Install DC/OS on Oracle Cloud Compute

Install DC/OS on Oracle Cloud Compute

You can install DC/OS on Oracle Cloud Compute.


  • You must be an Oracle Compute Cloud Service user with the service-instance-name.Compute_Operations role. For more information, see the Oracle Compute Cloud ServicFSSe Roles documentation.
  • You must be able to log in to the web console of Oracle Compute Cloud Service. For more information, see the Accessing Oracle Compute Cloud Service Using the Web Console documentation.
  • The CentOS Linux 7 image (tar.gz file) that you are using must be available on the host that you are using to access the Oracle Compute Cloud Service web console.
  • To obtain your REST endpoint, refer to the REST API for Oracle Compute Cloud Service (IaaS).

System requirements



  • Identify the REST endpoint.
  • Linux: SSH installed.
  • Windows: PuTTY and PuTTYGen.
  • An SCP tool, for example, WinSCP.
  • CentOS Linux 7 Oracle Cloud Image. This tutorial is based on CentOS 7 Linux and before you begin you will need to download the image from CentOS website and upload it to Oracle Compute Cloud Service. Look for Oracle Cloud images at and download locally. For example CentOS-7-x86_64-OracleCloud.raw.tar.gz.

    • You must have the required role to upload images to Oracle Storage Cloud Service. If this is the first machine image being uploaded to Oracle Storage Cloud Service, then you must have the Storage Administrator role. If one or more machine images have previously been uploaded to Oracle Storage Cloud Service, then any user with the Storage_ReadWriteGroup role can upload images.
    • Also, a replication policy must have been set for your Oracle Storage Cloud Service account and if a replication policy is already set, the Set Replication Policy link in My Services would be disabled.

Prepare the environment

  1. Generate a SSH key pair by following this tutorial. Do not use a passphrase while generating the key pair because DC/OS doesn’t support encrypted SSH keys in this release.

  2. Upload the SSH Key to Oracle Compute: Sign in to the Oracle Cloud My Services application, go to the Network tab and select SSH Public Keys from the left-hand menu. Now click Add SSH Public Key.

    In the dialog box, enter a name and the value of the SSH public key that you generated, and then click Add. Note: Paste the key value exactly as it was generated. Don’t append or insert any extra characters, line breaks, or spaces. Now your SSH public key is added to Oracle Compute Cloud Service:

    SSH public key added to Oracle Compute Cloud Service

  3. Upload a CentOS7 image to the Oracle Compute Cloud Service. Note: while uploading the image file, you must specify a unique name for the target object, to differentiate the image that you’re uploading from other images in Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

  4. Register the image by following the instructions in Registering a Machine Image in Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

Spin up the bootstrap instance

  1. Sign in to the Oracle Cloud My Services application at and click on Oracle Compute Cloud Service -> Open Service Console. You will be shown the instance overview page.

    Oracle Compute Cloud Service - Instances

  2. Click on Create Instance.

  3. Got to the Private Images tab and select the CentOS7 image you have registered and click >.

  4. Select shape oc3 and click >.

    Oracle Compute Cloud Service - oc3

  5. In the next screen provide the instance an appropriate label and name. Add default as security list. Select the pre-uploaded SSH keys and click >.

  6. In the next Volumes screen leave the default values as it is and click >.

    Oracle Compute Cloud Service - volumes

  7. Review your settings and click on Create.

  8. Now you should be able to see the instance spinning up.

    Oracle Compute Cloud Service - instance spinning up

  9. Wait for the instance to reach Running status, which might take a few minutes.

Start Oracle Compute orchestration

These steps assume that you’ve spun up the bootstrap instance and that you are logged into it.

  1. Download and execute the generator script (

    curl -O
  2. Enter below values when prompted:

