Oracle User Group - RSVP's needed
- It's been a while since we've had an event and I'm
looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting
new folks from all around central Alabama at our
meeting next Wednesday.
We have to get a count for lunch so please send in
your RSVP if you plan to attend. Just reply to this
email to RSVP.
I've enclosed the full announcement below...
RSVP's Required (count for lunch needed, RSVP by
replying to this message):
On Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30 Kenny Smith of
Cnetics will be doing a live "Get on the Grid"
presention for the Central Alabama Oracle User Group.
Lunch will be provided.
We will be meeting at the Energen Conference Center at
the Energen headquarters on 6th Ave. North and Richard
Arrington Blvd. Parking is provided on the top level
of the Energen parking deck which is adjacent to the
I've included a description of the presentation that
Cnetics provided. You can see a picture of the
hardware if you follow the link.
Our "Get on the Grid" presentation discusses and
demonstrates a fully configured, portable Oracle 10g
RAC system running on HP equipment. Our portable
systems called "Test tRACks" are multi-bootable on
Linux, Windows and HP-UX depending on the hardware
configuration. (For more information on our portable
Oracle units, visit
How the presentation works:
Our presentation gives attendees an opportunity to
learn about and get hands-on with 10g RAC. We will
bring a portable Real Application Cluster system with
a wireless access point. We describe the hardware and
software configuration and then demonstrate important
RAC features such as transaction application failover,
load balancing, and scalability on the live system. We
then allow attendees to login via their laptops and
"play" with Linux, Windows, Oracle, clustered file
systems & clustered servers.
We've made this presentation at the Georgia Oracle
User Group Conference and the International Oracle
User Group Conference. We've also presented
"Get on the Grid" to groups such the Columbus Linux
Users Group, the Atlanta Unix Users Group and the East
Tennessee Oracle Users Group with great success.
You can also read Kenny's professional bio at
I think this will be a great presentation and I hope
to see you all there. You can just reply to this
message to RSVP.
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- Our meeting on November 17th is shaping up to be an
excellent time to learn more about Oracle Licensing.
Johnny Ray's Bar-b-que will be catering our lunch, so
please reply and let me know if you plan on coming so
that we can make sure we have enough bar-b-que and pie
I'm including the meeting announcement and the
invitation that you can share with others who may want
Here's a link to a map to help you reach the Energen
The Energen parking deck entry is on 6th Ave right
across from the Colonial Properties parking deck.
Just push the button at the gate and tell the guard
that you are here for the Oracle User Group in the
Energen Conference Center.
I hope to see you there.
A couple of months back my new management came to me
with questions about Oracle licensing and I had to
confess that I didn't know very much about it. Since
then I have done a lot of research and found out that
Oracle license compliance is a very detailed and
complex subject. On top of that complexity, you add
account rep relationships and contract negotiations
and you've got a web that can get pretty tangled.
On Thursday, November 17th at 11:30 Scott Rosenberg,
President and CEO of Miro Consulting Inc, will be
coming in to help us untangle this web.
I think all of you will find that this is a
fascinating topic that will help to prepare you for
when your management comes to you with licensing
questions. Also, for those individuals in your
organizations who have budgetary responsibilities for
Oracle and those who are tasked with licensing
compliancy, this event will be of special interest.
In fact, I'm attaching a special invitation for your
management to come, eat lunch and learn all about
unraveling the mysteries of Oracle licensing.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 and we will begin the
presentation shortly thereafter. We will be meeting
in the Energen Conference Center as we did a couple of
months ago and I promise to get you better
instructions about how to park for free in the Energen
Please RSVP as soon as you can because we anticipate a
large crowd and we need to make sure we are prepared
for lunch and the presentation. You can RSVP by
replying to this message and giving me a count.
Central Alabama Oracle User Group
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