Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Software Requirements

Before installing and configuring the Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (RK for OCI), be sure that your environment meets the following requirements.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Instance

  • Must be a bare metal instance or virtual machine instance provided by OCI.
  • The Command Line Interface (CLI) 3.0.0 or later provided by OCI is available on the instance used as a cluster node.
  • The Instance Metadata Service v1 (IMDSv1) provided by OCI is available on the instance used as a cluster node.
    • IDMSv2 is not supported.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Command Line Interface (CLI)

In order for the RK for OCI to operate OCI, configure the CLI and permissions so that the root user of the cluster node can execute the following commands. Please refer to the OCI documentation for the CLI and permission settings.

oci network vnic assign-private-ip --vnic-id <vnicid> --ip-address <ip>
oci network vnic unassign-private-ip --vnic-id <vnicid> --ip-address <ip>
oci network private-ip list --vnic-id <vnicid>
oci network vnic get --vnic-id <vnicid>
oci network private-ip list --subnet-id <subnetid>

IP address to use

  • The private IP address to be protected by LifeKeeper RK for OCI must be IPv4.
    • IPv6 is not supported.
  • The private IP address to be protected by the LifeKeeper RK for OCI must be an IP address that can be assigned to a VNIC.
    • It is the IP address in the subnet to which the VNIC to be assigned is related.
    • It is not an IP address reserved by OCI.
    • The number of secondary private IP addresses available for assigning has not been exceeded.

LifeKeeper Software

You must install the same version of LifeKeeper software and any patches on each server.
Please refer to the LifeKeeper for Linux Technical Documentation and the LifeKeeper for Linux Release Notes for specific LifeKeeper requirements.

LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You must install the same version of the RK for OCI software and any patches on each server.

LifeKeeper IP Recovery Kit

You must install the same version of the LifeKeeper for Linux IP Recovery Kit software and any patches on each server.

SIOS recommends using Quorum/Witness when using the RK for OCI. Please refer to Quorum/Witness for more information.

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