Before You Begin with Exadata Cloud at Customer

Before you begin using Oracle Database Exadata Cloud at Customer, you should be familiar with the following technologies:

  • Oracle Cloud

    See Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic

    Exadata Cloud at Customer uses Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service to back up to cloud storage. Database Backup Cloud Service, in turn, uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic containers as repositories for cloud backups. Before you can create a container, you must have access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic. See About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

Before you create an Exadata Cloud at Customer instance:

  • (Optional) Create a Secure Shell (SSH) public/private key pair. The SSH keys are used to facilitate secure access to the compute nodes that support your database deployments. See Generating a Secure Shell (SSH) Public/Private Key Pair.

  • (Optional) Create a cloud storage backup location in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

    If you want to automatically back up your database to cloud storage, you must associate it with a cloud storage container. See Creating Containers in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.