What’s New in Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen2

Oracle is constantly adding new capabilities to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer and ADB-D on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer. This preface provides a brief overview of all new features as they are released.

What’s New in Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

Customize SCAN Listener Port

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: August 27, 2021
Note

Customize SCAN Listener Port feature is rolled out only to VCP region and will be rolled out to other regions in a phased manner.
You can now specify a SCAN listener port (TCP/IP) within the permissible range while creating a VM cluster network resource. For more information, see:
  • Using the Console to Create a VM Cluster Network
  • Using the Console to View SCAN Listener Port Configured

Creating DG Association/Standby Database Using Existing Database Home

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: August 08, 2021

Select an existing Database Home or create a new one for the standby while enabling Data Guard association. For more information, see Using the Console to Enable Data Guard on an Exadata Cloud@Customer System.

Upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure on an Exadata Cloud@Customer VM Cluster

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: July 20, 2021

Upgrade Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) on an Exadata Cloud@Customer VM cluster using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console or APIs. For more information, see Upgrading Oracle Grid Infrastructure on an Exadata Cloud@Customer VM Cluster.

Updating Guest VM Operating System

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: July 20, 2021

Update the operating system image on Exadata Cloud@Customer VM cluster nodes in an automated manner from the OCI console and APIs. For more information, see Updating Guest VM Operating System.

Upgrading Oracle Databases

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: July 20, 2021

Upgrade Oracle Database 19c (Long Term Release) using the Console and the APIs. For more information, see Upgrading Oracle Databases.

Download Network Validation Report

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: July 20, 2021

Validate and inspect the network validation failure report without active involvement from Oracle Cloud Ops in troubleshooting networking configuration issues. For more information, see Using the Console to Download Network Validation Report.

Elastic Storage Expansion

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: June 15, 2021
Expand the storage associated with your Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and make them available for VM cluster allocation, both during and post infrastructure provisioning. For more information, see:
  • Overview of Elastic Storage Expansion
  • Using the Console to Scale Infrastructure Storage
  • Using the Console to Download Scale Infrastructure Storage Configuration File
  • Using the Console to Activate New Storage Servers
  • Using the Console to Make Storage Capacity from New Server Available for VM Clusters Consumption
  • Using the Console to View Details of Exadata Cloud@Customer Infrastructure with Scaled Storage Capacity
  • Permissions Required for Each API Operation
  • exadata-infrastructures
  • Storage Expansion Event Types

Oracle Database Software Images

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: April 08, 2021
Use Database Software Image resource type to create databases and Oracle Database Homes, and to patch databases. For more information, see:
  • Oracle Database Software Images
  • Using the Console to Create Oracle Database Home on Exadata Cloud@Customer
  • Using the Console to Perform a Patch Operation on a Database Home

Exadata Cloud@Customer Infrastructure Patching Automation

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: December 08, 2020

You can now schedule a maintenance window for Oracle-managed Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure patching. For more information, see Maintaining an Exadata Cloud@Customer System.

Customer Maintenance Contacts

X8M-2 System Support

Enable and Manage Data Guard Associations

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant

Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Oracle Database Patching

Per-Second Billing for OCPU Usage

Shared Database Home Resource Tags

Create and Manage Multiple Virtual Machines per Exadata System (MultiVM)

Scale OCPUs Without Cloud Connectivity

Configure Oracle Database Character Set and National Character Set

Specify a Time Zone While Provisioning Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Infrastructure

Shared Database Homes for Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

X7-2 System Support

What’s New in ADB-D on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

Fractional OCPU and GB Storage

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: June 15, 2021

Create Autonomous Databases with less than 1 OCPU count using fractional units from 0.1 to 0.9 OCPU and GB sizing between 32 GB and the maximum usable storage for your Exadata shape.

Autonomous Data Guard Enabled Autonomous Database and Oracle Key Vault (OKV) Integration

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: June 15, 2021

Integrate your on-premises Oracle Key Vault (OKV) with Autonomous Data Guard enabled Autonomous Databases on Exadata Cloud@Customer and use customer-managed keys stored in Oracle Key Vault to secure your critical data.

Infrastructure Patching

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: May 04, 2021

ADB-Dedicated maintenance involves patching Exadata Infrastructure(EI) Autonomous VM Cluster, and Autonomous Container Database (ACD).

Access Control List (ACL) to Restrict Access to Autonomous Data Guard Enabled Autonomous Databases

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: January 26, 2021

An access control list (ACL) provides additional protection to your database by allowing only the clients with specific IP addresses to connect to the database. You can add IP addresses individually, or in CIDR blocks.

ADB-D on Exadata Cloud@Customer: Monitor Performance with Autonomous Database Metrics

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: December 15, 2020

You can monitor the health, capacity, and performance of your Autonomous Databases with metrics, alarms, and notifications. You can use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console or Monitoring APIs to view metrics.

ADB-D on Exadata Cloud@Customer: Autonomous Data Guard

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: November 17, 2020

Enabling Autonomous Data Guard on an Autonomous Container Database on dedicated Exadata infrastructure creates a standby (peer) Autonomous Container Database that provides data protection, high availability, and facilitates disaster recovery for the primary database.

Access Control List (ACL) to Restrict Access to Autonomous Databases

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: November 10, 2020

An access control list (ACL) provides additional protection to your database by allowing only the clients with specific IP addresses to connect to the database. You can add IP addresses individually, or in CIDR blocks.

Oracle Key Vault (OKV) Integration

  • Services: Database
  • Release Date: October 27, 2020

Integrate your on-premises Oracle Key Vault (OKV) with Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer to secure your critical data on-premises.

Oracle Key Vault integration enables you to take complete control of your encryption keys and store them securely on an external, centralized key management device.

X8M-2 System Support

Per-Second Billing for Autonomous Database OCPU Usage

Oracle Autonomous Database on Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer