5.4 Cloud User Tasks

The following table lists the tasks that a Cloud User is allowed to perform. Detailed instructions are provided in a demonstration video of each task.

Table 5.2 Overview of Cloud User Tasks

Task Description


Initial log in

Review the initial login sequence to Oracle Enterprise Manager, where you change the initial password and set accessibility preferences.

video:initial log in

Change a password

Learn how to change the Cloud User password when you are logged in as the Cloud User.

video:changing the cloud user password

Deploy a template

Learn about how a Cloud User can deploy a template to create a virtual server. Starting with a template provided by a Cloud Administrator, you can configure server features such as storage, memory, network, and HA. You can also choose to save your server as a template or a deployment plan for future use.

video:deploy a template

related documentation: Provisioning a Guest Virtual Machine Using Oracle VM Templates

Deploy an assembly

Learn how to deploy an assembly with custom network and storage settings, after your Administrator publishes assemblies to your Self Service portal.

video:deploy an assembly

related documentation: Provisioning Guest Virtual Machines Using Oracle Vitrual Assemblies (OVA)

Add dedicated storage to a server

Learn how to add a dedicated virtual disk to a server, confirm the disk has been added, and how to release the storage when it is no longer needed.

video:add dedicated storage to a server

Add shared storage to a server

Learn how to add a virtual disk to a server and share that storage with an additional server, confirm the disk is shared, then releasing that storage when it is no longer needed.

video:add shared storage to a server

related documentation: Requesting Servers

Deploy a server using iSCSI storage LUNs

Learn how to request and configure a server or virtual machine that use iSCSI storage LUNs.

video:deploy server using iSCSI LUNs

Upload and share a component

Learn about uploading a template or assembly file to the Self Service Portal Software Library, and then sharing that component with specific users or roles.

video:upload and share a component

related documentation:

VM lifecycle management: start, stop, restart, ...

Learn about stopping and starting a virtual server individually, and how to manage virtual server lifecycles as part of an assembly.

video:server lifecycle management

related documentation: Starting and Stopping a Virtual Server

Modify the configuration of a server

Learn how to change memory, CPU, network, or storage settings for a VM, and in what cases you need to shut down the VM for changes.

video:modifying server configuration

related documentation: Modifying the Server Configuration

Clone a server

Learn how to clone an existing server. When a server is cloned, you create a copy which includes the installed software and guest OS. You can alter CPU, memory, and storage as needed, but you must change the host name and IP address of the clone.

video:cloning a server

Create an IaaS server schedule policy

Learn about creating a schedule policy for a target, and then associating that policy with one or more targets.

video:create an IaaS server schedule policy

related documentation: Defining a Schedule-Based Policy

Create an IaaS policy group

Learn about creating a policy group by combining multiple policies, and then associating that policy group with one or more targets.

video:create an IaaS policy group video

related documentation: Creating a Policy Group

View chargeback information

Learn how to view the resources used by a specific user, view charge rates for VMs, and see your chargeplan details.

video:view chargeback information

related documentation: Viewing Chargeback Details

Learn about network profiles

Discover the role of network profiles and how they are used to facilitate assembly deployments.

video:monitor a network profile

related documentation: Creating a Network Profile

Set Self Service Portal user preferences

Learn how to customize your user preferences, such as configuring notifications, setting your default portal home page, and defining default values for server deployment.

video:set self service portal user preferences