Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – iSCSI Block Volume Attachment – the magic Way

Have you always attached an OCI Block Volume to a Compute Instance? If yes, I assume by console or OCI CLI and then executed manually the iSCSI commands to attach the device on OS level. But wait, here is a magic way to attach the Block Volume – by the Oracle Cloud Agent. Prerequisites Attached Service Gateway in VCN Oracle Cloud Agent software installed on the instance Enable the Block Volume Management plugin Verify Compute Instance disk status Create a…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Identity Service Vulnerability – Verify your Accounts NOW!

Today I was called by an allied sales from Oracle Switzerland (thanks Andreas). The main contact of the OCI tenant got an email in case of an identity service vulnerability in the past days. As I am not the main contact but the technical admin, I asked the tenant contact. An indeed, there was a mail arrived at 14th of June which was not forwarded to me. Oracle Security Notification for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Identity Service vulnerability CVE-2022-21503 (Doc…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 3/3 – Pricing and personal Thoughts

This is the third and last part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this service and some words about pricing After testing and running AWS RDS Custom for Oracle for a while, it’s time to came to a summary and finish…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OS Management – A small Update Script

This happens when not reading the docs until the end. I was searching for an automated OS Management patch job to patch my Oracle Cloud Infrastructure compute instances. Thanks on Twitter to @svilmune, @dhoogfr and @patrickjoss, who show me the menu in the OCI GUI and yes, there is a scheduler. In the meantime, I wrote a small bash script based on the OCI-CLI and instance principals. Credits to Iterating OCI CLI list data in bash (apextips.blogspot.com). Script #!/bin/bash set…

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AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Sightseeing Tour Part 2/3 – Connectivity and what you get

This is the second part of the blog post series about AWS Custom Engine Versions for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle. In this part we take a look how we can connect to the Oracle database host and to the database itself by a tool like the Oracle SQL Developer. The blog post series: Part 1: Gives you an overview about the setup Part 2: About connectivity and what you get from AWS Part 3: My personal opinion about this…

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