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Set-Up instructions: Database Application Development Hands On Labs
Updated: 10/18/2018

Welcome to the Oracle Technology Network - Hands-on Database Application Development lab installation instructions. 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 testing purposes only, as such it is unsupported and should not to be used in production environment. This virtual machine contains:

  • Oracle Linux 7
  • Oracle Database 18.3 Linux x86-64
  • Oracle SQL Developer 18.3
  • Oracle Application Express 18.2
  • Hands-On-Labs (accessed via the Toolbar Menu in Firefox)
    • Oracle REST Data Services 18.3
    • Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 18.3
    • Oracle XML DB



  • At least 2GB RAM. Default VM is 1G RAM, for better performance increase.
  • At least 15GB of free space (Note: virtualization works best with contiguous space so it is a good idea if on Windows to run a defrag program, and make sure you are using NTFS for your file system to handle large files on Windows. )
  • 2GHz Processor (a lesser processor will be acceptable but slower)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Safari 3.0 and higher or Google Chrome 1.0 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat reader
  • Admin privileges on your box


You must accept the OTN VM Agreement to download this software.
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Step 1. Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your host system.

Step 2. Download the files (the use of a download manager is highly recommended):

DownloadOracle DB Developer VM 7,700,093,952 bytes, md5sum: bf2b8ecd1cc21f0bdec63973f72cea83

Step 3. 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 OTN_Developer_Day_VM.ova then click Next> to begin importing the virtual machine. It will prompt you to agree to the appropriate developer licenses while importing. You will see 'Oracle Developer Days (Powered Off)' when it is finished importing.

Step 4. Test your VM: Once the import has completed, double-click the OTN Developer Days VM. Click OK to close the Virtualbox Information dialogs. When you get to the Enterprise Linux 6 screen you can now login. (Username and password is oracle.) Allow the process to complete; it is ready when you see a terminal window, which you can close. 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.

If you have any questions about this process, post a message to our Virtualization Discussion Forum (use hashtag "developerday"). Otherwise, you are now ready to complete the Hands-on Database Application Development HOLs at the workshop or at your desk. See you there!