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Americas – Tuesday January 28th, 2014
9am to 1pm PST / 12pm to 4pm EST / 3pm to 5pm BRST

(Check the World Time Converter for other time zone information)

Twitter Hashtag for the event: #OTNVSAD

Register / Attend HERE

General Event Information

The OTN Virtual Sysadmin Day is an on-line event where you hear and see session presentations, perform hands-on lab sessions in a VirtualBox environment. You can chat with attendees and staff and participate in live discussions with subject matter experts.

Sessions in the conference will start at the times specified in the Virtual Conference Agenda.

Note that audio is accessed via your computer's headphones or speakers, there is no dial-in number for the main presentation audio and you do not need a microphone.

The navigation menu below will help you find important information about the event. If you have questions after reading these pages, please post a comment/question on the appropriate wiki page. You are welcome to contribute additional tips, tricks or knowledge about the VirtualBox Labs to the wiki. 

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  1. Jan 16, 2014

    Can we please get all the instructions for downloading

    Oracle VM

    Oracle LINUX

    Oracle Solaris

    in one place

    there are so many places the links take you too. And I cannot see any clear instrauctions. With holidays coming would like to get download completed. Please help ASAP


  2. Jan 16, 2014

    Oracle Solaris Lab Preparation instructions is here.

  3. Jan 24, 2014


    Is there a link where I can get the medio / videos / recording etc of the previos lab? I missed it and I would like to review it.

    thank you.

    1. Jan 24, 2014

      Previous Oracle Solaris 11 labs can be found  on Oracle Solaris YouTube channel. There are two playlists there, 5 videos each:

      - one for the labs from last January (basic Solaris 11 operations): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phyoin-hSso&list=PLrEMJQQgYLXhZ9-Qfc2tOVl1xNccg-Fvh

      - another one from last July (more advanced topics like IPS packaging, Cloud, etc.) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS3hBhxTeWE&list=PLrEMJQQgYLXi9BJb0zd2hU63EP4qHqiQl

      And you are right, it's a good idea to review them before doing the new labs. We will expect that you are at least familiar with basic features.



  4. Jan 26, 2014

    OVM material available?

  5. Jan 28, 2014

    Loading Solaris 11.1 on VirtualBox 4.3.6  on OS X 10.8.5  Mountain Lion , I have configured the second NIC and added the second HDD.  When I try to start the VM to configure the OS I get the following error:   Any Ideas...

    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine OracleSolaris11_1.

    Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE).

    Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole
    Unknown macro: {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}



    1. Jan 28, 2014

      Here is what Google has found for this error:

      http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1196027 -- this should help

      Another suggestion was just to use Disk Permission Repair Tool.

      Please let us know if this helps.



  6. Jan 28, 2014


    Thank You!  It was /usr set at 777 I changed it to 755 and now it boots...

    Thanks Again!

  7. Jan 28, 2014

    For the VM lab, I have installed all software and successfully created and started the two virtual machines. However, when I try to use 'ovftool, I get:  -bash: ovftool: command not found. Is this not included in the Linux distribution? If not, how/where do I get it?

    1. Jan 28, 2014

      That command is part of the vmrun untilities, it is included with Fusion 6, but you have to set the correct path in your PATH var to access, the docs are not correct.

      VM Fusion vmrun command directory:    /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library

      VM Fusion ovftool command directory:   /Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware OVF Tool

      Most shell commands will not be able to traverse these dirs unless you put quotes " around the path or escape the embedded spaces.

      "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/Library"

      /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app/Contents/Library/VMware\ OVF\ Tool

      I would add these paths to your PATH var, make sure you export it:

      1. Jan 28, 2014

        There is no directory named "/Applications" on the filesystem.

        1. Jan 28, 2014

          I guess your not running on a Mac. What OS are you running and what VMware product are you using?

          1. Jan 28, 2014

            I am following the instructions for lab setup "Preparing the Environment to Run the Lab from Your Home Office" (Appendix A here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/hands-on-labs/migrate-ovm-linux-2095469.html#A)

            Host machine is a 64-bit Win8 system with 8 cores and 32 GB ram. I downloaded all applications / packages as directed in the instructions.

  8. Jan 28, 2014

    Hi Will the LAB and other details be available after this session as well i don't think i can complete all in the time available?

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