Free Video Training: Oracle Database 12c Installation on CentOS/RHEL/Oracle Linux 6

July 31, 2016

I am very pleased to announce that I recently published a Youtube video presentation with the title of  “Oracle Database 12c Installation on CentOS /  RHEL/  Oracle Linux 6, starting version 6.5”.

This presentation is comprised of two separate videos, which you can access by visiting the following links:

– Part I – Setup of the Linux Server Environment for Oracle 12c Installation


– Part II – Oracle Database 12c Installation, Configuration and Testing

I hope you find this presentation informative and helpful.

New OpenStack Video Presentation: Creating and Deploying an Instance

July 7, 2016

Few days OpenStack_logoago, I prepared a YouTube presentation on how to deploy an instance on OpenStack, Mitaka Release.  It covers how to perform the following tasks:


– Create a Tenant and Users
– Import a Cirros image to Glance
– Create a Flavor.
– Configure the Network with Neutron (Create a Router,
– Public and Private Networks)
– Assign the instance an SSH Key and a Security Group
– Create the Instance, assign it a public IP address, and access it from the public network
– Attach a Cinder Block Storage to the Instance

Here it is. I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to share with your friends and colleagues.



Innosoft Gulf announces the availability of Advanced Red Hat Virtualization, Clustering & Storage Management Training and Certification in the Gulf Region

February 16, 2012

These courses are designed to train experienced Linux system administrators with the RHCE level competency on skills required to deploy and centrally manage virtual servers and virtual desktops in the enterprise; and to deploy and manage highly available systems in the mission-critical enterprise computing environment. Both courses have a strong emphasis on hands-on lab activities using the advanced Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform, enterprise-class storage, Red Hat Cluster Suite and the shared storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System (GFS).

The curriculum includes the following:

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH-318)
Date: 22 – 25 April 2012

Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) Exam (EX318)
Date: 26 April 2012

Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH-436)
Date: 29 April – 02 May 2012

Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam (EX436)
Date: 03 May 2012

Take advantage of this great opportunity today!



RHCSA / RHCE Exams & Rapid Track Training Delivered in Dubai

September 18, 2011

The next RHCSA and RHCE exams will be delivered at Innosoft Gulf’s training center in the Dubai Knowledge Village on October 2nd and October 6th.  These prestigious certifications will enable the participants to demonstrate and confirm their skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6) administration.  Click here for more information.

To prepare for the RHCE exam, I strongly recommend the RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH-299) starting on September 25th at Innosoft Gulf.  Click here for more information.



Seminar on Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6)

August 11, 2011



Innosoft Gulf is organizing on Saturday, August 20, 2011  an important Seminar on Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6).  This event will be held at the Dubai Knowledge Village (Block 11, Office G03).

This event’s agenda includes:

  • Virtualization Overview
  • What is Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)?
  • KVM Features
  • KVM Architecture
  • KVM in RHEL 6
    • RAS
    • Security Isolation
    • Resource Management
    • Performance Improvements (CPU, Block, Net, Memory)
    • SPECvirt
  • Practice Lab
    • Installing RHEL 6 on a Virtual Guest
    • Configuring a Virtual Guest to start at Boot Time

For more information, please visit:


Android Application Development Training in Dubai

July 30, 2011

Android is becoming a very important platform for developing leading edge mobile applications.  We are very pleased at Innosoft Gulf  to announce the availability of Android Programming and Application Development training courses starting October 2011 at our training center in the Dubai Knowledge Village.  Click here for more info.




RHEL 6 & JBoss Training & Certification Presentation

July 17, 2011










Innosoft Gulf is organizing this Saturday, 23 July 2011  an important presentation about RHEL 6 & JBoss Training and Certifications.  This event will be held at the Dubai Knowledge Village (Block 11, Office G03).

The following are some topics that will covered during this event:

  • Overview of Red Hat Linux Training & Certifications;
  • Benefits of Red Hat Linux Training & Certifications for companies and individuals;
  • Changes to the Red Hat Linux Training and Certifications following the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6);
  • Preparation tools and strategies for passing the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams;
  • Availabity of Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) training (Clustering, Virtualization, Satellite) at Innosoft Gulf;
  • Availability of JBoss Training and Certification at Innosoft Gulf.

Click here for more details



Exciting Red Hat Linux Courses delivered in October in Dubai

October 13, 2010

I am please to announce that Innosoft Gulf will be delivering two very important and exciting Linux courses this October in its training center in the Dubai Knowledge Village :

Red Hat Linux Essentials (RH-033)
Date: 17 – 21 October 2010
Course Description:

Red Hat Linux System Administration (RH-131)
Date: 24 – 27 October 2010
Course Description:

Mark Smith, Red Hat Certified Instructor

These two courses will be delivered by Mr. Mark Smith who an expert in Linux and is a Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and Engineer (RHCE).  Mark has over 10 years of experience with the Linux operating system and worked on large software projects for some of the most prestigious organizations in the US including General Electric.  Mark has also a Master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Kentucky.

If you would like to gain solid skills in Linux administration, I highly recommend these two courses.


Innosoft’s Gulf Press Release about Red Hat Linux Training & Certification

October 10, 2010

Last week, Innosoft Gulf made a press release about the availability of Red Hat Linux training and certifications in its training center in the Dubai Knowledge Village starting October 2010.  The full text of this press release is available at:

In this article, I was quoted saying that:

“We believe that there is a great future and market opportunities for open source software such as Linux and JBoss in the MENA region. In this current economic environment, open source software enables companies to achieve significant cost savings without compromising the quality of service”


Leading Edge Java & Linux Training in Dubai

September 13, 2010

Today, I would like to share just one thought.  I am really excited about being a part of a company (Innosoft Gulf) who is a Red Hat Certified Training Partner and an Oracle Approved Education in the Gulf region.  This enables us to offer very exciting and advanced Web Services, Java and Linux courses  at our training center in the Dubai Knowledge Village.  For more info, please visit: