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Setting up Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute and Storage for Builds on Oracle Developer Cloud

Abhinav Shroff
Principal Product Manager

With the 19.1.3 release of Oracle Developer Cloud, we have started supporting OCI based Build slaves for the continuous integration and continuous deployment. So now you are enabled to use OCI Compute, Storage for the Build VMs and for the artifact storage respectively. This blog will help you understand how you can configure the OCI account for Compute and Storage in Oracle Developer Cloud.

How to get to the OCI Account configuration screen in Developer Cloud?

If your user has Organization Administrator privileges then you will by default land on the Organization Tab after you successfully login into you Developer Cloud instance. In the Organization screen, you need to click on the OCI Account tab.

Note: You will not be able to access this tab if you do not have the Organization Administrator privileges. 


Existing users of Developer Cloud will see their OCI Classic account configuration and will notice that unlike the previous version, both Compute and Storage configuration have now been consolidated to a single screen. Click on the Edit button for configuring the OCI account.

Click on the OCI radio button to get the form for configuring OCI account. This wizard will help you configure both compute and storage for OCI to be used on Developer Cloud.



Before we start to understand, what each of the fields in the wizard means and where to retrieve its value from the OCI console, let us understand what does the message displayed on top of the Configure OCI Account wizard(as shown in the screenshot below) means:


It means that, if you change from OCI Classic to OCI Account, the Build VMs that were created using  Compute on OCI Classic will now be migrated to OCI based Build VMs. It also gives the count of the existing Build VMs created using OCI Classic compute that will be migrated. This change will also result in the migration of the build and Maven artifacts from Storage Classic to OCI storage automatically.

Prerequisite for the OCI Account configuration:

You should have access to the OCI account and you should also have a native OCI user with the Admin privilege created in the OCI instance.

Note: You will not be able to use the IDCS user or the user with which you are able to login into the Oracle Cloud Myservices console, until and unless that user also exists as native OCI user.

By native user, it means that you should be able to see the user (eg: ociuser) in the Governance & Administration > Identity > Users tab on the OCI console as shown in the screenshot below. If not then you will have to go ahead and create a user following this link.

OCI Account Configuration:

Below are the list of values, explanation of what it is and finally a screenshot of OCI console to show where it can be found. You will need these values to configure the OCI account in Developer Cloud.

Tenancy OCID - This is the cloud tenancy identifier in OCI. Go to Governance and Administration > Administration > Tenancy Details in the OCI console. Under Tenancy Information, click on the Copy link for the Tenancy OCID.


User OCID: ID for the native OCI user. Go to Governance and Administration > Identity > Users in the OCI console. For the user of your choice click on the Copy link for the User OCID.


Home Region: On the OCI console look at the right-hand top corner and you should find the region for your tenancy, as highlighted in the screenshot below.


Private Key: The user has to generate a Public and Private Key pair in the PEM format. The Public key in the PEM format has to be configured in the OCI console. Use this link to see understand how you can create the Public and Private Key Pair.  You will have to go to Governance and Administration > Identity > Users in the OCI console. Select the user by clicking on the username link and then click on the Add Public Key button and then configure the Public Key here. While the Private key needs to be copied in the Private Key field of the Configure OCI Account wizard in Developer Cloud.


Passphrase: If you have given any passphrase while generating the Private Key, then you will have to configure the same here, else you can leave it empty.

Fingerprint: It is the fingerprint value of the OCI user who’s OCID you had copied earlier from the OCI console. You will have to go to Governance and Administration > Identity > Users in the OCI console. Select the user by clicking on the username link and for the Public Key created, copy the fingerprint value as shown in the screenshot below.


Compartment OCID: You can either select the root compartment for which the OCID would be the same as the Tenancy OCID. But it is recommended that you create a separate compartment for the Developer Cloud Build VMs for the better management. You can create a new compartment by going to Governance and Administration > Identity > Compartments in the OCI console and then click on the Create Compartment button, give the Compartment Name, Description values of your choice and select the root compartment as the Parent Compartment.

Click on the link in the OCID column for the compartment that you have created and then click on the Copy link to copy the DevCSBuild compartment OCID.


Storage Namespace: This is the Storage Namespace where the artifacts will be stored on the OCI. Go to Governance and Administration > Administration > Tenancy Details in the OCI console. Under Object Storage Settings, copy the Storage Namespace name as shown in the screenshot below.


After you have entered all the values, select the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions. Click the Validate button, if validation is successful, then click the Save button to complete the OCI Account configuration. 


You will get a confirmation dialog for the account switch from OCI Classic to OCI. Select the checkbox and click the Confirm button. By doing this you are giving your consent to migrate the VMs, build and Maven artifacts to OCI compute and storage respectively. This action will also remove the artifacts from the Storage classic.

On confirmation, you should see the OCI Account configured with the provided details. You can edit it at any point of time by clicking the Edit button.


You can check for the Maven and build artifacts in the projects to confirm the migration.


To know more about Oracle Developer Cloud, please refer the documentation link.

Happy Coding!

**The views expressed in this post are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.

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