You can disable the load balancer to suspend an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance temporarily, blocking any new traffic from being delivered to the instance. This is useful when you want to perform routine maintenance on an Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance, but do not want to stop the instance. Once the maintenance activities have been completed, you can reenable the load balancer to allow traffic to be delivered.
If a load balancer is not configured, you cannot suspend the Oracle SOA Cloud Service instance.
To disable the load balancer:
- In the Oracle SOA Cloud Service Console, click the name of the service instance with the cluster that you want to scale out.
- On the Overview page, click the instance menu icon (in the header) and select Disable Load Balancer.
- In the confirmation prompt, click Yes, Disable Load Balancer.