Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Managing Oracle Database Homes on Exadata DB Systems

You can delete or view information about Oracle Database Homes (referred to as "Database Homes" in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) by using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, the API, or the CLI.

For information on how to perform these tasks manually, see Managing Oracle Database Homes Manually.


Avoid entering confidential information when assigning descriptions, tags, or friendly names to your cloud resources through the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, API, or CLI.

Required IAM Policy

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 an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your 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, see Getting Started with Policies and Common Policies. If you want to dig deeper into writing policies for databases, see Details for the Database Service.

Using the Console

To view information about a Database Home
To delete a Database Home

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use these API operations to manage Database Homes:

For the complete list of APIs for the Database service, see Database Service API.