Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Network Troubleshooting with VCN Flow Logs

Do have a problem with a connection from or to your private/public subnet? There is a new functionality called VCN Flow Logs available. It collects information about network traffic (source/target) in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN subnet. At the moment (05/03/2020), this functionality is not available in all regions and I did not find any command in OCI CLI, but will be rolled out. There is no documentation available at  docs.cloud.oracle.com. Link to the OCI blog announcement and demo: https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-vcn-flow-logs-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure LA I have registered our company tenant for the Cloud Native Limited Availability Program to get this brand new feature available. Watch here: https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-limited-availability-of-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-logging-service Use Case A public compute instance with private IP 10.92.10.2 is not able to connect to…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 – Time to Upgrade – First Experiences

The roll-out of the newest Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 Release 4 is a few days old, about time to try out the upgrade process in my ESXi lab environment. First: This blog post about the OEM upgrade process is based on my own experience. Software https://www.oracle.com/enterprise-manager/downloads/cloud-control-downloads.html Documents https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise-manager/cloud-control/enterprise-manager-cloud-control/13.4/emupg/index.html The Environment Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.3 running on Oracle Linux 7.6 – OEM Patchlevel January 2020 – Non-HA Oracle Enterprise Edition Repository 19.6.0 Single Tenant Database  Oracle Restart / ASM 19.6.0 Additional Oracle Linux Server with 19.3.0 Container Databases All targets up and running My Oracle Support connected Software staged directory in /u01/app/oracle/stage/em13cr4 and permission changed to execute bin file (chmod u+x em13400_linux64.bin). oracle@kestenholz:/u01/app/oracle/stage/em13cr4/ [oms1303] ll total 12429656 drwxr-xr-x 2 oracle oinstall…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Change a Compute Instance Shape – Tested

There is a new feature available in Oracle Cloud infrastructure since the 13th of January 2020, now you can change the shape of a Compute instance. It replaces all the manual steps like stopping the existing instance, create a new one, attach the block device etc. – this is a short summary how it works. From the OCI Release Notes : You can change the shape of a virtual machine (VM) instance without having to rebuild your instances or redeploy your applications. This lets you scale up your Compute resources for increased performance, or scale down to reduce cost.  My existing Compute Instance The existing machine has the shape VM-Standard2.1 – one OCPU and 15GB of memory. [opc@webserverpublic01 ~]$ cat…

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MV2ADB – One-Click Move of your Data into OCI Autonomous Databases – Auto Operation

In the previous blog post MV2ADB – One-Click Move of your Data into OCI Autonomous Databases – Step by Step I wrote about the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tool to transfer local data into Autonomous Databases step by step. There you see how to install and configure mv2adb and how to transfer your data to ADB step by step. The auto operation parameter is now “all in one”, one parameter and all required steps like export, transfer etc. are done fully automated. Prerequisites mv2adb rpm package installed, always get the newest version from My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2463574.1) HTTP/SQL*Net Connectivity from the on premises server to the Autonomous Database Autonomous Database Wallet (can be downloaded from the ATP main…

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MV2ADB – One-Click Move of your Data into OCI Autonomous Databases – Step by Step

There is a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tool available called MV2ADB – (ADB) MV2ADB: move data to Autonomous Database in “one-click” (Doc ID 2463574.1). All steps which have to be executed manually to transfer data into an Autonomous Database are now automated: Advisor for local schemas Oracle Data Pump local export Transfer into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Store Create Autonomous Database Credentials to get access on the Object Store Oracle Data Pump local import Verify Oracle Data Pump import logfile The data transfer job can be done fully automated or step by step (autonomus schema advisor, export data, create bucket, upload dump files etc.). In this blog post I describe the manual steps. How it works Image from My Oracle…

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