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Oracle Linux KVM Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Easily set up a KVM host using Oracle Linux and Oracle Cloud

The Oracle Linux KVM Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) simplifies the deployment of virtual machines using Oracle Cloud resources by integrating with block storage and virtual network interfaces (VNIC) services through the use of tooling and automation.

What's New

Version 1.5

  • Support for OCI AMD Bare Metal shapes
  • Support for nested virtualization on OCI Intel VM shapes
  • OCI KVM utility to create and delete a virtual network for an OCI VNIC
  • OCI KVM utility to create storage pools on OCI block volumes and Oracle Cloud File Storage (FSS) allocated storage
  • The image has been updated to an Oracle Linux 7.7 base

Version 1.4

  • Support for VNIC creation via oci-network-config ("--create-vnic")
  • Support for block device creation via oci-iscsi-config ("--create-volume")
  • The virtual function network interface is now configured using Oracle Linux systemd (LSB networking)
  • The image has been updated to an Oracle Linux 7.5 base and the oci-utils version has been updated to version 0.6

Getting Started

Detailed instructions on how to deploy the KVM image and to use the VM configuration tools can be found in the Getting Started: Oracle Linux KVM Image for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure guide.

  • Oracle Linux KVM instances can be easily launched on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) using the embedded Marketplace. You can deploy the image directly from the Marketplace on your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute instance.

    To access the Marketplace from the OCI console, click the top left navigation menu. Then under Solutions and Platform, select Marketplace. Find and select the Oracle Linux KVM Image application and click through the launch instructions to easily deploy the instance with a few clicks.

    The Oracle Linux KVM image is also accessible from the public Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

  • Once your instance is running follow the instructions found in the Oracle Linux KVM Readme.