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This Terraform template deploys Lustre on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) on Bare metal or VM compute shapes (Standard or DenseIO) using local NVMe SSDs (for scratch file system) or OCI Block Volume Storage (for persistent file system). Bare metal compute shapes with two physical NICs (2x25Gbps or 2x50Gbps) are recommended for file servers to get maximum IO throughput performance.

The template deploys MGS, MGS and OSS on separate compute nodes. It supports multiple MDS and OSS nodes.

OCI offers many compute shapes and storage offerings, reach out for OCI HPC team member ( for guidance on which OCI compute shapes, storage to use and architecting Lustre on OCI for optimal performance.

For details of the architecture, see Deploy a scalable, distributed file system using Lustre

Architecture Diagram

Deploy Using Oracle Resource Manager

  1. Click Deploy to Oracle Cloud

    If you aren't already signed in, when prompted, enter the tenancy and user credentials.

  2. Review and accept the terms and conditions.

  3. Select the region where you want to deploy the stack.

  4. Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions to create the stack.

  5. After creating the stack, click Terraform Actions, and select Plan.

  6. Wait for the job to be completed, and review the plan.

    To make any changes, return to the Stack Details page, click Edit Stack, and make the required changes. Then, run the Plan action again.

  7. If no further changes are necessary, return to the Stack Details page, click Terraform Actions, and select Apply.

Deploy Using the Terraform CLI

Clone the Repository

Now, you'll want a local copy of this repo. You can make that with the commands:

git clone
cd terraform-oci-arch-lustre/


First off, you'll need to do some pre-deploy setup. That's all detailed here.

Secondly, create a terraform.tfvars file and populate with the following information:

# Authentication
tenancy_ocid         = "<tenancy_ocid>"
user_ocid            = "<user_ocid>"
fingerprint          = "<finger_print>"
private_key_path     = "<pem_private_key_path>"

# Region
region = "<oci_region>"

# Compartment
compartment_ocid = "<compartment_ocid>"

# Availability Domain 
ad_number = <ad_number> # for example 0 for the first AD in the region.

# or...
ad_name = <ad_name>   # for example "GrCH:US-ASHBURN-AD-1"

Update file (optional)

This is optional, but you can update the to change compute shapes, block volumes, etc.

Create the Resources

Run the following commands:

terraform init
terraform plan
terraform apply

Destroy the Deployment

When you no longer need the deployment, you can run this command to destroy the resources:

terraform destroy

Deploy as a Module

It's possible to utilize this repository as remote module, providing the necessary inputs:

module "terraform-oci-arch-lustre" {
  source                        = ""
  tenancy_ocid                  = "<tenancy_ocid>"
  user_ocid                     = "<user_ocid>"
  fingerprint                   = "<finger_print>"
  private_key_path              = "<private_key_path>"
  region                        = "<oci_region>"
  compartment_ocid              = "<compartment_ocid>"
  ad_number                     = 0
  use_existing_vcn              = true # You can inject your own VCN and subnets 
  vcn_id                        =
  bastion_subnet_id             =
  storage_subnet_id             =
  fs_subnet_id                  =

For the module's usage check the code examples below:


This project is open source. Please submit your contributions by forking this repository and submitting a pull request! Oracle appreciates any contributions that are made by the open source community.

Attribution & Credits

Initially, this project was created and distributed in GitHub Oracle QuickStart space. For that reason, we would like to thank all the involved contributors enlisted below:


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Licensed under the Universal Permissive License (UPL), Version 1.0.

See LICENSE for more details.