Known issues with upgrading ODA to 18.3 and how to avoid them

Recently, when I worked on upgrading ODA X7-2 S/M/L from version 12.2.1.4.0 to version 18.3.0.0.0. I hit two known issues after patching server components. Issue# 1: Onboard public network interfaces do not come up after patching or imaging. Issue# 2: Upgrading to 18.3 can automatically result in ADVM processes consuming Excessive CPU and IO during… read more

Moving From Collecting Intelligence to Connecting Intelligence

Last week I attended the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego. The content was rich and nicely weaved the concept of #connectedintelligence throughout the sessions. This concept of moving from collecting intelligence to connecting intelligence really hit home for me. At Eclipsys we are working to augment our core set of services to help our… read more

Patch Your OEM and WebLogic Servers Before Hackers Turn Them Into Cryptocurrency Mining Machines

What is it? In April 2019, a security advisory was release for CVE-2019-2725, a deserialization vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server that could be easily exploited, allowing unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTP to compromise Oracle WebLogic Servers. Showcase has emerged on the internet that the vulnerability was already being actively exploited to install cryptocurrency miners.… read more

On-Premise Oracle Database Backup Using Oracle OCI Backup Cloud Service

Oracle Backup Cloud Service provides a secondary, off-site backup location in the cloud with practically  unlimited capacity. The service also ensures that backups are encrypted and available when are needed. Off-site backup is traditionally accomplished by sending backups to tape and shipping them to a secure location. This is a complex task that requires hardware,… read more

Oracle OCI and Azure Inter-cloud Link – Good Option for a Hybrid Cloud

Not long ago, Oracle and Microsoft announced a new level of cooperation in the public cloud interlinking their clouds and providing the ability to use each of the clouds where they are the best. For example it allows you to run an application on Azure and use an Oracle database in the Oracle OCI. This… read more