Console Announcements

This topic describes the announcements that Oracle Cloud Infrastructure displays in the Console. Console announcements appear at the top of the page to communicate timely, important information about service status. You can also view a list of past announcements.


  • Announcements are not available in Government Cloud realms.
  • If you use Oracle Platform Cloud Services or Oracle Cloud Applications and you have announcements about those service entitlements, the Console displays a banner with a link that you can use to access those announcements. For more information about these announcements, including how to set notification preferences, see Monitoring Notifications.

Types of Announcements

There are different categories of announcements. An announcement's prefix helps you understand, at a glance, the type and relative severity of the information and whether there's anything you can or must do. Announcement types currently include the following, in order of most important to least:

  • Required action. You must take specific action within your environment.
  • Emergency change. There is a time period during which an unplanned, but urgent, change associated with your environment will take place.
  • Recommended action. You have specific action to take within your environment, but the action is not required.
  • Planned change. There is a time period during which a planned change associated with your environment will take place.
  • Planned change extended. The scheduled change period has extended beyond what was previously communicated.
  • Planned change rescheduled. The planned change to your environment has been postponed to a later time or date.
  • Production event. An impactful change to your environment either recently occurred or is actively occurring.
  • Planned change completed. The planned change to your environment has been completed and regular operations have resumed.
  • Information. There is information that you might find useful, but is not urgent and does not require action on your part.

For announcements that require action and affect Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute instances, you will get 30 days of advance notice. If you need to delay the actions described in the announcement, contact support to request one of the alternate dates listed in the announcement. Critical vulnerabilities might not be eligible for delay.

Required IAM Policy

Each service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integrates with IAM for authentication and authorization, for all interfaces (the Console, SDK or CLI, and REST API).

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.

Depending on whether you have access, you might not see any announcements. With access to announcements, you can either see only the summary version of any given announcement or you can also view announcement details.

For administrators: for typical policies that give users access to announcements, see Restrict user access to view only summary announcements and Let users view details of announcements. For more information, see Details for the Announcements Service.

If you're new to policies, see Getting Started with Policies and Common Policies.

Email Delivery

As part of your service agreement, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure also contacts you about service status announcements through email. These emails help alert you to upcoming changes that will impact your tenancy, such as those involving data centers or instances you use, or about required action on your part. Whenever possible, we try to provide advance notice of impactful events. Oracle sends these announcements to the tenant administrator email address on record. You can opt out of emails with operational information that is not urgent and does not require administrator action. (In the Console, these announcements are marked with the type, "Information." For more information about announcement types, see Types of Announcements.) If you want to change the tenant administrator email address, contact Oracle Support. For more information, see Contacting Support.

To manage email preferences for announcements

Viewing Announcements

This section describes how to view announcements. The Console displays announcements as banners that span the width of the top of your browser window. As long as an announcement remains in effect and you have the access to view announcements, the banner announcement displays each time you sign in to the Console until you mark it as read. You can also view all past announcements. The Announcements icon displays a green dot if you have any unread announcements.

To dismiss a banner announcement
To view the details of an announcement
To view a list of all announcements
To filter a list of announcements
To sort a list of announcements
To mark an announcement as read

Using the Command Line Interface (CLI)

For information about using the CLI, see Command Line Interface (CLI). For a complete list of flags and options available for CLI commands, see CLI Help.

To view the details of an announcement
To view a list of all announcements
To filter a list of announcements
To sort a list of announcements
To mark an announcement as read

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 the following operations to manage announcements: