View and Update Your License and Oracle Database Edition on Autonomous Database

Describes how to view and update your license type and Oracle Database Edition for Autonomous Database.

The License Type field on the Autonomous Database Information tab shows your license and Oracle Database Edition. For example:

License Type: Bring Your Own License (BYOL), Enterprise Edition

Perform the following prerequisite steps as necessary:

  • Open the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console by clicking the navigation icon next to Oracle Cloud.

  • From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure left navigation menu click Oracle Database and then, depending on your workload click one of: Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous JSON Database, or Autonomous Transaction Processing.
  • On the Autonomous Databases page select an Autonomous Database from the links under the Display Name column.

To change your license type or Oracle Database Edition:

  1. On the Details page, from the More Actions drop-down list, select Update License and Oracle Database Edition.
  2. On the Update License and Oracle Database Edition page select a license and Oracle Database Edition:
    • Bring Your Own License (BYOL) Select if your organization already owns Oracle database software licenses. Bring your existing database software licenses to the database cloud service.

    • Choose an Oracle Database Edition:

      When you select Bring Your Own License (BYOL), you also choose an Oracle Database Edition. The choices are:

      Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE): For this license type the maximum allowed value for OCPU count is 128, however you may contact your Oracle account team to request more than 128 OCPUs. With auto scaling enabled you can use up to OCPU count x 3 OCPUs. For example, if you set the OCPU count to 128, you can use up to 384 OCPUs.

      Oracle Database Standard Edition (SE): For this license type the maximum allowed value for OCPU count is 8. With auto scaling enabled you can use up to OCPU count x 3 OCPUs. This license restricts the number of OCPUs you can use to a maximum of 8 OCPUs, with or without auto scaling enabled.

      The edition you select is based on the license you bring to Autonomous Database and changes the maximum value that you can select for the OCPU count.

      See Use Auto Scaling for more information.

    • License Included

      Subscribe to new database software licenses and the database cloud service.

  3. Click Save Changes.

While the system applies the changes, the lifecycle state changes to Updating. When the operation completes the lifecycle state shows Available.

If you have not specified a complete license type, Autonomous Database instances created before the introduction of the Oracle Database Edition will see the following message on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console:

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To dismiss this message, click Update License and Oracle Database Edition and set a license type and Oracle Database Edition.

For information on Bring Your Own License (BYOL) and other licensing options for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, see the following:

Notes for performing Update License and Oracle Database Edition operation:

  • If you try to switch to License Type: Bring Your Own License (BYOL) Standard Edition when the base OCPU count is above 8, you see the following message:

    You cannot select Oracle Database Standard Edition unless your OCPU count is a total of eight (8) or less OCPUs. Use the Manage Scaling option to adjust your OCPU count before changing to Standard Edition.

    In this case, lower your OCPU count before you change the license type. See Remove CPU or Storage Resources or Disable Auto Scaling for more information.

  • If you switch to License Type: Bring Your Own License (BYOL) Standard Edition when the base OCPU count is 8 and OCPU auto scaling is enabled, you see the following message:

    OCPU auto scaling will be disabled with a base OCPU count of 8, under an Oracle Database Standard Edition license.

    In this case, OCPU auto scaling is disabled and the OCPU count is set to 8.

  • If you switch to License Type: Bring Your Own License (BYOL) Standard Edition when the base OCPU count is below 8 and above 2, with OCPU auto scaling enabled, you see the following message:

    Your OCPU auto scaling maximum will be set to 8 OCPUs, under an Oracle Database Standard Edition license.

    In this case, the maximum number of OCPUs with OCPU auto scaling is 8.