OCI Block Volume Replication Part 1 – Basics

Let’s talk about new OCI Cross-Region Block Volume Replication! I wanted to test this feature out as it can provide much needed help when you need to build your Disaster Recovery environment on different Region. In earlier cases we’ve used rsync for this, one great advantage with this new feature is that it uses Oracle’s…

Setting up Custom Logs in OCI

With the recent announcement of Observability and Management platform I thought it’s good to try out how can we fetch logs from provisioned instances in OCI. In this post I’ll be making sure the instance I’m using has the Monitoring Agent required installed. Also I’ll make sure I have Log Group, Logs and Agent Configuration…

Taking a ride with OCI autoscaling and instance pools

Some time ago Oracle Cloud Infrastructure introduced features around autoscaling and instance pools. This in short means you have an instance pool which uses image from the instance configuration you have defined. Instance pool has minimum number of instances you want to keep running and with autoscaling you can add scaling out or in depending…

Passbolt v1.6.0 is out

Since I’ve written earlier about Passbolt as team password manager I thought it would make sense to notify there is new version 1.6.0 out as I installed version 1.4.0 for us. My earlier post about Passbolt is here: https://finnishingthoughts.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/passbolt-for-team-password-management/ The biggest thing we noticed previously was the lack of group management in Passbolt but luckily…