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.
- Build your machine image. See Building Your Own Machine Images.
- Upload the
tar.gzmachine image file to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic. See Uploading Image Files to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.
- 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.
- (Optional) Create a bootable storage volume using the machine image. See Creating a Bootable Storage Volume.
- Create instances. See Creating Instances.