Running Istio on Oracle Kubernetes Engine–the managed Kubernetes Cloud Service

Lucas Jellema

In a recent post, I introduced the managed Oracle Cloud Service for Kubernetes, the Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE): https://technology.amis.nl/2018/05/25/first-steps-with-oracle-kubernetes-engine-the-managed-kubernetes-cloud-service/. A logical next step when working with Kubernetes in somewhat challenging situations, for example with microservice style architectures and deployments, is the use of Istio – to configure, monitor and manage […]

First steps with Oracle Kubernetes Engine–the managed Kubernetes Cloud Service

Lucas Jellema 2

Oracle recently (May 2018) launched its Managed Kubernetes Cloud Service (OKE – Oracle Kubernetes Engine) – see for example this announcement: https://blogs.oracle.com/developers/kubecon-europe-2018-oracle-open-serverless-standards-fn-project-and-kubernetes. Yesterday I got my self a new free cloud trial on the Oracle Public Cloud (https://cloud.oracle.com/tryit). Subsequently, I created a Kubernetes cluster and deployed my first pod on […]

Java SE licensing

Job Oprel

There are several good blogs about this subject (like this one), and I never paid much attention to Java and licensing. Until one of our customers became a bit frightend after Oracle approached them with the question if they were really license compliant using Java. For many the words Java […]

Using Java Management Extensions within Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c

Steve Doeve

The answer to using Java Management Extensions(JMX) within Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is using Metric Extensions. Metric extensions provide you with the ability to extend Oracle’s monitoring capabilities. I will show you how to create an extension to monitor a WebLogic Messaging Bridge. You can use other methods to […]

Regenerate Oracle VM Manager repository database

Ronnie Kalisingh

Some quick notes to regenerate a corrupted Oracle VM manager repository database. How did we discover the corruption? The MySQL repository databases was increasing in size, the file “OVM_STATISTIC.ibd” was 62G. We also found the following error messages in the “AdminServer.log” logfile: ####<2018-02-13T07:52:17.339+0100> <Error> <com.oracle.ovm.mgr.task.ArchiveTask> <ovmm003.gemeente.local> <AdminServer> <Scheduled Tasks-12> <<anonymous>> […]

Dbvisit Standby upgrade

Roderick Christ

Upgrading to Dbvisit Standby 8.0.x Dbvisit provides upgrade documentation which is detailed and in principle  correct but only describes the upgrade process from the viewpoint of an installation on a single host. I upgraded Dbvisit Standby at a customer’s site with Dbvisit Standby in a running configuration with several hosts […]

Application Container Cloud Service (ACCS): Using the Application Cache from a Spring Boot application

Maarten Smeets

Spring Boot allows you to quickly develop microservices. Application Container Cloud Service (ACCS) allows you to easily host Spring Boot applications. Oracle provides an Application Cache based on Coherence which you can use from applications deployed to ACCS. In order to use the Application Cache from Spring Boot, Oracle provides […]

Installing Minikube and Kubernetes on Windows 10

Lucas Jellema

Quick notes on the installaton of Minikube for trying out Kubernetes on my Windows 10 laptop (using VirtualBox –not Hyper-V) Following instructions in https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS5PWC/minikube.html  Download Windows installer for MiniKube: https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/releases Run installer After running the installer, open a command line window Download kubectl.exe curl -o kubectl.exe https://storage.googleapis.com/kubernetes-release/release/v1.8.0/bin/windows/amd64/kubectl.exe Copy downloaded file […]

Oracle Open World; day 4 – almost done

Job Oprel 1

Almost done. It’s not expected that tomorrow, thursday, will be a day full of new stuff, exciting news. Today, wednesday was a mix for me between ‘normal’ content like sessions about migrating to Oracle Enterprise 13.2 (another packed room) and a very interesting session about the Autonomous Database.  Just a […]