Creating and Managing IP Reservations

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If your identity domain is enabled for regions, you can reserve IP addresses by using the IP Reservations tab on Oracle Database Cloud Service console. After you have created an IP reservation, you can use it when creating a Database Cloud Service database deployment, in which case Database Cloud Service does not create and assign an IP address for you.

Note:

Currently, IP reservations are not supported for database deployments that use Oracle Data Guard.

Creating an IP Reservation

If your identity domain is enabled for regions, you can create IP reservations for later use when creating Database Cloud Service database deployments.

If there are no Database Cloud Service IP Reservations in your identity domain, the IP Reservations link does not appear in the Oracle Database Cloud Service console. In this case, see Creating the First IP Reservation to create an IP reservation. Otherwise, use the following instructions.

  1. Go to the IP Reservations Page.

    1. Open the Oracle Database Cloud Service console.

      For detailed instructions, see Accessing the Oracle Database Cloud Service Console.

    2. Click IP Reservations.

  2. Click Create.

    The Create IP Reservation window displays.

  3. Enter a name for the IP reservation and choose the region where the reservation will be available from.

  4. If you intend to use this reservation for a database deployment that you attach to an IP network, select the On IP Network check box.

    If you leave this check box deselected, the IP reservation can be assigned to only a database deployment that you attach to the shared network.

  5. Click OK.

Creating the First IP Reservation

To create the first IP Reservation, use the Create Instance wizard.

  1. Start the Create Instance wizard.

    1. Open the Oracle Database Cloud Service console.

      For detailed instructions, see Accessing the Oracle Database Cloud Service Console.

    2. Click Create Instance.

  2. Enter the text “temp” in the Instance Name field, select a region in the Region list, and click Next.

  3. In the Database Configuration section, expand Advanced Settings.

  4. Click the gear icon beside the IP Reservations field.

    The Create Instance wizard closes and the IP Reservations page displays.

  5. Click Create.

    The Create IP Reservation window displays.

  6. Enter a name for the IP reservation and choose the region where the reservation will be available from.

  7. If you intend to use this reservation for a database deployment that you attach to an IP network, select the On IP Network check box.

    If you leave this check box deselected, the IP reservation can be assigned to only a database deployment that you attach to the shared network.

  8. Click OK.

Using an IP Reservation when Creating a Database Deployment

Normally, Database Cloud Service automatically assigns new IP addresses to database deployments you create. If your identity domain is enabled for regions, you can direct it to use specific IP Reservations instead and so gain control over the IP addresses of your database deployments.

After creating an IP reservation, as described in Creating an IP Reservation, use that reservation when creating a database deployment by making the following choices in the Create Instance wizard:

  1. On the Service page, choose a region other than No Preference.

  2. On the Service Details page, expand Advanced Settings in the Database Configuration section. Then choose one IP reservation for a Single Instance configuration or two IP reservations for a RAC configuration from the IP Reservations list.

    If your deployment uses Data Guard, choose one IP reservation for a Single Instance configuration or two IP reservations for a RAC configuration from the Standby list.

Deleting an IP Reservation

When you no longer require an unused IP reservation, you can delete it.

  1. Go to the IP Reservations Page.

    1. Open the Oracle Database Cloud Service console.

      For detailed instructions, see Accessing the Oracle Database Cloud Service Console.

    2. Click IP Reservations.

  2. Locate the unused IP reservation you want to delete and then click the X icon in the row for that reservation.

    You are prompted to confirm the deletion.

  3. Click OK to confirm deletion of the IP reservation.