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 🙂 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 app allows you to have a consolidated overview of all your instances in a department (VMs, Bare Metal, DB, ADW and ATP) across all regions! You can control in the app which regions should all be visible.

Besides seeing you instances, you can do some basic operations on them.

  • You can Start instances
  • You can SOFT and HARD shutdown; Soft shutdown is NOT available in the normal web interface
  • You can SOFT and HARD reset; Soft reset is NOT available in the normal web interface
  • You can Scale up/down the CPU of Database Bare Metal, Autonomous Database  and Autonomous Data Warehouse services
  • You can modify the Instance name (except Database VM and BM), again this is not available in the normal web interface

Category: OCI

28 thoughts on “iPhone App for managing OCI – AVAILABLE

  1. Joao Paulo Lunardelli

    Cool App. Greetings from Oracle Solution Center LAD! Cheers

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Sorry i am not an android person. I will open source my app, so someone else might be able to re write it to android.

      Reply
  2. tim hickey

    Richard,
    Hi, I have it installed but having an issue with the connection.
    Any debug logs or ideas on why it won’t connect.
    Thanks
    Tim

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      The most common mistake is people not entering their tenant OCID and user OCID or using a wrong key file. Can you send me screenshot of your settings screen.

      Reply
  3. Sumeet Kabra

    Great App ! Can the authentication to OCI tenancy also possible using IDCS accounts ?

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Good question, not use IDCS users have API access. Will look into it.

      Reply
  4. Yigen Chen

    Thanks you so much, it is very helpful for me and I have installed it in my phone and it works good.

    Reply
  5. webfiles

    Great App! Is there a limit on the number of compartments it can show? I can only see 24 and there seems to be no way to list the rest…

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      I think that is a bug from my side. I will fix it in the next release.

      Reply
  6. hiro

    Great App ! Thank you so much.
    I found that this App could scale up / down on the DBaaS service, but cound’t start / stop it (Can’t push buttom).
    Is it the specification ? or my issue?

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Hi Hiro, This is no issue from your side. Unfortunately today the DB instances doe not support the start/stop feature.

      Reply
  7. xavier

    Great application! Thank you.

    When I try to connect only stays in connecting and does not send anything,
    already probe the data in oci-cli and they work.

    I do not know what it could be

    regards

    Reply
  8. Perley Mears

    Cool app. I’m giving it a try, though I can’t seem to get it to connect.

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Most common reason is wrong key. Did you try the key using the OCI CLI? How did you create the key?

      Reply
      1. Perley Mears

        I installed the OCI CLI on my Windows 10 laptop, then ran the ‘oci setup config’ command and generated the private and public keys. I then added the public key to my user in my tenancy, and pasted the resulting fingerprint, as well as the private key, into the app.

        Reply
  9. xavier

    good day, could you tell me what are the steps you use to send the public key to the phone, it seems that the connection is still not working

    regards

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Hi,

      You do not need the public key, that key is added in the OCI portal to your account. In the app you need the Private key. I just open this key file up with notepad and then copy and paste it into an email I send to myself. Then on my phone I can just copy the message body into the key field.

      Please make sure you are using a Private key WITHOUT keyprhase, as that is not supported by my application.

      Reply
  10. Svend Back

    Great App.

    Although copying & pasting OCIDs, fingerprints and keys is a nightmare. Especially, when you have to find an error.

    I’m looking forward to see the ios code on github 🙂

    See you in the Tech Data CCoE on July 11th.

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Yes, sorry about the copy&paste nightmare, but that is the only option with the OCI APIs.

      Reply
  11. Weligton Rodney Pereira Pinto

    Great app. We have a user group OCI in Brazil about 500 participants, all lives this app, and ask me about the android version.

    Reply
    1. richard Post author

      Thanks for promoting the app! Sorry I am not working on am Android version as I am not really a Java fan 🙁 But I am working on some really nice new features in the OCI iPhone Manager app. Soon to be released…

      Reply

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