iPhone App for managing OCI – AVAILABLE

By | October 14, 2018

Well it took a few late nights of nerding, but I finished version 1 of my OCI Management App for the iPhone šŸ™‚ Below you can see a preview video. The App is now available in the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oci-manager/id1439011461 If you need help configuring the App, here are the instructions: https://www.oc-blog.com/iphone/ The appā€¦ Read More »

OCI – Creating a VPN to pfsense appliance

By | September 29, 2018

If you want to connect your cloud environment securely with your on premise environment you can do this with the built in VPN service of OCI. I have in my own (on premise) environment a pfsenseĀ virtual appliance running that acts as my router/firewall/vpn box. Below a video explanation and demonstration on how to easily createā€¦ Read More »

Automatic (Scheduled) Scaling for ADW and ATP

By | September 15, 2018

Last week I released a script that allows you to schedule the scaling of an Oracle Database running on the baremetal cloud instances. That script was designed to run inside the actual Database instance. The new Oracle Autonomous services do not allow you to do this, as these are fully managed platforms by Oracle, soā€¦ Read More »

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Exam (1Z0-932)

By | September 14, 2018

Whoop whoop! I just passed the OCI Associate Exam. While I have reasonable hands-on experience with OCI, for preparationĀ  I read the study guide and did the test exam. You can find the preparation documents here: https://education.oracle.com/product/pexam_1Z0-932 Ā I guess I had 57 correct and 13 not correct šŸ™ . Currently the study guide mainly coversā€¦ Read More »

Oracle Paas chosen as #1 by techradar.com

By | September 7, 2018

Sure the Oracle Cloud was not first to market, but in the past few years it has made some huge steps šŸ™‚ And this is now starting to show off. While sure not perfect, some issues with support mentioned, the Oracle PaaS portfolio did come out on top, passing AWS, Google, Azure and Salesforce! Readā€¦ Read More »

Hello world!

By | September 4, 2018

Welcome to the Oracle Cloud Blog! My Name is Richard Garsthagen, I work for Oracle, but all things published here are my own opinions and views. I love technology and to share cool stuff around technology. Before I worked for Oracle I was employed by VMware and run for many years a virtualization blog calledā€¦ Read More »