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 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 »
Oracle has started rolling out a new feature for Cost Reporting. For a while now daily Usage reports where available, but these reports only contained quantities of usage, like 8 hours of OCPU, but no actual $ cost. The new daily Costs reports show the actual consumption cost of all your services! If you are… Read More »
Support for Instance Principles Integration with the Notification Service I noticed more and more people are starting to use my AutoScaling script. One common question I get a lot is where to run the script. In theory you can run the script from anywhere you have access to OCI. Run in OCI without any credential… Read More »
Want to automate your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform, but not want to write complex recipes by hand? No Worry, use the OCI terraform Resource Discovery service to create all the recipes for you! Check out my simple demonstration on Youtube.
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 »
Rodrigo has been making scripts for OCI for a while now. Yesterday he again added some great work to his collection. A super script to retrieve all your consumption / billing data from OCI and save it to JSON files, so you can easily process it in excel or any kind of analytics software. His… Read More »
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 »
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 »
When you are running your instances on OCI, you sometimes would like to know inside the instance where it really it. Well this is possible by using OCI Metadata service. The Metadata service listen on 169.254.169.254 and will report back information about the Instance, like OCID, Displayname, Shape, Region, etc. Including any custom Metadata that… Read More »
Last week I released a script that allows you to schedule the scaling of an Oracle Database running on the baremetal cloud instances. That script was designed to run inside the actual Database instance. The new Oracle Autonomous services do not allow you to do this, as these are fully managed platforms by Oracle, so… Read More »
While running Database servers cost money in power and cooling, a much bigger cost is the licensing cost of the Oracle Database software. In your own environment this might be considered a fixed cost, in the Oracle Cloud this does not have to be the case at all. When you spin up a bare-metal Database… Read More »