Oracle Cloud VMware Solution at VMworld 2020

By | September 25, 2020

Next week the VMworld party is happening again. This time of course online only, but also a first, you can attend for FREE!!! The Oracle Cloud is present at VMworld, explaining the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to the wide VMware Community. Here an overview: Check out the full VMworld Content Catalog:https://my.vmworld.com/widget/vmware/vmworld2020/catalog?

Flexible Memory and CPU now available for E3 Shapes

By | September 25, 2020

55.840 Different CPU and Memory Configurations!

The better you can “right-size” you instances, the more effective lower cost you can achieve.

To facilitate this, OCI is the first cloud provider where you can individually select the amount of CPU cores and separately select the amount of Memory for your instance. (Within some boundaries).

Free Hands-on OCI LiveLabs available 24/7!

By | September 4, 2020

The proof of the pudding is in the eating! Hopefully you have already heard great stories about the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), but why not test it our your self! Oracle have launched a platform for Live Labs. At this moment of writing there are 38 Workshops available! You can run these workshops using your own OCI account, a new… Read More »

Add Time based Auto Scaling and Power On/Off operations to OCI in under 5 minutes!

By | August 23, 2020

Would you like the schedule (based on time) Power On/Off and/or Scaling operations for your OCI resources? Well that is very easily possible with my Auto Scaling Script! The Script supports: Compute VMs: On/Off Instance Pools: On/Off and Scaling (# of instances) Database VMs: On/Off Database Baremetal Servers: Scaling (# of CPUs) Autonomous Databases: On/Off… Read More »

Comparing VMware solutions on AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI

By | August 19, 2020

If you want to extend your on-premise VMware environment to the public cloud, you wil find that most public clouds offer a VMware solution for their platform. Recently the Oracle Cloud also introduced an official VMware solution called OCVS (Oracle Cloud VMware Solution), so I thought it would make sense to make a comparison of… Read More »

Automatic SSH key generation for Compute

By | July 12, 2020

Frequently I have noticed, people always struggle with SSH key generation when they need to create a resource on OCI. So I was pleasantly surprised today to notice an update in creating a Compute VM. You now (finally) have an option to have the keys generated for you. I know it is a small feature… Read More »

OCI Autoscale Super Script

By | May 18, 2020

Reduce your OCI bill or get the correct performance when needed! The OCI Auto Scaling super script can automatically execute the right Scale Up/Down and Power On/Off actions based on a daily schedule.

The script supports: Compute VMs, Instance Pools, Database VMs, Database Baremetal and the Autonomous Database

Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification.

By | May 13, 2020

Update: Free training materials are still available, but signing up for free certification has now been closed. You can access the following learning paths: Oracle Autonomous Database Specialist Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Operations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Professional If… Read More »

Learn OCI Networking in 22 minutes!

By | May 12, 2020

Networking in the Cloud Youtube Series Want to learn more about networking in the Oracle Cloud? There are multi places you can go. You can read the official documentation or try some of the available hands-on labs, but I personally love just watching youtube videos on everything I want to learn. Eli Schilling, a product… Read More »

OCI Rate Card Utility

By | May 12, 2020

OCI is seriously improving it’s capabilities to help customer understand their consumption with the new cost analysis tool and the new Cost reports. One thing that is still missing, is an easy way to see what your actual rate card it. Meaning what do you pay for each resource per hour and are you getting… Read More »

OCI introduces new Cost Analysis tool

By | May 7, 2020

Understanding your consumption and cost in the cloud is important, nobody likes nasty expensive surprises at the end of the month. To help understand your consumption better, OCI has released a new Cost Analysis tools. In the new Cost Analysis tool you can filter on:– Tags– Service– SKUs– Units It is also possible to change… Read More »

OCI lands ZOOM as customer

By | April 28, 2020

To handle the surge in online video call volumes by Zoom’s customers, Zoom started the use of the Oracle Cloud (OCI). According to reuters: Zoom’s service ran on a mixture of its own data center gear and cloud computing services from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, but it began working with Oracle about six weeks… Read More »

New powerful CPU shape – E3

By | April 24, 2020

There is a new processor available within OCI. It is the AMD Epyc 7742 processor running at 2.25Ghz. This CPU has 64 cores and Oracle is offering this as a new Flexible CPU shape on OCI. Meaning you do not have to chose between 2,4 8, 16… but can choose any number of cores between… Read More »

Updated Auto Scaling Script

By | April 14, 2020

Support for Instance Principles Integration with the Notification Service I noticed more and more people are starting to use my AutoScaling script. One common question I get a lot is where to run the script. In theory you can run the script from anywhere you have access to OCI. Run in OCI without any credential… Read More »