Create a Service Instance

When you create an Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service instance, you provision a Pluggable Database (PDB) that hosts your Exadata Express. To create an Exadata Express instance, use the Create New Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service Instance wizard as described in the following procedure.

To create an Exadata Express instance:

  1. Open the My Services dashboard. See Access My Services.

    The My Services dashboard displays.
  2. Click Create Instance.

    The drop down of service instance choices you have purchased displays.

  3. From the drop down, select Exadata Express.

    The Create New Service Instance page displays.

  4. On the Instance Details page, specify the following:

    • Name: Specify a unique name for your service instance. If you specify a name that already exists, the system displays an error and the instance is not created.

    • Database Shape: Specify the Database shape that you want to create. This determines the hardware resources provided to your Cloud database, particularly the maximum storage available. The available options are:

      • X20 (1 OCPU, 20 GB storage)

      • X250 (1 OCPU, 250 GB storage)

      • X500 (2 OCPUs, 500 GB storage)

      • X1000 (4 OCPUs, 1 TB storage)

      • X1000IM (4 OCPUs, 1 TB storage, IMC)

      For non-metered cloud accounts, only shapes that still have quota available are displayed. See "Resource Quotas" in Understand Service Details and Metrics. For details about all resources available in each database shape, see Resource Restrictions.

    • Email: Enter an email for the Exadata Express administrator.

    • User Name: Enter a user name for the Exadata Express instance administrator. Alternatively, check the Use email as user name option to copy the Email entry into the User Name field.

    • First Name: Enter the first name of the Exadata Express instance administrator.

    • Last Name: Enter the last name of the Exadata Express instance administrator.

  5. Click Next.

    The Confirmation page appears.

  6. Review your selections shown on the Confirmation page , click Create Service Instance.

Your new instance is created and appears on the My Services dashboard.