Updated: 4 April 2023
Welcome to the Oracle Database 23c Free - Developer Release Appliance. This document describes how to install a virtual guest appliance that provides pre-configured Oracle software for your use.
Please note that this appliance is for development and testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in production environment. This virtual machine contains:
Step 1. Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your host system.
Step 2. Import your VM: File > Import Appliance to launch Appliance Import Wizard. Click Choose... to browse to the directory you re-assembled all the files in and select the Oracle_Database_23c_Free_Developer_Appliance.ova then click Next> to begin importing the virtual machine. It will prompt you to agree to the appropriate Oracle licenses while importing. You will see 'Oracle Database 23c Free - Developer' when it is finished importing.
Step 3. Test your VM: Once the import has completed, double-click the 23c Free - Developer VM. Click OK to close the Virtualbox Information dialogs. Allow the boot and startup process to complete; it is ready when you see a Firfox browser and/or terminal window. Once you are finished working in the guest VM you can shut it down via System > Shut Down; this will return the guest VM to the Powered Off state.