Manage Exadata Cloud Infrastructure

Use the provided tools to manage the Infrastructure.

Using the Console to Provision Exadata Cloud Infrastructure

Learn how to provision an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure system.

Lifecycle Management Operations

To check the status of a Cloud Exadata infrastructure resource
To change the infrastructure display name
To check the status of a cloud VM cluster
To check the status of an Exadata DB system
To start, stop, or reboot an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure cloud VM cluster or DB system
To terminate Exadata Cloud Infrastructure infrastructure-level resources
Using the Console to View a List of DB Servers on an Exadata Infrastructure

To view a list of database server hosts on an Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure system, use this procedure.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Oracle Database, click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure.
  2. Under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure, click Exadata Infrastructure.
  3. In the list of Exadata Infrastructures, click the display name of the infrastructure you wish to view details.
  4. Under Resources, click DB Servers.
  5. In the list of DB Servers, click the name of the DB Server that you wish to view details.

    DB Server lists VMs from each cluster hosted on them along with resources allocated to them.

Network Management Operations

To edit the network security groups (NSGs) for your client or backup network

Your client and backup networks can each use up to five network security groups (NSGs). Note that if you choose a subnet with a security list, the security rules for the cloud VM cluster or DB system will be a union of the rules in the security list and the NSGs. For more information, see Network Security Groups and Network Setup for Exadata Cloud Infrastructure Instances.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Navigate to the cloud VM cluster or DB system you want to manage:

    Cloud VM clusters (new resource model): Under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure, click Exadata VM Clusters. In the list of VM clusters, find the VM cluster you want to access and click its highlighted name to view the details page for the cluster.

    DB systems: Under Bare Metal, VM, and Exadata, click DB Systems. In the list of DB systems, find the Exadata DB system you want to access, and then click its name to display details about it.

  4. In the Network details, click the Edit link to the right of the Client Network Security Groups or Backup Network Security Groups field.
  5. In the Edit Network Security Groups dialog, click + Another Network Security Group to add an NSG to the network.

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

    To remove an NSG from the network, click the X;icon to the right of the displayed NSG name.

  6. Click Save.

Management Tasks for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Platform

To view a work request for your Exadata Cloud Infrastructure resources
To move an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure resource to another compartment
To manage tags for your Exadata Cloud Infrastructure resources
Managing Infrastructure Maintenance Contacts

Learn to manage your Exadata infrastructure maintenance contacts.

To manage maintenance contacts in an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure

Manage contacts for Exadata infrastructure maintenance notifications using the Console.

To prevent an Exadata infrastructure administrator from being overwhelmed by system update notifications, you can specify up to 10 email addresses of people to whom maintenance notifications are sent.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure.
  2. In the Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure section, click Exadata Infrastructure to display a list of Exadata infrastructures in the default compartment. You can select a different compartment from the Compartment drop-down located in the List Scope section.
  3. In the list of Exadata infrastructure resources, find the infrastructure you want to access and click its highlighted name to view its details page.
  4. In the Maintenance section, click Manage in the Customer Contacts field to display the Manage Contacts dialog.
  5. Click the Add Contacts button to display a field in which to enter a valid email address. You can have up to 10 maintenance contacts for each Exadata infrastructure.
  6. To edit an email address, in the Manage Contacts dialog, select the box preceding the email address you want to edit and click the Edit button.
  7. To remove an email address from the list, in the Manage Contacts dialog, select the box preceding the email address you want to remove and click the Remove button.

Oracle Database License Management Tasks

To manage your BYOL database licenses
To change the license type of a cloud VM cluster or DB system

Scaling Resources within an Exadata Infrastructure Instance

If an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance requires more resources, you can scale up the number of DB servers, or storage servers.

There are three distinct scaling paths:
  • Scaling an X8M or X9M based Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure by adding DB servers and Storage servers to an existing infrastructure. See Add Resources To a Multi-VM Enabled Infrastructure
  • Scaling an X8M or X9M based that is NOT a Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure. See Scaling Exadata X8M and X9M Compute and Storage
  • Scaling an X6, X7 and X8 Exadata infrastructure (fixed shape). See Scaling X6, X7 and X8 Exadata DB System Configurations
Add Resources to a Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure

Add DB servers or storage servers to an existing Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure

You can scale an X8M or X9M Exadata Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure instance in the Console on the cloud Exadata infrastructure details page. After adding additional database or storage servers to your cloud Exadata infrastructure resource, you must add the increased capacity to the associated cloud VM cluster to utilize the newly-provisioned CPU or storage resources.

