Tag: automation

Make Database Security Patching Consistent

Oracle EBS (E-Business Suite) customers have always been left a little behind by technological innovations happening at Oracle. Since 18c, Oracle Database has offered a new feature called Read-Only Oracle home (OH). However I haven’t noticed much traction for this…

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Automating Oracle Patching With an Ansible Module

Editor’s Note: Because our bloggers have lots of useful tips, every now and then we bring forward a popular post from the past. We originally published today’s post on February 13, 2019. This blog post has been on my To…

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Installing OCI Command Line Utilities in Linux and Windows

There are multiple documented methods for installing the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure command line utilities (oci). Some methods work better than others, but sometimes none of them meet your needs. This is a story of getting the installation done to meet our needs.

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Conventions Make for Easy Automation

I talk a lot about implementing conventions, which usually results in easy automation. Here are examples of shell scripts you can run from any host to manage the Data Guard environment. You should be able to use the same framework…

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Installing Oracle 18c using command line

Just three days ago Oracle released Oracle 18c for general installation on-premises. We’ve had a taste of the new Oracle release on Oracle Cloud for quite some time, but now we can download and install it for in-house testing. I…

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Cloud automation is winning. Will your organization share in the prize?

If you’re an IT leader, you don’t need us to tell you that cloud automation has become the lifeblood of the future-ready enterprise. And you don’t need us to make you feel a sense of urgency around becoming a 100%…

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SQL Server storage review using PowerShell

Problem There’s no doubt that storage is one of the key components to SQL Server performance and availability for both large and small SQL Server instances. With today’s increases in server and virtual server processing power and large-scale memory support,…

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What you should know about Docker Containers for Oracle Data Integrator

Not long ago, Oracle adopted the Docker engine as one of the accepted platforms for its products and published a set of scripts and examples in the Oracle GitHub repository. This includes sets for rapid deployment of Oracle databases, Weblogic…

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Automating Oracle RMAN backup configuration on Linux with Ansible

Having valid backup of the databases is one of the most important tasks for every DBAs. Having proper RMAN backup scripts on place and covering all aspects to protect your databases can be lifesaving in the event that a crisis hits. However, when you’re…

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Datascape podcast episode 14 – the impact of automation on the DBA career

In this episode we are going to continue talking about the evolution of the DBA career, specifically as it pertains to automation. Today we are under more pressure than ever to automate our tasks. This is driven by cloud-first initiatives…

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