Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Creating an Instance Configuration

Instance configurations allow you to define the configuration to use when creating Compute instances as part of an instance pool, see Managing Compute Instances for more information.

Required IAM Policy

Each service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integrates with IAM for authentication and authorization, for all interfaces (the Console, SDK or CLI, and REST API).

An administrator in your organization needs to set up A collection of users who all need a particular type of access to a set of resources or compartment., A collection of related resources that can be accessed only by certain groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization., and An IAM document that specifies who has what type of access to your resources. It is used in different ways: to mean an individual statement written in the policy language; to mean a collection of statements in a single, named "policy" document (which has an Oracle Cloud ID (OCID) assigned to it); and to mean the overall body of policies your organization uses to control access to resources. that control which users can access which services, which resources, and the type of access. For example, the policies control who can create new users, create and manage the cloud network, launch instances, create buckets, download objects, etc. For more information, see Getting Started with Policies. For specific details about writing policies for each of the different services, see Policy Reference.

If you’re a regular user (not an administrator) who needs to use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources that your company owns, contact your administrator to set up a user ID for you. The administrator can confirm which compartment or compartments you should be using.

Using the Console

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, go to Compute and click Instances.
  2. In the list of instances, find the instance you want to use to create the instance configuration.
  3. Click the highlighted name of the instance to display the instance details.
  4. Click Create Instance Configuration.

  5. Select the compartment you want to create the instance configuration in.

  6. Specify a name for the instance configuration. It doesn't have to be unique, and it cannot be changed later in the Console(but you can change it with the API). Avoid entering confidential information.

  7. Click Create Instance Configuration.

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use the CreateInstanceConfiguration operation to create an instance configuration.