Oracle A1 VM Creation

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Anyone who’s interested in learning about Cloud computing has probably gone through all the different Cloud providers free credits / free tier.

While Oracle isn’t exactly my first thought with generosity (see licence audits), Oracle Cloud Infrastructure have a great free tier including allowance for a good number of CPU cores and memory for ARM Ampere based VMs (Shape name VM.Standard.A1.Flex). You can have between 1 and 4 virtual machines, choosing how many CPUs and memory you want in each.

The downside is they are very difficult to obtain in a lot of Oracle regions with an error message:

OCI Error

A lot of people have used Javascript in the browser Javascript console to retry but I figured OCI has an API and an sdk for Go, I should try and write something to request one of a schedule.

The code + utility can be found on my GitHub