Free OCI training AND free Certification!

By | March 31, 2020

From now until May 15th Oracle is offering free OCI training and free Certification for all OCI courses! You can access the following learning paths: Oracle Autonomous Database Specialist Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Operations Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Professional… Read More »

Connecting OCI and AWS with native VPN services

By | March 27, 2020

Want to connect you services in AWS and OCI? Both clouds offer LAN-to-LAN VPN services, but they are normally used to connect from the Cloud to On-Premise. In this article I will explain how you can connect the OCI and AWS VPN services directly with each other. Step 1 – Setting up non overlapping Private… Read More »

Updated: How Elastic is the Oracle Cloud

By | March 19, 2020

The Oracle Cloud is Elastic! Not only with it’s Infrastructure services, but also with its PaaS Services like the Autonomous Database, Analytics, Visual Builder Service and more.

Get 60% cost reduction and Super Speeds when needed, all on-the-fly! Check out this example for running Oracle Analytics Cloud and the Autonomous Database.

OCI Monitor for Android

By | March 9, 2020

Since I released an iPhone App to manage OCI, I frequently received the question if such an app is available for Android. I am happy to report that Javier from Colombia has build an OCI Monitor for Android The OCI Monitor for Android allows you to see you Compute, Database and Autonomous Database instances from… Read More »

Create Terraform recipes for OCI in minutes!

By | February 24, 2020

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.

Updated OCI Manager iPhone App released

By | February 6, 2020

With the opening of all the new OCI Datacenter regions, I updated the OCI Manager App to support them. Also a new feature in the app is to see all the world-wide news about OCI from various blogs and the official Oracle channels. You can find the App here in the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oci-manager/id1439011461

Undocumented: OCI Pricelist API

By | January 22, 2020

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 »

A new year and some great new Resources for OCI

By | January 17, 2020

It is clear, the Oracle Cloud is attracting more and more users. With that the community of blogs, youtube channels and github repos is growing with OCI related content! I wanted to highlight 3 new blogs, if you are into OCI, for sure to check these out: Alex’s Seriously pretty looking Cloudness blog with great info OCI… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Aquire and Analyse your OCI Consumption Data

By | October 11, 2019

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 »

Manage OCI in the Dark!

By | October 8, 2019

Yes, A new version of the OCI Manager app hit the App Store today! What’s new: Dark mode support Basic support for consumption data Support for announcements Some bug fixes and UI improvements As consumption information is not available via the normal OCI APIs, you need to specify you username/passwd and ACC ID and IDCS… 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 »

OOW19 – Always free cloud services!

By | September 17, 2019

Lots and lots of new at this year’s Oracle Openworld event. One major one is the Always Free Cloud Services. Always Free Cloud Services Oracle is introducing always free cloud services! Autonomous Database:– 2 always free Autonomous Database instances per OCI Tenancy– 20GB database storage per instance– 1OCPU per instance– APEX– REST interface (ORDS)– SQL… Read More »