    Your identity domain is usoracle08981
    Enter your user id and press [ENTER]: <your-user-id>
    Enter your password  and press [ENTER]: <your-password>
    Enter your REST Endpoint [Eg :]:
    Authentication Successful
    Enter the number of master nodes to be deployed and press [ENTER]: 3
    Enter the number of public nodes to be deployed and press [ENTER]: 3
    Enter the number of private nodes to be deployed and press [ENTER]: 3
    Select a shape you want to use
           oc3(1 CPU 7.5GB RAM)
           oc4(2 CPU 15GB RAM)
           oc5(4 CPU 30GB RAM)
           oc6(8 CPU 60GB RAM)
           oc7(16 CPU 120GB RAM)
           oc1m(1 CPU 15GB RAM)
           oc2m(2 CPU 30GB RAM)
           oc3m(4 CPU 60GB RAM)
           oc4m(8 CPU 120GB RAM)
           oc5m(16 CPU 240GB RAM)
    Enter shape type [Eg. oc3] oc4
    Enter the disk size to be assigned to the instances in GB and press [Eg. 10]: 30
    Available ssh keys
    1       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    2       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    3       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    4       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    5       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    6       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    7       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    8       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    9       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    Select the ssh key to be used [Eg 1]: <number-of-key-listed-above-to-use>
    Available Images
    1       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    2       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    3       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    4       /Compute-usoracle08981/
    Select the image to be used for instances [Eg 1]: 1
    Master nodes : 3 , Public Agent Nodes : 3 , Private Agent Nodes : 3 , Instances' size : 30
    SSH Key : /Compute-usoracle08981/
    Image used : /Compute-usoracle08981/
    Continue? [y/n]:y
  3. The script generates the orchestration files, uploads them to Oracle Compute, and starts the orchestration process.

  4. Finally, login into and confirm that all instances have started.

Install DC/OS

Install Docker

  1. Login to the bootstrap instance using the public IP.

  2. Enable OverlayFS:

    sudo tee /etc/modules-load.d/overlay.conf <<EOF
  3. Reboot instance to load new kernel module:

    sudo reboot
  4. Wait for the instance to reboot and login again after reboot and then configure yum to add the Docker Repository:

    sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/docker.repo <<EOF
    name=Docker Repository
  5. Next, configure systemd:

    sudo mkdir -p /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d && sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/override.conf <<EOF
    ExecStart=/usr/bin/docker daemon --storage-driver=overlay
  6. Install and launch the Docker engine:

    sudo yum install --assumeyes --tolerant docker-engine unzip ipset
    sudo systemctl start docker
    sudo systemctl enable docker

Configure and install the DC/OS cluster

  1. Create a directory named genconf on your bootstrap instance using mkdir -p genconf and create a configuration file genconf/config.yaml with the following content:

    - <agent-private-local-ip-1>
    - <agent-private-local-ip-2>
    - <agent-private-local-ip-3>
    - <agent-public-local-ip-1>
    - <agent-public-local-ip-2>
    - <agent-public-local-ip-3>
    bootstrap_url: file:///opt/dcos_install_tmp
    cluster_name: dcoscluster
    master_discovery: static
    - <master-local-ip-1>
    - <master-local-ip-2>
    - <master-local-ip-3>
    ssh_port: 22
    ssh_user: centos


    • Replace <master-local-ip-1>, <master-local-ip-2>, <master-local-ip-3> with the private IPs of your master nodes.
    • Replace <agent-private-local-ip-1>, <agent-private-local-ip-2>, <agent-private-local-ip-3> with the private IPs of your private nodes.
    • Replace <agent-public-local-ip-1>, <agent-public-local-ip-2>, <agent-public-local-ip-3> with the private IPs of your public nodes.
  2. Execute below command to create the ip-detect script:

    cat > genconf/ip-detect <<EOF
    curl -fsSL
  3. Create a file for the private key using vi dcos_private_key.ppk and paste the content of the private key you generated in the very first step, Prepare the environment, into it.

  4. Convert the private key to openssh format to use between the instances using:

    sudo docker run --rm --volume=/home/centos/dcos_private_key.ppk:/tmp/id.ppk --volume=/home/centos/:/tmp/out/ czerasz/putty-tools
  5. Adapt the permissions and copy the generated key:

    sudo chown centos key && cp key genconf/ssh_key && chmod 0600 genconf/ssh_key
  6. Download the DC/OS installer:

    curl -O
  7. Run the following command to generate your customized DC/OS build file:

    sudo bash --genconf
  8. Install prerequisites:

    sudo bash --install-prereqs
  9. Check if DC/OS is installable (checks if all dependencies are present):

    sudo bash --preflight
  10. If everything shows OK in the previous step, you can install DC/OS:

    sudo bash
  11. Check if the installation has completed as expected:

    sudo bash --postflight

Configure public node

  1. Create a file public-agents.txt and add the private IPs of your public agents one per line, for example:
  2. Download and execute the public agent script ( script:

    curl -O

Access the DC/OS Dashboard

If all goes well you can now access the DC/OS Dashboard at http://<public-ip-of-a-master-node>:

DC/OS Dashboard

Next steps