How to create a Virtual Machine (VM) in Oracle Cloud
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a Virtual Machine (VM) in Oracle Cloud suitable for Thinfinity.
Open the Oracle Cloud Console, and click on “Create a VM instance’.
Change the Image Source to either Windows server 2012 or 2016.
Click on “Create”.
The VM will take a couple of minutes before it’s created:
Once the VM is created, we need to assign a public IP to it.
In order to do this, click on Attached VNICs -> [Instance Name]
Click on the three-dotted line, and select “Edit”.
Under the Public IP Address section, select “Ephemeral Public IP” and then “Update”.
You should see that a public IP address has been assigned to your instance:
Copy the Username and Password available in the Instance Information section:
By default RDP connections are blocked to all newly created instances, so now we need to create a rule to allow it.
Open the Oracle Cloud menu, and select “Networking” -> “Virtual Cloud Networks”
Click on the available Virtual Cloud Network:
Click on “Security Lists” and then on the available Security List.
Click on “Add Ingress Rules”.
Click on the IP Protocol field, and select “RDP”.
Once you selected it, click again on “Add Ingress Rules” to save the changes.
We´re all set! You should be able to log in to the VM using RDP now.
Please, bear in mind that, in order to connect to any of our product installed on your Oracle Cloud VM, you must add a new Ingress rule on your Security List for the port you want to access from the Internet.
After this last step, you are ready to move forward with your Thinfinity Installation.
If you want to publish a desktop or a 3rd party application, please go to our next tutorial:
How To install Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server
Or if you are a developer that wants to publish your own Windows applications over the web go to:
How To install Thinfinity VirtualUI
On this blog post you can read about the different features for each:
Compare Thinfinity Solutions: VirtualUI and the Remote Desktop Server
Have any questions? Contact us at [email protected] or leave a message on this same post.