Workflow for Using Compute Classic

Compute Classic supports multiple workflows for creating compute, network, and storage resources.

For example, you can create the required storage volumes first and then create the instances to which the storage volumes should be attached. Alternatively, you can create instances first and then create and attach the required storage volumes to the instances. Similarly, you can create security lists first and then create instances and add them to the security lists, or you can create the instances first and then create security lists and add instances to them.

The following table provides a sample workflow to get a Compute Classic account and start creating and accessing instances. Use this workflow as a guide to get started with Compute Classic.

Task Description More Information

Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription.

Provide your information, and sign up for a free credit promotion. (Not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer) Alternatively, purchase a subscription to Compute Classic.

How to Begin with Compute Classic Subscriptions

Add and manage users and roles.

Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges. Assign the necessary Compute Classic roles.

Adding Users and Assigning Roles in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Monitor the service.

Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor performance, and review important notifications.

Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud Services in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud

Understand Compute Classic terminology.

Learn about instances, images, shapes, security lists, security rules, and so on.

Compute Classic Terminology

Generate SSH key pairs.

Generate the SSH key pairs that you plan to use to access your instances. You don’t need to do this if you’re creating a Windows instance, because you can’t log in to a Windows instance using SSH.

Generating an SSH Key Pair

Access the service.

Access the service through the Compute Classic web console or RESTful API.

Accessing Compute Classic Using the Web Console

Add and enable SSH public keys.

Add the SSH public keys that you generated, and enable the keys.

Adding an SSH Public Key

(Optional) Build machine images and add them to Compute Classic

Build your own machine images, upload them to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic, and register them in Compute Classic. Workflow for Creating Instances Using a Private Machine Image

(Optional) Create boot disks.

Create storage volumes that can be used as boot disks for instances. Creating a Bootable Storage Volume

(Optional) Create storage volumes.

Provide storage for your instances by creating and attaching storage volumes.

Managing Storage Volumes

Create instances.

Create instances with the required CPU, hard disk, and memory requirements according to the needs of your business.

Managing Instances

(Optional) Configure security lists and security rules

Set up firewalls for your instances by using security lists and security rules.

Configuring the Shared Network

Log in to the instances.

Access your instances securely.

Accessing an Oracle Linux Instance Using SSH

Accessing an Oracle Solaris Instance Using SSH (Not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer)

Accessing a Windows Instance Using RDP