Thursday, June 1, 2017

Getting Started with Pentesting

Today i received an email for the official publish for Penetration testing tutorial videos , this is another achievement will be added to my security list.

If you want to have alook on the video here

Thank you PackIT for this opportunity

Thank you

Monday, May 29, 2017

Moving from VMware/KVM to the Oracle Cloud

Are you running Vmware or KVM solution in your infrastructure and you are afraid to move your infrastructure to the cloud, Oracle provide and gives one simple solution without losing anything Now you can now easily move your virtual machines to the Oracle cloud using Ravello

and you don't have to change anything from network, storage or anything you did on your local infrastructure to know more about this product.

You can request a free trial account to experience the Ravello’s unique features and
capabilities. For any questions please contact your local Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and
Platform Sales Executive. The following is the URL for requesting the Free Trail

Thank you

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Plug and unplug PDB on the Cloud

You can use DBaaS Monitor to plug/Unplug in a pluggable database.

  • Open Dbaas Monitor like usual 

  • Once you did this the, you will redirected to new page, in my case i have 2 PDB let's choose one of them and try to unplug it then Plug it again.

  • From the Right Panel press on the Unplug new screen will be open, As you see from the below picture you should the XML path in your mind in case you need to Plug the database again , put the password same as you use it when you create PDB.

The output should be "PDB unplugged successfully"..

Let's Plug again.

  • Press on Plug PDB on the right new screen will be opened.

Enter the following ;-

    • Name of the new PDB You want.
    • The XML file should be saved under directory you choose it

Output should be successfully done.


Osama Mustafa

Administrating Pluggable Database on the cloud - Other Operation you can do on the cloud

In my previous post i discussed how to clone Pluggable database on the cloud using Dbaas monitor, but what else i can do on the cloud

Closing a Pluggable Database

  • Open Dbaas Monitor

  • Click on modify State, once you press on it new screen will be open contain which PDB you want to close ( if you have more than once ) and the state ( Open or Close ) with two option immediate and normal.

  • Press on Show SQL to check the command 

  • Press OK

Drop Pluggable Database 

  • Same screen you can drop the database by press on the panel then drop like the following, new screen will be opened you can choose keep the datafiles or delete them it's refer to you

Create Pluggable Database 

  • The same screen there is option called create PDB press on it.

  • New Screen will be opened contains different parameters such as the name of the PDB, Password and file name conversion once you enter everything press ok

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Administrating Pluggable Database on the cloud - Clone

  • You can use DBaaS Monitor to create and drop a pluggable database, open and close a pluggable database, plug in and unplug a pluggable database, and clone a pluggable database.

Let's Start with Clone Database :-

  • On the DBaaS Monitor home page.

  • Enter the username and the password of the Dbaas Monitor , username : Dbaas_monitor.

  • From the upper tab press on database --> Manage 

  • you will be redirected to new page , this page contains what pluggable database you have , once you choose which one you want to clone, press on the panel and Press on clone

  • Once you press on clone , new page will be open contains the following 

    • New PDB Name --> New name for the clone Database.
    • Source PDB --> From where you want to clone.
    • File Name Conversion --> You are using this option in case  you want to change anything in the location of database file/ Storage.

  • Press on Show SQL 

  • Once you are done Press on Ok it will take 30 Sec to clone depend on data you have

Enjoy the Cloud

Osama Mustafa

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Access Dbaas monitor

To access Oracle DBaaS Monitor when the HTTPS port is unblocked ( i blogged about this before and how to enable it )

  • Open the Oracle Database Cloud Service console, from the console 

  • From the right panel of the services choose Database services monitor and then press on it.
  • New Screen will be opened
    • Username --> dbaas_monitor
    • Password -->  the same password you put it for the Dbaas creation.

Thank you 
Osama Mustafa

Access Apex On the Cloud Using DBaas

Oracle Database Cloud Service include Oracle Application Express, which you manage using the Oracle Application Express administration console. You access this administration console by going to the Oracle Application Express.

To access the Apex Application on the cloud;-

  • From the Dbaas you want, press on the tool panel and choose Apex.

  • To use the Apex you need to enable https on your cloud, to do this you have to access to compute services --> network and choose https

  • After doing this you will be able to access to Apex Page enter the following information:-
    • In the Workspace box, enter INTERNAL.
    • In the Username box, enter ADMIN.
    • In the password box, enter your password.

Enjoy the cloud

Osama mustafa