About SOA Cloud Service Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can create Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic is an enterprise grade service that provides a rapidly provisioned virtual compute environment to easily migrate Oracle workloads and run them at scale with deployment options and predictable performance.

The underlying compute environment is a virtual machine (VM). A virtual machine is an independent computing environment that runs on top of physical bare metal hardware. The virtualization makes it possible to run multiple VMs that are isolated from each other. VMs are ideal for running applications that do not require the performance and resources (CPU, memory, network bandwidth, storage) of an entire physical machine.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Not Oracle Cloud at Customer This topic does not apply to Oracle Cloud at Customer.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure combines the elasticity and utility of public cloud with the granular control, security, and predictability of on-premises infrastructure to deliver high-performance, high availability and cost-effective infrastructure services.

Depending on the shape you select for the Oracle SOA Cloud Service region during instance provisioning, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides you with dedicated physical server access for the highest performance and strongest isolation.

Note:

  • RAC database: For Oracle SOA Cloud Service instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you can’t use RAC deployments of Database Cloud Service.

  • Stack templates: Stack templates do not work on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Note:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is available only in few data centers. Contact Oracle support if you want to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for your account.

There are prerequisites to follow before provisioning an instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. See Creating the Infrastructure Resources Required for Oracle Platform Services.

Differences Between Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

The Oracle WebLogic Server environment that your Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance provides in either type of infrastructure is substantially the same. A few differences exist in the underlying infrastructure components and in the supported capabilities. Awareness of these differences will help you choose an appropriate region while creating the instance.

Feature Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Availability domains Not applicable Each region has multiple isolated availability domains, with separate power and cooling. The availability domains within a region are interconnected using a low-latency network. When creating an instance, you can select the availability domain that the instance should be placed in.
Compute shapes Standard and high memory shapes

Note: The list of available shapes may vary by region.

VM.Standard.* and BM.Standard.* shapes

Note: The list of available shapes may vary by region.

Networking You can attach instances to IP networks defined in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic. You must attach each instance to a subnet, in a virtual cloud network created in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Reserving public IP addresses Supported Not supported
Scaling the shape of a node Supported Not supported
Adding block storage The minimum size and scaling increment for block storage volumes is 1 GB. The minimum size and scaling increment of block storage volumes is in multiples of 50 GB.
Managing access rules Use the Oracle SOA Cloud Service interfaces to configure access rules. Configure security rules in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure interfaces.
Object storage for backups You can create the object storage container either before or during instance creation. You must create the object storage bucket in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure before creating the instance.
Billing You can buy Oracle SOA Cloud Service on a metered or non-metered basis. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services can only be billed through Universal Credit Service accounts. Existing Universal Credit Service accounts can be used.

Differences Between Instances in Oracle Cloud at Customer and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • API Manager: API Manager is available as a listed service on Oracle Cloud at Customer.

  • External database: External database support is not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer.

  • Public access network and database network: Option to specify the public access network and database network while provisioning is not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer.

  • NFS remote backup: Option to specify NFS remote backup is not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer.

  • Domain and database backup: Both domain and database backup are supported on Oracle Cloud at Customer.

Workflow for Creating an Instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Task More Information
Create the required network, storage, and security resources in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Create the Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance. Starting the Create Instance Wizard