Create data replication resources

Learn to create data replication resources, such as deployments and connections, essential to getting started with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate.

Create a deployment

Deployments let you create and organize Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate resources, and enables the OCI GoldenGate deployment console, where you can add and manage data replication processes. You can create deployments for Oracle Database, Big Data, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL sources or targets.


In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (OCI IAM) enabled tenancies, step 16 requires you to select the credential store you'll use to log in to the deployment console.
Depending on your source and target technology types, you may need more than one deployment. If you're not sure how many deployments you need for your solution, see Example topologies for details.

To create a deployment:

  1. In the Console navigation menu, click Oracle Database, and then select GoldenGate.
  2. On the Deployments page, click Create deployment.
  3. In the Create deployment panel, enter a name and optionally, a description.
  4. From the Compartment dropdown, select a compartment in which to create the deployment.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • Production: Sets up a deployment with recommended defaults for a production environment. The minimum number of OCPUs is 4, with auto-scaling enabled.
    • Development or testing: Sets up a deployment with recommended defaults for a development or testing environment. The minimum number of OCPUs is 1.
  6. For OCPU count enter the number of Oracle Compute units (OCPUs) to use.


    One OCPU is equivalent to 16gb of memory. For more information, see OCPU management and billing.
  7. (Optional) Select Auto scaling.


    Auto scaling enables OCI GoldenGate to scale up to three times the number of OCPUs you specify for OCPU Count, up to 24 OCPUs. For example, if you specify your OCPU Count as 2 and enable Auto Scaling, then your deployment can scale up to 6 OCPUs. If you specify your OCPU Count as 20 and enable Auto Scaling, OCI GoldenGate can only scale up to 24 OCPUs.
  8. From the Subnet in <Compartment> dropdown, select the subnet to which a private endpoint is created from the OCI GoldenGate service tenancy. This ensures that the deployment is always available over this subnet, as long as the policies for this subnet allow access. The private endpoint is only used to access the deployment console, and doesn't provide access to other resources in the subnet.

    To select a subnet in a different compartment, click Change compartment.

  9. Select a license type.
  10. (Optional) Click Show advanced options for network options and to add tags.
    1. In the Network tab,
      1. Select Enable GoldenGate console public access to include a public endpoint in addition to a private endpoint, and allow public access to the deployment console for users.
      2. Select Customize endpoint to provide a private fully qualified domain name (FQDN) prefix that you'll use to access the private service console URL. You can also optionally upload an SSL/TLS certificate (.pem) and its corresponding private key, however, password protected certificates are not supported.It is your responsibility to ensure the FQDN is resolvable in the subnet you have previously selected.

        A self-signed certificate is generated for you, if you don't provide one.


        It is your responsibility to ensure the FQDN is resolvable in the subnet you have previously selected.
    2. In the Maintenance tab:
      1. Select Customize maintenance window to define the start of the maintenance window to upgrade the deployment.
      2. (Optional) For Major release auto-upgrade period in days, enter the number of days, between 0 and 365.
      3. (Optional) For Bundle release auto-upgrade period in days, enter the number of days, between 0 and 180 days.
      4. (Optional) For Security patch auto-upgrade period in days, enter the number of days, between 0 and 14 days.
      5. Select Enable interim release auto-upgrade, and, optionally, enter the number of days.


      Learn more about scheduling upgrades.
    3. In the Tags tab, add tags to help track the resources within your tenancy. Click + Additional tag to add more tags. Learn more about tagging.
  11. Click Next.
  12. For Deployment type, select Data replication.
  13. From the Select a technology dropdown, select one of the following technology types:
    • Oracle Database
    • Big Data
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • Microsoft SQL Server

    See what's supported to learn which databases and technologies you can use as OCI GoldenGate sources and targets.

  14. For Version, the latest version is automatically selected. Click Change version to select a different version.


    Learn more about versions.
  15. For GoldenGate instance name, enter the name that the deployment will assign to the GoldenGate deployment instance upon creation.
  16. For Credential store, select one of the following:
    • OCI Identity and Access Management (OCI IAM), to enable users to log in to the the deployment console using their Oracle Cloud account (single sign on) in IAM (Identity and Access Management) enabled tenancies.


      Once you select IAM, you won't be able to switch to GoldenGate when you edit the deployment settings at a later time.
    • GoldenGate, for GoldenGate to manage users.
      1. Enter the Administrator username
      2. Select a password secret in your compartment or click Change compartment to select one in a different compartment. You can also create a new password secret.

        To create a new password secret:

        1. Click Create password secret.
        2. In the Create secret panel, enter a name for the secret, and optionally, a description.
        3. Select a compartment from the Compartment dropdown in which to save your secret.
        4. Select a vault in the current compartment, or click Change compartment to select a vault in a different compartment.
        5. Select an Encryption key.


          Only AES keys, Software protected keys, and HSM keys are supported. RSA and ECDSA keys are not supported for GoldenGate password secret keys.
        6. Enter a password 8 to 30 characters in length, containing at least 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase, 1 numeric and 1 special character. The special characters must not be '$', '^' or '?'.
        7. Confirm the password.
        8. Click Create.


      You can manage GoldenGate users in the deployment console. Learn more.
  17. Click Create.

After the deployment is created and becomes Active, it starts automatically. You can then select Launch console in the deployment's Actions (three dots) menu on the Deployments page, or click Launch console on the deployment details page to access the OCI GoldenGate deployment console.

Ensure that you create and assign connections to use with your deployment.

Assign a connection to a deployment

Ensure that you have connections created for your source and target technologies.
To assign a connection to a deployment:
  1. On the deployment details page, under Resources, click Assigned connections.
  2. Click Assign connection.
  3. In the Assign connection dialog, select a connection from the dropdown. If you want to select a connection from a different compartment, click Change Compartment.
  4. Click Assign connection.
The selected connection appears in the Assigned connections list. You can also view and manage this relationship from the Connection details page under Assigned deployments.

Access the deployment

After you create the Data replication deployment and assign connections, you can access the OCI GoldenGate deployment console from the deployment details page.

To access the OCI GoldenGate deployment:
  1. On the OCI GoldenGate Deployments page, select the Data replication deployment.
  2. On the deployment details page, click Launch console.
    Alternatively, you can copy the Console url and paste it into your browser.
  3. For an IAM-enabled deployment, you're prompted to give the application access to get_groups. Click Allow to continue.
  4. For a non-IAM enabled deployment, on the log in page, enter the Administrator username and Administrator password provided when you created the deployment.
You can now explore the deployment console or start adding Extracts, Replicats, and Paths to build your data replication solution.