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  • xyzxyz Member
    edited May 2021

    Dang, 4 cores + 24GB RAM + 200GB disk + 10TB bandwidth/month for free?! If the service is stable (which one would hope, considering their target market), that covers a lot of the VPS market.
    Also potentially nice alternative to using my RasPi for ARM development.

    Though I can't seem to create it with the Ubuntu image (despite this post) - it only allows me to select the A1 instance if OS = latest Oracle Linux.

  • varwwwvarwww Member

    wtf 24GB RAM for free? Anyone using this on production?

  • rm_rm_ Member

    @varwww said: Anyone using this on production?

    Since it doesn't even get Ubuntu, let alone Debian, I plan to use it for production-grade idling for now.

    Thanked by 3varwww ivysaur kkrajk
  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @varwww said:
    wtf 24GB RAM for free? Anyone using this on production?

    Yes, trying LXC/LXD on it.

    yolo

    Thanked by 1varwww
  • lanefulanefu Member

    @dfroe said:
    Anybody managed to (easily) install Debian?

    There does not seem to be any support for custom ISO, virtual media, iPXE or even KVM console to manually install OS from scratch.

    I guess dd'ing a raw disk image over the virtual hard disk won't work due to UEFI and some oracle cloud magic required to properly boot the VM.

    Installing Debian via debootstrap from Ubuntu looks a bit reckless and might also brick the bootloader.

    Building an image with bootstrap-vz only supports aged Debian jessie.
    https://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/OracleComputeImage

    Any other promising ideas howto get a Debian for free - or success stories? :)

    A debian cloud image with cloud-init

    https://cloud.debian.org/images/cloud/

    https://cloudinit.readthedocs.io/en/latest/topics/datasources/oracle.html

    IMHO more providers on LET should work on supporting cloud-init. It really works. Same cloud-init metadata on the host side boots cent, ubuntu, deb, etc without any pain.

    Thanked by 1vimalware
  • dvaderdvader Member

    @varwww said:
    wtf 24GB RAM for free? Anyone using this on production?

    Just deployed my production application idle.java, it listens on a socket and does a very important job of doing nothing.

    Thanked by 1varwww
  • tetechtetech Member

    @rm_ said:

    @varwww said: Anyone using this on production?

    Since it doesn't even get Ubuntu, let alone Debian, I plan to use it for production-grade idling for now.

    I hot-swapped mine to Alpine & Debian and use them for production DNS & HAproxy. Uptime is good.

    $ uptime
     06:33:34 up 328 days, 13:58,  load average: 0.02, 0.07, 0.02
    

    Main thing that sucks is being restricted to same/home region. Would like to create the ARM instances in a different region without creating additional account(s).

    Thanked by 1yoursunny
  • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

    How about the connection? Is it still 50Mbps? My uptime is almost a year for ftp backup using updraft, but whenever I backup/restore only get 50Mbps

  • @NanoG6 said:
    How about the connection? Is it still 50Mbps? My uptime is almost a year for ftp backup using updraft, but whenever I backup/restore only get 50Mbps

    Yes still same.

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @NanoG6 said:
    How about the connection? Is it still 50Mbps? My uptime is almost a year for ftp backup using updraft, but whenever I backup/restore only get 50Mbps

    perf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                     |                           |                 |                
    Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 975 Mbits/sec   | 861 Mbits/sec  
    Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 1.01 Gbits/sec  | 1.01 Gbits/sec 
    WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 983 Mbits/sec   | 1.00 Gbits/sec 
    Biznet          | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G)   | 451 Mbits/sec   | 48.7 Mbits/sec 
    Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 759 Mbits/sec   | 925 Mbits/sec  
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 476 Mbits/sec   | 733 Mbits/sec  
    Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 716 Mbits/sec   | 619 Mbits/sec
    
    Thanked by 1NanoG6
  • @tetech said:

    @rm_ said:

    @varwww said: Anyone using this on production?

    Since it doesn't even get Ubuntu, let alone Debian, I plan to use it for production-grade idling for now.

