Scale an Oracle SOA Cloud Service Node

You can scale an Oracle SOA Cloud Service node to change its compute shape in response to changes in workload or to add storage to a node that is running out of storage. However, you cannot remove block storage from a node.


For instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you cannot scale an Oracle SOA Cloud Service node up or down.

To scale an Oracle SOA Cloud Service node:

  1. Navigate to the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Console and click the name of the service instance with the node that you want to scale up or down.
  2. On the Overview page, click the menu icon menu for the node, and choose Scale Up/Down.
    The Scale Up/Down dialog box opens.
  3. In the Scale Up/Down dialog box, specify the new compute shape of the node, how much storage to add to the node, and where to add the storage, and then click Yes, Scale Up/Down VM.
    Option Description
    Compute Shape

    From the drop-down list, select the new compute shape for the node.

    • To scale up the node, choose a larger compute shape than the current compute shape.

    • To scale down the node, choose a smaller compute shape than the current compute shape.

    Validate Database Service

    Select this check box to validate the status of the database service before scaling the node up or down.

    Administration User Name

    Enter the administration user name.


    Enter the administration password.

While Oracle SOA Cloud Service is applying your changes, it puts the service instance into Maintenance mode, changes the state of the node to Configuring, and stops any servers running on the node. After applying your changes, Oracle SOA Cloud Service starts any servers that should run on the node.


If you scale out a cluster in a service instance after scaling any of its nodes, the new node has the compute shape and the amount of storage with which the service instance was originally created. To ensure that all nodes in your cluster are equivalent, you must scale the new node to match the other nodes in your cluster.