Category Archives: OCI

OCI Manager v1.4 Available – Console View

By | December 10, 2018

The OCI Manager iPhone App is still going strong šŸ™‚ Over 300 people have installed the App and the 5th release v1.4 is now available.  The Last 2 released have added the following features: View the Console of Compute Instances Added support for sub compartment bug fixes You can find the App in the Appleā€¦ Read More »

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Where and Who Am I? OCI Instance Metadata Service

By | December 9, 2018

When you are running your instances on OCI, you sometimes would like to know inside the instance where it really it. Well this is possible by using OCI Metadata service.  The Metadata service listen on and will report back information about the Instance, like OCID, Displayname, Shape, Region, etc. Including any custom Metadata thatā€¦ Read More »

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Oracle Open World 2018 Highlight

By | October 26, 2018

This was the week of Oracle Open World. A huge Oracle customer and partner gathering in San Francisco, with of course many new announcements. There were 2 Larry keynotes, one focusing on OCI and the other on the Oracle Applications business. Larry made it very clear that OCI (The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) is a NEWā€¦ Read More »

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NEW OCI Features: Cost tracking based on Tags and Instance Pools

By | October 21, 2018

Cost-Tracking Tags Managing your consumption cost is of course important in any Cloud situation. To make it easier to understand what project is consuming what, OCI now support Cost-Tracking Tags. You can create (currently) up to 10 different cost-tracking tags. For each resource like Compute, Storage, Database and Networking you can assign these Tags withā€¦ Read More »

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iPhone App for managing OCI – AVAILABLE

By | October 14, 2018

Well it took a few late nights of nerding, but I finished version 1 of my OCI Management App for the iPhone šŸ™‚ Below you can see a preview video. The App is now available in the Apple App Store: If you need help configuring the App, here are the instructions: The appā€¦ Read More »

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OCI – Creating a VPN to pfsense appliance

By | September 29, 2018

If you want to connect your cloud environment securely with your on premise environment you can do this with the built in VPN service of OCI. I have in my own (on premise) environment a pfsenseĀ virtual appliance running that acts as my router/firewall/vpn box. Below a video explanation and demonstration on how to easily createā€¦ Read More »

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Automatic (Scheduled) Scaling for ADW and ATP

By | September 15, 2018

Last week I released a script that allows you to schedule the scaling of an Oracle Database running on the baremetal cloud instances. That script was designed to run inside the actual Database instance. The new Oracle Autonomous services do not allow you to do this, as these are fully managed platforms by Oracle, soā€¦ Read More »

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Exam (1Z0-932)

By | September 14, 2018

Whoop whoop! I just passed the OCI Associate Exam. While I have reasonable hands-on experience with OCI, for preparationĀ  I read the study guide and did the test exam. You can find the preparation documents here: Ā I guess I had 57 correct and 13 not correct šŸ™ . Currently the study guide mainly coversā€¦ Read More »