Ever wondered how to influence the default installation of Oracle Linux in the Oracle cloud? Wanting to understand how you can influence the standard Oracle Linux template provided by Oracle?
For example, ensuring a certain package is directly installed during the provisioning of a new instance of Oracle Linux on the Oracle Cloud? You have to understand that Oracle Linux is making use of opcinit (or opc-init). You can influence the default behavior of the template based provisioning in a number of manners.
An introduction example of how to instruct OPCInit to do the installation of additional packages by providing additional information in the JSON requesting the provisioning is provided in this post on my personal blog.