Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems

This topic explains how to perform a variety of management tasks for a bare metal or virtual machine DB system. Tasks include:

  • Starting, stopping, rebooting, and terminating a DB system
  • Scaling the CPU count and storage
  • Managing network security groups (NSGs) for your system
  • Managing licenses for your DB system
  • Checking the system status
  • Moving a system to another compartment
  • Creating a serial console connection to your DB system nodes
  • Managing tags for your system
  • Viewing work requests related to your system


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 check the status of a DB system
To start, stop, or reboot a DB system
To scale the CPU cores for a bare metal DB system
To change the shape of a virtual machine DB system
To scale up the storage for a virtual machine DB system
To move a DB system to another compartment
To terminate a DB system
To edit the network security groups (NSGs) for your DB system
To manage your BYOL database licenses on your bare metal DB system
To manage tags for your DB systems and database resources
To view a work request for your DB systems and database resources
To create a serial console connection to your DB system
To delete a serial console connection to your DB system

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 DB system components.

DB systems:

Database homes:



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