Workflow for Creating Instances Using a Private Machine Image

You can create instances in Compute Classic by using either Oracle-provided machine images or your own custom machine images. In either case, you can set up the instances to boot from a persistent disk. This workflow summarizes the high-level steps for building a custom machine image, adding it to Compute Classic, and using that machine image to create instances.

  1. Build your machine image. See Building Your Own Machine Images.
  2. Upload the tar.gz machine image file to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic. See Uploading Image Files to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.
  3. Create a machine image in Compute Classic corresponding to the machine image file stored in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic. See Registering a Machine Image in Compute Classic.
  4. (Optional) Create a bootable storage volume using the machine image. See Creating a Bootable Storage Volume.
  5. Create instances. See Creating Instances.