In this blog post I want to describe how to provision an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource for Autonomous Databases using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console
To create an Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource;
1- Open the navigation menu. Under Database, click Autonomous Transaction Processing or Autonomous Data Warehouse.Choose your Compartment.
2- Click Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
3- Click Create Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
4- In the Create Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure dialog, enter the following general information:
Compartment: Specify the compartment in which the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure will be created.
Display Name: A user-friendly description or other information that helps you easily identify the infrastructure resource. The display name does not have to be unique. Avoid entering confidential information.
Availability Domain: Select an availability domain for the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
System Model: Select a system model, either the X7 or X8.
System Configuration: Select Quarter Rack or Half Rack. Total available OCPUs and storage are displayed on the system configuration buttons. Total available OCPU and storage values are determined by the specified system model.
5- Enter the following network information:
Virtual cloud network compartment: The compartment containing the VCN you wish to use for the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure. The default value is the user’s current compartment. Click change compartment to select a VCN in a different compartment.
Virtual cloud network: The VCN in which to launch the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure.
Subnet compartment: The compartment containing the subnet you wish to use for the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure. The default value is the user’s current compartment. Click change compartment to select a subnet in a different compartment.
Subnet: The subnet to which the Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure should attach.
Use network security groups to control traffic: Optional. You can specify up to five network security groups (NSGs) for your Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure resource by selecting this option. NSGs function as virtual firewalls, allowing you to apply a set of ingress and egress security rules to your infrastructure resource. A maximum of five NSGs can be specified. To add an NSG, select the compartment containing the NSG using the Network security group compartment selector, then select the NSG itself using the Network security group selector.
6-Choose the license type you wish to use. Your choice affects metering for billing. You have the following options:
Bring your own license: If you choose this option, make sure you have proper entitlements to use for new service instances that you create.
License included: With this choice, the cost of the cloud service includes a license for the Database service.
7- Finally, Click Create Autonomous Exadata Infrastructure