Updated OCI-AutoScale Script – Changing Flex Shapes

By | November 5, 2022

Support for changing the CPU and/or Memory Count for Compute Flex shapes has been added to the OCI-AutoScale Script. By specifying a (cpu:memory) value in the schedule, the compute instances will be update accordingly. IMPORTANT: This will reboot the instance!

Want to know more about the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution?

By | September 29, 2022

Notice: Some shameless self-promotion 🙂 Interested in running VMware in the Cloud. Have super fast access to very powerful hardware instantly and unlimited capabilities? I recently was invited to a podcast with Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman to talk about the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. You can listen it back on spotify or via apple.… Read More »

Updated OCI-AutoScale Script

By | March 13, 2022

The OCI-AutoScale script has received some updates based on customers that are using it. Even more services are now supported and a new type of Schedule is possible. Day of Month You can now set a schedule based on the day of the month. For instance is you want your resource to be sized to… Read More »

Pi Day 2022

By | March 3, 2022

Pi (3.14) day is coming! And I am working on a real nice, very fitting surprise for all you Raspberry Pi & OCI fans out there. I will release this project of course on Pi Day it self! Maybe plan a live youtube/twitch stream. Never done that before, but hey let’s go crazy 🙂 Oracle… Read More »

OCI Rate Card available in the console

By | February 4, 2022

If you are wondering what you are paying for OCI services, you can (finally) find your specific rate card in the OCI Console 🙂 This was already a feature “hidden” if you only selected certain regions, but is now available across all regions. You can find your rate card by going to the “Billing &… Read More »

Happy New Year! Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification Until Feb 28th 2022!!

By | January 1, 2022

Update: Oracle has again made all OCI training AND certification available for free!!! (Until Feb 28th 2022) 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 »

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

Run VMware on the Oracle Cloud

By | May 21, 2021

Want to run VMware in the Public Cloud? Did you know that the Oracle Cloud can do this in a unique way! Full admin control across the entire vSphere Stack, just like on-premise. Next week (May 26th) we have an online summit explaining this all to you. Feel free to join and see my demonstration… 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).