Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Provisioning Exadata Cloud at Customer Systems

This topic explains how to provision an Exadata Cloud at Customer system.

Provisioning an Exadata Cloud at Customer system is a collaborative process that involves you and Oracle. The process is outlined as follows:

  • You create the Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure.

  • You generate a file containing the infrastructure configuration details and provide it to Oracle.

  • The Exadata Cloud at Customer system is physically installed in your data center.

  • Oracle uses the infrastructure configuration file to perform initial system configuration. At the end of this task, Oracle supplies you with an activation file.

  • You activate the Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure by using the supplied activation file.

Following the provisioning process, the Exadata Cloud at Customer system is ready for you to use. You can then create a virtual machine (VM) cluster and later create some databases.


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Required IAM Policy

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a An IAM document that specifies who has what type of access to your resources. It is used in different ways: to mean an individual statement written in the policy language; to mean a collection of statements in a single, named "policy" document (which has an Oracle Cloud ID (OCID) assigned to it); and to mean the overall body of policies your organization uses to control access to resources. 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 A collection of related resources that can be accessed only by certain groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization. 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.


  • Before you can provision Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure, your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure tenancy must be enabled to use Exadata Cloud at Customer. See Welcome to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Contact Oracle for further details.
  • In preparation for the provisioning process, ensure that your corporate data center and network infrastructure meet the requirements described in Preparing for Exadata Cloud at Customer.

Using the Console

To create Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure
To edit Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure networking
To download a file containing the configuration details for Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure
To activate Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure
To check the status of Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure
To move Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure to another compartment
To delete Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure

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 Exadata Cloud at Customer infrastructure:

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