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…

Oracle VM 3.4.x & PVM vs HVM PV

Initially when we started to use Oracle VM we did lot of performance testing and at that point we went with Paravirtualized VM’s (PVM) due to better performance we saw with them. Now with our recent upgrade to Oracle VM 3.4.2 if you are using hugepages (we do!) then hugepages are not supported anymore with…

Resize backup LVM on Exadata

We were patching Exadata and one of the YUM pre-checks failed due to invalid LVM size. We hadn’t done any resizing lately so I think issue had been there already but for whatever reason it wasn’t noticed. For backing up and rolling back on OS updates Exadata takes snapshot on identical LVM volume as the…