Create a custom OCI image using Packer and the OCI Cloud Shell

Today we would like to show you how to bake a custom image in OCI using packer, a tool that complements terraform in creating Infrastructure as a code deployment. We will use an OCI standard Oracle Autonomous Linux Image, and create a custom one that consists of the original image, plus the Oracle instant client … Continue reading Create a custom OCI image using Packer and the OCI Cloud Shell

Private Endpoints for OCI Autonomous Database

Pic. Topology Diagram for Private Endpoint for ATP It is not the first blog post about ATP, but I think this one is even more interesting. For your information, a few days back at OCI Release Notes webpage I have found information about new features for OCI Autonomous DB offering. I am talking about Private … Continue reading Private Endpoints for OCI Autonomous Database

How to use Terraform and OCI – lesson 10

I have returned from short vacations with the strong belief I should publish new stuff. And here it is - new lesson 10 about Transit Routing VCN. About Transit VCN I have written my first post more than year ago. By the way - details about Transit Routing VCN can be found in OCI docs … Continue reading How to use Terraform and OCI – lesson 10

How to use Terraform and OCI – lesson 9

I hope you have noticed that huge news at OCI Release Notes. In February 2020 OCI global footprint has grown significantly with three new regions (Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Melbourne in Australia). I am located in Europe so immediately I have requested the subscription of Amsterdam DC. So now in … Continue reading How to use Terraform and OCI – lesson 9

OCI File Storage Service + Network Security Groups (NSG) with Terraform

What is the topic for today? Network security of your OCI cloud infrastructure! Honestly speaking always an important topic, right? The basics of Network Security Groups (NSG), for the first time I have described in this blog post. Recently I have found in OCI Release Notes, that OCI File Storage Services supports now NSG. Immediately … Continue reading OCI File Storage Service + Network Security Groups (NSG) with Terraform

How to Create API Gateway in OCI using Terraform

In microservices-based applications, business logic is spread across multiple services. Different clients like mobile and web browsers interact with these services. Such interactions might require protocol conversion, handling network latency, protecting from malicious traffic, etc. To handle such scenarios, complex distributed applications like Netflix use API Gateway to optimize the API interaction and improve the … Continue reading How to Create API Gateway in OCI using Terraform

How to create Web Application Firewall in OCI with Terraform

Security is the primary concern for every enterprise today, as traditional firewalls monitoring ports are not sufficient to keep up the pace with the advanced hackers. To protect from intelligent and malicious threats, we need modern and advanced tools to protect web applications. In this video, we will explore Oracle cloud infrastructure's Web Application Firewall … Continue reading How to create Web Application Firewall in OCI with Terraform

OCI NSGs – an add-on to Terraform+OCI course

Yes, OCI is changing very quickly! 🙂 Everyone, who follows OCI release notes, knows that. Oracle Cloud Gen2 is updated with new features even a couple of times every single month.  It shouldn't surprise you. That is how the modern cloud world works now. 🙂 In my Terraform+OCI short course, I was using security lists, … Continue reading OCI NSGs – an add-on to Terraform+OCI course

NewStuff series – dynamic VM shape resize in OCI with Terraform

I am trying to follow constantly updated release notes of OCI. Nearly every single day we have something new there, so sometimes it really hard to follow all of the news there. To read some theory is great, but test it is even greater... and harder, to be honest. So I was thinking it would … Continue reading NewStuff series – dynamic VM shape resize in OCI with Terraform