Some days ago I posted a longer getting started with OCCS webcast which should serve as a good introduction if you are new to OCCS. Also I posted about using OCCS with Grafana on Docker for network latency measurements.
In this article I will provide a number of tips and tricks I discovered while exploring OCCS.
Keep in mind that OCCS is the newest addition in the Oracle Cloud portfolio. Everything I tried was stable so far. Note that this article – like all my other articles actually – reflect my opinion . Maybe some of the items below will help you to get your containers running easier!
This list is not complete yet and I will extend it as I discover new things around OCCS. Drop me a comment below if there is anything you want to be added here. I am curious about your own experiences.
OCCS Tips and Tricks
- Do you have trouble logging into Oracle Cloud? I recommend to have a look at my other posting and check here.
- The provisioning of the service (i.e. the underlying machine) seems to depend on the instance size. Small instances are provisioned in the range of several minutes. However in the Europe 2 data center I waited between 2h and 3h until the service was provisioned on a OC3 instance. Let me know if your experience is different e.g. the provisioning is faster in the US.
- Starting up a container is much quicker than provisioning the underlying service.
- The container console itself is surprisingly well hidden. It had to look into the tutorial to find it :-(. You can find it here: Read the complete article here.
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