Typical Workflow for Using Oracle Java Cloud Service

To start using Oracle Java Cloud Service, refer to the following tasks as a guide.

Task Description More Information

Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription

Provide your information, and sign up for a free trial or purchase a subscription to Oracle Java Cloud Service.

How to Begin with Oracle Java Cloud Service Subscriptions

Add and manage users and roles

Optionally create additional accounts for your cloud users and assign the necessary Oracle Java Cloud Service roles.

Adding Users and Assigning Roles in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

About Oracle Java Cloud Service Roles and User Accounts

Access the service console

Open the service console after you have signed in.

Access Oracle Java Cloud Service

Create a service instance

Create an instance that meets you precise requirements.

About Creating an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

About Java Cloud Service Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Enable access to the administration consoles in your service instance

By default (that is, unless you enabled access during instance creation), access to the WebLogic Server Administration Console, Fusion Middleware Control and Load Balancer Console is blocked for security purposes. Enable the corresponding access rules.

For instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the required access rules are enabled automatically.

Enable Console Access for a Service Instance

Create users for the service instance in Oracle Identity Cloud Service

If you created a custom service instance and enabled authentication with Oracle Identity Cloud Service, then you can use Oracle Identity Cloud Service to create additional WebLogic Server users and to secure applications.

Use Oracle Identity Cloud Service with Oracle Java Cloud Service

Deploy applications to the service instance

Use the WebLogic Server Administration Console, the Fusion Middleware Control, WebLogic Scripting Tool commands, or an IDE to deploy and undeploy applications.

Deploy and Undeploy Applications for an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

View runtime metrics for a service instance

Access the service metrics graph to view heap usage metrics or request response times (if a load balancer is present).

View the Service Metrics for an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

Monitor the service and account balance

Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor OCPU hours, view service details, and access control panels and associated tools.

Topic Overview in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud

Patch the service instance

Apply a patch or roll back a patch.

Apply a Patch

Roll Back a Patch

Back up the service instance

Initiate on-demand backups, schedule automated backups, set up retention policies and storage for backups, download backups, and manage backups (restore, archive and delete).

Back Up and Restore an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

Scale the service instance

Add or remove nodes in preparation for increased or reduced load on a service instance.

Change the shape of a node or add storage to a node.

When Oracle Coherence is enabled for a service instance: Add or remove Coherence data tier nodes to increase or decrease cache capacity.

About Scaling an Oracle Java Cloud Service Cluster

Scale In a Cluster

About Scaling an Oracle Java Cloud Service Node

Scale Automatically

Scale Out a Coherence Data Grid

Scale In a Coherence Data Grid

Delete the service instance

Delete a service instance when it’s no longer necessary.

Delete an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance