Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Launching a Windows Instance

Now you will launch an instance with the Oracle Windows 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 Core Infrastructure, go to Compute and click Instances.

  2. Click Create Instance.
  3. On the Create Instance page, enter the following:

    • Name: Enter a name, for example: <your initials>_Instance.
    • availability domain: Click the first availability domain (AD-1).
    • Operating system: Click Change Image Source. On the Platform Images tab, select Windows Server 2016 Standard. Review and accept the terms of use, and then click Select Image.
    • Instance type: Select Virtual Machine.
    • Instance shape: Accept the default, VM.Standard2.1 (1 OCPU, 15 GB RAM).

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

    • Configure boot volume: Leave all the options cleared.
    • 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 compartment: Select the compartment containing the cloud network that you created.
    • Virtual cloud network: Select the cloud network that you created.
    • Subnet compartment: Select the compartment containing the subnet that was created with your cloud network in availability domain 1.
    • Subnet: Select the subnet that was created with your cloud network in availability domain 1.
  4. Click Create.

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. After 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 and Initial Windows Password

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

To get the instance public IP address and initial password:

  1. Click the instance name to see its details.
  2. The Public IP Address and Initial Password are displayed on the details page as shown in the following image:

    Location of Public IP Address

  3. To view the Initial Password, click Show.
  4. When you are ready to connect to your instance, make a note of both the public IP address and the initial password.

What's Next

Now use the IP address and your initial password to connect. See Connecting to Your Windows Instance.