About the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer Image

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image provides the latest development tools, languages, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Software Development Kits (SDKs) to rapidly launch a comprehensive development environment. You can use the command line and GUI tools to write, debug, and run code in various languages, and develop modern applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image is based on Oracle Linux 8 and is available for the Arm (aarch64) platform that is available using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Ampere A1 Compute shape.

Note

For information about updates to the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer platform image, including feature enhancements, bug fixes, and new, modified, and updated packages, see Image Release Notes.

Notices

  • GraalVM for aarch64 is available as technology preview with limited functionality. For more information, see the GraalVM 21.1.0 Release Notes and Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition 21 documentation.

    Note

    Do not use GraalVM updater, gu, in this instance unless explicitly instructed to do so. Use yum or dnf instead.

  • The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure OS Management service is not supported on aarch64 images. Use the standard Oracle Linux 8 update tools (DNF and Ksplice) to update the image.

Preinstalled Components (aarch64)

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image (aarch64) includes the following preinstalled components:

Yum Repositories Enabled by Default (aarch64)

The following yum repositories are enabled by default in the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image (aarch64) image:

  • ol8_MySQL80
  • ol8_MySQL80_connectors_community
  • ol8_MySQL80_tools_community
  • ol8_appstream
  • ol8_baseos_latest
  • ol8_codeready_builder
  • ol8_developer
  • ol8_developer_EPEL
  • ol8_ksplice
  • ol8_oci_included
  • ol8_oracle_instantclient

Note

Packages found in the ol8_codeready_builder, ol8_developer, and ol8_developer_EPEL repositories are considered unsupported and are only entitled to basic installation support. Content from these repositories is not recommended for production environments and is intended for developer purposes only.

Creating an Oracle Linux Cloud Developer Instance

For information about creating an instance using the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image, see Creating an Instance in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

Note

When creating an Oracle Linux Cloud Developer instance, if you first change the image to Oracle Linux Cloud Developer, and then select the Ampere A1 Compute shape, you might encounter errors in the Console. To avoid these errors, first select the Ampere A1 Compute shape, and then select the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image.

Important

A minimum 8 GB of memory is required for this image.

Updating the Oracle Linux Cloud Developer Image

The Oracle Linux Cloud Developer image is based on Oracle Linux 8 and can be updated using standard Oracle Linux update tools, such as DNF and Ksplice.

References

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Database Connectors
Other Developer Resources