Preparing for Exadata Cloud Infrastructure

Review OCI as well as the site, network and storage requirements to prepare and deploy Exadata Cloud Infrastructure in your data center.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure

Learn the basic concepts to get started using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Exadata Cloud Infrastructure is managed by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) control plane. The Exadata Cloud Infrastructure resources are deployed in your OCI Tenancy.

Before you can provision Exadata Cloud Infrastructure infrastructure, your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy must be enabled to use Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure. Review the information in this publication for further details.

The following tasks are common for all OCI deployments, refer to the links in the Related Topics to find the associated Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

  • Getting Started with OCI.

    If you are new to OCI, learn the basic concepts to get started by following the OCI Getting Started Guide .

  • Setting Up Your Tenancy.

    After Oracle creates your tenancy in OCI, an administrator at your company will need to perform some set up tasks and establish an organization plan for your cloud resources and users. The information in this topic will help you get started.

  • Managing Regions

    This topic describes the basics of managing your region subscriptions.

  • Managing Compartments

    This topic describes the basics of working with compartments.

  • Managing Users

    This topic describes the basics of working with users.

  • Managing Groups

    This topic describes the basics of working with groups.

Required IAM Policy for Exadata Cloud Infrastructure

Review the identity access management (IAM) policy for provisioning Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure systems.

A policy is an IAM document that specifies who has what type of access to your resources. It is used in different ways:
  • An individual statement written in the policy language
  • A collection of statements in a single, named "policy" document, which has an Oracle Cloud ID (OCID) assigned to it
  • The overall body of policies your organization uses to control access to resources

A compartment is a collection of related resources that can be accessed only by certain groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization.

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a policy written by an administrator, whether you're using the Console, or the REST API with a software development kit (SDK), a command-line interface (CLI), or some other tool. If you try to perform an action, and receive a message that you don’t have permission, or are unauthorized, then confirm with your tenancy administrator the type of access you've been granted, and which compartment you should work in.

For administrators: The policy in "Let database admins manage DB systems" lets the specified group do everything with databases, and related database resources.

If you're new to policies, then see "Getting Started with Policies" and "Common Policies". If you want to dig deeper into writing policies for databases, then see "Details for the Database Service".

For more details on writing policies specific to Exadata Cloud@Customer resources see "Policy Details for Exadata Cloud Infrastructure".

Creating Protection Policies

Recovery Service uses protection policies to control database backup retention in Oracle Cloud.

Protection Policies provide automated retention management for protected databases, satisfying requirements for regulated environments. Each protected database must be associated with one protection policy.

A protection policy determines the maximum period (in days) allowed to retain backups created by Recovery Service. Based on your business requirements, you can assign separate policies for each protected database or use a single policy across all protected databases in a VCN. For more information, see About Configuring Protection Policies.

To use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Console to configure and manage protection policies, follow the steps outlined in Creating a Protection Policy.