Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database
Single Instance and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) 18c, 12c & 11g Release 2
Oracle VM Templates Best Practices for Rapid Oracle Database Deployment
Oracle VM application driven architecture is designed to enable rapid application deployment. With the use of Oracle VM Templates, sophisticated applications such as Oracle Database or Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) can be deployed in minutes—10x faster than with other solutions.
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.
Oracle RAC 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):
NOTE: Single Instance support is available in all templates released since 2013, all templates support Oracle RAC deployment.
The entire installation is automated, requesting minimal information (e.g. node names, IP addresses, etc.) from the user. Fully automated build of a Single Instance environment or a cluster (OVM3: Using the Deploycluster tool, OVM2: directly from Dom0) are possible, including automated network setup for N-node clusters.
Note: The Templates include the latest OS & Oracle/RDBMS patches at time of the release. It is strongly recommended to update to latest patches (at time of deployment or placement into production usage) using standard OS/Oracle patching practices. OS updates may be obtained from ULN and RDBMS patches from CPU page.
Oracle VM 3 users can benefit from the DeployCluster tool which now fully supports Single Instance, Oracle Restart (SIHA) or RAC deployments. The tool leverages the Oracle VM 3 API so that given a set of VMs it quickly boots them up sends the needed configuration details, and an automated Single Instance or cluster build is initiated, without requiring the user to login to Dom0, any of the involved VMs or Oracle VM Manager.
DeployCluster Tool Download (for Oracle VM 3.3 or higher)
DeployCluster Tool Download (for Oracle VM 3.2 or lower)
Documentation for Oracle VM 3 users: DeployCluster Tool
Note: For Deploycluster to function properly, an OVMAPI enabled OS disk (released since 2012) must be used in an Oracle VM 3 Manager and Server framework.
Use DeployCluster version 3.x for deployments on Oracle VM 3.3/3.4 or higher; use DeployCluster version 2.x for deployments on Oracle VM 3.2 or lower.
Single Instance and Oracle 12c support comes with deploycluster version 2.0 or above.
See DeployCluster documentations for additional details.
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