Discovering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
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Services and regulatory domains discovered
BMC Helix Discovery enables you to discover your cloud services running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Storage
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Instance
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Autonomous Database
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Kubernetes
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Mysql
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Nosql
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Oracle System
- OCI Supported Cloud Regions
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Virtual Networks
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compartments
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OpenSearch
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Stream
Create a credential
The main BMC Helix Discovery requirement to start an OCI cloud scan is to be able to list tenancy compartments, so the OCI users should be OCI Administrators.
Create API key
In the OCI console go to Profile > My Profile > API keys :
- Create a new API key, save a private PEM file
- View key's configuration file
Create a cloud credential in BMC Helix Discovery
- From the BMC Helix Discovery Device Credentials page, click Add and select Cloud Provider from the drop-down list.
The Add Credential page is displayed.
- Click the plus icon next to Credential Types to see the available Cloud Providers. Select Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from the drop-down list.
- From the key configuration file fill in User ID, Tenancy ID, API Key fingerprint
- Upload private PEM file
- OCI support 'https' proxy only. It means that proxy server must be configured with support of 'https_port'
Test the credential
Once you have created the credential, you should test it to ensure that it works:
From the credentials page, click Devices.
- Filter the list to show cloud credentials.
- Click Actions for the OCI cloud credential you added, and then click Test.
- The default region is US East (Ashburn).
- Click Test.
The screen below shows a successful test.
Run a cloud scan
To perform cloud discovery, from the BMC Helix Discovery Status page, use the Add New run control. After that, perform the following steps:
- Enter a Label for the cloud discovery run.
- To add a scheduled cloud run, select Scheduled and fill in the scheduling information as with normally scheduled discovery runs.
- Select Cloud.
- Select Oracle Cloud Infrastructure from the provider's drop-down list.
- Select the appropriate cloud credential. If none are available, add a new one.
- Select the region to scan, for example, US East. You can also select all regions by clicking the All.
- Click OK
Model visualization is represented below:
The example of the visualization is represented below:
You can discover all supported databases in IBM Cloud. At the time of the release of BMC Helix Discovery 11.3, the following are supported:
The following information is required to discover databases in OCI Cloud:
- Endpoint – you can identify the database endpoint using the RDS Dashboard in the OCI Cloud Console.
- Incoming connections – you must permit incoming connections with a rule for an IP address or set of IP addresses. For example, to permit access to a MySQL database, from a single IP address, you would add a rule with the following parameters:
- Type - MySQL
- Protocol - TCP
- Port Range - 3306
- Source - 22.214.171.124/32
Then the database can be discovered as any MySQL database in your estate.
BMC Helix Discovery database credential
To discover a Database appropriate Database credentials must be created.
Information about Database credentials is available here in the Database credentials paragraph.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure discovery patterns
The OCI discovery patterns are available on the Manage > Knowledge page. They are located in the Pattern modules list, under Cloud > OCI
OCI tags discovery
Patterns extract oci tags from the following resource attributes:
- defined_tags - model 'CreatedBy' and 'CreatedOn' tags
- freeform_tags - model all user-defined tags
For detailed information, see Discovering Cloud Tags
For more information, see the following pages: