Oracle Release Update 19.9 – Lab Update Time (Grid Infrastructure Standalone & RDBMS)

The Oracle Release update 19.9 for Linux is available since a few days. Time to upgrade my lab environment at home which consists of the following components: Oracle Grid Infrastructure Standalone 19.8.0 with ASM Normal Redundancy – +ASM Oracle 19.8.0 RDBMS as Repository for Oracle Enterprise Manager – EMREPO The running 19.8 Environment Output from Trivadis base environment tool TVD-Basenv(TM). oracle@mohnweg:/u01/app/19.0.0/grid/OPatch/ [em13cr4] u TYPE (Cluster|DG) : SID/PROCESS STATUS HOME [2020-10-25 19:47:47] ——————————————————————————— Dummy em13cr3 : em13cr4 n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/em13cr4 Dummy emagent…

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The Grafana Plugins for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring are back!

In September 2019 I wrote a blog post how to monitor an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Autonomous database with Grafana plugin oci-datasource. But some weeks after publication, the plugin was not available on the Grafana page anymore. And only Oracle and Grafana had a clue why. Now everything will be fine now. Since the 6th of October, there are two new Grafana plugins available for download. They both don’t require a Grafana enterprise account. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Metrics Data Source Oracle…

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Let’s IPSec VPN – How to connect your Unifi Security Gateway to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

When I connect from home to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure normally I used a Bastion Host, an Open VPN compute instance or Public IPs.  Some of the cool stuff like MV2OCI (which transfers data from on-premises to OCI) or integration of an ADB instance in my local running Oracle Enterprise Manager are referred to direct cloud connections. A SSH reverse tunnel works fine, but this cannot be a permanent solution for my lab environment. At home I have an Unifi…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Security first: Cloud Guard and Security Zones – a first View

Two new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Cloud Security Services Good news: Oracle has provided two new services for cloud security. Cloud Guard to get an overview of existing possible security breaches and Security Zones, which allows to create a full restricted compartment.  In this blog, I will give you a short overview about this brand new services. Cloud Guard The Cloud Guard service helps you to identify security issues in your tenancy. Before the first use, it has to be enabled…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager EM13c – My Oracle Support is back!

Since a few weeks, the online connection in Oracle Enterprise Manager EM13c to My Oracle Support was broken. This resulted in errors like Error occurred when sending request to My Oracle Support, for example when you tried to set the My Oracle Support credentials in a fresh EM13c setup. Existing configurations were not able to get newest patch information anymore. Oracle has documented it in the note Recent Changes to MOS will Disable Enterprise Manager Online Connections (Doc ID 2664002.1).  Screenshot…

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