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    • I send mail to support and ip reserved is free

    • offer as good as this, they definitely are desperate.

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    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      @tetech said:

      @xNEO said:

      @farsighter said:

      @tetech said:

      @NanoG6 said:
      Anyone knows how to "reinstall" the instance? I'm afraid losing the availability if I terminate and recreate the instance

      Create non-trial instance, detach boot volume from both instances, attach new boot volume to free instance, terminate new instance.

      Tested?

      Obviously he didn't test it, you can't replace boot volume with the new one.

      Attach as data volume, dd, then re-attach as boot volume.

      Too complicated. Any easier method? 😂

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    • loeloe Member

      Good deal.

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    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      bloodyprince said: Now that IP is kind of like floating IP because it is not attached to any instance yet. Finally from instance settings, I attached that IP

      Please show me how you do that. Their control panel is confusing.

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    • @xaoc said:
      So that block storage goes towards the always free VMs? Cause i was apparently using 47gigs of it already after creating a VM which means that if i get a second VM i'll have 6gigs of block storage left, so much for my porn collection dreams -_-

      So I spent about a half hour figuring this one out.

      So by default their image boot volumes are 46.7GB in size. If you use up 2 of the free VMS, you are at 93.4GB of space. The boot volumes are considered against your block volume storage quota of 100GB. OK - so create a 6.6GB block volume then? Wrong, only can create them at minimum 50GB. So, custom size the block volume lower than 46.7GB then? Wrong, the minimum size is 46GB. So essentially it is one VM and block storage or two VMs and no block storage.

      @479555 said:

      @HackedServer said:

      @479555 said:

      @pinc said:

      @479555 said:
      Seems like the free instance VM.Standard.E2.1.Micro is not available in Switzerland for some reason (at least, this is what I read on a forum).

      I managed to roll out a free instance there a week ago so they were definitely available. Might just be out of stock now.

      Thanks for the feedback! How is a user supposed to know that they are out of stock if they don't write it though?

      By the way, Oracle's customer service is awful: they closed the chat three times while I was still speaking and trying to figure out what to do...

      Be sure to check out the other ADs in the region. For example I can only spin up the micro instance in AD 2, though by default it selects AD 1.

      And yeah their support is absolutely useless. I spent a couple weeks talking to support trying to verify that they don't charge for DNS zones. At the end they had an engineer inform me that they in fact do, which is wrong, they don't.

      There's only AD 1 in Zurich!

      Yesterday I wasted almost 1 hour to figure out how to open a ticket with support. They had me subscribe to an ancient site and then asked for some code I had never heard. I finally just decided I won't bother.

      I really wanted those sweet free VPSs :(

      This was a fun one too! You need to create a new account on support.oracle.com. From there, it will then (should) auto associate the email from your Cloud account to that one. They are looking for a support identifier number. Once you have an account and the support entitlements are associated, you can find this in support.oracle.com under your email address in "My Account" as support identifier.

      BUT, also keep in mind that this is valid only during the first 30 days (with your trial credits). Afterwards, support is rendered only via the Forums.

      I've spent a handful of time working all this out. With this said, these instances make good apps for me. I was able to move something from ArubaIT to Oracle since I have granular controls over the VNIC/VPC and can have stateless firewall rules applied, as stipulated by how important ACL is to this app.

    • farsighterfarsighter Member
      edited October 3

      @daxterfellowes said:
      So essentially it is one VM and block storage or two VMs and no block storage.

      I couldn't even have 1 VM + 1 block volume. I created 50gb block volume but got a warning when attempted to attach it to VM (saying that setup wasn't going to be part of free tier) so I deleted it - they later deducted few cents from my promo credit for creating the volume. .

      (See last reply on page #2).

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    • xaocxaoc Member

      @daxterfellowes Yup, i remember seeing those limits when i played with it. Didn't pay much attention tho as i'm not interested in this much storage on my VMs. I'd rather have some more processing power as the thing is slow as hell. That 60 CPU steal is somewhat cute tho when installing updates for 30 minutes...

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      So Say We All

    • loeloe Member
      edited October 3

      I have been able to create an instance in Zurich. It might be a good time to try again.

      -------------------------------------------------
       nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
       benchmark timestamp:    2019-10-03 07:31:01 UTC
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      Processor:    AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
      CPU cores:    2
      Frequency:    1996.244 MHz
      RAM:          982M
      Swap:         -
      Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-1025-oracle x86_64
      
      Disks:
      loop0     89M  HDD
      loop1   14.1M  HDD
      sda   46.6G  HDD
      
      CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
          10.682 seconds
      CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
          19.579 seconds
      CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
          4.105 seconds
      
      ioping: seek rate
          min/avg/max/mdev = 412.6 us / 603.6 us / 46.8 ms / 679.4 us
      ioping: sequential read speed
          generated 1.27 k requests in 5.00 s, 317.2 MiB, 253 iops, 63.4 MiB/s
      
      dd: sequential write speed
          1st run:    48.83 MiB/s
          2nd run:    48.92 MiB/s
          3rd run:    49.11 MiB/s
          average:    48.96 MiB/s
      
      IPv4 speedtests
          your IPv4:    xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx
      
          Cachefly CDN:         5.90 MiB/s
          Leaseweb (NL):        5.52 MiB/s
          Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s
          Online.net (FR):      5.73 MiB/s
          OVH BHS (CA):         5.12 MiB/s
      
      No IPv6 connectivity detected
      -------------------------------------------------
      
    • You can again create free instance at Tokyo DC now. Do it before it is out of host capacity again!

      [“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”]

    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      Thank you.. Korea is still unavailable.

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    • 479555479555 Member
      edited October 4

      @rm_ said:

      479555 said: I'm trying to create a VM in Zurich, Switzerland.

      Did you chose Switzerland as your "Home Region" during signup? The Micro VMs quota is provided only in the region you chose at that time, not in others.

      @loe said:
      I have been able to create an instance in Zurich. It might be a good time to try again.

      -------------------------------------------------
       nench.sh v2019.07.20 -- https://git.io/nench.sh
       benchmark timestamp:    2019-10-03 07:31:01 UTC
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      Processor:    AMD EPYC 7551 32-Core Processor
      CPU cores:    2
      Frequency:    1996.244 MHz
      RAM:          982M
      Swap:         -
      Kernel:       Linux 4.15.0-1025-oracle x86_64
      
      Disks:
      loop0     89M  HDD
      loop1   14.1M  HDD
      sda   46.6G  HDD
      
      CPU: SHA256-hashing 500 MB
          10.682 seconds
      CPU: bzip2-compressing 500 MB
          19.579 seconds
      CPU: AES-encrypting 500 MB
          4.105 seconds
      
      ioping: seek rate
          min/avg/max/mdev = 412.6 us / 603.6 us / 46.8 ms / 679.4 us
      ioping: sequential read speed
          generated 1.27 k requests in 5.00 s, 317.2 MiB, 253 iops, 63.4 MiB/s
      
      dd: sequential write speed
          1st run:    48.83 MiB/s
          2nd run:    48.92 MiB/s
          3rd run:    49.11 MiB/s
          average:    48.96 MiB/s
      
      IPv4 speedtests
          your IPv4:    xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx
      
          Cachefly CDN:         5.90 MiB/s
          Leaseweb (NL):        5.52 MiB/s
          Softlayer DAL (US):   0.00 MiB/s
          Online.net (FR):      5.73 MiB/s
          OVH BHS (CA):         5.12 MiB/s
      
      No IPv6 connectivity detected
      -------------------------------------------------
      

      Hey thanks! Just got two thanks to you :)

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    • 479555479555 Member

      Guys, I just used the recommended settings but with Ubuntu 18.04 and requesting an external IP. Would you suggest to change other settings?

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    • @NanoG6 said:

      bloodyprince said: Now that IP is kind of like floating IP because it is not attached to any instance yet. Finally from instance settings, I attached that IP

      Please show me how you do that. Their control panel is confusing.

      https://kamrul.dev/how-to-reserve-and-attach-ip-to-oracle-vm-instance/

    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      Thank you @bloodyprince! Nice tutorial you have there. Yesterday I can successfully reserved an IP address, but confused how to attach it. So I released the IP, then I regret because it was damn cool IP address 🙁

    • @NanoG6 said:
      Thank you @bloodyprince! Nice tutorial you have there. Yesterday I can successfully reserved an IP address, but confused how to attach it. So I released the IP, then I regret because it was damn cool IP address 🙁

      Oracle doesn't charge for IP (confirmed). So next time, don't release your 'cool IP' ;)

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    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      Yeah that's why I doubled the regret

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    • xaocxaoc Member

      Let`s hope there is a reserved ip limit tho...> @NanoG6 said:

      Yeah that's why I doubled the regret

      Just keep reserving them till you get it back. :P

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      So Say We All

    • Any idea how to get Debian 10 on this?

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    • TionTion Member

      In case you want to delete your account including address and payment details you need to stop all services then idle for 30 days after your free trial expired.

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      End of line.

    • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

      @suricloud said:
      Any idea how to get Debian 10 on this?

      As already mentioned by @ynzheng:
      https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/3022902/#Comment_3022902

      wget https://moeclub.org/attachment/LinuxShell/InstallNET.sh
      bash InstallNET.sh -d 9 -v 64 -a -firmware
      

      This will install Debian 9 on the machine.
      The installer requires IP configuration to be present under /etc/network/interfaces
      It takes some time after rebooting to finish.
      After logging in to your Debian 9, you can easily do a dist-upgrade to Debian 10 straight forward.

      IT-Service David Froehlich | Individual network and hosting solutions | AS39083 | RIPE LIR services (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)

    • I did as mentioned,
      But after reboot,i cant login with my ssh key i had set before creating my vps?
      Its asking for password?

      @dfroe said:

      @suricloud said:
      Any idea how to get Debian 10 on this?

      As already mentioned by @ynzheng:
      https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/3022902/#Comment_3022902

      wget https://moeclub.org/attachment/LinuxShell/InstallNET.sh
      bash InstallNET.sh -d 9 -v 64 -a -firmware
      

      This will install Debian 9 on the machine.
      The installer requires IP configuration to be present under /etc/network/interfaces
      It takes some time after rebooting to finish.
      After logging in to your Debian 9, you can easily do a dist-upgrade to Debian 10 straight forward.

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    • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

      @suricloud said:
      I did as mentioned,
      But after reboot,i cant login with my ssh key i had set before creating my vps?
      Its asking for password?

      When you download a shell script from the web, you should at least read it roughly before blindly executing it. Really. ;)

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      IT-Service David Froehlich | Individual network and hosting solutions | AS39083 | RIPE LIR services (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)

    • kjl24kjl24 Member

      not sure why i couldn't run wireguard on it

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    • JoeylJoeyl Member

      Anyone know if the US Regions (us-ashburn-1/ us-phoenix-1) currently has any resources for free-tier VM creation?

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    • NorrisNorris Member
      edited October 5

      I put nginx to run on the machine, but it is only accessible via localhost

      Anyone have any idea why this problem?

      See the print:

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    • dfroedfroe Member, Provider

      @Norris, can you access your nginx via public IP from outside Oracle Cloud?

      Since the VMs only have a private IP, the public IP is routed to some kind of router where the destination IP is NAT'ed to the private IP. That might work more or less if you try it from the machine itself (cf. hairpin NAT).

      If you for some reason need to connect to the public IP from the machine itself, you may assign the public IP (/32 mask) as an additional IP to your machine's virtual ethernet interface. Then connections to the private IP (which includes the NAT'ed requests from outside) and from the machine itself to its public IP should work.

      /etc/network/interfaces

      auto ens3
      iface ens3 inet static
              address 10.0.2.123/24
              gateway 10.0.2.1
      iface ens3 inet static
              address [publicIP]/32
      

      IT-Service David Froehlich | Individual network and hosting solutions | AS39083 | RIPE LIR services (IPv4, IPv6, ASN)

    • First time I hear about Oracle cloud...
      Must be pretty small. any good?

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    • NorrisNorris Member

      @dforge

      I do not need to access the public ip on the machine internally, I did it just to demonstrate the problem.

      The main problem is that I can't access the ip through the browser (http).

      I can ping and access via SSH, but HTTP doesn't work.

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    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      Norris said: I can ping and access via SSH, but HTTP doesn't work.

      You have both security groups AND iptables running. Check your iptables rules.

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    • Has anyone already verified the account? I signed up for free tier 1 week ago but nothing has happened since then, I can't access my account

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    • creepcreep Member

      @MicroSerum said:
      First time I hear about Oracle cloud...
      Must be pretty small. any good?

      i heard people who dont like reading will not get any jobs in his life.

      You're so tight, baby.

    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      ShalaWorks said: Has anyone already verified the account? I signed up for free tier 1 week ago but nothing has happened since then, I can't access my account

      I signed up, received a call in under 10 minutes, and was active afterward

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    • NorrisNorris Member

      @hzr

      I do not have iptables installed on the server

      Where can I check that you have 2 security groups?

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    • exp82exp82 Member

      Hi anyone know how can i rebuild or recreating the cloud instance that i already create without need to terminate the current one?

