Part Five: Deploying High Availability Applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure— SSL Certificates and Load Balancer Setup

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This is the fifth in a series of blog posts that covers setting up the load balancer for a high available setup of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s resources.   Recap This is the fifth of a…

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Database Upgrade Fails With “unexpected error in validate_credentials”

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This is a blog post about an issue that can occur during a database upgrade and produces a misleading error message. If you’re already aware of it, the workaround is trivial. However, when it happened to me during the testing…

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How to Start Running Multiple Clouds

2020 will remain one of the most eventful years this generation ever witnesses. From the pandemic to global protests, distractions were unavoidable. Many businesses struggled, and continue to struggle, as a consequence of the tumultuous year. Industries that rely on…

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How to Resize Exadata Grid Disks Without an Outage

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As you might know, each Exadata cell contains 12 physical disks with a fixed size. If you want to increase the ASM disk group size, you may need to purchase additional cell servers, which is expensive. In this blog, I’ll…

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups on Google Kubernetes Engine

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This tutorial shows you how to configure SQL Server AlwaysOn availability groups (AG) using DH2i DxEnterprise and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). This offering helps you achieve high availability for your SQL Server databases running on containers in Kubernetes. GCP Resources…

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Oracle Scheduler Job is Not Running as Expected After Bouncing Databases

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One of our clients had issues with their scheduler jobs in DEV and PROD databases and all scheduler jobs stopped running after July 31st, 2021. Both databases were 19c and patched with July 2021 19.12 RU and the parameter job_queue_processes…

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How to Use DockerSlim to Reduce Image Sizes

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Learn how to test the capabilities of docker-slim on Java and Python images and containerized Spring and Flask apps.   If you’ve ever worked with Docker, there’s likely been at least one time when it started taking up significant storage…

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Google Cloud Cortex Framework Data Foundation for SAP and Why It Matters

Google Cloud Cortex & SAP

If you didn’t spend much time absorbed in Google Cloud Next 21 content last week, you may have missed an interesting announcement reaffirming the partnership that SAP and Google Cloud have been cementing over the last three years and recently…

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Statspack vs. AWR: Wrong number of SQL Executions


This post is about a Statspack anomaly I discovered while analyzing execution trends of a particular SQL on one of our clients’ databases. I decided to share it, since its appearance can be misleading. The database in question was an…

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Part Four: Deploying High Availability Applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure—Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 Setup


This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that covers the details to deploy a high available set up of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s resources.   Recap This is the fourth of a six-part…

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