14 August 2013

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance


August 13th, Oracle introduced theOracle Virtual Compute Appliance. This new engineered system is built, designed, and tested for rapid and repeatable deployment of business-critical application workloads. To enable this, the appliance is comprised of a full-stack virtual environment, including OracleVM Sever for x86 designed for application-driven virtualization. The hardware and virtualization layer are both fully integrated with a fast InfiniBand fabric to provide the needed throughput for enterprise workloads. The entire system arrives pre-wired and configured – customers can go from dock to data center “power on” in an hour and deploy ready-to-run virtual machines in just minutes.

With over 100 Oracle VM Templates pre-defined, pre-configured and certified for Oracle Applications, users can deploy Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) or Oracle E-Business Suite 7x-10xfaster than the manual methodology with other virtualization technologies. And to further enable multi-tier application workload deployment for application migration or private cloud deployment, OracleVirtual Assembly Builder generated assemblies are also supported on the new appliance. Assemblies encapsulate application workloads along with deployment and management directives to simplify and standardize entire life cycle management which can be controlled from OracleEnterprise Manager.

Whether you are looking to modernize your data center, migrate to private cloud, or looking for faster time to market in deployment of your application services in a pre-wired, virtualized infrastructure for development, QA, or production, you should have a look at the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance simplifies the process of implementing a virtual infrastructure. Solutions based on the Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance will be deployed faster and with less risk.



  • From power-on to production in about an hour
  • Fully virtualized software defined infrastructure
  • Integrated Oracle templates to speed deployment of Oracle software
  • Linear scalability enabled by adding one compute node at a time
  • Factory-built system reduces setup and eliminates configuration errors





  • Saves hundreds of hours of installation and configuration time and eliminates the risk of physical and software configuration errors
  • Includes Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder and support for Oracle templates so customers can rapidly deploy complex Oracle software stacks that have been pre-tested and factory integrated
  • Out-of-the-box support for thousands of Oracle and third-party applications
  • Simplified appliance management coupled with Oracle Enterprise Manager complete cloud control for full stack management
  • Supports Oracle ZFS storage system and a wide range of 3rd party storage
  • Supports Oracle Trusted Partitions, giving customers the flexibility to license Oracle software on a vCPU (virtual CPU) basis


The Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database provides a framework that fully automates the creation of a Single Instance, Oracle Restart (Single Instance/HA) or Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) configurations in an Oracle VM environment. In a matter of minutes the versatile and powerful Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database can be cloned into any number of VMs which could be deployed as a Single Instance, Oracle Restart (Single Instance/HA) or Oracle RAC of any number of nodes.

OracleRAC is an option to the award-winning Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. Oracle RAC is a cluster database with a shared cache architecture that overcomes the limitations of traditional shared-nothing and shared-disk approaches to provide highly scalable and available database solutions for all your business applications. Oracle RAC is a key component of the Oracle Enterprise grid architecture.

The templates are designed to provide a fast and easy way of deploying Single Instance or Oracle RAC cluster in Oracle VM for test as well as production environments. The templates are available in the following versions (ordered by template release date):

  • [Aug 2013] Single Instance & Oracle RAC 12c Release 1, including Oracle Grid Infrastructure ( & Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 - Available from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for 64-Bit Linux " [Media Pack: B74026-01: Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database Media Pack for x86 (64 bit)]

  • [Aug 2013] Single Instance & Oracle RAC 11g Release 2, including Oracle Grid Infrastructure Patch Set two Update #7 ( & Oracle Linux 5 Update 9 - Available from My Oracle Support under Patch number 14000092 for 32-Bit & 64-Bit Linux

  • [Aug 2012] Oracle RAC 11g Release 2, including Oracle Grid Infrastructure Patch Set two Update #2 ( & Oracle Linux 6 Update 2 - Available from My Oracle Support under Patch number 13818831 for 32-Bit & 64-Bit Linux

  • [May 2012] Oracle RAC 11g Release 2, including Oracle Grid Infrastructure Patch Set one Update #6 ( & Oracle Linux 5 Update 8 - Available from My Oracle Support under Patch number 14000016 for 32-Bit & 64-Bit Linux

  • More versions available, see My Oracle Support Note ID 1185244.1

NOTE: Single Instance support is available in all templates released since 2013, all templates support RAC deployment.

For more information about the Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database, refer to My Oracle Support note ID

For more information: 




For low budget virtualization there is Oracle Virtualbox:

This screencast shows you how you can install Oracle Linux 6 VirtualBox Appliance.
By Lenz Grimmer, Sr.Product Manager, Oracle



For more information please contact me at:

Drs. Albert Spijkers
DBA Consulting
web:            http://www.dbaconsulting.nl
blog:            DBA Consulting blog
profile:         DBA Consulting profile
Facebook :   DBA Consulting on Facebook

email:          info@dbaconsulting.nl 

0 reacties:

Post a Comment