Selecting a Method of Creating Instances

You can create Compute Classic instances in the following ways.

Task Information
Quickly create an instance with a default configuration using the web console. Creating an Instance Using QuickStarts
Create an instance using the Create Instance wizard from the Instances page of the web console, using one of the following:
  • An Oracle-provided machine image

  • A custom machine image

  • A machine image from Oracle Cloud Marketplace (Not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer)

Creating an Instance from the Instances Page
Create an instance using a non-persistent boot disk, configure the instance, and take a snapshot of the instance. Register this snapshot as a private machine image and use it to create instances. Cloning an Instance by Using Instance Snapshots
Select a custom machine image that you’ve already created, uploaded, and registered with Compute Classic from the Images page of the web console and use it to launch the Create Instance wizard. Creating an Instance Using a Private Image
Define one or more instances and other objects offline in a JSON-formatted file, upload the orchestration to Compute Classic, and then start the orchestration using the web console. Creating Instances Using Orchestrations
Instead of defining the orchestration in a JSON-formatted file and then uploading the orchestration to Compute Classic, you can create a blank orchestration, and then add objects to it by updating the orchestration. While updating the orchestration, you can define attributes for a single instance or create complex topologies that consist of multiple instances and multiple networks. Creating an Instance Using a Blank Orchestration v2
Create an instance using Visual Object Editor by using Oracle-provided images or private images. Creating an Instance Using Visual Object Editor
Specify one or more instances by starting an orchestration using the CLI. See the workflow Preparing to Use the Compute Classic CLI in CLI Reference for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic
Specify one or more instances by creating and managing orchestrations using the REST API. Creating Instances Using an Orchestration in REST API for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic
Create one or more instances by specifying instance creation parameters in a launch plan using the REST API. Creating Instances Using Launch Plans