Adding DB servers, or Storage servers do not require any database downtime.

Note

  • Neither the Exadata X8M nor the X9M shapes support removing storage or database servers from an existing cloud infrastructure instance.

To add DB Servers to Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure

  1. Navigate to Oracle Cloud menu and click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  2. Select Exadata Infrasrtucture under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  3. Select the desired Infrastructure in the desired compartment.
  4. On the Infrastructure Details page click Scale Infrastructure.
  5. In the Scale Infrastructure page, set the Additional DB servers to a value so that the total of DB servers is 8 or less.
  6. Click Scale Infrastructure.

To add storage servers to Multi-VM enabled Infrastructure

  1. Navigate to Oracle Cloud menu and click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  2. Select Exadata Infrastructure under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  3. Select the desired Infrastructure in the desired compartment.
  4. On the Infrastructure Details page click Scale Infrastructure.
  5. In the Scale Infrastructure page, set the Additional storage servers to a value so that the total of storage servers is 12 or less.
    Note

    This operation adds the storage servers to the infrastructure, but the storage capacity must be made available for VM Cluster consumption.
  6. Click Scale Infrastructure.
  7. On the Infrastructure Details page, a banner directs you to Add Storage Cappacity to make the the storage capacity available for VM Cluster consumption.
  8. Click Add Storage Capacity.
  9. In the Add Storage Capacity page, click Add Storage Capacity.
Scaling CPU cores within an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance

If an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance requires more compute node processing power, you can scale up the number of enabled CPU cores symmetrically across all the nodes in the system as follows:

The options for each of the shapes are:

X8M or X9M flexible infrastructure systems: You can scale CPU cores in multiples of the number of database servers currently provisioned for the cloud VM cluster. For example, if you have 6 database servers provisioned, you can add CPU cores in multiples of 6. At the time of provisioning, X8M systems have as few as 2 database servers or up to 32 database servers.. For more information on adding compute and storage resources to an X8M or X9M system, see Scaling Exadata X8M and X9M Compute and Storage .

Non-X8M fixed-shape systems: For a base system or an X7 or X8 quarter rack, you can scale in multiples of 2 across the 2 database compute nodes. For an X7 or X8 half rack, you can scale in multiples of 4 across the 4 database compute nodes. For an X7 or X8 full rack, you can scale in multiples of 8 across the 8 database compute nodes.

For a non-metered service instances, you can temporarily modify the compute node processing power (bursting) or add compute node processing power on a more permanent basis. For a metered service instance, you can simply modify the number of enabled CPU cores.

You can provision an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance with zero CPU cores, or scale the service instance down to zero cores after you provision it. With zero cores, you are billed only for the infrastructure until you scale up the system. For detailed information about pricing, see Exadata Cloud Service Pricing.

Note

OCPU scaling activities are done online with no downtime.

For information on CPU cores per configuration, see Exadata Shape Configurations. To learn how to scale a system, see To scale CPU cores in an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure cloud VM cluster or DB system .

Scaling Exadata X8M and X9M Compute and Storage

The flexible X8M and X9M system model is designed to be easily scaled in place, with no need to migrate the database using a backup or Data Guard

You can scale an X8M or X9M Exadata cloud infrastructure instance in the Console on the cloud Exadata infrastructure details page. After adding additional database or storage servers to your cloud Exadata infrastructure resource, you must add the increased capacity to the associated cloud VM cluster to utilize the newly-provisioned CPU or storage resources. After adding additional database servers to a VM cluster, you can then allocate the new CPU cores as described in see To scale CPU cores in an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure cloud VM cluster or DB system. After adding additional storage servers to your VM cluster, you do not need to take any further action to utilize the new storage.

Note

  • Neither the Exadata X8M nor the X9M shapes support removing storage or database servers from an existing cloud infrastructure instance.
To add compute and storage resources to a flexible cloud Exadata infrastructure resource

This task describes how to use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console to scale a flexible cloud Exadata infrastructure resource.

Currently, only Exadata X8M and X9M systems in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure have the ability to add database (compute) and storage servers to an existing service instance.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Oracle Database, click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure.
  2. Under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure, click Exadata Infrastructure.
  3. In the list of cloud Exadata infrastructure resources, click the name of the resource you want to scale.
  4. Click Scale Infrastructure.
  5. Add either Database servers or Storage Servers by selecting the proper radio button
    1. Adding database servers: To add compute servers to the infrastructure resource, select the Database Servers radio button, then enter the number of servers you want to add in the Database servers field.
    2. Adding storage servers: To add storage servers to the infrastructure resource, select the Storage Servers radio button, then enter the number of servers you want to add in the Storage servers field.
  6. Click Scale.
Note

After scaling your infrastructure, you must add the new capacity to the cloud VM cluster before you can use the additional CPU and storage resources in the Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance.

