Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Vulnerability Scanning Report Deletion – Quick Tip

When I tried to delete and old compartment where VCN, Compute Instances and Co. were already deleted, the action failed because there were old Vulnerability Scanning reports available for hosts and ports. And they need to be deleted first before a compartment can be deleted. The error message with the resource ids: Method A) – click by click Here are the scan reports for tab Hosts. You can delete them one by one when clicking on the dropdown menu of…

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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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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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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Quick Tip – Use the Bastion Service with MobaXterm

Mobatek’s MobaXterm is my favorite terminal for the daily work. It supports a lot of protocols like SSH, RDP, VNC, integrates X11 and SFTP and many more. And, MobaXterm can be used to connect to your OCI compute instance by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Bastion Service and the Managed SSH Session feature. Prerequisites OCI Compute Instance running in a private subnet OCI Bastion plugin enabled on Compute Instance – be patient when you enable it for the first time and…

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