Author Archives: richard

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 »

Why the Oracle Cloud can run VMware vSphere under total customer control – L2 Networking support!

By | February 11, 2021

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 »

OCI-AutoScale; Now supports 8 OCI Service, including Exadata CS and Network Load Balancers

By | October 1, 2020

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 »

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).

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Free Hands-on OCI LiveLabs available 24/7!

By | September 4, 2020

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 »

Add Time based Auto Scaling and Power On/Off operations to OCI in under 5 minutes!

By | August 23, 2020

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 »

According to Gartner “It’s Time to Include Oracle as a Viable Option When Evaluating Public Cloud Providers”

By | August 17, 2020

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 »

Automatic SSH key generation for Compute

By | July 12, 2020

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 »

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OCI Autoscale Super Script

By | May 18, 2020

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

Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification.

By | May 13, 2020

Update: Free training materials are still available, but signing up for free certification has now been closed. 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 If… Read More »

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