Oracle Database on AWS
Oracle Database Quick Start

Step 1. Prepare Your AWS Account


If you already have an AWS account, skip to step 2.

  1. If you don't already have an AWS account, create one at by following the on-screen instructions. Part of the sign-up process involves receiving a phone call and entering a PIN using the phone keypad.

  2. Use the region selector in the navigation bar to choose the AWS Region where you want to deploy Oracle Database on AWS.

    For more information about regions and Availability Zones, and considerations for high availability, see the Overview.

                        Choosing an AWS region

    Figure 5: Choosing an AWS Region

    Consider choosing a region closest to your data center or corporate network to reduce network latency between systems running on AWS and the systems and users on your corporate network.


    Some regions do not yet support NAT gateways or the full set of instance types. We recommend that you check the availability of AWS services before you choose a region.

  3. Create a key pair in your preferred region. To do this, in the navigation pane of the Amazon EC2 console, choose Key Pairs, Create Key Pair, type a name, and then choose Create.

                        Creating a Key Pair

    Figure 6: Creating a key pair

    Amazon EC2 uses public-key cryptography to encrypt and decrypt login information. To be able to log into your instances, you must create a key pair. On Linux, we use the key pair to authenticate SSH login.

  4. (Production deployments only) If necessary, request a service limit increase for the instance type you're using. If you already have an existing deployment that uses this instance type, and you think you might exceed the default limit with this reference deployment you will need to request an increase. To do this, in the AWS Support Center, choose Create Case, Service Limit Increase, EC2 instances, and then complete the fields in the limit increase form. It might take a few days for the new service limit to become effective. For more information, see Amazon EC2 Service Limits in the AWS documentation.

                        Requesting a Service Limit Increase

    Figure 7: Requesting a service limit increase