    I hot-swapped mine to Alpine & Debian and use them for production DNS & HAproxy. Uptime is good.

    $ uptime
     06:33:34 up 328 days, 13:58,  load average: 0.02, 0.07, 0.02
    

    Main thing that sucks is being restricted to same/home region. Would like to create the ARM instances in a different region without creating additional account(s).

    Just wondering, that uptime is long, do you not update the os? update kernel without reboot?

  • mcgreemcgree Member

    Two words I don't believe in, one is alwaysand one is free, and this place just happens to do both, so I think it will be an abuser's paradise, at least I've seen people from some Chinese forums register 30 Oracle accounts for mining.

    Of course, I myself have not yet created an Oracle account, because when I tried to create it he prompted a failure, I did not consider a second attempt, which is something that makes me very cursed, and I will not choose this product.

    Note: I have MC and AE credit cards and live in Hong Kong, permanent resident, the above is my personal opinion only and does not represent this product.

  • wpyogawpyoga Member

    I've been watching Oracle cloud offerings for some time, it's a pity they haven't launched their Singapore region yet.

  • tetechtetech Member

    @youandri said:

    @tetech said:

    @rm_ said:

    @varwww said: Anyone using this on production?

    Since it doesn't even get Ubuntu, let alone Debian, I plan to use it for production-grade idling for now.

    I hot-swapped mine to Alpine & Debian and use them for production DNS & HAproxy. Uptime is good.

    $ uptime
     06:33:34 up 328 days, 13:58,  load average: 0.02, 0.07, 0.02
    

    Main thing that sucks is being restricted to same/home region. Would like to create the ARM instances in a different region without creating additional account(s).

    Just wondering, that uptime is long, do you not update the os? update kernel without reboot?

    It is running as a hypervisor to LXC containers which do get updated regularly. Alpine kernel on the host is pretty stable. Can always use Ksplice (free in Oracle cloud).

    Thanked by 1youandri
  • @Neoon said:

    perf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
    | | |
    Clouvider | London, UK (10G) | 975 Mbits/sec | 861 Mbits/sec
    Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.01 Gbits/sec | 1.01 Gbits/sec
    WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | 983 Mbits/sec | 1.00 Gbits/sec
    Biznet | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G) | 451 Mbits/sec | 48.7 Mbits/sec
    Clouvider | NYC, NY, US (10G) | 759 Mbits/sec | 925 Mbits/sec
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 476 Mbits/sec | 733 Mbits/sec
    Clouvider | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 716 Mbits/sec | 619 Mbits/sec

    Holy! Could you paste in the full YABS, please?

  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @kwaralala said:

    @Neoon said:

    perf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
    ---------------------------------
    Provider | Location (Link) | Send Speed | Recv Speed
    | | |
    Clouvider | London, UK (10G) | 975 Mbits/sec | 861 Mbits/sec
    Online.net | Paris, FR (10G) | 1.01 Gbits/sec | 1.01 Gbits/sec
    WorldStream | The Netherlands (10G) | 983 Mbits/sec | 1.00 Gbits/sec
    Biznet | Jakarta, Indonesia (1G) | 451 Mbits/sec | 48.7 Mbits/sec
    Clouvider | NYC, NY, US (10G) | 759 Mbits/sec | 925 Mbits/sec
    Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 476 Mbits/sec | 733 Mbits/sec
    Clouvider | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 716 Mbits/sec | 619 Mbits/sec

    Holy! Could you paste in the full YABS, please?

    no, yabs won't run on ARM.
    I hacked it to bypass the check however I/O ain't working.

    Tired to compile filo thingy manually did not work on Oracle crap os.
    Trying ubuntu later

  • tetechtetech Member

    @tetech said: Main thing that sucks is being restricted to same/home region. Would like to create the ARM instances in a different region without creating additional account(s).

    To be sure, I checked and the free-eligible ARM shape was showing up in a different (non-home) region. I've been able to provision it normally. Not sure if I'll get billed for the IPv4/storage but let's see.

