SQL Server Management Studio 18 won’t open

By |2021-02-07T18:11:37+01:00February 7th, 2021|Categories: SQLserver|Tags: , , |

Yes, no Oracle today.  A very short blogpost about opening SQL Server Management Studio. It didn’t open, only a splash screen pops up.

Found the solution at DBA Stack Exchange, but thought it would be nice to summarize this in a blog-post.

Logging gave no clue:

  • Running ssms.exe with […]

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c and Always On Monitoring

By |2020-07-19T20:44:51+02:00July 19th, 2020|Categories: grid control, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

In this cloud-era it’s almost weird to explore stuff on-premises, but I did….  In this case a slightly Higher Availibility configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) that doesn’t  cost anything, is not disruptive to the existing configuration and gives a tiny bit more confidence during patching of OEM : Always […]

SQLDeveloper user preferences in a Citrix environment

By |2020-07-08T16:23:28+02:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Sqldeveloper|Tags: , , , , |

Installing software in a Citrix-environment is sometimes a hassle. You have to handover the software, installation- and test-documentation to the scripters and hope for the best. In this case I handed over SQLDeveloper 19.4 as a pretty default installation, very simple and scripting for Citrix is is not that hard […]

Of Motorcycles, Databases and the Cloud

By |2020-05-12T21:46:20+02:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , |

What has Oracle to do with motorcycles? At first sight: nothing at all! Except I’m a motor rider myself and I’m doing something with databases. But, inspired by a motorcycle-vlogger I made a mental connection between those area’s, where motorcycles can be replaced by cars or any other luxury goods […]

Multitenancy: is a Proxy PDB part of the 3 free PDBs at 19c

By |2020-04-30T13:03:03+02:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , |

As most of us know, Oracle Database 19c now supports up to 3 pluggable databases (PDBs) per container database (CDB) without requiring additional multitenant license—applicable for both Standard Edition (SE2) and Enterprise Edition (EE). This documentation clearly states: “For all offerings, if you are not licensed for Oracle Multitenant, […]

Deploying Elasticsearch and Kibana with Vagrant

By |2020-04-11T17:15:12+02:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Vagrant|Tags: , , , , |

At an assignment I got curious about ways of centralizing (Oracle related) logging, like alert-listener and middleware logging. One way of dealing with this is the Elasticsearch stack (ELK), with Filebeat, Logstash, Kibana and Elasticsearch. So…. I wanted to explore a bit more, and want to have a server with […]

Creating a 3 node Kubernetes cluster with Vagrant and Virtual Boxes on your laptop

By |2020-04-10T15:58:29+02:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Vagrant|Tags: , , , , , , |

A few months ago I wanted to play with Kubernetes, and it should look like the real world. A cluster with a master and several worker nodes. This can be done in the various clouds, but this probably costs money, so why not use VirtualBoxes with Vagrant? And I know […]

Stretched – paid – support for 11.2.0.4 Oracle db

By |2020-03-30T21:06:21+02:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Database|Tags: , , |

A brief note this time. I checked the release-planning of the Oracle databases the other day (Doc ID 742060.1), and to my big surprise I noticed that the database version 11.2.0.4 will be supported till the end of 2022 through an added Error Correction level: ‘Paid Market Driven Support’.

Oracle VM is ending, KVM is the way to go

By |2020-01-29T22:01:18+01:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Virtualization|Tags: , , |

Recently I attended a webinar about Oracle virtualization, given by Oracle Linux – product management.

A few highlights of this webinar:

  • KVM is included in Oracle Linux 7 with UEK R5 (Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel release 5)
  • There’s a separate Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM) developed, based on Open Source oVirt, available […]

Iphone app ‘OCI Manager’ for Oracle Cloud

By |2019-12-20T11:51:05+01:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Cloud, Database|Tags: , , , , , |

During a recent presentation of Richard Garsthagen (Director Cloud Business Development at Oracle EMEA) the existence of a mobile app was mentioned: the OCI Manager. Moreover, Richard appeared to be the creator of this app. With the app, you should be able to manage some basic functionalities in your Oracle […]

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