To scale CPU cores in an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure cloud VM cluster or DB system
Note

For information on adding additional database (compute) and storage servers to X8M or X9M cloud VM clusters, see To add compute and storage resources to a flexible cloud Exadata infrastructure resource and To add database server or storage server capacity to a cloud VM cluster. Adding additional database servers to your X8M cloud VM cluster will increase the number of CPU cores available for scaling.

If an Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance requires more compute node processing power, you can scale up (increase) the number of enabled CPU cores (OCPUs) in the instance.

You can also scale a cloud VM cluster or DB system (except for X6 systems) down to zero (0) CPU cores to temporarily stop the system and be charged only for the hardware infrastructure. For more information about scaling down, see Scaling Options. Oracle recommends that if you are not scaling down to a stopped system (0 cores), that you scale to at least 2 cores per node.
Note

The minimum cores is 1 for X8 and older, minimum for X8M and newer is 2.

CPU cores must be scaled symmetrically across all nodes in the cloud VM cluster or DB system. Use multiples of two CPUs per database server. For example, if you have two database servers, a minimum of 2 CPU cores per server or a total of 4 CPU cores. The total number of CPU cores must not exceed the maximum limit for that shape and/or resources.

Tip:

OCPU scaling activities are done online with no downtime.
  1. Open the navigation menu. Click Oracle Database, then click Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure
  2. Choose your Compartment.
  3. Navigate to the cloud VM cluster or DB system you want to scale:

    Cloud VM clusters (new resource model): Under Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure, click Exadata VM Clusters. In the list of VM clusters, find the VM cluster you want to access and click its highlighted name to view the details page for the cluster.

    DB systems: Under Bare Metal, VM, and Exadata, click DB Systems. In the list of DB systems, find the Exadata DB system you want to access, and then click its name to display details about it.

  4. Click Scale VM Cluster (for cloud VM clusters) or Scale CPU;Cores (for DB systems) and then specify a new number of CPU cores. The text below the field indicates the acceptable values, based on the shape used when the DB system was launched.
  5. Click Update.

Note

If you scale an scale a cloud VM cluster or DB system (except for X6 systems) down to zero (0) CPU cores, the floating IP address of the nodes might take several minutes to be updated and display in the Console.
Scaling X6, X7 and X8 Exadata DB System Configurations

Scaling an Exadata X6, X7, or X8 Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance by moving to a shape with more capacity enables you meet the needs of your growing workload.

This is useful when a database deployment requires:

  • Processing power that is beyond the capacity of the current system configuration.
  • Storage capacity that is beyond the capacity of the current system configuration.
  • A performance boost that can be delivered by increasing the number of available compute nodes.
  • A performance boost that can be delivered by increasing the number of available Exadata Storage Servers.

You can move you workloads to a larger fixed shape (X7 and X8 hardware shapes), or move to the flexible X8M shape that allows for easy expansion of compute and storage resources as your workloads grow.

To assist with moving your database deployments between Exadata Cloud Infrastructuree instances, you can restore a backup to a different service instance that has more capacity, or create a Data Guard association for your database in a service instance with more capacity, and then perform a switchover so that your new standby database assumes the primary role. To start the process, contact Oracle and request a service limit increase so that you can provision the larger service instance needed by your database.

Using the API to Create Infrastructure Components

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 these API operations to create Exadata Cloud Infrastructure components.

APIs for the New Exadata Cloud Infrastructure Resource Model

The new Exadata resource model is compatible with all offered Exadata shape families (X7, X8, and X8M). See The Exadata Cloud Infrastructure Resource Model for more information.

Tip:

As of November 15, 2021 new Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instances may only be provisioned using the new resource model.

Cloud Exadata infrastructure resource:

Cloud VM cluster resource:

Shapes and Database Versions

Note

The DB system APIs are deprecated forExadata Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle recommends converting existing Exadata DB systems to the new resource model as soon as possible. Converting to the new resource model does not involve system downtime. Learn more.

Using the API to Manage Exadata Cloud Infrastructure Instance

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 these API operations to manage Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instance components.

Cloud Exadata infrastructure resource (new resource model):

Cloud VM cluster (new resource model)

DB systems (old resource model):

Virtual machines nodes (all Exadata Cloud Infrastructure instances):