Migrating Red Hat Linux subscription to Oracle

By | 2016-03-19T10:48:57+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , |

I never realized in depth the difference between a Linux subscription and a license. Linux is open source, so the software itself is for free. No license to use it is required. But when you buy a Linux support subscription, you are legally entitled to download the ISO images of […]

Modifying BI Publisher reports in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c, e.g. ‘Database Usage Tracking Summary’;

By | 2016-02-27T16:19:31+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |

Recently I bumped into an annoying bug in the code of a report, wrote about it a while ago, notified Oracle. And they has confirmed that a new version of this specific report is in development phase.

But.. a report can be modified, so if it’s not that hard, […]

Oracle Public Cloud Confusion

By | 2016-02-19T10:10:36+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I always thought I could address the main differences between private and public cloud. Oracle announced the ‘Oracle Private Cloud Machine’ at Oracle Open World 2015 which runs locally, offering a private cloud for an organization. Then Oracle decided to rename it to ‘Oracle Public Cloud Machine’.

And I think a […]

Usage Tracking Reports, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C as a SAM tool

By | 2016-02-04T11:07:16+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

Still loving the idea to use Oracle Enterprise Manager as a ‘kind of ‘ Software Asset Management Tool, and get regular centralized reports that tells me what Oracle software is running and if there are changes in use of licenses over time. The necessary data is already there in the […]

Implementing ORAchk in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

By | 2016-02-03T08:47:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Database, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

Heard about it at Oracle OpenWorld 2015: A new feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is the possibility to incorporate ORAchk, the healthcheck tool for databases, RAC and Engineered Systems.

This post is about downloading (and importing), deploying and provisioning the ORAchk-plugin. Spoiler-alert: there’s downtime involved of the OMS.

There are two […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 – a customer’s perspective

By | 2016-02-03T08:49:54+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Database|Tags: , , |

At the start of the each year, I always take the time to look back on the year we left behind. Last year, one of my most memorable experiences was Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. The event has always been an overwhelming experience, but this year it seemed even more so. […]

Keeping track of Oracle licenses with OEM12c – reports

By | 2015-05-16T12:32:38+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Wouldn’t be nice to get regularly informed how (in)compliant you are with Oracle licenses in an easy – centralized – way, and therefore not have to worry about visits of Oracle’s LMS – License Management Services? I think that would be nice for the most of us. Running LMS-scripts on […]

Oracle licenses and the cloud

By | 2015-03-15T10:02:00+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , , , , |

Suppose the number of Oracle licenses you acquired in the past, is in line with the use. That is, you’re compliant with all the licensing rules Oracle come up with. The  license form you use is the so called ‘Full use’ license, this is the most common license form. Everybody […]

Oracle has changed the exhange rate of the Euro

By | 2015-03-02T17:02:25+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Categories: licensing|Tags: , |

For years the number of 0.7893 meant something to those who are working on regular basis with licenses in Europe. This number is the ‘Current local Pricing Exchange rate’.

And Oracle is entitled to change this rate twice a year:

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A short guide to networking in Virtual Box with Oracle Linux inside.

By | 2014-12-20T16:54:34+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , , , |

This post is intended to be a dummy guide, best practices, or whatever you call it…   about setting up a network while working with virtual boxes on a desk- or laptop. I was setting up a virtual box environment with several Virtual Boxes on my laptop, and as I’m not […]