Oracle VM Template

Oracle VM Template Builder 2.1 (x86 - 64-bit)

Oracle VM Template Builder, an open source, graphical utility that makes it easy to use Oracle Enterprise Linux “Just enough OS” (JeOS)–based scripts for developing pre-packaged virtual machines for Oracle VM. Now, end-users and ISVs have the option to develop their Oracle VM Templates by using these JeOS-based scripts directly or via the graphical Oracle VM Template Builder. Oracle VM Template Builder uses “JeOS” to facilitate building an operating system instance with only the absolute minimum packages needed for an Oracle VM Template, helping to reduce the disk footprint by up to 2GB or more per guest virtual machine, and to improve security and reliability.

Oracle VM Template Builder is not only distributed as software packages via the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and Oracle's public yum repository, but also distributed as an Oracle VM Template that you can download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud site.

This template is a fully pre-installed, pre-configured virtual machine that can be downloaded onto an installed Oracle VM server. It allows you to quickly set up the Oracle VM Template Builder to easily create Oracle VM Templates.

  • The template contains two virtual disk images; Oracle Enterprise Linux system image and storge image, and a vm.cfg text file with parameters for virtual machine configuration.
  • The system image contains a JeOS (Just enough OS) installation of 64-bit Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2.
  • Once the VM is started, you can access Oracle VM Template Builder web interface: http://hostname/ovmtb
  • You can create either 32-bit or 64-bit Oracle VM Templates using Oracle VM Template Builder.
  • Documentation: Oracle VM Template Builder Installation and User's Guide
  • Download Oracle VM Template for Oracle VM Template Builder (see Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Instructions below)

 Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Instructions:
Complete your registration information (Name, Company Name, Email Address and Country) and click on the download agreement
Select "Oracle VM Templates" from the "Select a Product Pack" pull-down menu
Select  "x86 64 bit" from the "Platform" pull-down menu
Click "Go" and then select from the list of Oracle VM Templates
Download and unzip the files and read the readme

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