Author Archives: richard
Want to know more about the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution?
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
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
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
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 »
Some OCI Fun (Sorry AWS fan boys and girls)
Updated: Comparing VMware solutions on AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI
Updated; This comparison is updated on January 24th 2022. It includes new regions and new pricing offerings from the various providers and links to the release notes from all the 4 services. If you want to extend your on-premise VMware environment to the public cloud, you wil find that most public clouds offer a VMware… Read More »
Happy New Year! Updated: Free OCI training AND free Certification Until Feb 28th 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 »
Direct Console access to your Windows Instances from the OCI Console
For a long time you can create console sessions to your VM and BM compute instances in OCI. This is a remote KVM method like HP iLO or dell DRAC. Not relying on networking you can still connect to your instance. Traditionally to enable a remote console session to your windows instances, you had to… Read More »
Direct Console access to your Linux Instances from the OCI Console
For a long time you can create console sessions to your VM and BM compute instances in OCI. This is a remote KVM method like HP iLO or dell DRAC. Not relying on networking you can still connect to your instance. Traditionally to enable a remote console session, you had to setup a SSH tunnel… Read More »
Documented: OCI Pricelist API
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
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 »
MySQL and Goldengate service now supported with the Scheduled Based Auto Scaling Script
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 »
Why the Oracle Cloud can run VMware vSphere under total customer control – L2 Networking support!
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 »
Oracle Weblogic and Oracle Forms now supported on Autonomous Database
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 »
Simple improvement to make life much easier… Compartment deletion with proper error message
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 »
OCI-AutoScale; Now supports 8 OCI Service, including Exadata CS and Network Load Balancers
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)?
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
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
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).