Launch your first Compute Instance from OCI CLI on Window 10 OS Platform

First of all, We have to install OCI CLI in the windows machine then we will configure OCI CLI and further we will play with compute instance life cycle operations like launch instance, start, stop and other possible actions and at the end, we will terminate the instance from oci cli.

#Install OCI CLI 
Follow the below commands provided in OCI Documentation.

Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command “iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘’))”

You have started the OCI CLI Installer in interactive mode. If you do not wish
to run this in interactive mode, please include the -AcceptAllDefaults option.
If you have the script locally and would like to know more about
input options for this script, then you can run:
help .\install.ps1
If you would like to know more about input options for this script, refer to:
VERBOSE: Python found in registry: HKCU:\Software\Python\PythonCore
VERBOSE: Downloading install script to C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpDDAF.tmp
VERBOSE: False False
VERBOSE: Using Python executable: C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\python.exe to run install
VERBOSE: Arguments to python script: “C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpDDAF.tmp”
— Verifying Python version.
— Python version 3.7.5 okay.

===> In what directory would you like to place the install? (leave blank to use ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli’):
— We will install at ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli’.

===> In what directory would you like to place the ‘oci.exe’ executable? (leave blank to use ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin’):
— The executable will be in ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin’.

===> In what directory would you like to place the OCI scripts? (leave blank to use ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin\oci-cli-scripts’):
— The scripts will be in ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin\oci-cli-scripts’.

===> Currently supported optional packages are: [‘db (will install cx_Oracle)’]
What optional CLI packages would you like to be installed (comma separated names; press enter if you don’t need any optional packages)?:
— The optional packages installed will be ”.
— Downloading virtualenv package from
— Downloaded virtualenv package to C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\15.0.0.tar.gz.
— Checksum of C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\15.0.0.tar.gz OK.
— Extracting ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\15.0.0.tar.gz’ to ‘C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h’.
— Copying DLLs into virtualenv.
— Copying C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\python3.dll to C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli\Scripts
— Copying C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\python37.dll to C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli\Scripts
— Copying C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\vcruntime140.dll to C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli\Scripts
— Executing: [‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\AppData\\Local\\Programs\\Python\\Python37\\python.exe’, ‘’, ‘–python’, ‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\AppData\\Local\\Programs\\Python\\Python37\\python.exe’, ‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\lib\\oracle-cli’]
Already using interpreter C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\python.exe
Using base prefix ‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\AppData\\Local\\Programs\\Python\\Python37’ DeprecationWarning: the imp module is deprecated in favour of importlib; see the module’s documentation for alternative uses
import imp
New python executable in C:\Users\oracle-learn\lib\oracle-cli\Scripts\python.exe
Installing setuptools, pip, wheel…done.
— Executing: [‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\lib\\oracle-cli\\Scripts\\pip’, ‘install’, ‘–cache-dir’, ‘C:\\Users\\oracle-learn\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\tmpukxf413h’, ‘oci_cli’, ‘–upgrade’]
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Collecting jmespath==0.9.3
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Collecting terminaltables==3.1.0
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Building wheels for collected packages: configparser, terminaltables, retrying, arrow, pycparser
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Created wheel for configparser: filename=configparser-3.5.0-cp37-none-any.whl size=20865 sha256=abc942bac573f3e5f612d62de463f504320677dc1a6d2788edfb03ed52de7aed
Stored in directory: C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\wheels\a3\61\79\424ef897a2f3b14684a7de5d89e8600b460b89663e6ce9d17c
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Created wheel for terminaltables: filename=terminaltables-3.1.0-cp37-none-any.whl size=15362 sha256=53403741f831f93681673c00903de32d313f57c3d539207141a994b5a75026d8
Stored in directory: C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\wheels\30\6b\50\6c75775b681fb36cdfac7f19799888ef9d8813aff9e379663e
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Created wheel for retrying: filename=retrying-1.3.3-cp37-none-any.whl size=11435 sha256=662b2240b6aaa349ae3edc39b178cb9bd2cafa4ffd22333154573f356f63434a
Stored in directory: C:\Users\oracle-learn\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpukxf413h\wheels\d7\a9\33\acc7b709e2a35caa7d4cae442f6fe6fb
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Created wheel for arrow: filename=arrow-0.10.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl size=32856 sha256=358422ae1a2eaa31691be7ded73643fd
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Successfully built configparser terminaltables retrying arrow pycparser
Installing collected packages: jmespath, idna, pycparser, cffi, asn1crypto, six, cryptography, configparser, certifi, pytz, pyOpenSSL, python-dateutil, oci, PyYAML, click, terminaltables, retrying, arrow, oci-cli
Successfully installed PyYAML-5.1.2 arrow-0.10.0 asn1crypto-1.2.0 certifi-2019.11.28 cffi-1.13.2 click-6.7 configparser-3.5.0 cryptography-2.4.2 idna-2.6 jmespath-0.9.3 oci-2.8.0 oci-cli-2.7.0 pyOpenSSL-18.0.0 pycparser-2.19 python-dateutil-2.7.3 pytz-2016.10 retrying-1.3.3 six-1.11.0 terminaltables-3.1.0

===> Modify PATH to include the CLI and enable tab completion in PowerShell now? (Y/n): Y

— ** Close and re-open PowerShell to reload changes to your PATH **
— In order to run the autocomplete script, you may also need to set your PowerShell execution policy to allow for running local scripts (as an Administrator run Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned in a PowerShell prompt)

— Installation successful.
— Run the CLI with C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin\oci.exe –help
VERBOSE: Successfully installed OCI CLI!
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

#Configure the OCI CLI

C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin> oci setup config
This command provides a walkthrough of creating a valid CLI config file.

