OCI Flexible Load Balancer with Terraform

A few days back I have shown you OCI Flexible Shapes available in OCI deployed with Terraform. Today I would like to present a brand new feature that extends the flexibility of cloud network infrastructure further. On top of flexible compute VMs you can now put Flexible Load Balancer, now also with Terraform (OCI Terraform … Continue reading OCI Flexible Load Balancer with Terraform

DataGuard Protection for OCI Autonomous Database

Recently I have discovered that now you can provision a standby Autonomous Database on shared Exadata infrastructure. This peer database can be then used for data protection and disaster recovery. The technology behind is well known. It is Data Guard, here called Autonomous Data Guard. Sounds great? There is only one drawback. Your primary ATP … Continue reading DataGuard Protection for OCI Autonomous Database

Cross-region DataGuard in OCI coded with Terraform

In one of the latest lessons of my tutorial I have shown how to setup DataGuard locally within the same region. I guess this is some sort of database protection, but in case of the whole region failure it will not help at all. So it is worth to consider the cross-region solution for database … Continue reading Cross-region DataGuard in OCI coded with Terraform

How to use OCI Marketplace image with Terraform?

Recently Mattia has presented the blog post about using OCI CLI to retrieve OCI Marketplace image. It has inspired me to explore this topic, but with Terraform usage. The goal was very simple - deploy RocketChat image (from OCI Marketplace) as a single VM in the extremely simplified cloud infrastructure, very similar to my first lesson … Continue reading How to use OCI Marketplace image with Terraform?

My thoughts after successful Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2020 Certified Associate exam

Last week I was very busy so it was hard to find a few free cycles to write about it. Yes, I have passed recently Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2020 Certified Associate exam. Frankly speaking, it was obvious for me I need to do it. I am a hardcore developer here at FoggyKitchen, mostly with … Continue reading My thoughts after successful Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Developer 2020 Certified Associate exam

USE OCI OBJECT STORAGE TO STORE TERRAFORM STATE FILES

Introduction Terraform allows you to deploy infrastructure very quickly, and you can find thousands of script/modules/snippets on the web to get you started in a snap. Once you move from the "Let's try this at home" phase to a more "Let's do this for a real environment" oriented phase you will have to make a … Continue reading USE OCI OBJECT STORAGE TO STORE TERRAFORM STATE FILES

Every story should have the beginning…

Every story should have the beginning, right? Recently I have had two zoom sessions with great mates, followers of my blog and YT channel. Such talk is an excellent thing, especially now, in this COVID-19 self-isolation period. Both discussions have made me realize that my tutorial has a significant gap... there is no introduction to … Continue reading Every story should have the beginning…

OCI Subcompartments support in Terraform

Nested subcompartments in OCI has been introduced more than one year ago. So frankly speaking feedback about my course was valid. Yes, it should have proper code for nesting all of the examples somewhere in a subcompartment structure instead of the root compartment. Recently I have fixed the code for each and every lesson. Here … Continue reading OCI Subcompartments support in Terraform

Changing the shape of a virtual machine DB System in OCI with Terraform

True public cloud means the elasticity of the cloud resources. The newest feature related to OCI DBSystem enhanced a few days back means exactly this, true database resource elasticity. I can imagine that in many cases your current DBSystem shape is too small or too large for the workload which is executed. In that case, … Continue reading Changing the shape of a virtual machine DB System in OCI with Terraform