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OCI-Tenant admin locked, how to reset your own password

OCI-Tenant admin locked, how to reset your own password

There are some of those days that you rely too heavily on password tools. Yes, you always should use different passwords and strong ones. But I won’t preach to you, but due to this, I locked myself out of my tenant admin user in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). For those who have seen my OCI – talk already, you know I’m a big fan of the OCI – utility. Also a comprehensive list of things you can do with it,…

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OCI-C orchestration error with load balancers

OCI-C orchestration error with load balancers

There are some of those days that you just don’t get it anymore. Last few days were like that for me. One of my current projects is to provide a fully redundant infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud for some critical applications. So I created the Database as a service with dataguard to another region, provisioned a vm (IAAS) for the webserver and tomcat and made some firewall rules. Check also my colleague Freek (you can find him here @dhoogfr ) his journey…

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My first REST adventures

My first REST adventures

REST and ORDS are available already a long time in the Oracle database.  Now I have the opportunity to dig deeper into it. In my current project, which involves a on-premises 12.1 multitenant database to 18c in the cloud. Including the Apex upgrade from 4.2 to the default apex 5 which comes with the 18c installation. When the POC period is over, I might blog more over this project, but this is the POC phase in which we’ll see what…

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Exploring 18c exadata functions

Exploring 18c exadata functions

Recently I was granted access to the finest and latest exadata. Unfortunately it’s not mine, but I was asked if I managed to log in remotely as a test. Of course I wanted to test that. As it turned out, it was the very latest build of 18c which is available for exadata. You can find the release schedules for Oracle versions here:  the single-source-of-truth MOS Note: 742060.1 – Release Schedule of Current Database Releases. I realised this was a cool opportunity…

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The cloud is more than a portal: accessing the trial/promotional account

The cloud is more than a portal: accessing the trial/promotional account

TL;DR I will save you 5 minutes when you want to access the Oracle database as a service via REST on your promotion account when it’s (automatically) coupled to your Identity cloud service (IDCS). Like many people I have a personal promotion account on the Oracle cloud to play with the Oracle Database as a service. Some of you know that I like to do things in commandline more than clicking around in a portal. The REST api is pretty…

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The cloud is more than a portal: oracle-dbcs-cli

The cloud is more than a portal: oracle-dbcs-cli

A common misconception is that “The Cloud” is only accessible through the portal which is provided to you. In this post I will show that Oracle has some utilities ready for you to manage the cloud using the command line (cli). One way to do it, and which is very useful when you only use one-time commands, is Curl. The REST API is well documented with curl examples as well. This time we will focus on oracle-dbcs-cli utility and the…

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DbaaS, but on metal: Rac on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

DbaaS, but on metal: Rac on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Let’s skip some networking stuff first and do some fun tests on this Cloud infrastructure. One of the things which caught my attention is the RAC database as a service. I will split this in two separate blog posts. This one will tell you about how to create a RAC database as a service and the next one will tell you about how it performs. Let’s get started! General First step is of course log into your portal and make…

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Put the pedal to the metal: Oracle Bare metal cloud! The first impressions on networking

Put the pedal to the metal: Oracle Bare metal cloud! The first impressions on networking

The beginning In the beginning of this year (2017), I was doing a cloud project, despite all efforts, unfortunately not on the Oracle cloud. When we finally had to deliver, suddenly the license rules changes for non-Oracle other cloud environments and you might or might not remember all options were open again. At that point, I really needed to vent and I wrote the blogpost Why the sun shines for Oracle and it’s cloudy for others. I made some points…

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Aws s3 outage

Aws s3 outage

Today our aws friends suffered from an outage. This raises some questions.  Suppose your entire organization is built on cloud products. All of them are closely related. This means a total outage for the organization.  What about costs? Personally I am not an aws user, but would this outage be like “sorry dear customer, but you’re going to pay even we had this unplanned outage”. If you’re mission critical, let’s say you’re end users are depending on it. Would it…

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Why the sun shines for Oracle and it’s Cloudy for others

Why the sun shines for Oracle and it’s Cloudy for others

First of all, I ‘d like to mention that this draft has been put back from schedule several times over and over again. Asking myself the question, should I really do this? But then again … This is a blog, a very personal humble opinion and you should not agree with me, I can be wrong, I can be right. The truth is probably in between. So, the title “Why the sun shines for Oracle and it’s cloudy for others”,…

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