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Autonomous Linux – Live webinars on November 19th

By | November 12, 2019

As Artificial Intelligence might sounds scary, here is your opportunity to learn more about it on November 19th. Wim Coekaerts will host 3 webcasts about the new Oracle Autonomous Linux. Autonomous Linux is an OS you can use for your projects in the Oracle Cloud. This OS will be maintained for you by Oracle from… Read More »

Category: OCI

Run KVM highly optimised on OCI

By | October 28, 2019

OCI has been offering bare metal servers from the start. Besides just running a single OS with maybe containers on it, you can also run your own virtualization stack on it. Just to be clean, this can be done without nested virtualization, but natively on the bare metal hardware. OCI support bringing your own hypervisor… Read More »

Manage OCI in the Dark!

By | October 8, 2019

Yes, A new version of the OCI Manager app hit the App Store today! What’s new: Dark mode support Basic support for consumption data Support for announcements Some bug fixes and UI improvements As consumption information is not available via the normal OCI APIs, you need to specify you username/passwd and ACC ID and IDCS… Read More »

Using default tags to identify who created resources

By | September 29, 2019

I work in a shared OCI environment, where everyone has their own compartments. While most of my colleagues nicely only create resources in their own compartments, this does sometimes go wrong. Then the quests starts, who created this? You can use the Audit logs to find the event that created the resource, but this can… Read More »

Category: OCI

OOW19 – Always free cloud services!

By | September 17, 2019

Lots and lots of new at this year’s Oracle Openworld event. One major one is the Always Free Cloud Services. Always Free Cloud Services Oracle is introducing always free cloud services! Autonomous Database:– 2 always free Autonomous Database instances per OCI Tenancy– 20GB database storage per instance– 1OCPU per instance– APEX– REST interface (ORDS)– SQL… Read More »

How Elastic is the Oracle Cloud

By | July 16, 2019

The Oracle Cloud is Elastic! Not only with it’s Infrastructure services, but also with its PaaS Services like the Autonomous Database, Analytics, Visual Builder Service and more.

Get 60% cost reduction and Super Speeds when needed, all on-the-fly! Check out this example for running Oracle Analytics Cloud and the Autonomous Database.

APEX now available on the Oracle Autonomous Database

By | June 27, 2019

YES! APEX is available on the Autonomous Database!!! In case you have been living under some rock; APEX is Oracle’s awesome Low Code development platform. You can extremely easily build simple web applications that look awesome, support all the latest HTML technologies without doing too much. If you want to build more complex things, no… Read More »

OCI Autoscale Super Script

By | June 26, 2019

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

OCI Manager v1.7 for iPhone released

By | May 22, 2019

This week you can find the updated version of my OCI iPhone Manager App in the app store. Besides supporting the newly opened regions for OCI and some bug fixes, it now also supports easily starting, stopping and resetting your DB VMs. (the DB node). When you stop a DB node, the actual billing stops… Read More »

OCI Dashboard with Smashing/Dashing

By | May 13, 2019

Who does not like a good (real-time) dashboard? Well I do! Last week I had to deliver a hands-on workshop for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, so why not make a cool dashboard to monitor the progress of the hands-on lab 🙂 It turned out not very difficult to do. I based my dashboard on the… Read More »

Move OCI Windows Instances between regions and tenants

By | April 27, 2019

IGNORE THIS POST: OCI now officially supports exporting Windows Instances, so you no longer need to do any of this trickery 🙂 Most instances (VMs and Bare Metal) can be exported, so that they can be copied/transferred to other regions or other Cloud Accounts. One type of instance does not support this, these are the… Read More »

Category: OCI

Import VMware Virtual Machines with high performance para-virtualized drivers.

By | March 31, 2019

Oracle’s Secret: Windows Para-virtualized drivers for OCI available! UPDATE (May 9th): OCI now officially supports importing Windows VMs in paravirtualization mode! So you no longer have to lie about the operating system you are importing 🙂 When running Windows in a virtual machine you typically have 2 strategies. One is to pretend that windows is… Read More »

Category: OCI