Network separation of Production and Non-Production Environments using the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle VM

Overview We are currently seeing rapid adoption of Fusion Applications in the SaaS@Customer model. This and the strong Fusion Applications On-Premise installation base have been further secured by establishing strict rules for separation of Production Systems and Non-Productions Systems. Usually the mandate is to separate the network traffic on the logical level as well as […]

Oracle File System – Storing files in the DBCS via NFS

Introduction Oracle Database Cloud Service can easily be configured to expose Oracle File Systems via Network File System (NFS). This is available starting with Oracle Database 12c Release 2. This feature allows a client to mount the NFS share without having to configure the Oracle Database File System DBFS Client – therefore simplifying the rollout […]

Oracle Database Cloud Service – Near Zero Downtime Migration to the Cloud

Introduction Oracle Database Cloud Service is a great PaaS Service to provide the target platform for migrations of On Premise workloads to the Oracle Cloud. There are a number of migration tools available to support the majority of use cases, however sometimes the focus is on the continuity of service, especially when continuity of service and minimised downtime […]

Automated Deployment to SOA Cloud Services using Developer Cloud Services

Introduction The process of deploying SOA Projects to Oracle SOA Cloud Services (SOACS) can be significantly simplified and streamlined using the Oracle Developer Cloud Services (DevCS) by facilitating the inbuilt Maven and GIT repositories. This article is a walk-through on how create a SOA Project in JDeveloper and get it deployed on SOACS using DevCS. […]

Oracle JCS Switchover Configuration

Introduction This article outlines a configuration option for Oracle Java Cloud Service (JCS) in the Oracle Cloud to support switchover between datacenters to allow for ongoing availability. The configuration allows easy switchover between datacenters in case of scheduled maintenance and other outages. In this example the primary datacenter is US2 and secondary is EM2. This example […]

Using VNC securely in the Oracle Cloud

Introduction Having access to a VM in the Cloud via VNC can be very useful in many situations – e.g. most customers want to install software using GUI based installer, e.g. Oracle Database etc. Using VNC the installation can continue, even without being connected. The easiest way to achieve this with a reliable and secure […]

Using JSP on Oracle Compute and Oracle DBaaS – End to End Example

Introduction Many customers request to get a quick demo how they would deploy their custom Java application in the Oracle Cloud. A great way to do this is Oracle Compute Service which can easily be combined with the Oracle Database as a Service offering. In this example two VMs will be deployed. One for the […]

Consuming RESTful Web Services in Oracle Database Cloud Service using PL/SQL

Introduction Oracle Database Cloud Service with the Database as a Service option comes preconfigured with Oracle APEX and Oracle REST Data Services. These features can be used to easily create and interact with RESTful Web Services. This example is based on a specific customer requirement, however it can be useful across a range of options […]

Getting Started with Oracle Database Cloud Service – Virtual Image – Creating a database

Introduction The Oracle Database Cloud Service – Virtual Image option gives great flexibility on how to deploy databases in the Oracle Cloud. It allows customization options in almost all aspects of the database (e.g. file system layout, memory management, etc.). This makes this option very beneficial – for example – in highly customized database deployments […]

Oracle VM Storage Repository Replication for On-Premise Fusion Applications Disaster Recovery

Introduction Introducing Disaster Recovery into a Fusion Applications Environment can increase the management complexity – Oracle VM offers reliable solutions to simplify ongoing maintenance and switchover/failover processes. The solution discussed here is an example deployment for Fusion Applications as an Active-Passive Environment across two datacenters. It is an addition to the previously published article Disaster […]

Disaster Recovery for On-Premise Fusion Applications

Introduction Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are key requirements with most business critical on-premise Fusion Applications environments. Disaster Recovery for FA can be broken down into two layers that have to be syncronised to achieve full recoverability: Shared storage & databases. The solution described here supports simple full site switchover / failover and will satisfy […]

Network File System (NFS) Considerations for Fusion Applications

Introduction Network File System (NFS) is used with the majority of Fusion Applications deployments to satisfy the requirement for shared storage. Using NFS correctly can present a challenge, because there is not a single right way to mount NFS shares in Oracle Linux and there are multiple other potential sources for errors like the network. […]

Cloning of Fusion Applications using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Introduction Cloning is a recurring requirement in almost every Oracle Fusion Applications environment. Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (OEM) is an effective tool to create and automate the repeatable parts of the cloning process. Additionally to the cloning process itself OEM is very useful, when e.g. automating the scale-down of the environment or other actions that may be required to clone the particular […]

Discovering Fusion Applications in Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Introduction Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c offers a comprehensive and convenient way to manage Fusion Applications environments. Enterprise Manager relies on Oracle Management Agents to monitor and manage hosts and applications. These Oracle Management Agents are not to be confused with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control agents that are deployed as part […]