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End of Sale of First-Generation X5 Compute Instances

One of the great things about using cloud infrastructure is that you don't have to upgrade hardware. Over a year ago, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure introduced new X7 options for its Compute service. Today, we are announcing the end of sale for older X5 options to manage the capacity of this older hardware. As of November 9, 2018, we are restricting the following X5 options (SKUs):

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Compute – Bare Metal Standard – X5 (BM.Standard1.36)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Compute – Bare Metal Dense I/O – X5 (BM.DenseIO1.36)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Compute – Virtual Machine Standard – X5 (VM.Standard1.x) – all shapes: 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 OCPUs
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Compute – Virtual Machine Dense I/O – X5 (VM.DenseIO1.x) – all shapes: 4, 8, and 16 OCPUs
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Database – Virtual Machine – X5 Standard Capacity – Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Database – Bare Metal – X5 – Dense I/O Capacity – Bring Your Own License (BYOL)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Database – Virtual Machine – X5 Standard Capacity – License Included (non-BYOL):
    • Database Standard Edition
    • Database Enterprise Edition
    • Database Enterprise Edition High Performance
    • Database Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – Database – Bare Metal – X5 – Dense I/O Capacity – License Included (non-BYOL):
    • Database Standard Edition
    • Database Enterprise Edition
    • Database Enterprise Edition High Performance
    • Database Enterprise Edition Extreme Performance

For current monthly universal credit customers, we will continue to support the use of these options in the three regions in which they were offered—Phoenix (PHX), Ashburn (IAD), and Frankfurt (FRA). However, the availability of these options is limited, and we recommend that you use X7 shapes or AMD shapes as your deployment grows. Starting November 9, 2018, new monthly universal credit customers will have access only to the X7 and AMD shapes.

We will set the service limits for these restricted options to zero for Pay-As-You-Go customers, unless they requested a limit increase before November 9. Pay-As-You-Go customers will be able to launch only new X7 or AMD instances, although any X5 instances that are currently being used will continue to work.

The following table lists the comparable, recommended X7 or AMD shape for each X5 shape. These options generally provide increased resources compared to the older instances. X7 compute instance shapes are priced at the same cost per OCPU per hour as the X5 shapes, and AMD EPYC processor-based instances cost less.

Compute Recommendations

SKU Compute Instance Shape Recommended Alternative Shapes
Bare Metal Standard – X5

BM.Standard1.36:

  • OCPU: 36
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 10 Gbps

X7 BM.Standard2.52:

  • OCPU: 52
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps

AMD BM.Standard.E2.64:

  • OCPU: 64
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.24:

  • OCPU: 24
  • Memory: 320 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 24.6 Gbps
Bare Metal Dense IO – X5

BM.DenseIO1.36:

  • OCPU: 36
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Local disk: 28.8 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 10 Gbps

X7 BM.DenseIO2.52:

  • OCPU: 52
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Local disk: 51.2 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps

X7 VM.DenseIO2.24:

  • OCPU: 24
  • Memory: 320 GB
  • Local disk: 25.6 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 24.6 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5

VM.Standard1.1:

  • OCPU: 1
  • Memory: 7 GB
  • Network bandwidth: Up to 600 Mbps

X7 VM.Standard2.1:

  • OCPU: 1
  • Memory: 15 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 1 Gbps

AMD VM.Standard.E2.1:

  • OCPU: 1
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 0.7 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5

VM.Standard1.2:

  • OCPU: 2
  • Memory: 7 GB
  • Network bandwidth: Up to 1.2 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.2:

  • OCPU: 2
  • Memory: 30 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2 Gbps

AMD VM.Standard.E2.2:

  • OCPU: 2
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 1.4 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5

VM.Standard1.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 28 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 1.2 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 60 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 4.1 Gbps

AMD VM.Standard.E2.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2.8 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5

VM.Standard1.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 56 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2.4 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 8.2 Gbps

AMD VM.Standard.E2.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 64 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 5.6 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5

VM.Standard1.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 112 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 4.8 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 240 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 16.4 Gbps
Virtual Machine Dense IO – X5

VM.DenseIO1.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 60 GB
  • Local storage: 3.2 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 1.2 Gbps

X7 VM.DenseIO2.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Local storage: 6.4 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 8.2 Gbps
Virtual Machine Dense IO – X5

VM.DenseIO1.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Local storage: 6.4 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 2.4 Gbps

