Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant is an automated installation and configuration tool that enables you to set up your Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer machine and create an Oracle Database instance with minimal effort.

Using Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant gathers your configuration details and creates the Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure configuration file. The configuration file drives the automated installation and configuration processes for Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure.

Before your engineered system arrives, do the following:
  • Work with your network and database administrators to evaluate the current network settings, such as current IP address use and network configuration.
  • Define the settings for the rack, such as network configuration and backup method.
  • Download the Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure configuration file.

During deployment, if you find any discrepancies at any stage, then click Close and complete later to exit Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant. You will lose all of your settings and you will have to start afresh the next time.

Accessing Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Deployment Assistant

Follow these steps to run the Deployment Assistant.

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Database, click Exadata Cloud@Customer.
  2. Click Exadata Infrastructure.
  3. Click Deployment Assistant.
  4. Choose a deployment type.
    • New Deployment: Creates an Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and all the resources needed to create your first Oracle Database.

      Select a Compartment, and then click Continue.

    • Existing Deployment: Uses an existing Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and guides you through completing the deployment.
      1. Select a Compartment.
      2. Select an Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure.
      3. Select a VM Cluster Network or create one.
      4. Click Continue.
  5. If you have created an Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and if it is in Active state, then do the following:
    1. Go the Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure details page.
    2. Click Deployment Assistant.
  6. If you have created an Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and if it is in Requires Activation state, then do the following:
    1. Go the Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure details page.
    2. Click More Actions and then select Deployment Assistant.

Step 1: Pre-Installation

Create Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure, VM cluster network, and download the infrastructure configuration file before your engineered system arrives at your premises.

  1. Create Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Create Infrastructure.

  2. Create VM cluster network.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Create a VM Cluster Network.

  3. Download the Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer configuration file.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Download a File Containing Configuration Data.

Step 2: Onsite Installation

Ensure that you activate the Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure and validate the VM cluster network.

  1. Add Infrastructure Contacts.

    Maintenance contacts are required for service request based communications for hardware replacement and other maintenance events.

    You must add a primary contact to activate your infrastructure. Ensure that you provide the details of the contact that you used while registering the Customer Support Identifier (CSI) associated with this infrastructure, as a primary contact.

    For more information and instructions, see Managing Infrastructure Maintenance Contacts

  2. Activate Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Activate Exadata Cloud@Customer Infrastructure.

  3. Validate the VM cluster network.

    You can only validate a VM cluster network if its current state is Requires Validation and if the underlying Exadata infrastructure is activated.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Validate a VM Cluster Network.

Step 3: Post-Installation

Create a VM cluster, install Oracle Database, and validate your installation before performing any administrative tasks.

  1. Create VM cluster.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Create a VM Cluster.

  2. Create Oracle Database.

    For more information and instructions, see Using the Console to Create a Database.