Managing an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure Resource

This topic describes the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure management tasks for Autonomous Databases that you complete using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console or the API. Autonomous Databases use Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources on dedicated Exadata infrastructure. See Overview of Autonomous Database on Dedicated Exadata Infrastructure for more information.

Note

This topic is not applicable to Autonomous Databases on shared Exadata infrastructure.

Using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

You can perform the following management operations on Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Configuring the automatic maintenance schedule

  • Rescheduling maintenance
  • Viewing the next scheduled maintenance date and maintenance history
  • Immediately patching an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure
  • Copying the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure endpoint
  • Terminating the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource
Tip

Oracle recommends that you define the acceptable maintenance times for your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources and Autonomous Container Databases. Doing so will prevent maintenance runs from occurring at times that would be disruptive to regular database operations.
To configure the automatic maintenance schedule for an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure details page, under Maintenance, click the edit link in the Maintenance Schedule field.
  6. In the Automatic Maintenance Schedule dialog, select Specify a schedule.
  7. Under Maintenance months, specify at least one month for each maintenance quarter during which you want Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure maintenance to occur.
    Note

    Maintenance quarters begin in February, May, August, and November, with the first maintenance quarter of the year beginning in February.
  8. Under Week of the month, specify which week of the month maintenance will take place. Weeks start on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd days of the month, and have a duration of 7 days. Weeks start and end based on calendar dates, not days of the week. Maintenance cannot be scheduled for the fifth week of months that contain more than 28 days.
  9. Under Day of the week, specify the day of the week on which the maintenance will occur.
  10. Under Start hour, specify the hour during which the maintenance run will begin.
  11. Click Update Maintenance Schedule.
To view the next scheduled maintenance for an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure details page, under Maintenance, click the view link in the Next Maintenance field.
  6. On the Maintenance page, scheduled maintenance events are listed under the Regular Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure maintenance heading.
To reschedule maintenance of Exadata infrastructure
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click the display name of the Exadata infrastructure for which you want to reschedule maintenance.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure Details page, in the Maintenance section, click the View link in the Next Maintenance field.
  6. The Maintenance page displays any Exadata infrastructure maintenance events planned for the next 15 days in the list of maintenance events.
  7. To reschedule maintenance, click the Edit link in the Scheduled Start Time field to display the Edit Maintenance Start Time dialog.
  8. Click the calendar icon and choose a date and time on which to run maintenance.
  9. Click Save Changes.
To view the maintenance history of an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure details page, under Maintenance, click the view link in the Next Maintenance field.
  6. On the Maintenance page, under Autonomous Database Maintenance, click History. In the list of past maintenance events, you can click on an individual event title to read the details of the maintenance that took place. Maintenance event details include the following:

    • The category of maintenance (quarterly software maintenance, hardware maintenance, or a critical patch)
    • Whether the maintenance was scheduled or unplanned
    • The OCID of the maintenance event. (Go to More Actions, then choose Copy OCID.)
    • The start time and date of the maintenance
To immediately patch an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource

After you schedule maintenance for an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource, you can patch it prior to the scheduled maintenance time. If you choose to patch the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure immediately and another system component has maintenance in progress, the infrastructure maintenance is queued and starts following the completion of the in-progress maintenance.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. Click the display name of the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource that you want to patch.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure Details page, in the Maintenance section, click the View link in the Next Maintenance field to display the Maintenance page for the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure that you want to patch.
  6. In the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure section, click the Patch Now link in the Scheduled Start Time field to display the Run Maintenance dialog.
  7. Click Run Maintenance to start the patching operation.
To view or copy the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure endpoint
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. On the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure Information tab, click Show or Copy in the Database Infrastructure Endpoint Name field.

To manage security certificates in an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure

To maintain security compliance within an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure, you must periodically rotate the security certificates for Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Note

Rotating the ORDS and SSL security certificates is not currently supported for Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure with Autonomous Data Guard enabled.

To rotate security certificates:

  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. Click the display name of the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource for which you want to rotate security certificates.
  5. Click Manage Certificates to display the Manage Certificates dialog.
  6. Click either Rotate ORDS Certificate or Rotate SSL Certificate, depending on which operation you want to perform.

    If you are rotating the Oracle REST Data Services certificate, then click Apply.

    If you are rotating the SSL certificate, then you must enter the name of the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure in which you are working to confirm the operation. Click Apply.

    Note

    After you rotate an SSL certificate, you must download wallets for all of the Autonomous Databases in the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure in which you are working.
To edit the network security groups (NSGs) for your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource

Your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure instance can use up to five network security groups (NSGs). Note that if you choose a subnet with a security list, the security rules for the infrastructure instance will be a union of the rules in the security list and the NSGs. For more information, see Network Security Groups.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. In the Network details, click the Edit link to the right of the Network Security Groups field.
  6. In the Edit Network Security Groups dialog, click + Another Network Security Group to add an NSG to the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource.

    To change an assigned NSG, click the drop-down menu displaying the NSG name, then select a different NSG.

    To remove an NSG from your DB system, click the X icon to the right of the displayed NSG name.

  7. Click Save.
To move an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource to another compartment
Note

  • To move resources between compartments, resource users must have sufficient access permissions on the compartment that the resource is being moved to, as well as the current compartment. For more information about permissions for Database resources, see Details for the Database Service.
  • If your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure is in a security zone compartment, the destination compartment must also be in a security zone. See the Security Zone Policies topic for a full list of policies that affect Database service resources.
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you wish to move.
  5. Click Move Resource.
  6. Select the new compartment.
  7. Click Move Resource.

    For information about dependent resources for Database resources, see Moving Database Resources to a Different Compartment.

To terminate an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Under Dedicated Infrastructure, click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
  4. In the list of Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resources, click on the display name of the resource you are interested in.
  5. Go to More Actions, and then click Terminate.
  6. Confirm that you wish to terminate your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure in the confirmation dialog.

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use the UpdateAutonomousExadataInfrastructure API operation to configure the automatic maintenance schedule for your infrastructure resource.

Use the GetMaintenanceRun API to view the details of a maintenance run that is scheduled, in progress, or that has ended.

Use the ListMaintenanceRun API to get a list of maintenance runs in a specified compartment.

Use the ChangeAutonomousExadataInfrastructureCompartment API operation to move an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource to another compartment.

Use the TerminateAutonomousExadataInfrastructure API operation to delete an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource.