Attaching OCI Marketplace-Based Workloads using Roving Edge Infrastructure

Include the OCI Marketplace applications in your attached workload when creating a Roving Edge Infrastructure node.

You can include selected applications from OCI Marketplace in the workloads you attach to a node, giving you access to Marketplace-based solutions in a limited- or disconnected environment using Roving Edge Infrastructure. You can only attach the solutions that are listed as "Free" or "Bring-your-own-license (BYOL)," and meet other Roving Edge Infrastructure compatibility requirements. These solutions are displayed using the “Roving Edge Exportable” filter in OCI Marketplace and are available for inclusion in a custom image that you can export to an Object Storage bucket in your OCI tenancy. These solutions contained in this exported custom image are preloaded from the Object Storage bucket into your Roving Edge Infrastructure environment, giving you full access to the OCI Marketplace applications without an internet connection requirement.

See Overview of Marketplace for a full description of how to use OCI Marketplace.

  1. Access OCI Marketplace and select All Applications.

    The All Applications page appears.

  2. Select Roving Edge Exportable under Filters. Only those applications that you can export to Roving Edge Infrastructure are displayed. Each listing displays the type (Image only) and the pricing (Free or BYOL).
  3. Select the listing you want to attach. The details for that listing appear.
  4. Accept the Oracle terms of use and click Launch Instance. The Create compute instance dialog box appears.
  5. Complete the compute instance configuration. See Creating an Instance for general information on creating instances.
  6. Click Create. The Details page of the instance you created appears.
  7. Select Create custom image from the More Actions menu. The Create custom image dialog box appears.

    If Create custom image isn't available in the More Actions menu, it indicates the application that you selected isn't Roving Edge exportable (see Step 2).

  8. Select the Compartment and Name for the custom image.
  9. Click Create custom image. The Work Request page appears, displaying the status of the custom image creation. Wait until the page indicates that the custom image is created before continuing to the next step.
  10. Open the Compute page and select Custom Images. The list of custom images in the selected compartment appears.
  11. Click the custom image you want to export from the list. The Details page of the custom image you selected appears.
  12. Click Export. The Export image dialog box appears.

    If Export is not available in the Details page, it indicates that the application you selected isn't Roving Edge exportable (see Step 2).

  13. Select the Export to an Object Storage bucket option.
  14. Select the Bucket in <compartment> in which the custom image is exported from the list. Click Change Compartment to select a bucket in a different compartment.
  15. Enter the Image name of the custom image.
  16. Select the Image format from the list. The image format must be one of the following:
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File with QCOW2 image and OCI metadata (.oci)
    • QEMU Copy on Write (.qcow2)
  17. Click Export Image. The Details page of the Custom image appears. The Work Request list shows the status of the export job.