Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Displaying the Console for an Instance

You can capture and display the serial console data for an instance. The data includes configuration messages that occur when the instance boots, such as kernel and BIOS messages, and is useful for checking the status of the instance or diagnosing problems. Note that the raw console data, including multi-byte characters, is captured.

Required IAM Policy

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a policy  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 compartment  you should work in.

For administrators: The policy in Let users launch Compute instances includes the ability to manage console history data. If the specified group doesn't need to launch instances or attach volumes, you could simplify that policy to include only manage instance-family, and remove the statements involving volume-family and virtual-network-family.

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs.

Use these API operations to manage the serial console logs: