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  • @farsighter said:

    Can you try to attach one of your instances all 2 public IPs at same time, so the other instance is temporarily left without any?

    If those IPs can be freely moved between instances that basically means we can keep them when "reinstalling" OS.

    When I detach the reserved public IP from my instance, it stays unassigned. But the IP will be yours as you reserved it (You can find your unassigned IP from In Network > Public IPs). You can now assign it to any other instance within the same region of the IP. So even if you reinstall the OS, you can reassign your reserved IP.

  • out of luck, out of host capacity.

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  • @sanvit said:

    @rm_ said:

    sanvit said: Ohhhh adding a DC makes me disqualified..? I though as long as I created the VM on my home regiom, I'm good.

    No it only means there will be no free VMs in the added DC. You can use the 300 EUR of the trial credit to try some paid VMs there for a month until the credit expires.

    When you switch back to the home region DC, you can still create up to 2 free ones there.

    Hmmm that's weird then. It doesn't show up on my home region either.

    BTW, for those who are interested, the 10TB free outbound traffic also seems like it counts towards paid VMs and object storage (and you get 20GB of it as long as you don't upgrade - you get 10GB object storage and 10GB archive storage if you do), which seems to make the VMs pretty cheap even for the paid tier (8GB RAM with 100GB block storage and 10TB outbound @700Mbps costs $0.03/hr (~$23/mo) and free while it's turned off).

    However, network was a complete shit, even for the higher tier that claims to have 2Gbps connectivity (at least on South Korea). And if you're using ubuntu, I highly recommend using ubuntu's repo instead of the default one (change the long url to http://{CountryCode}.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu). The default repo is super slow... :(

    The network from germany seems ok, not 2gbps ok but decent. I spun up the highest tier for the 300$ plan to test and was able to send out at a constant 50mb/s ~500mbps which isn't blazing but its decent. It was solid for a few hours.

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  • Has anyone managed to get a Debian image to work? I built both 10 and 9, but neither comes up.

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  • Anyone knows how to "reinstall" the instance? I'm afraid losing the availability if I terminate and recreate the instance

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  • I can't find the "micro" instance you guys are talking about (which is the one that should be free). I'm trying to create a VM in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Does that mean they are out of stock?

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  • 479555479555 Member
    edited September 2019

    @479555 said:
    I can't find the "micro" instance you guys are talking about (which is the one that should be free). I'm trying to create a VM in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Does that mean they are out of stock?

    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).

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  • @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.

  • 479555479555 Member
    edited September 2019

    @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...

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  • 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.

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  • tetechtetech Member
    edited September 2019

    @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.

  • raindog308raindog308 Administrator

    Oracle is going to need to up their game if they want to be in the running for a provider award here.

  • HackedServerHackedServer Member
    edited September 2019

    @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.

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  • @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?

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  • xNEOxNEO Member
    edited September 2019

    @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.

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  • @HackedServer said:
    Has anyone managed to get a Debian image to work? I built both 10 and 9, but neither comes up.

    @ynzheng said:
    if you wanna install debian9,following

    1.choose ubuntu16 for your server
    2.run

    bash <(wget --no-check-certificate -qO- 'https://moeclub.org/attachment/LinuxShell/InstallNET.sh') -d 9 -v 64 -a -firmware

    Tested. Works.

  • tetechtetech Member
    edited October 2019

    @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.

  • @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.

    Keep in mind that only certain ADs qualify as always free too. In Phoenix, AD2 is only considered the free tier.

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  • @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 :(

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  • 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 -_-

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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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  • @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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  • 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 2019

    @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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  • @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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  • loeloe Member
    edited October 2019

    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
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    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
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  • You can again create free instance at Tokyo DC now. Do it before it is out of host capacity again!

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