In this post, I have discussed the recent changes made in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as of October 2018. If you are new to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure I would suggest you check our previous blog on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) (Region, AD, Tenancy, Compartment, VCN, IAM, Storage Service)
For OCI: New Feature in Aug 2018 check here
OCI New Features: OCT 2018
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Console design changes
The Console is transformed into a new design & navigation of some features have been changed. The changes are:
- The User menu that you opened by clicking the username is now under an icon. Your username is no longer displayed on the Console header.
- To navigate to the Tenancy Details page: Open the User menu and click Tenancy:<your_tenancy_name>. The tenancy name is no longer displayed on the Console header.
- The link to My Services is now on the navigation menu. To navigate to My Services, open the navigation menu, go to Administration and click My Services.
- To navigate to Oracle Support or Documentation, click the help icon.
- The Region menu is now on the right-hand side of the Console header.
Deleting the Compartments
If you have just started on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Don’t know what is a compartment, then please check our previous post on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) (Region, AD, Tenancy, Compartment, VCN, IAM, Storage Service)
Before Updates OCT 2018, you can only create the compartment and rename the compartment, means you cannot delete the compartment once it is created. However, as of Updates OCT 2018, you can also delete the compartment the only pre-requisite you have to follow before deleting the compartment is To delete a compartment, it must be empty of all resources. Before you initiate deleting a compartment, be sure that all its resources have been deleted or terminated, including any policies attached to the compartment.
Note: If a compartment containing these resources then it cannot be deleted. The resource types that can’t be deleted are:
- Tag namespaces and tag key definitions
- Data transfer jobs
One of the new features added in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is Network Access Translation Gateway (NAT Gateway) which allows your Instance created in private to have access to the internet without exposing those resources to incoming internet connections.
So if you don’t know you can create an instance in both the subnet ie. private and public subnet wherein public subnet have default access to internet and private subnet doesn’t have any internet access to it, so in order to have internet connecting to your private subnet you can use NAT Gateway and it is one of the best practices in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
Update in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect Associate Exam Topics (1Z0-932)
Identity and Access Management (IAM) : Apply core Identity and Access Management components, Users, groups and policies, instance principals, and dynamic groups, Explain resource locations IAM resource component, Design federation with various identity providers (ADFS, IDCS, SAML), Apply IAM, governance, and security best practices, Audit, encryption and you can expect 10% weightage from this topic.
Networking: Apply design concepts related to VCN components Including subnets, route tables, security lists, and DNS options Describe Public and Private IP addresses and virtual NICs Reserved Public and Private IP, Apply VCN connectivity options, Internet gateway, remote peering connections, and local peering gateways, NAT and service gateway, Understand remote network connectivity VPN and FastConnect using Dynamic Routing Gateway (DRG), connecting to on-premises environments, Apply OCI Load Balancer concepts Listeners, backend sets, health checks, public and private load balancers, high availability design practices, Understand OCI Edge services DNS service and internet intelligence, Apply OCI networking best practices Load balancing, VCN peering, VPN, FastConnect, fault tolerance & you can expect 30% weightage from this topic.
Compute: Understand compute and sizing Best practices, available OCI shapes, network bandwidth, SLA, NVMe, performance, Troubleshoot options using the console connections and boot volume, Console connection options and boot volume management, Architect High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions Fault domain, availability domains, cross regions, Describe image options Oracle provided, customer provided, custom images, BYOI & you can expect 15% weightage from this topic
Storage: Understand OCI Storage options Storage best practices, storage performance metrics, block volumes, object storage, file storage service. Designing storage solutions for applications and database Based on the use case, performance, scalability and you can expect 20% weightage from this topic.
Database: Describe OCI Database options Best practices, sizing, Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP), Database Systems, Autonomous Data Warehouse(ADW), Explain OCI Database Operations Backup/restore, patching and Migration, Data Loading for ATP and ADW Architect HA and DR solutions RAC, Data Guard Managing Autonomous Database ATP, ADW & you can expect 25% weightage from this topic
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