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David Hueber

About SSH keys in Oracle Public Cloud

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When working with resources on the Oracle public cloud, whatever it is IaaS or PaaS, the principle access method is based on SSH keys exchange. Once our instance is created this is going to be the first and only way accessing it. Of course afterward additional ports/services can be opened. However the question is how to manage these keys and how important are they?  

 
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Daniel Westermann

Launching a VM with the Amazon AWS command line tools

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The cool thing with Amazon AWS is that you can use command line tools on your workstation to bring up and manage your services. In this post I’ll look into how you can launch a Linux VM from the command line and how you can attach a storage volume to it. Before you can use the command line tools you’ll need to create a user that has the proper permissions to connect. This must be…

 
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Pierre Sicot

Oracle OEM Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 – agent upgrade & patch

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The new Oracle OEM Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 release migration makes it necessary for the DBA to migrate the old agent version to 12.1.0.4. If your infrastructure has a huge number of agents and if you want to apply the agent patches to the upgraded agents, this might be a very time-consuming job. However, there is a way to realize the operation in just one shot. In my example, we have an agent in version 12.1.0.3:…

 
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Pierre Sicot

Oracle OEM Cloud Control 12.1.0.4 – the new features

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This document describes the main new features of Cloud Control 12.1.0.4. A lot of new features are coming with the 12.1.0.4 version I will describe the most important ones, but you can also refer to this Oracle documen: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24628_01/doc.121/e25353/whats_new.htm#CEGFFGBI New management services repository page There is a new management services repository page providing details about the management repository: In the Setup Menu—> Manager Cloud Control, select health overview: You have access to a new performance…

 
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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: Final day – Database as a service and replication fundamentals

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My final day at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, less sessions and less people but still a big day after almost one week in San Francisco. In this blog I’ll focus on the private cloud with databases as service and the fundamentals about replication. To conclude on Oracle OpenWorld, I would say that there are three big news – more on these at the end of this posting. On Thursday, there are less people in the sessions…

 
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Nicolas Jardot

Oracle Open World 2013: 3rd day – Hands on lab, Optimizer tips and Microsoft Cloudn

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Today, I’ll talk about the 3rd day at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and I’ll be shorter than yesterday, too much text. Actually, it’s difficult to have good pictures during the conferences. So what’s the program in this blog: a “hands on lab” session about Linux management, a keynote from Microsoft and few tips about the optimizer. Too much text and not enough photos, I already told that the event is impressive: And it’s just one place!…

 
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Arnaud Berbier

Oracle Cloud Application Foundation for next-generation applications

By | Application integration & Middleware | No Comments

On 11 July 2013, Oracle launched the so-called Cloud Application Foundation. An online launch event was organized on 31 July 2013 to introduce this new term in the Oracle Stack. This event had two parts: Keynote and Customer & Industry Leader Panel Webcast (60 minutes) Technical Breakout Session featuring Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Coherence, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Developer tools Webcast (120 minutes) First of all: Cloud Application Foundation is yet another term from Oracle…

 
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Stéphane Savorgnano

High availability and disaster recovery on Windows Azure VMs

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To be honest, I am not a specialist of Windows Azure. In order to learn a little bit more about this subject, I decided to follow a TechEd Europe 2013 session about High Availability and Desaster Recovery on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Overview of Windows Azure Windows Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud. You have the possibility to use this platform in many different ways: build a web application that runs and…

 
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Pierre Sicot

Discovering Oracle database 12c targets (CDB, PDB) in Cloud Control 12c

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In my consultant’s activity at dbi services, I had the opportunity to test the new databasion version Oracle 12c. As an Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c fan, when the 12.1.0.3.0 Oracle database plugin was made available, I decided to test the Cloud 12c behavior with the Oracle 12c database and also CDB and PDB (Container Database and Pluggable Database). Before installing the Oracle Database Plugin 12.1.0.3, the 12c databases are seen up but when we…

 
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Pierre Sicot

Migrating to Oracle OEM Cloud Control 12.1.0.2.0

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I recently upgraded from Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12.1.0.1.0 to the most recent version 12.1.0.2.0. This document describes the migration procedure and the different problems encountered. The first point to know when you are about to upgrade an existing Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c is that Oracle Installer will create a new Middleware home. Thus, you will need to have enough free disk space (around 7 GB) on your system to be able to upgrade…

 
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