The following links explain where to find the information required by this

User OCID and Tenancy OCID:


General config documentation:

Enter a location for your config [C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\config]: C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\config
Enter a user OCID: ocid1.user.oc1..fddsfdsfdsfjhgjhjhg54534vcxvcxvcxv
Enter a tenancy OCID: ocid1.tenancy.oc1..dfdsfljfsdjf433sdfsdlfjsfjsdf
Enter a region (e.g. ap-mumbai-1, ap-seoul-1, ap-sydney-1, ap-tokyo-1, ca-toronto-1, eu-frankfurt-1, eu-zurich-1, sa-saopaulo-1, uk-gov-london-1, uk-london-1, us-ashburn-1, us-gov-ashburn-1, us-gov-chicago-1, us-gov-phoenix-1, us-langley-1, us-luke-1, us-phoenix-1): ap-mumbai-1
Do you want to generate a new RSA key pair? (If you decline you will be asked to supply the path to an existing key.) [Y/n]: Y
Enter a directory for your keys to be created [C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci]:
Enter a name for your key [oci_api_key]:
Public key written to: C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\oci_api_key_public.pem
Enter a passphrase for your private key (empty for no passphrase):
File C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\oci_api_key.pem already exists, do you want to overwrite? [y/N]: y
Private key written to: C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\oci_api_key.pem
Fingerprint: 29:80:a7:d8:4d:5b:a1:54:d1:c6:cc:b3:de:6c:ef:52
Config written to C:\Users\oracle-learn\.oci\config

If you haven’t already uploaded your public key through the console,

follow the instructions on the page linked below in the section ‘How to
upload the public key’:

C:\Users\oracle-learn\bin>oci –help

Once everything is configured correctly you can run a few commands to try out the client. The basic syntax is:
$ oci

$ oci
Some of the available services are:

Core (Networking, Compute, Block Volume, etc.)
Load Balancing
Object Storage

#Launch Compute instance

When you launch an instance you have to provide the following information, some of which you’ve already obtained:


Sample commands to find the required information.
oci iam user list –compartment-id
oci iam availability-domain list
oci compute shape list -c
oci compute image list -c

You can use -h option at end of the command to find an help related to specific command option.
oci compute image list -h
oci compute shape list -h

oci compute instance launch –availability-domain “” -c –shape “” –display-name “” –image-id –ssh-authorized-keys-file “” –subnet-id


oci compute instance launch --availability-domain "AARS:AP-MUMBAI-1-AD-1" -c ocid1.compartment.oc1..ggfdh434332sfsdfsdfsdfsf --shape "VM.Standard.E2.1" --display-name "MyFirstMachineFromCLI" --image-id ocid1.image.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.aaaaaaaaka7f3qhfuobx2s7dqfgbcx5klllh5xlflbgzb5pymqsnuphehk2a --ssh-authorized-keys-file "C:\Users\oracle-learn\.ssh\" --subnet-id ocid1.subnet.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.aaaaaaaah44xlfte72zz4yrgrp5pqc3ndqy5atc3kqlfmz4lzwdlsdlhyoya

#List Compute instances
oci compute instance list --compartment-id ocid1.compartment.oc1..ggfdh434332sfsdfsdfsdfsf

Performs one of the following power actions on the specified instance

[1] * **START** – Powers on the instance.

oci compute instance action --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf --action START --wait-for-state RUNNING

[2] * **STOP** – Powers off the instance.

oci compute instance action --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf --action STOP --wait-for-state STOPPED

[3] * **SOFTRESET** – Gracefully reboots instance by sending a shutdown
command to the operating system and then powers the instance back

oci compute instance action --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf --action SOFTRESET --wait-for-state RUNNING

[4] * **SOFTSTOP** – Gracefully shuts down instance by sending a
shutdown command to the operating system.

oci compute instance action --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf --action SOFTSTOP --wait-for-state STOPPED

[5] * **RESET** – Powers off the instance and then powers it back on.

oci compute instance action --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf --action RESET --wait-for-state RUNNING

#Terminate Compute instance
oci compute instance terminate --instance-id ocid1.instance.oc1.ap-mumbai-1.fdsfdsfsdfsdfdsf343sdfsdfsfsdf

#OCI Documentation References

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