Getting started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Internet and NAT Gateways

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure makes it easy to allow secured ways to let your compute instances in the Oracle Public Cloud to reach the internet, as well as being reachable from the Internet when needed. There are 2 main types of Networking Gateways that makes this easy to implement:

  • Internet Gateway: This type of gateway is directly attached to your Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and lets your compute instances, that reside in a public subnet, to reach the Internet and being reachable from the Internet. A classic example of this is a bastion host that needs to be accessed via SSH from outside your VCN and that also needs connectivity to the Internet.
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Manage Custom Fields in Salesforce using Oracle Integration Salesforce Adapter !!!

Customisation is essential part of any SaaS implementation to capture unique business needs. In Salesforce SaaS application also, there could be several use-cases where user might need to create a new Custom Object or add custom fields into existing Standard Object such as Contact, Account and Organisation etc. In this blog I will be showing how can we add Custom fields e.g. Degree name, Passing Year etc. into existing Salesforce Contact object and can update the same field using Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Salesforce adapter. I will write another separate blog later where I can show how a completely new Custom Object can be created in Salesforce and updated through Oracle Integration Salesforce Adapter.

Before, I go into deep drive, just want to highlight the core objective of this blog to show Salesforce configuration and OIC Salesforce adapter configuration, I am assuming reader has already basis understanding of OIC product features such as Connection, Integration, mapping and deployment.

My colleague had already covered Salesforce Inbound and Outbound integration using Oracle Integration Cloud Salesforce Adapter. So, I might not be repeating few steps which already been covered in this blog. if you doing Salesforce Integration first time, then its recommended to review these blogs as well.

So let’s do deep dive now. Below are the high levels flow and steps which needs to be performed to achieve desired result.

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  • Create custom fields e.g. Degree Name and Passing year into Salesforce existing Contact Object
  • Create/Update Salesforce Connection in OIC
  • Create REST Adapter in OIC
  • Create Integration which maps Contact Object Custom Fields from Postman to Salesforce
  • Activate Integration
  • Trigger Integration using Postman
  • Verify Result In Salesforce

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Enhance the security of your website with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Web Application Firewall

Oracle recently introduced a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to further enhance and secure Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offerings. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure WAF is based on Oracle Zenedge and Oracle Dyn technologies. It inspects all traffic destined to your web application origin and identifies and blocks all malicious traffic. The WAF offers the following tools, which can be used on any website, regardless of where it is being hosted:

  • Origin management
  • Bot management
  • Access control
  • Over 250 robust protection rules that include the OWASP rulesets to protect against SQL injection, cross-site scripting, HTML injection, and more

In this post, I configure a set of access control WAF policies to a website. Access control defines explicit actions for requests that meet conditions based on URI, request headers, client IP address, or countries and regions.

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Autoscaling in Oracle Cloud and OKE (Oracle Container Engine) as load generator

I just came across this great article by Ali Mukadam to autoscale OCI instances based on Instance Configuration, Instance Pools and defining auto-scale policies. Finally, using Kubernetes (OKE) to generate load.

Don’t miss out this great read:

https://medium.com/oracledevs/autoscaling-in-oracle-cloud-and-oke-oracle-container-engine-as-load-generator-2e9ccb44b44

Setup Autonomous DB Monitoring in OMC

In this post I will show you how you can setup Autonomous DB monitoring in Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) in under 5 minutes. Continue reading “Setup Autonomous DB Monitoring in OMC”

Why Would you Monitor an Autonomous Database?

You probably heard that Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) leverages machine learning to automate with traditional infrastructure related database administration tasks such as security, backups and patching.

No matter how well designed your database infrastructure is, performance and issues relating application or external components which make up the application ecosystem can still have an impact on end user response time or availability. Continue reading “Why Would you Monitor an Autonomous Database?”

An automated approach to provisioning the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes

I was reflecting recently on how IT tools and productivity aids often allow us to make a mess real quickly. There is often some underlying basics that need to be considered before using the productivity tool in order to get a sustainable outcome. As the old adage goes … A fool with a tool is still a fool !

I just read a great blog posted by my colleague Ali Mukadam. He has been spending some time exploring a number of interesting technologies including the Oracle Container Engine. For those unaware, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a fully-managed, scalable, and highly available service that you can use to deploy your containerized applications to the cloud. I have played with this a little and as a technology geek I really love it.

Oracle does provides a Quick create option to help you get to function quickly, however often you will need to consider the wider IT landscape, such as where does this service fit into my overall network topology in order to assess how you want to lay out your network etc. To that end Ali has developed a toolkit to automate the provisioning of OKE on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

You can check out his blog post here …. One does not simply deploy Kubernetes to the cloud .