Choose your operating system

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) offers a wide selection of operating systems for your workloads, on virtual machines and bare metal instances across OCI’s distributed cloud.

Available operating systems for OCI Compute

  • Oracle Linux
    Oracle Autonomous Linux

    Oracle’s high performing and secure operating environment for demanding workloads. Oracle Linux includes zero-downtime automated patching. Available in the Compute console.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    One of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platforms. Optimized for a wide range of architectures, enabling a reliable platform for many use cases and a consistent application environment across multiple deployments.

  • Microsoft Windows Server
    Windows Server is the foundation of Microsoft’s ecosystem and a platform for building a fleet of connected applications, networks, and web services. Available in the Compute console.

  • Ubuntu
    Ubuntu Server provides economic and technical scalability to your workload. It offers a lean initial installation along with integrated deployment and application modeling technologies. Available in the Compute console.

  • SUSE
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is a secure, adaptable, and easy-to-manage Linux server platform that lets developers and administrators deploy business-critical workloads. Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

  • AlmaLinux
    AlmaLinux is an open source, community-owned and community-governed, forever-free enterprise Linux distribution, focused on long-term stability and providing a robust production-grade platform. Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

  • Rocky Linux
    Rocky Linux is an open source enterprise operating system (OS), providing solid stability with regular updates and a 10-year support lifecycle. Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

  • CentOS
    CentOS is a community-driven, free operating system focused on providing a rich base platform for open source communities to build upon. Available in the Compute console.

Oracle Linux Premier Support is included on OCI.

Explore customers leveraging OS variety on OCI

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JANUARY 31, 2023

Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI Compute VMs

Zeke Kaufman, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Compute Engineering

We’re excited to announce the general availability and support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). In this blog, we’ll walk through the simple steps to launch RHEL on OCI.

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Oracle Autonomous Linux tunes itself.

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* Operating systems available as platform images in the OCI Compute console may not be available on all compute shapes. Please check the documentation and the console for valid configurations.