Launching an Instance

Now you will launch an instance with the Oracle Linux image and basic shape. More advanced options are available, see Overview of the Compute Service for more information.

Before You Begin

Launching an Instance

  1. Open the navigation menu. Under Compute, click Instances.

  2. Click Create Instance.
  3. In the Create Instance dialog, enter the following:
    • Name: Enter a name, for example: <your initials>_Instance.
    • availability domain: Accept the default.
    • Boot Volume: Accept the default, ORACLE-PROVIDED OS IMAGE.

    • Image Operating System: Accept the default, Oracle-Linux-7.X. (The image name will have the latest patch date appended to it.)
    • Shape Type: Select VIRTUAL MACHINE.

    • Shape: Accept the default, VM.Standard2.1 (1 OCPU, 15GB RAM).

      The shape defines the number of CPUs and amount of memory allocated to the instance.

    • Image Version: Accept the default.
    • Custom Boot Volume Size: Leave unselected.
    • SSH Keys: Click Choose SSH Key files, navigate to the location where you saved the public key portion (.pub) of the SSH key file you created, select the file and click Open.

    • Virtual Cloud Network: Select the cloud network you created.
    • Subnet: Select the subnet created with your cloud network in availability domain 1.
    • Assign public IP address: Leave checked.
    • Tags: Leave tagging fields blank.
  4. Click Create Instance.

The instance is displayed in the Console in a provisioning state. Expect provisioning to take several minutes before the status updates to Running. Do not refresh the page. Once the instance is running, allow another few minutes for the operating system to boot before you attempt to connect.

Getting the Instance Public IP Address

To connect to your instance in the next step, you'll need its public IP address.

To get the instance public IP address:

  1. Click the instance name to see its details.
  2. The Public IP Address is displayed on the details page under Primary VNIC Information, as shown in the following image:

    Location of Public IP Address

  3. Make a note of the Public IP Address before you continue.

What's Next

Now use the IP address and your SSH key to connect. See Connecting to Your Instance.