Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Managing Exadata DB Systems

You can start, stop, terminate, scale, manage licenses for, and check the status of, an Exadata DB system by using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console or the API.


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 an Exadata DB system
To start, stop, or reboot an Exadata DB system
To scale an Exadata DB system
To move an Exadata DB system to another compartment
To terminate an Exadata DB system
To edit the network security groups (NSGs) for your client or backup network
To manage your BYOL database licenses
To manage tags for your DB systems and database resources
To view a work request for your DB systems and database resources

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: