Oracle Linux | Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

By: 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 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 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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