You can rename an instance without changing its Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID).
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 users launch Compute instances includes the ability to rename an instance. If the specified group doesn't need to launch instances or attach volumes, you could simplify that policy to include only
manage instance-family, and remove the statements involving
If you're new to policies, see Getting Started with Policies and Common Policies. For reference material about writing policies for instances, cloud networks, or other Core Services API resources, see Details for the Core Services.
Using the Console
Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, go to Compute and click Instances.
- Click the instance that you're interested in.
- Click Actions, and then click Edit Name.
- Enter a new name.
- Click Edit Name.
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 this API operation to rename an instance: