Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Tutorial - Launching Your First Windows Instance

In this tutorial you'll learn the basic features of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by performing some guided steps to launch and connect to a Windows instance. After your instance is up and running, you can optionally create and attach a block volume to your instance.

In this tutorial you will:

  • Create a cloud network and subnet that enables internet access
  • Launch an instance
  • Connect to the instance
  • Add and attach a block volume

The following figure depicts the components you create in the tutorial.

Cloud resources to be created in the tutorial.

Task Flow to Launch a Windows Instance

You will connect to your instance using Remote Desktop Connection and a one-time password that is created when you launch the instance. Before you can launch the instance, you must create a virtual cloud network (VCN) with subnets. You will then launch your instance into one of the subnets of your VCN and connect to it. If you want to attach some storage, continue with the tutorial to add a cloud block storage volume. When finished with the tutorial, be sure to terminate the resources that you created.

Prepare:

  1. Choose a compartment for your resources.

  2. Create a cloud network.

Launch and connect:

  1. Launch a Windows instance.
  2. Connect to your Windows instance.

Add storage and clean up:

  1. Add a block volume (optional).
  2. Clean up your resources.