SQLDeveloper user preferences in a Citrix environment

By |2020-07-08T16:23:28+02:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Sqldeveloper|Tags: , , , , |

Installing software in a Citrix-environment is sometimes a hassle. You have to handover the software, installation- and test-documentation to the scripters and hope for the best. In this case I handed over SQLDeveloper 19.4 as a pretty default installation, very simple and scripting for Citrix is is not that hard […]

Of Motorcycles, Databases and the Cloud

By |2020-05-12T21:46:20+02:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , |

What has Oracle to do with motorcycles? At first sight: nothing at all! Except I’m a motor rider myself and I’m doing something with databases. But, inspired by a motorcycle-vlogger I made a mental connection between those area’s, where motorcycles can be replaced by cars or any other luxury goods […]

Multitenancy: is a Proxy PDB part of the 3 free PDBs at 19c

By |2020-04-30T13:03:03+02:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , |

As most of us know, Oracle Database 19c now supports up to 3 pluggable databases (PDBs) per container database (CDB) without requiring additional multitenant license—applicable for both Standard Edition (SE2) and Enterprise Edition (EE). This documentation clearly states: “For all offerings, if you are not licensed for Oracle Multitenant, […]

Deploying Elasticsearch and Kibana with Vagrant

By |2020-04-11T17:15:12+02:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Vagrant|Tags: , , , , |

At an assignment I got curious about ways of centralizing (Oracle related) logging, like alert-listener and middleware logging. One way of dealing with this is the Elasticsearch stack (ELK), with Filebeat, Logstash, Kibana and Elasticsearch. So…. I wanted to explore a bit more, and want to have a server with […]

Creating a 3 node Kubernetes cluster with Vagrant and Virtual Boxes on your laptop

By |2020-04-10T15:58:29+02:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Vagrant|Tags: , , , , , , |

A few months ago I wanted to play with Kubernetes, and it should look like the real world. A cluster with a master and several worker nodes. This can be done in the various clouds, but this probably costs money, so why not use VirtualBoxes with Vagrant? And I know […]

Stretched – paid – support for 11.2.0.4 Oracle db

By |2020-03-30T21:06:21+02:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , |

A brief note this time. I checked the release-planning of the Oracle databases the other day (Doc ID 742060.1), and to my big surprise I noticed that the database version 11.2.0.4 will be supported till the end of 2022 through an added Error Correction level: ‘Paid Market Driven Support’.

Oracle VM is ending, KVM is the way to go

By |2020-01-29T22:01:18+01:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Virtualization|Tags: , , |

Recently I attended a webinar about Oracle virtualization, given by Oracle Linux – product management.

A few highlights of this webinar:

  • KVM is included in Oracle Linux 7 with UEK R5 (Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel release 5)
  • There’s a separate Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM) developed, based on Open Source oVirt, available […]

Iphone app ‘OCI Manager’ for Oracle Cloud

By |2019-12-20T11:51:05+01:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Database|Tags: , , , , , |

During a recent presentation of Richard Garsthagen (Director Cloud Business Development at Oracle EMEA) the existence of a mobile app was mentioned: the OCI Manager. Moreover, Richard appeared to be the creator of this app. With the app, you should be able to manage some basic functionalities in your Oracle […]

Upscaling/resizing an OEM13C–VM in Oracle Cloud

By |2019-12-04T17:16:34+01:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , , |

Scaling is one of the great benefits of the Cloud: scale up when there’s a peak in workload, scale down when it’s quiet. And scaling the PaaS databases, like the autonomous database in Oracle Cloud, is just one click away, and very easy to perform. But vertical scaling (more CPU/memory […]

Impressions of the OEM13c app from Oracle Cloud marketplace

By |2019-11-14T14:46:54+01:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , , |

Intrigued by the announcement that Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 (OEM13c) is available as an ‘app’, I decided to give it a go and try this app out. Before going into more detail, I must note that even though it’s called an app, it doesn’t come close to the