How do I upload an image for virtual machines?

A machine image is a template of a virtual hard disk with an installed operating system. It’s used to launch a virtual machine instance in Oracle Cloud.

If you’re a provider who is approved for Oracle Compute Cloud Service, then you can store the images for your virtual machines to Oracle Storage Cloud. You can create an install package that deploys an instance of the virtual machine to a customer’s Compute Cloud account. Instances are virtual servers that can run apps. They have varying combinations of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity, and give you the flexibility to choose the appropriate mix of resources for your app.

Before you upload an image to Oracle Compute Cloud Service, ensure that the image complies with the relevant guidelines.

To upload a machine image:

  1. Sign in to Oracle Cloud Marketplace Partner Portal.
  2. Click Machine Images.
    The page displays information, such as operating system and status, of each virtual machine image you have uploaded.
  3. Click Upload Machine Image.
  4. Enter the required information for each field.
    The supported file types for machine images are .gz and .gzip.
  5. Click Upload.
After the machine image has been uploaded successfully, you can:
  • Create an app install package that uses the image.

  • Validate the image was replicated to all the data centers by confirming the status is completed.