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Register Oracle Linux Instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with the Unbreakable Linux Network

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

With Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions, you can use the comprehensive resources of the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN), such as the zero-downtime Ksplice updates for the kernel and select user space packages. 

We want to share you a few simple steps to register your Oracle Linux instances running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with the ULN.

First, open a browser https://linux.oracle.com/register and follow the prompt to register as a ULN user with your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Customer Support Identifier (CSI).

If the Oracle Linux instance running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a virtual machine shape, you need to run the command before registering the system with ULN.

[opc@oracle-linux-7-4-vm1 ~]$ sudo bash
[root@oracle-linux-7-4-vm1 opc]# echo "uuid=`uuidgen -t`" >> /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

Proceed to register the system:

[root@oracle-linux-7-4-vm1 opc]# uln_register

Provide your login, password and CSI to continue:

Identify the profile to use on the ULN web page:

Determine which RPMs packages on this system you want to include in your system profile:

Send profile information to the Unbreakable Linux Network:

Optionally you may configure your system to use ULN to perform Ksplice zero-downtime updates for the kernel and the select user space packages (openssl and glibc).

Log into http://linux.oracle.com with your ULN user name and password, the Oracle Linux system is now registered with ULN.

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure CSIs are only valid for the Oracle Linux instances in the Cloud to access ULN and receive Oracle Linux Premier Support. For the on-premises systems to access ULN, you need purchase Oracle Linux Support subscriptions.

For additional information about the Unbreakable Linux Network and how to use yum with ULN to manage your systems, please refer to Oracle Linux Unbreakable Linux Network User Guide.

Visit Getting Started to use Oracle Linux for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure today.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Robin Chatterjee Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Hi Honglin
    We met several years back at Openworld... i'm sure you don't remember :)

    Can we use this procedure to switch an emulated RHEL image to OL ? We want to import RHEL on premise images to OCI and then switch them to Ol to circumvent the need to reinstall from scratch
    Please do let us know if this is feasible . the docid 397038.1 seems to suggest that its feasible.
  • Simon Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Hi Robin,

    you should be able to import RH image and then switch to OL without any problem.

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