Part 4 of 4 – SSSD Authentication: Known Problems and Troubleshooting Tips

Introduction In Part 3 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: Implementation Step-by-Step Guideline I covered all the necessary step-by-step details on deploying SSSD, but nothing ever seems to go perfect the first time does it.  This is why I have included a final Part 4 that covers known problems I came across, though there could […]

Part 3 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: Implementation Step-by-Step Guideline

Introduction In Part 2 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: LDAP Identity Store Requirements all the aspects of the LDAP Identity Store requirements were covered. And before that in article Part 1 of 2 – SSSD Linux Authentication: Introduction and Architecture I covered an introduction and high-level architecture of SSSD, which will be very important […]

Part 2 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: LDAP Identity Store Requirements

Introduction In Part 1 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: Introduction and Architecture I covered an introduction on SSSD and an architecture overview with details on the flow of how it all works.  In this part I am going to cover the LDAP Identity Store details required for SSSD.   LDAP Identity Store Schema Requirements […]

Part 1 of 4 – SSSD Linux Authentication: Introduction and Architecture

Introduction This article provides the details needed to solve a real use case used to allow a user to authenticate to an Oracle Public Cloud Linux server in SaaS using a single or multiple LDAP Identity store that could be Active Directory 2012R2 (AD) or better, Oracle Internet Directory (OID), Oracle Unified Directory (OUD), Oracle […]

Using VNC securely in the Oracle Cloud

Introduction Having access to a VM in the Cloud via VNC can be very useful in many situations – e.g. most customers want to install software using GUI based installer, e.g. Oracle Database etc. Using VNC the installation can continue, even without being connected. The easiest way to achieve this with a reliable and secure […]

Using Automatic Network Resource in Solaris Zone on Exalogic

This article will show you how to use Automatic Network (anet) resource to configure IPoIB and EoIB bonded interfaces in a Solaris zone on an Exalogic machine running Solaris 11.1. Let’s start with a basic configuration of a zone with no network interface configured: zonecfg:zoss01> info zonename: zoss01 zonepath: /zones/zoss01 brand: solaris autoboot: false bootargs: […]

What happened to oracle-validated?

I am not a big fan of renaming things for the sake of renaming things, and to be fair, I am not sure that this is a case of that, but the much loved oracle-validated package that existed on Oracle … Continue reading

Bonding Parameters Based on Network Layout

Technical discussion on how to adjust Linux bonding configuration
parameters depending on how a host participates in a given network.
Limitations of link level failure detections and an easy solution within
bonding driver to overcome it.
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Finding which JAR contains a class – again!

I posted a few days ago about finding which JAR file contains a class file – something I often want to do.  My friend Chris Johnson promptly posted a better version here with caching – thanks Chris! Chris said I … Continue reading

Installing WebLogic Server on Mac OS X

One of the exciting new features in WebLogic Server 11g is support for Mac OS X.  The new ‘ZIP Distribution’ of WebLogic Server allows developers to run WebLogic Server on Mac OS X.  The download file is much smaller and … Continue reading

Increasing swap size on Solaris (using ZFS)

Today, I was installing the Oracle Database 11g R2 on a Solaris system, but it failed a prerequisite check during the installation – it did not have enough swap space available.  This particular system I had installed with ZFS.  Turns … Continue reading

Installing Oracle XE database on 64-bit Ubuntu

After many years, I took a fresh look at Ubuntu, and I found it to be great!  So naturally, I wanted to install Oracle XE database to play around with.  But this comes as a 32-bit rpm.  What to do? … Continue reading

Installing WebLogic Server 10.3.3 on Ubuntu (64-bit)

Update:  This post describes a method for installing WebLogic Server 10.3.3 which involves first installing 10.3.2 and then patching up to 10.3.3.  It also now possible to just install 10.3.3 directly.  If you are an Oracle customer, you can download … Continue reading

Rename all the files in a directory to add a prefix

This is a bit off topic, but it is something I frequently want to do! When I am producing a new post I usually end up with a number of images that I want to include.  I normally create these … Continue reading

Speeding up VMWare

I was working with a very large VMWare image today, containing Oracle E-Business Suite R12.  The image is located on an external USB drive, simply because it is too large to fit on the internal disk on the available host … Continue reading