Create Instance: Instance Page

Create Instance: Instance is the first page in the wizard you use to create a new database deployment, as described in Creating a Customized Database Deployment.

What You See in the Navigation Area

Element Description

Cancel

Click to cancel the Create Instance wizard without creating a new database deployment.

Next>

Click to advance to the Create Instance: Instance Details page.

What You See in the Page Content Area

The following table describes the key information shown on the Create Instance: Instance page.

Element Description

Instance Name

The name for the new database deployment. The name:

  • Must not exceed 50 characters.

  • Must start with a letter.

  • Must contain only letters, numbers, or hyphens.

  • Must not contain any other special characters.

  • Must be unique within the identity domain.

Description

(Optional) A description for the new database deployment.

Notification Email

(Optional) An email address where you would like updates about the deployment-creation operation to be sent.

Region

(Available only if your identity domain is enabled for regions.)

The region for the database deployment. If you choose a region that supports Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the Availability Domain and Subnet fields are displayed, and the deployment will be created on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Otherwise, the deployment will be created on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic.

Choose No Preference to let Database Cloud Service choose an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic region for you.

Availability Domain

(Available only on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

The availability domain (within the region) where the database deployment will be placed.

Subnet

(Available only on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

The subnet (within the availability domain) that will determine network access to the database deployment.

IP Network

(Available only if you have selected an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic region and you have defined one or more IP networks created in that region using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic.)

Select the IP network where you want the database deployment placed. Choose No Preference to use the default shared network provided by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic.

For more information about IP networks, see these topics in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic:

Assign Public IP

(Available only if you have selected an IP network.)

Choose whether to assign public IP addresses to the compute nodes in your database deployment.

If you select this check box (default), then any node added during deployment creation, or later added as part of a scaling operation, will have a public IP address assigned to it. You will be able to directly access the nodes from the public Internet.

If you deselect this check box, then any node added during deployment creation, or later added as part of a scaling operation, will not have a public IP address assigned to it. You will not be able to directly access the nodes from the public Internet. This selection is for use cases where you intend to access the nodes and the database only from within your IP network or from your on-premises data center over a VPN network.

License Type

(Available only in accounts that use the Universal Credits payment model)

Controls how the right to use Oracle Database on the new deployment is established.

To use the "Bring Your Own License" (BYOL) feature, which enables you to use an existing perpetual Oracle Database license to establish the right to use Oracle Database on a deployment, select My organization already owns Oracle Database software licenses. Bring my existing database software license to the Oracle Database Cloud Service. Your Oracle Cloud account will be charged a lesser amount for the new deployment because the right to use Oracle Database is covered by your perpetual license agreement.

To use your Oracle Cloud account, select Subscribe to a new Oracle Database software license and the Oracle Database Cloud Service. Your account will be charged for the new deployment according to your Oracle Database Cloud Service agreement.

Service Level

(Available only in accounts that include Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service or old accounts that predate the Universal Credits payment model.)

The service level for the new deployment:

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service is the service level you should choose for Database Cloud Service.

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service - Virtual Image (Not available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

Metering Frequency

(Available only in old accounts that predate the Universal Credits payment model.)

The metering frequency for the new deployment:

  • Hourly

  • Monthly

Software Release

The release version of Oracle Database for the new deployment:

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1

  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2

  • Oracle Database 18c

See Oracle Database Software Release.

Software Edition

The Oracle Database software package for the new deployment:

  • Standard Edition

  • Enterprise Edition

  • Enterprise Edition - High Performance

  • Enterprise Edition - Extreme Performance

See Oracle Database Software Edition.

Database Type

The type of deployment to create:

  • Single Instance—A single Oracle Database instance and database data store hosted on one compute node. For more information about this type, see Characteristics of a Single Instance Database Deployment.

  • Database Clustering with RAC—A two-node clustered database using Oracle Real Application Clusters technology; two compute nodes each host an Oracle Database instance, and the two instances access the same shared database data store. For more information about this type, see Characteristics of a Database Clustering with RAC Database Deployment.

    (Not available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or on Oracle Cloud at Customer)

  • Single Instance with Data Guard Standby—Two single-instance databases, one acting as the primary database and one acting as the standby database in an Oracle Data Guard configuration. For more information about this type, see Characteristics of a Single Instance with Data Guard Standby Database Deployment.

  • Database Clustering with RAC and Data Guard Standby—Two two-node Oracle RAC databases, one acting as the primary database and one acting as the standby database in an Oracle Data Guard configuration. For more information about this type, see Characteristics of a Database Clustering with RAC and Data Guard Standby Database Deployment.

    (Not available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or on Oracle Cloud at Customer)

  • Data Guard Standby for Hybrid DR — Single-instance database acting as the standby database in an Oracle Data Guard configuration. The primary database is on your own system.

    (Not available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or on Oracle Cloud at Customer)

Not all types are available with all combinations of service level and software edition:

  • Single Instance is the only type supported by the Standard Edition software edition.

  • The two types that use Oracle RAC are available only with Enterprise Edition - Extreme Performance software edition.