Customize columns to simplify instance management

September 15, 2022 | 3 minute read
Richard Zhao
Senior Product Manager of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
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The Instances page is one of the most viewed Oracle Cloud Console pages in the Compute service. From this single page, you can view the high-level details across all your virtual machines (VMs) at a glance. However, if you need detailed information, such as the Burstable baseline, you must click into each instance to find it. Customers have also told us that they want to remove some of the high-level details already displayed, helping to reduce visual clutter.

What are the customizing columns of the Instances page?

We’re excited to announce an enhancement to the Compute Console page. The customizing columns feature enables user-selectable instance details on the main Instances page. This addition saves you from clicking the details page for every instance. Instead of going to each instance details page, you can now view more relevant instance metadata by customizing the data columns based on your preferences and the current basic metadata.

We’ve added 18 new data fields that you can manually customize on your Instances view. This feature allows you to save the customized view to your account. The addition includes the following data fields:

  • Boot volume

  • Boot volume size

  • Boot volume type

  • Burstable baseline

  • CPU details

  • Capacity reservation

  • Compartment

  • Dedicated virtual machine host

  • Image

  • Launch mode

  • Maintenance reboot

  • Network type

  • OCID

  • Primary virtual network interface card (VNIC)

  • Region

  • Remote data volume

  • Subnet

  • VNIC lifecycle state

How do I get started?

With this new feature, you can hide or show a data column by dragging and dropping data fields in the “Configure table columns” panel on the Instances page. The new panel has two sections. The left section, Visible, has all the displayed columns, and the right section, Hidden, has columns that aren’t displayed. Each data field has a name card. You can reorder columns by dragging and dropping the name card. If you want to reset the columns to the default selection, click the Reset to default button.

As an example, let’s say you want to add the “CPU details” column to your view on your Instances page. Click the Table Setting button on the page to open the “Configure table columns” panel. Then, drag the “CPU details” name card from the right list to the left list and drag it under the “OCPU count” name card. Click the Save changes button to complete the customization change. It’s that simple!

A screenshot of the Create Instance and Table Settings buttons with the Table Setting button outlined in red.

A screenshot of Configure Table Columns page with the expanded CPU detail selection outlined in red.

Try it for yourself

For more information about the Console page, see the documentation. To try out our Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services, sign up for a trial account with $300 in credits.

Richard Zhao

Senior Product Manager of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Senior Product Manager with 13 Years of experience in the IT industry.


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