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Yowza: Salesforce commits to Oracle hardware (!)

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Everyone knew Salesforce.com (s crm) and Oracle (s orcl) were going to expand their relationship — Oracle CEO Larry Ellison helpfully preannounced that news last week during the company’s rather rocky earnings call. What was not expected –at least by me — was that Salesforce would commit to Oracle hardware, er “engineered systems.”

And yet that’s what happened, at least according to Oracle’ s press release. Salesforce.com has run on Oracle database and middleware (and perhaps on Oracle Linux, not sure on that) for a long time. But it also ran on commodity hardware. In fact, Benioff was really, really publicly decrying what he mockingly called Oracle’s “cloud in a box” a few years back.

According to Oracle’s statement: (note that it is from Oracle and not Salesforce, and the emphasis is mine):

“Salesforce.com plans to standardize on the Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database…

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Check Node Manager Script

Hi Again,

I just knocked up this nodemanager check script that you can run as a cron job making sure the Weblogic Java NodeManager is running and if not email you. See below for the script.


#!/bin/ksh
 #
 #########################################################
 # NAME:check_node_manager.sh #
 # AUTHOR: Paz #
 # DESC: Check no make sure Weblogic Node Manager is #
 # running #
 # DATE: 19/06/13 #
 # VERSION 1.0 #
 # CHANGE LOG: #
 # AP 19/06/2013 Creation #
 # #
 # #
 #########################################################
 #
 #set -x

. $HOME/.profile
 export SCRIPT_HOME='add you scripts home'
 ####################CHECK NODE MANAGER JAVA PROCESS IS RUNNING########################
 cd $SCRIPT_HOME

jps |grep -i NodeManager >Nodemgr_jps_status.log

sleep 2

nodemgr_jps_status=$(cat Nodemgr_jps_status.log |grep -i 'NodeManager' |wc -l)

if [ ${nodemgr_jps_status} -gt 0 ]
 then
 echo 'do nothing Node Manager Alive'
 else
 mailx -s 'NODEMANAGER DOWN' your@email.com
 fi

exit

EOF

The script can be changed if you use a script based nodemanager, if you change ‘jps’ for ‘ps -ef’ so the line would read:

ps -ef |grep -i NodeManager >Nodemgr_jps_status.log

Until next time

European Parliament lashes out at “shocking” U.S. surveillance program

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Ahead of a U.S.-EU summit this Friday, the European Parliament had a brief debate about the PRISM surveillance scandal on Tuesday morning. With near unanimity, the speakers raised strong concerns with the program’s mass collection of Europeans’ personal data.

For those unfamiliar with the workings of the European Parliament, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) operate in transnational political groupings. Those groups’ representatives speak in order of the size of the group (largest to smallest) and I have included an indication in brackets of how many MEPs each group has, in order to indicate influence.

I apologize in advance for including at best brief quotes from those MEPs who spoke in languages other than English (the translation facility on the livestream was unavailable). The most notable of these was of course the representative of the center-right European People’s Party, the largest of the political groups, who spoke in German. The…

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Adding Colour to Solaris 10

I have spent hours trolling the net looking for a definitive guide on how to make colours (color if you are from the US) work in Solaris 10.

By default colour isn’t enabled but once you know how it is relativity easy to get it to work.

The first step is to download a number of new packages from http://www.sunfreeware.com the packages needed are as follows:

coreutils-8.19-sol10-sparc-local
gmp-4.2.1-sol10-sparc-local
libiconv-1.14-sol10-sparc-local
gcc-3.4.6-sol10-sparc-local
libgcc-3.3-sol10-sparc-local
libintl-3.4.0-sol10-sparc-local

After all the packages are downloaded and added to your Solaris machine it time to install them using pkgadd.

Get root on your machine and install the packages

su

pkgadd -d coreutils-8.19-sol10-sparc-local

Do this for each of the downloaded packages.

The next step is to test that colours are now working run the following command to check.

/usr/local/bin/ls –color    (this command assumes that you have installed the packages in the default location)

Now that colour is working we just need to modify the profile so that it always works.

Depending on your shell you may need to edit .profile for ksh or .bashrc for bash.

Update PATH by adding the new location to it:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

now if you run;

which ls

its should return /usr/local/bin/ls

add an alias to your profile to append –color to ls command

alias ls=’/usr/local/bin/ls –color’

Reload your profile and type ls, the results should return in colour.

The final section of this guide is to change the colour of your shell prompt you can do so by adding the folowing command to your profile

export PS1=”\e[0;35m\u@\h > \e[m”

You can set the colour to any of the below by editing the number;

Color Code
Black     0;30
Blue       0;34
Green    0;32
Cyan      0;36
Red        0;31
Purple  0;35
Brown  0;33
Blue      0;34
Green   0;32
Cyan    0;36
Red      0;31
Purple 0;35
Brown 0;33

You should now have a fully coloured SHELL prompt.