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Oracle may reclaim your idle vps
Scroll down to Idle Compute Instances section: https://docs.oracle.com/en-us/iaas/Content/FreeTier/freetier_topic-Always_Free_Resources.htm
When this comes out in November, I set up AGH on my idle x64 instances (the ARM already runs my personal AGH, VPN, AzureSQL Edge, and build server, so I'm covered in that front) and published the DoH & DoT endpoint for public use (no Do53 access). Never get any notification or email about idling instances.
The page is updated on 2023-01-30 (see right column), so I presume it's about this new reclamation policy.
Reclamation of Idle Compute Instances
Idle Always Free compute instances may be reclaimed by Oracle. Oracle will deem virtual machine and bare metal compute instances as idle if, during a 7-day period, the following are true:
CPU utilization for the 95th percentile is less than 10%
Network utilization is less than 10%
Memory utilization is less than 10% (applies to A1 shapes only)
So we have to run a few YABS per week to keep them? hmmmkay
As it is free, I don't do any resource-intensive task on Oracle ARM Ampere instances, I use it for scraping a few websites and look for changes on that. If i understand Oracle well, they punish who have small resource usages. Oracle Cloud free tier is a joke, it is not alternative for any VPS.
not punish but rather drop, any free hosting provider would do that. Like for example, Neoon auto terminates with notification if user hasnt logged in for 60 days.
And since I already leave the VPSes running like that since November and get no emails, I'm assuming just keeping AGH is enough to satisfy the requirement.
Don't forgot to have backups
Maybe it was applied before. Go public now.
I seems to dodge all the Oracle bullets >:D
Maybe I am saved by Network 10% usage, but no idea how the fuck they count 10% and from what metrics.
// or just Frankfurt is not popular and they don't care (-:
... does this mean, on a 4 OCPU A1 instance that comes with a 4 Gbps NIC, you must use 400 Mbps sustained to be considered not idle?
Anyway, this seems like a pretty low threshold. It would be very hard to stay below 2.4 GB usage considering that the VM is based on KVM. I suspect the default Ubuntu image already uses a lot more than that.
I am migrating me wordpress sites to buyvm
You suspect wrong.
What's an AGH?
I hope this is enough:
And now run md5sum on that from crontab to keep up the CPU load, and also send the 8GB file with UDP to some nonexistent IP address for the network utilization...
So we all knew it somehow was not going to end well with Oracle, now it led to this kind of madness, I see.
This new "use it or lose it" policy is going to bite them on their asses more than save them.
Also, given their vCPU is like 1/64000 (I kid, but only a bit) a real core, is it hard to be less than 10% doing fuck all? IIRC, the GB5 score is like 230 or something extremely shitty.
i got kicked out of Frankfurt, i think the network usage saved you, mine was around 7 - 8%.
Just upgrade your account to Pay as you Go.
Then Oracle will not be able to just terminate your service without your consent.
Though I'm paying over 50$ per month to Oracle, I never saw a problem with my idling free tier A1.Flex instances.
* */8 * * * wget -qO- yabs.sh | bash > /dev/null 2>&1
Run yabs thrice a day, should cause enough CPU/bandwidth in a week.
Or run it */12 every 12 hours.
What do you folks think? Terrible idea?
They're actually worth the money.
And you also get WAF/LB/Monitoring and much more for free.
It even feels like a low-end cloud host for me.
Did you disable/uninstall the OS (Oracle or Ubuntu) the cloud monitoring agents? I'm sure they have another way to monitor usage.
I always disable those silly agents. I wonder if Oracle will just skip your instance if you don't have the agents installed?
Just for the hell of it:
Compute Instance Monitoringis running - those are screens from Oracle website itself
On ARM instances each core is actually provided in full, I guess fair share, but there is no fixed capping.
@rm_ -rf / @__no_preserve_root
According to the email sent by them: "You can keep idle compute instances from being stopped by converting your account to Pay As You Go (PAYG). With PAYG, you will not be charged as long as your usage for all OCI resources remains within the Always Free limits. "
Solution: Tor relay node. That would consume bandwidth while also helping with privacy in these troubled times caused by modern politicians.
2. Cockpit with automatic updates.. it will use your ram more than 10% Its already there (sorry ubuntu) no need to make configurations only dissalow root login from pam settings.