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    • JoeylJoeyl Member

      @Norris said:
      I put nginx to run on the machine, but it is only accessible via localhost

      I had this issue (Ubuntu 18.04 minimal)
      All I had to do was to allow all incoming traffic in iptables:
      sudo iptables -I INPUT -j ACCEPT

    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      Norris said: I do not have iptables installed on the server

      iptables is forcefully installed and enabled with only ssh open, from what I recall on my instance

    • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

      Just remove iptables-persistent and allow all in your security groups.

    • xaocxaoc Member

      @NanoG6 said:
      Just remove iptables-persistent and allow all in your security groups.

      Set all your passwords to "password" as well and use 22 as the ssh port.

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      So Say We All

    • tetechtetech Member

      @ShalaWorks said:
      Has anyone already verified the account? I signed up for free tier 1 week ago but nothing has happened since then, I can't access my account

      Nope, no-one on here has verified their account at all.

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    • tetechtetech Member

      @exp82 said:
      Hi anyone know how can i rebuild or recreating the cloud instance that i already create without need to terminate the current one?

      Read the earlier posts.

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    • NorrisNorris Member

      @hzr @NanoG6

      It was really iptables thanks!

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    • @bloodyprince said:

      @NanoG6 said:
      Thank you @bloodyprince! Nice tutorial you have there. Yesterday I can successfully reserved an IP address, but confused how to attach it. So I released the IP, then I regret because it was damn cool IP address 🙁

      Oracle doesn't charge for IP (confirmed). So next time, don't release your 'cool IP' ;)

      @suricloud said:

      I did as mentioned,
      But after reboot,i cant login with my ssh key i had set before creating my vps?
      Its asking for password?

      @dfroe said:

      @suricloud said:
      Any idea how to get Debian 10 on this?

      As already mentioned by @ynzheng:
      https://www.lowendtalk.com/discussion/comment/3022902/#Comment_3022902

      wget https://moeclub.org/attachment/LinuxShell/InstallNET.sh
      bash InstallNET.sh -d 9 -v 64 -a -firmware
      

      This will install Debian 9 on the machine.
      The installer requires IP configuration to be present under /etc/network/interfaces
      It takes some time after rebooting to finish.
      After logging in to your Debian 9, you can easily do a dist-upgrade to Debian 10 straight forward.

      the root Password is :MoeClub.org

      chang it after you logon

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    • edited October 9

      @Joeyl said:
      Anyone know if the US Regions (us-ashburn-1/ us-phoenix-1) currently has any resources for free-tier VM creation?

      I have resources both in us-phoenix-1, us-ashburn-1, and Zurich (don't know the region code). So far all have been reasonably consistent in provisioning of the free tier services (through a few Terraform destroys, yes, Terraform does have a provider module for them!).

      @ShalaWorks said:
      Has anyone already verified the account? I signed up for free tier 1 week ago but nothing has happened since then, I can't access my account

      Yes, I have three accounts so far. Privacy cards do not work, but virtual credit cards (like Eno) work!

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    • rm_rm_ Member

      daxterfellowes said: us-phoenix-1, us-ashburn-1, and Zurich (don't know the region code). So far all have been reasonably consistent in provisioning of the free tier services

      How do you create free tier VMs in 3 regions? Those are tied to the home region, have you found a way around that, or use 3 separate accounts?

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    • creepcreep Member

      @rm_ said:

      daxterfellowes said: us-phoenix-1, us-ashburn-1, and Zurich (don't know the region code). So far all have been reasonably consistent in provisioning of the free tier services

      How do you create free tier VMs in 3 regions? Those are tied to the home region, have you found a way around that, or use 3 separate accounts?

      definitely multiple accounts, while i'm still stuck being declined for 3 weeks without any response to my issue. I even willing to give them my ID, passport photo, my naked photo, call/video call me, anything they want. i have debit/credit cards, whatever cards they need. and their response is "we are still waiting for internal team investigation."

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      You're so tight, baby.

    • rm_rm_ Member

      daxterfellowes said: Yes, I have three accounts so far.

      rm_ said: or use 3 separate accounts?

      Derp! Missed that you said it right there, even before my post.

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    • Sorry I missed reading in between this thread... but how do you get an IPv4 assigned to a VM ? If NAT'd, how do you access your VM ?

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    • @mehargags said:
      Sorry I missed reading in between this thread... but how do you get an IPv4 assigned to a VM ? If NAT'd, how do you access your VM ?

      get public ip (just like elastic ip on aws), then assign to vm

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