Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Managing Bare Metal and Virtual Machine DB Systems

This topic explains how to start, stop, terminate, scale, manage licenses for, and check the status of a bare metal or virtual machine DB system.


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 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.

Using the Console

To check the status of a DB system
To start, stop, or reboot a DB system
To scale the CPU cores for a bare metal DB system
To scale up the storage for a virtual machine DB system
To move a DB system to another compartment
To terminate a DB system
To edit the network security groups (NSGs) for your DB system
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:

Database homes:



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