Solaris 11 right here.

Two Virtualization Sessions

My last two programs in this part of the world have been around two very powerful and useful virtualization solution from Oracle. Published below are photographs from each of the session, the most recent on the top:


OU program on Oracle VDI in Bangalore.


OU session on Oracle VM Server for SPARC in Noida.

Read a comment on Oracle VDI OU course on this blog. Documentation on Oracle VM Server for SPARC is here and for the Oracle VDI information, check this out.