Category Archives: OCI

Free OCI training AND free Certification!

By | March 31, 2020

From now until May 15th Oracle is offering free OCI training and free Certification for all OCI courses! 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… Read More »

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OCI Monitor for Android

By | March 9, 2020

Since I released an iPhone App to manage OCI, I frequently received the question if such an app is available for Android. I am happy to report that Javier from Colombia has build an OCI Monitor for Android The OCI Monitor for Android allows you to see you Compute, Database and Autonomous Database instances from… Read More »

Updated OCI Manager iPhone App released

By | February 6, 2020

With the opening of all the new OCI Datacenter regions, I updated the OCI Manager App to support them. Also a new feature in the app is to see all the world-wide news about OCI from various blogs and the official Oracle channels. You can find the App here in the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oci-manager/id1439011461

Undocumented: OCI Pricelist API

By | January 22, 2020

I am working on a project that needs to know the prices of the OCI Services. After some digging (thank you Google), I stumbled on this webpage: https://www.oracle.com/cloud/ucpricing.html This page gives a great overview of all the services and the prices (list prices, without special discounts). I noticed the page loads the prices, so thru… Read More »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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