Monitor your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Autonomous Database with your On-Prem Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

This blog post describes how to use an on-prem Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c to monitor Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Autonomous Databases without internet traffic. In this case, a VPN connection from the data center Mohnweg/Jurasüdfuss/Switzerland to the OCI data center in Zurich is up and running. This method works with a Fast Connect too. From the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Administrator Guide: Oracle Enterprise Manager supports the following Autonomous Databases and the term “Autonomous Databases” in this guide collectively refers to…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 – Time for Release Update 2

Since a few days the 13.5.0.2 Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Base Platform Monthly Release Update (RU) 2 is available to apply. Time to update my 13.5 lab environment at home to get a first experience about a lot of new features like Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Resource Discovery, Oracle Enterprise Manager Dashboards, Database Scheduler Jobs Metrics and many more. Notes and Links My Oracle Support Notes 13.5.0 Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Base Platform Monthly Release Update (RU) 2 (Doc ID 2822316.1)…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Resource Naming Conventions – A short Friday Blog Post

Cleaning up the OCI Resource Chaos This week I have removed all my Oracle Cloud Infrastructure lab resources and cleaned up my compartment to start from scratch building environments with the Automation Manager. There were a lot of resources with names like webserver01, vcn-lab-01, block-volume-web-clone-47 and so on. When I have realized this naming chaos, I have decided to spend some minutes today Friday to think about a small naming convention for my future Oracle Cloud Infrastructure projects. Why having…

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Oracle 11g – let’s move that old Stuff to the Oracle Cloud

This blog post describes the lift and shift of an on-prem Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by using Oracle RMAN paired with OCI Object Storage. Works for other versions > Oracle 11g / Enterprise Edition too (the tablespace encryption method may change). Architecture Q&A What’s the motivation of the lift and shift of a good old on-prem Oracle 11g database to Oracle Database Service? Hardware runs out of lifecycle Out scoping of an on-prem database which is…

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Never stop Learning – why I love Oracle LiveLabs

Since over one and a half year, this week I was back in an onsite training, live people, live teaching. With a motivated junior DBA class, we started with all about Oracle architecture based on our Trivadis training O-AI – Oracle Architecture and Internals. The training is a mix between slides, demos and labs. Therefore during the course we run the training environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, build by Terraform (Credits to Stefan Oehrli from oradba.ch which has ramped up…

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