Getting Started Using Terraform with OCI

Introduction Standing up infrastructure requires building networks, servers and storage entailing complex build and configuration management processes. Traditionally done with scripts or even manually, Terraform gives you a new alternative. Using Terraform you can write a declarative description of your infrastructure. Using the Terraform “compiler” the declaration is converted to a build plan and then […]

Creating a VPN Connection for Oracle Analytics Cloud on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Classic

Introduction This post details the steps required to create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) Data Visualization (DV) using Oracle’s VPN as a Service (VPNaaS). VPNaaS is deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Classic (OCI-C). VPN is not available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for Autonomous OAC yet. The specific use […]

Hybrid DNS in OCI

It’s a common scenario to have DNS name resolution between FQDNs in OCI and your on-prem… or between multiple OCI VCNs.  How do we make this happen today?  By using a hybrid DNS solution, of course! What is a hybrid DNS solution?  It’s essentially a DNS overlay on top of the built-in OCI VCN DNS.  […]

Achieving DR in the cloud using Oracle Dyn

Recently a colleague of mine (Kumar) and myself were facing a scenario where we needed to provide a solution providing disaster recovery (DR) functionality between two OCI regions.  It is a fairly common requirement to support some sort of disaster recovery (DR) between different geographical locations.  It has been a common practice in traditional enterprise […]

Using 3rd-party security virtual appliances in OCI

OCI offers a very robust and high-performance network firewall that’s integrated into the very core of the Virtual Cloud Network (VCN).  For some customers, this is sufficient, while other customers need more from their cloud security than is provided natively with the OCI VCN.  Some environments need application-level inspection (such as URL filtering, malware inspection, […]

Restrict Root Compartment Access with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Policies

The OCI Administrators group grants manage acess to all resources in all compartments including the root compartment.  So, any member of this group is considered a super user.  Is a normal practice to keep Administrators members to a small number of users and create additional groups/policies to restrict access to specific compartments. If there’s a […]