  • CoffeeCoffee Member
    edited May 2021

    @Chocoweb does your script worked with Oracle Linux 7.9 and ARM instance?

    I tried but no changes after reboot.

    Edit: Nevermind. My point is to change ARM instance to Debian OS with any base OS. The script worked with Ubuntu 20.04. Thank you! :)

  • @Neoon said:
    no, yabs won't run on ARM.
    I hacked it to bypass the check however I/O ain't working.

    Tired to compile filo thingy manually did not work on Oracle crap os.
    Trying ubuntu later

    Ah ok
    Please let me know how that goes, want to do the same.

  • yoursunnyyoursunny Member, IPv6 Advocate

    @Neoon said:

    @kwaralala said:
    Holy! Could you paste in the full YABS, please?

    no, yabs won't run on ARM.

    Or does it?
    https://talk.lowendspirit.com/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/50899/#Comment_50899

  • NeoonNeoon Member
    edited May 2021

    @yoursunny said:

    @Neoon said:

    @kwaralala said:
    Holy! Could you paste in the full YABS, please?

    no, yabs won't run on ARM.

    Or does it?
    https://talk.lowendspirit.com/index.php?p=/discussion/comment/50899/#Comment_50899

    2020 sir, he now has a check to prevent that.
    Also the compiled binaries won't run on arm64

  • Geekbench 5:
    Single Core: 873; Multi: 3387
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/8108162

    Well, it is theoretically faster than the laptop I'm using.

  • NanoG6NanoG6 Member

    this is amazing. currently testing in mumbai, zero wa and cpu steal.

  • @NanoG6 said:
    this is amazing. currently testing in mumbai, zero wa and cpu steal.

    Yeah, I realised it isn't available in Hyderabad. :neutral:

  • tetechtetech Member

    @Hakim said:

    @tetech said: only two volumes for free

    Boot volume doesn't count as "Block Volumes Storage"

    "All tenancies receive a total of 200 GB of Block Volume storage, and five volume backups included in the Always Free resources. These amounts apply to both boot volumes and block volumes combined."

    https://docs.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/FreeTier/freetier_topic-Always_Free_Resources.htm

    Thanked by 1tux
  • dvaderdvader Member

    Just tested it in Mumbai, scores aside it feels fast.

  • dragon1993dragon1993 Member
    edited May 2021

    Any solution to install Ubuntu to ARM machine?

    I made a 200GB boot volume, but df -show only 36gb

    Filesystem                  Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    devtmpfs                     12G     0   12G   0% /dev
    tmpfs                        12G     0   12G   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs                        12G   24M   12G   1% /run
    tmpfs                        12G     0   12G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/mapper/ocivolume-root   36G   12G   24G  34% /
    /dev/mapper/ocivolume-oled   10G  104M  9.9G   2% /var/oled
    /dev/sda2                  1014M  252M  763M  25% /boot
    /dev/sda1                   100M  5.9M   94M   6% /boot/efi
    tmpfs                       2.3G     0  2.3G   0% /run/user/1000
    
    [email protected]:/home/ubuntu# lsblk
    NAME    MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
    loop0     7:0    0  48.9M  1 loop /snap/core18/2002
    loop1     7:1    0  59.6M  1 loop /snap/lxd/20330
    loop2     7:2    0  36.3M  1 loop /snap/oracle-cloud-agent/15
    loop3     7:3    0  27.9M  1 loop /snap/snapd/11843
    sda       8:0    0   200G  0 disk
    ├─sda1    8:1    0 199.9G  0 part /
    └─sda15   8:15   0    99M  0 part /boot/efi
    
    
  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @dragon1993 said:
    Any solution to install Ubuntu to ARM machine?

    Select Ubuntu 20.04 instead of Ubuntu 20.04 minimal.

  • dragon1993dragon1993 Member
    edited May 2021
  • I created the arm instance,but i don't see the " always free" next to the name of the instance? Is this normal or do we get charged for it?

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