X7 VM.DenseIO2.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Local storage: 6.4 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 8.2 Gbps
Virtual Machine Dense IO – X5

VM.DenseIO1.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Local storage: 12.8 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 4.8 Gbps

X7 VM.DenseIO2.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 240 GB
  • Local storage: 12.8 TB NVMe SSD
  • Network bandwidth: 16.4 Gbps


Database Recommendations

For customers using the BM.DenseIO1.36 shape (BYOL or non-BYOL), we recommend upgrading to the X7 bare metal instance BM.DenseIO2.52 shape. It provides newer Intel Skylake processors, higher additional OCPU count, and more memory (768 GB of RAM). Additionally, the BM.DenseIO2.52 shape offers higher network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps network connections versus a single 10-Gbps network connection for bare metal X5 Dense I/O.

For customers using the VM.Standard1.N virtual machine shapes, we recommend upgrading to X7 Standard virtual machine instances with newer Intel Skylake processors and higher network bandwidth.

SKU Compute Instance Shape Recommended Alternative Shapes
Bare Metal – X5 Dense I/O – Standard Edition

Bare Metal X5 – Dense/IO:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 6 additional OCPUs (purchased separately)
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Storage: 28.8 TB NVMe SSD raw, ~9.4 TB with two-way mirroring, ~5.4 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 10 Gbps

Bare Metal X7 – Dense I/O:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 6 additional OCPUs (purchased separately)
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Storage: 51.2 TB NVMe SSD raw, ~16 TB with two-way mirroring, ~9 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps
Bare Metal – X5 Dense I/O – Enterprise Editions (Enterprise Edition, High Performance, Extreme Performance)

Bare Metal X5 – Dense/IO:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 34 additional OCPUs (purchased separately)
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Storage: 28.8 TB NVMe SSD raw, ~9.4 TB with two-way mirroring, ~5.4 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 10 Gbps

Bare Metal X7 – Dense I/O:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 50 additional OCPUs (purchased separately)
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Storage: 51.2 TB NVMe SSD raw, ~16 TB with two-way mirroring, ~9 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps
Bare Metal – X5 Dense I/O – BYOL

Bare Metal X5 – Dense/IO:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 6 additional OCPUs (purchased separately) for Standard Edition, up to 34 additional OCPUs (purchased separately) for Enterprise Edition
  • Memory: 512 GB
  • Storage: 28.8 TB NVMe SSD raw, ~9.4 TB with two-way mirroring, ~5.4 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 10 Gbps

Bare Metal X7 – Dense I/O:

  • OCPU: 2 enabled, up to 6 additional OCPUs (purchased separately) for Standard Edition, up to 50 additional OCPUs (purchased separately) for Enterprise Edition
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Storage: 51.2TB NVMe SSD raw, ~16 TB with two-way mirroring, ~9 TB with three-way mirroring
  • Network bandwidth: 2x25 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5 – all editions (Standard, Enterprise, High Performance, Extreme Performance, BYOL)

VM.Standard1.1:

  • OCPU: 1
  • Memory: 7 GB
  • Network bandwidth: Up to 600 Mbps

X7 VM.Standard2.1:

  • OCPU: 1
  • Memory: 15 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 1 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5 – all editions (Standard, Enterprise, High Performance, Extreme Performance, BYOL)

VM.Standard1.2:

  • OCPU: 2
  • Memory: 14 GB
  • Network bandwidth: Up to 1.2 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.2:

  • OCPU: 2
  • Memory: 30 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5 – all editions (Standard, Enterprise, High Performance, Extreme Performance, BYOL)

VM.Standard1.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 28 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 1.2 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.4:

  • OCPU: 4
  • Memory: 60 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 4.1 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5 – all editions (Standard, Enterprise, High Performance, Extreme Performance, BYOL)

VM.Standard1.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 56 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 2.4 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.8:

  • OCPU: 8
  • Memory: 120 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 8.2 Gbps
Virtual Machine Standard – X5 – all editions (Standard, Enterprise, High Performance, Extreme Performance, BYOL)

VM.Standard1.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 112 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 4.8 Gbps

X7 VM.Standard2.16:

  • OCPU: 16
  • Memory: 240 GB
  • Network bandwidth: 16.4 Gbps

 

For more information, see the Database Shapes Details in the service documentation, or contact your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CSM.

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