Getting started with the YugabyteDB Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Over the last few years I have seen an increasing interest within the Oracle community with PostgreSQL and more recently with Yugabyte. During a recent User Group conference I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about YugabyteDB by attending an excellent presentation by my good friend Franck Pachot. Using my new found... Continue Reading →

Portworx Enterprise 2.8 installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster Let's start by creating an Oracle Kubernetes Engine cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You can use the OCI Web UI to manually create an OKE Cluster within your OCI Compartment. Or if you prefer you may want to consider using my Terraform automation which is available in GitHub. Before... Continue Reading →

Online Oracle database storage migration with Oracle ASM

Background So, the time has come to migrate your Oracle database to another storage array. There are a number of different options available to us, including the Oracle online datafile move, Oracle Recover Manager (RMAN) backup/restore, Oracle DataGuard failover, Data Pump, GoldenGate, host base mirroring, storage replication to name just a few. The method selected... Continue Reading →

Oracle database recovery using Storage Snapshot Optimization

Oracle Storage Snapshot Optimization enables you to use third-party storage snapshots to recover a databases to the current time or a specific point-in-time without having the database placed in backup mode. To use Storage Snapshot Optimization, the snapshot technology must conform to the following requirements. The database is crash consistent during the snapshot.The snapshot preserves... Continue Reading →

How to query OCI Object Storage data from your on-premises Oracle 19c database

I have previous shared how we can access Avro file with Oracle BigData types from our on-premises Oracle database using either a NFS or local filesystem. I have also blogged on how to configure and access Object Storage from your on-premises Oracle 19c database using DBMS_CLOUD to query Avro, ORC, Parquet and other data files... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by... Continue Reading →

How to configure the Kubernetes Dashboard on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

The Kubernetes Dashboard is not deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) by default but can easily be enabled by following the steps below. Check Environment For this post I am using Kubernetes version 1.20.8 with Oracle Linux 7.8 nodes, you can confirm the version of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

Portworx Essentials installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Introduction In this post I am going to share how we can install Portworx Essentials into an existing Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) If you have not already got an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster up and running you could may want to check-out the two posts below. Automated... Continue Reading →

Add storage to an OCI Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster with Terraform

Introduction So you have created your OKE cluster using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) WebUI, Terraform or maybe by following my Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher. And now you need to add some additional block storage to each compute instance. In this post I will show how we can use Terraform to... Continue Reading →

Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher

Background In my post Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform I shared how we can use Terraform to automate the creation of an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). An alternative, and increasingly popular approach is Rancher, Rancher provides both a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Web... Continue Reading →

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