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What is the difference between private and public OCI template?
Posted by on 17.08.2014 15:20

The Oktawave platform distinguishes between two types of OCI templates that could serve as a model during the launch of new OCI. Here we describe their characteristics and differences. 


Private template - this type of template can be used only for your own needs. This means that if you create a template of this kind, then only you (and the users of your account) will be able to launch new OCI based on this template. 

Fees for storage of private templates are calculated according to the rates of OVS disks based on Tier-1.  

Private templates allow a specific way to create new OCI with the Without initialization parameter. This means that the OCI run with such a template will not be subject to processes of change administrative passwords, change domain names and other configuration actions - it will receive only a new IP. As a result, there is no need to maintain compatibility with the initialisation process, and thus the private template can be a very unique configuration specific to the user who has prepared it. In addition, due to the absence of the initialization process, a new configuration, significantly reducing the time to create a new OCI from this template. Private templates are not subjects to verification by Oktawave. 


Public template - this type of template can serve all users of Oktawave platform, and the owner of such a template is exempt from fees for its storage. To create a public template, the OCI must be converted to a private template, bearing in mind to set the With initialization parameter, and provide the correct password to the tech-support account in the operating system (tech-support account is used to perform the reconfiguration of the new OCI, and given when creating the template password is changed by Oktawave). 

After you create the private template you should go to the admin panel, section Manage templates, select the template that you created private and click Publish. Thus you start the process of acceptance the template by Oktawave team. 

Upon acceptance of the template it will be made ‚Äč‚Äčavailable to the public. You may at any time disable the publication of the template by pressing Unpublish - the same template again will be marked as private and can not be seen in a public directory. The cost of storage will be charged according to the rates of OVS Tier-1 disks.

The view of template management has an additional column called ID. It contains the ID of the template (TemplateID), which can be used for integration with Oktawave using API or if you use the Oktawave CLI.

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