Category Archives: OCI

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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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 »

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Major new OCI features!

By | March 3, 2019

Wow!! It must have been a busy week for the OCI developers. The last week of February was full of new feature updates to the OCI platform. Let’s have a look at some of this goodness 🙂 Performance Metrics On your Instances (VMs and baremetal) you now have full performance metrics available in the cloud… Read More »

Importing / Moving on-premise (VMware) instances to OCI

By | February 22, 2019

OCI’s Native VMDK Import feature It is of course important that you can easily move any of your on-premise workloads to the Cloud. The Oracle Cloud has specific features to help you with this task, like the native support for importing .VMDK files. A good starting point in the documentation is here: https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/Compute/References/bringyourownimage.htm If you… Read More »

Consumption Insight with the API

By | February 1, 2019

If you start using the Oracle Cloud (OCI), you want to of course have a good understanding about your spending. The Oracle Cloud provides you with some special tools to manage your consumption. One of them being cost-tracking tags. On each object / service in the Oracle Cloud you can apply cost-tracking tags, these tags… Read More »

Grow / Shrink Compute Instances

By | January 15, 2019

A very common question I come across a lot is “how to change the size of the Compute Instance (VM)“. Currently this is not “natively” possible, but with some manual labor very doable!. Happily OCI does support terminating an Instance while keeping the boot and data volumes. If you instance works with a reserved Public… Read More »

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Auto Start / Stop Compute Instances

By | January 3, 2019

I have extended the library of scripts for automatic scheduling. There was already a script to auto Scale BM Database and ATP/ADW instances. New is the autoOnOff script for compute instances. Based on a pre-defined tag in the namespace “Schedule” you can now automatically power on or off compute instances. This will not delete any… Read More »

OCI Manager v1.4 Available – Console View

By | December 10, 2018

The OCI Manager iPhone App is still going strong 🙂 Over 300 people have installed the App and the 5th release v1.4 is now available.  The Last 2 released have added the following features: View the Console of Compute Instances Added support for sub compartment bug fixes You can find the App in the Apple… Read More »

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