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 »
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
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 »
Updated; This comparison is updated on May 17th 2021. It includes new regions and new pricing offerings from the various providers. Oracle Cloud has also now added hourly, 1 year and 3 year pricing models. If you want to extend your on-premise VMware environment to the public cloud, you wil find that most public clouds… Read More »
As the Oracle Cloud continues to add new services (and features), it was about time to also spend some time again on my Schedule Based auto scaling script. The new services MySQL and Goldengate both support being powered off and pauze the billing for the service, so these 2 services have now been added to… Read More »
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 »
While Oracle Databases rock, having the right skill-set to manage them might be a bigger struggle. The Oracle Autonomous Database is for that reason becoming more and more popular, as this database is fully managed and optimized by Oracle’s AI system. Often to use a type is Database is dictated by the application. Does the… Read More »
Ever tried to delete a compartment in OCI? You likely run into the issue, that the deletion did not happen, because there where still resources in the compartment. Which resources?? well that was up to you to find 🙂 And this something was really hard to find. This initiated my idea behind my OCI-Superdelete script… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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?
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).
The proof of the pudding is in the eating! Hopefully you have already heard great stories about the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), but why not test it our your self! Oracle have launched a platform for Live Labs. At this moment of writing there are 38 Workshops available! You can run these workshops using your own OCI account, a new… Read More »
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 »
It makes me happy to see more and more people are starting to see the Oracle Cloud as a serious Cloud Vendor. Already big services like zoom’s Video Conferencing, Cisco’s Tetration service and 8×8 Video Conferencing are using the Oracle Cloud (OCI), but now also Gartner is starting to notice the Oracle Cloud 🙂 Read… Read More »
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 »
Who does not like pretty charts 😉 Well the OCI Manager App for iphones now shows your last 14 days of consumption in a “pretty” chart. Ok, I am still a bit of an amateur developer, to the charts are not pretty yet, but it is a start. Took me some time to figure out… Read More »
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