Oracle releases VMs for 12c databases

Oracle Corp. has released a set of virtual machine templates to support database 12c and another set for database 11g

In the past, database templates were focused on Real Application Cluster (RAC) deployments. Oracle added a support for single instance deployment due to “popular demand,” according to the company.
“With single instance, you can create a new VM with the database up and running in matter of a few (very few) minutes and with a single config file,” according to a blog post on the Oracle Web site. “You don’t need to do anything other than run a few Oracle VM CLI or UI commands and run deploymentcluster  and you’re all set.”

After a few minutes, the VM will be “pingable,” the post said.

The templates also enable users to easily configure and activate many new 12c functions
such as:

– Oracle Flex Cluster and/or Flex ASM, Hub/Leaf nodes
– Container Database with x number of pluggable databases
– Database Express
– ACFS filesystem
– Oracle Restart (single instance database with HA)
– local or shared filesystem installs, including OCFS2 and ACFS
– Admin Managed or Policy managed database creation with serverpools
– OS kernel updated to the latest uek 2 version 2.6.39-400

The functions can be automated and reproduces even if the user does not know how to configure them.

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