Category Archives: OCI

Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification Until Dec 31st 2021!!

By | September 10, 2021

Update: Oracle has again made all OCI training AND certification available for free!!! (Until Dec 31st 2021) https://education.oracle.com/learn/oracle-cloud-infrastructure/pPillar_640/ Oracle also has organized a bunch of online live learning sessions that you can attend, see the above link. Free oracle Certification Exams are available for: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2021 Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2021 Architect… Read More »

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Documented: OCI Pricelist API

By | July 30, 2021

UPDATED: Oracle now has an official way to query the list pricing of services. This can be done using this url: You can query all services or one specific SKU and can specify the currency you want to result in. See the official documentation: https://docs.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/GSG/Tasks/signingup_topic-Estimating_Costs.htm#accessing_list_pricing

Why the Oracle Cloud can run VMware vSphere under total customer control – L2 Networking support!

By | February 11, 2021

I have had the pleasure the last few months to have my own OCVS (Oracle Cloud VMware Solution) running in the Oracle Cloud. My environment is a 3 bare metal server environment totaling 2304 GB RAM, 156 Cores and 150 TB! NVME local Storage. The environment comes deployed with NSX-T, the network overlay technology from… Read More »

OCI-AutoScale; Now supports 8 OCI Service, including Exadata CS and Network Load Balancers

By | October 1, 2020

2 years ago I started work on the OCI-AutoScaling script. I wanted to run my workloads on OCI as efficiently as possible. So workloads that I did not need in the evenings or weekends could automatically be turned off orscaled down. With the new release this OCI-AutoScaling script now support 8 OCI services! Based on… Read More »

Want to learn more about VMware on OCI (OCVS)?

By | October 1, 2020

While just launched, thanks to VMworld and active bloggers, there is already a huge variety of content available about running VMware on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Want to learn more, check out this list: VMworld on-demand sessions: How globally distributed enterprises move key Oracle workloads to the cloud [HCPS2840S]Architecting Oracle Workloads on Oracle Cloud… Read More »

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).

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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 »

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 »

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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

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 »

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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 »

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