Create a Service Instance from Infrastructure Classic Console

If you see Infrastructure Classic at the top of the page when you sign in to Oracle Cloud, then you are using Infrastructure Classic Console and your subscription does not support access to the Infrastructure Console. Create a service intsance, and then manage your service and its users using the Infrastructure Classic Console.

Note that you can create service instances only if you have at least one of the following roles:
  • Cloud Account Administrator

  • Entitlement Administrator

  • Service Administrator

  • Identity Domain Administrator


Check for dependent services or entitlements when creating your service instance. Some services or entitlements may require additional user roles. Refer to the service-specific documentation for more information.
  1. Sign in to the Infrastructure Classic Console.
  2. In the Infrastructure Classic Console, click Create Instance.

    The Create Instance dialog box has two tabs:

    • The Featured Services tab, which lists key services that provide service instance Quick Starts and guide you through the process of creating a new instance.

      Typically, this tab displays Oracle Autonomous Cloud services. If you don’t see them, then your cloud account belongs to a data region other than EMEA or North America. If you want to use and create instances for Oracle Autonomous Cloud services, then extend your cloud account to either North America or EMEA data region, which support these services.

    • The All services tab, which lists all the services.

  3. Locate the service you want to use on either of the tabs.
  4. Click Create to create a new instance of the selected service.

    Depending on the service, you’ll be presented with a QuickStart wizard to guide you through the service instance creation process, the service console, or a sign-in page, where you can sign in to the service console.

    If you are presented with a sign-in page, check for the required password in the Welcome email you received when you first signed up for an Oracle Cloud Account. For example, many of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, such as Compute (OCI), require a separate sign-in password, which is listed in the Welcome email.

    If you have existing Oracle Database or Oracle Middleware licenses, then you can reuse them on Oracle Cloud when creating new instances. This is called Bring Your Own License (BYOL). For example, when you create instances using QuickStarts for services such as Oracle Database Cloud Service or Oracle Java Cloud Service, BYOL licensing is applied by default. If you don’t want to use your existing license, then follow the prompts on the screen.

  5. In the Instance Creation page, provide the details. The Bring Your Own License check box is selected by default for services using BYOL. If you don’t want to apply BYOL pricing, clear the check box.

By default, after you create a service instance, the service tile shows up in the Infrastructure Classic Console. This is because most services are set to Automatic in the Customize Dashboard dialog box. That means the service will display in the Dashboard as long as at least one instance of the service has been created.