- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) includes provisioning Compute, Storage & Network and is one of the three Service Models in Cloud Computing (other two are SaaS & PaaS).Note: If you are new to Cloud or wish to learn more about Cloud Service Model then check Atul’s Weekly Live show at https://k21academy.com/cloudlive01 covering these Service Models
Once you decide to learn IaaS Offerings from Oracle i.e. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) & Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C) then use guides mentioned below as an example to learn & become Oracle Cloud (OCI & OCI-C), Architect.
Note: We use these step-by-step guides in our complete beginner to Oracle Cloud (OCI/IaaS) Architect Training.
1. Activity Guide I: Register for Oracle Cloud
The first thing you must do is to get a Trial Account for Oracle Cloud (You get 300 USD FREE Credit from Oracle to practice, that must be used within 30 Days). Even though this is FREE Trial account, you’ll still have to enter Credit/Debit Card Details (Note: Make sure you disable or don’t select Auto Upgrade to Pay as you go after the trial period if you don’t want any money to be deducted)
Once you register for Oracle Cloud Trial, you should get an Email Like below from Oracle
Note: There are two type of Oracle Cloud Login, Traditional Cloud Account & Cloud Account with IDCS – More on Oracle Cloud Account Type in future posts.
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2. Activity Guide II: Cloud Dashboard & OCI Console Walkthrough
This document will help you to understand how to access the Cloud Dashboard, Customize it as per your requirement & how to reach OCI & OCI-Classic Consoles. You must familiarise yourself with tasks you can perform from these consoles and how to check common things like billing and access other cloud services.
3. Activity Guide III: Setup IAM: Users, Groups, Security Policy & Rules
IAM stands for Identity & Access Management that includes Users, Groups, Security Policies and Rules for Securing Oracle Cloud. This is one of the first fundamentals that you must learn and the best way to learn this is by a) Creating Groups b) Create Users c) Assign Users in Group c) Create Security Policy d) Create Security Rule that map Group to Security Policy and controls who can do what.
This Guided Lab will help you to understand security in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure & lets you control who has access to your cloud resources. You can control what type of access a group of users have and to which specific resource.
4. Activity Guide IV: Create Compartment
A compartment is a logical collection of resources and a fundamental component of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for organizing and isolating your cloud resources (More on Compartment and other building blocks of OCI here).
You use Compartment to clearly separate resources for the purposes of i) measuring usage and billing, ii) access (through the use of policies), and iii) isolation. A common approach is to create a compartment for each major part of your organization (like HR, IT etc) or based on project lifecycle (like the TEST, DEV, UAT ..)
5. Activity Guide V: Creates Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and Subnet
A Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) is a virtual version of a traditional network including subnets, route tables, and gateways on which your instances run. A cloud network resides within a single region but can cross multiple Availability Domains (AD).
Note: To know more about Availability Domain (AD) in OCI, check here
The first task you must perform is creating a VCN (and Subnet) before you can start creating Compute Instance on OCI. Use this step-by-step guide to create VCN.
6. Activity Guide VI: Creates Subnet in another Availability Domain (AD)
Enterprises deploy Applications and Databases 0n Cloud in different Subnets (one for Database Tier, second for Application Tier and third for WebTier). This Guided Lab will help you understand multiple networks & Subnet. You’ll create a new subnet in another Availability Domain (AD) within same as well as different compartment.
Note: If you are not familiar with what is Region, Availability Domain, Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) or Subnet then this is all covered in Oracle Cloud (OCI) Architect Training
7. Activity Guide VII: Launch Compute Instance
8. Activity Guide VIII: Create a Public Load Balancer (LBaaS)
For High Availability (HA) and Scalability, you deploy multiple applications in different Availability Domain (AD). A client must access these HA applications using Load Balancers, You must learn how to configure Public/Private Load Balancers, configures Security Rules, Configures the two Instances as Backend Servers, verify access through Load Balancer & check High Availability (HA).
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Service provides automated traffic distribution from one entry point to multiple servers reachable from your virtual cloud network (VCN). The service offers a load balancer with your choice of a public or private IP address, and provisioned bandwidth.
In this Activity Guide, We cover all tasks related to Load Balancing in Oracle Cloud OCI Certification (1Z0-932)
9. Activity Guide IX: Create A Block Volume & Attach To The Instance
Storage in OCI includes Block, Object, File Service or NVMe. You must learn How to create a Block Volume and attach this Block Volume to Compute Instance. This Guided Lab will help you to Create a Block volume & attach same to the Instance that you have created earlier in previous Guide.
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume service lets you dynamically provision and manage block storage volumes. You can create, attach, connect and move volumes as needed to meet your storage and application requirements.
10 Activity Guide X: Launch Oracle Compute Instance
Compute Instance consist of CPU & Memory and you attach Storage & Network Service to this Compute Instance. Applications & Databases can then be run on these Compute Instances. You must know how to launch compute instance and then secure & manage this Compute.
11 Activity Guide XI: Create a Bare Metal Instance
Bare Metal Instance is one that sets Oracle Cloud apart/ahead from Amazon AWS. Bare Metal is also used for High-Performance workloads like Machine Learning (ML) or Blockchain. You must know how to create a Bare Metal Instance.
In this Activity Guide, we cover creating a Bare Metal Instance and How to Manage same.
12 Activity Guide XII: Creates Oracle Database 12c on OCI
This step by step guide will help you to Create an Oracle Database 18c/12c on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). You’ll also learn how to connect to the database machine using SSH, connect to the database using SQL Plus within the database machine & Perform Start/Stop and other basic Management Tasks.
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