PCA X9-2 – Update 3.0.2-M3.7.1 (302-b1010555) kills your Grafana SMTP Settings

Following the recent PCA upgrade from 3.0.2-M3.5 to 3.0.2-M3.7.1, we encountered an issue where Grafana was unable to send alerts as intended. Since Grafana plays a crucial role in monitoring aspects such as the health state of ZFSSA, restoring this functionality became important. Upon raising a service request (SR), it was identified as a bug that is planned for resolution in version 3.0.2-M3.9, according to support. Therefore, if version 3.0.2-M3.8 is released in the future, we’ll need to verifay the situation again. Previously, there was a MOS note detailing the configuration of SMTP for the earlier software release, identified by Doc ID 2964429.1. Unfortunately, this document is currently unavailable. I am hopeful that it will be updated in the near…

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PCA X9-2 – How To: Storage Expansion with High Performance Storage DE3-24P

Situation The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2 was delivered at the end 2022 with high capacity storage. For the Oracle PCA X9-2, there are two distinct storage types available, differentiated by their disk characteristics such as type, size, and whether they are HDDs or SSDs. The standard block size for a Block Volume in this system is set at 8k. However, if your specific workload requires a different block size, you can customize the Block Volume at the time of its creation using the tag ‘PCA_blocksize’ (this aspect will be explored in a separate test). The disk shelves within the system are interconnected using dual 100Gb interfaces. Two variants are available:   High Capacity – DE3-24C High Performance – DE3-24P…

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PCA X9-2 – 3.0.2-b1010555: Changed Availability Domain Identifier

Following the application of the most recent patch set to our Oracle Private Cloud Appliance PCA X9-2, currently on version 3.0.2-b1010555, we encountered an issue with our OCI CLI script, which has been in use for some time to generate a block volume. It’s important to note that the script configures parameters such as profile, certificate, and compartment through the use of variables. The “NotAuthorizedOrNotFound” return code indicates that either a) the user’s IAM API key is incorrect, or b) one of the specified parameters is unavailable. Given that answer a) has been ruled out, as basic commands such as oci bv volume list are functioning correctly, the focus should shift to answer b). Among the parameters used, the one…

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DOAG Anwenderkonferenz 2023 – Links der No-Slide-Tools-Session vom 22.11.2023

Hier die Links zu den vorgestellten Tools – viel Spass bei Ausprobieren, experimentieren und Know-How erweitern. Excalidrawhttps://excalidraw.com/ Visual Studio Codehttps://code.visualstudio.com/ Lightspeedhttps://developers.redhat.com/products/ansible/lightspeed GitHub Copilothttps://github.com/features/copilot DBeaver Communityhttps://dbeaver.io/download/ OpenAIhttps://openai.com/ Steampipehttps://steampipe.io/ ZoomIThttps://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/zoomit Docker Desktophttps://www.docker.com/products/docker-desktop/

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Cisco IOS XE Privilege Escalation Vulnerability – Is my Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2 affected?

At 16th of October, Cisco made a vulnerability public which affects Cisco IOS XE components – Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Privilege Escalation Vulnerability. According the notes: This vulnerability allows a remote, unauthenticated attacker to create an account on an affected system with privilege level 15 access. The attacker can then use that account to gain control of the affected system. Vulnerable products are components where the web UI feature is enable. Components The Oracle Orivate Cloud Appliance X9-2 contains several Cisco components – see: VPAT – Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2: Decision Tree The provided decision tree: Verification Let’s check the PCA components. Repeat the steps for all components according the IP list. Switch Name IP Management pcaswmn01 …

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