This post covers everything that you must know about the Oracle Cloud My Services Dashboard.
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This section explains the elements on the Dashboard in My Services:
Use the My Services Dashboard page to check the overall status of your purchased services and manage your accounts or subscriptions.
Note: Based on the data center location of the subscribed services, the information displayed in My Services may vary.
The Identity Domain list displays the logged-in Cloud Account or identity domain name. If entitled, you can also select other Cloud Accounts with Identity Cloud Service or identity domains from the Identity Domain list. Identity domains (traditional cloud accounts) in the list are indicated by the term Traditional. If your subscription is extended to another region, the cloud account name is suffixed with the region name. For example, cloudcm23–APAC
You can switch between your accounts by selecting an account from the Identity Domain list. For example, you can switch between a traditional cloud account (identity domain) and a Cloud Account with Identity Cloud Service.
The table below summarizes the differences in the dashboard view and service access when you switch accounts.
|Cloud Account with Identity Cloud Service||Traditional Cloud Account (Identity Domain)|
|View all services in this account and the traditional account.||View services in this account only, not the ones in the Cloud Account with Identity Cloud Service.|
|Limited access to the services in the traditional account. You must switch to traditional account to create service instances.||No access to services in Cloud Account with Identity Cloud Service.|
To open the My Services Dashboard page, sign in to My Account. The Dashboard page is in focus. You can also click Dashboard at any time to display the page.
Click the Action icon to select options for:
- Viewing Service Details in My Account
- Viewing the Monitoring Metrics
- Viewing the User management
The bell icon, you can monitor ongoing and planned service outages that Oracle initiates to schedule maintenance jobs. You can search, filter, and sort the list of notifications. Your view includes only services located in the current data center and identity domain, and only those services for which you are a service administrator.
Guided Journey Tile Helps you get started with My Services and lets you explore Oracle Cloud. For example, the system guides you in tasks such as developing an application, creating an infrastructure, migrating or monitoring your applications and services.
Use Create Instance tile to create service instances. The Create Instance dialog box displays 2 tabs, namely, QuickStart Services and All Services. The QuickStart Services tab displays most popular or most used services such as Compute, Storage, Java, Database, Application Developer, Business Integration, Integration, or Mobile for which you can create instances.
Use The Account Managment Tile to view and manage your subscriptions and account usage. You can also assign an account and activate your services.
Use the Customize Dashboard Tile on the dashboard menu to display all your services or only those services that satisfy the criteria you select from the menu.
Click this tile to customize your dashboard display. From the Customize Dashboard dialog box, you can control the tiles to be displayed on the dashboard by selecting one of the following:
- Show: Select this button to display the service tile on the dashboard. Purged and terminated services will not be displayed in the list. Services which are not yet active or still in progress won’t be displayed on the dashboard. Only a maximum of 16 services can be displayed on the dashboard.
- Hide: Click this button to hide the tile from the dashboard. Or, hover over the tile and click X.
- Automatic: This button is displayed only if enabled for the selected service type. If you do not select Show or Hide specifically, the system automatically displays or hides a tile based on the service instance count. Service tiles are displayed if instance count is greater than zero and if there are less than 16 tiles on the dashboard.
Services within the Customize Dashboard dialog box are grouped into Platform Services, Applications, and Metered Services Categories and Service Entitlements. A service entitlement is displayed in 2 rows, the first row indicates the name of the entitlement; the second row displays the number of instances and a link to the entitlement detail page.
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