Oracle VM Virtual Appliances

Easier...Faster...Lower Cost...Fully Supported for Production Deployments

Oracle VM Virtual Appliances provide an innovative approach to deploying a fully configured software stack by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images. Use of Oracle VM Virtual Appliances eliminates the installation and configuration costs, and reduces the ongoing maintenance costs helping organizations achieve faster time to market and lower cost of operations.

In an Oracle VM context, the term "template" is often used loosely and can refer to either a virtual appliance or a virtual machine template. The primary distinction between a virtual appliance and a virtual machine template is the file format. A virtual appliance contains a package created as a single .ova (Open Virtualization Format Archive) file or a set of .ovf (Open Virtualization Format) and virtual disk image files.  A template is packaged as .tgz file which contains a virtual machine configuration (vm.cfg) files and one or more virtual disks.

You can use virtual appliances and templates to create multiple, pre-configured virtual machines. However, you can deploy virtual machine templates in .tgz format only in an Oracle VM environment. You can create, import, and export virtual appliances in .ovf or .ova format between an Oracle VM environment and another virtualization platform.

Oracle VM Virtual Appliances (or Oracle VM Templates) of many key Oracle products are available for download, including Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and many more; see the complete list below. 

Virtual Appliances Download - Oracle VM and Private Cloud Appliance


Virtual Appliance
Oracle Product
Software Included Download Link Readme Reference Last Update Documentation Reference
Oracle Linux 6 Update 10
Oracle Linux 7 Update 6
Oracle Linux OS See Instructions N/A N/A Oracle Linux 6 Documentation
Oracle Linux 7 Documentation
Oracle Solaris 10 for x86
Oracle Solaris 11 for x86
Oracle Solaris OS See Instructions N/A N/A Oracle Solaris 10 Documentation
Oracle Solaris 11 Documentation
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) WebLogic Server and Coherence Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0
Oracle Coherence 12.2.1.3.0
Patch 29162808 README January, 14th 2019 Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3.0 Documentation
Oracle Coherence 12.2.1.3.0 Documentation
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) Infrastructure Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Infrastructure 12.2.1.3.0 Patch 29162821 README January, 14th 2019 Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.1.3.0 Documentation
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) HTTP Server Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1.3.0 Patch 29162849 README January, 17th 2019 Oracle HTTP Server 12.2.1.3.0 Documentation
Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.3.0) SOA Suite Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.0 Patch 29162827 README January, 17th 2019 Oracle SOA Suite 12.2.1.3.0 Documentation
Oracle Database Single Instance - Oracle RAC 18c Enterprise/Standard Edition Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 18c Update (18.4.0.0.181016)
Oracle Database Release 18c Update (18.4.0.0.181016)
Patch 18888888 README October 2018 Oracle Database 18c Virtual Appliance Deployment
DeployCluster Tool and Further Details
Oracle Database Single Instance - Oracle RAC 12cR2 Enterprise/Standard Edition Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 12cR2 Update (12.2.0.1.181016)
Oracle Database Release 12cR2 Update (12.2.0.1.181016)
Patch 25500210 README October 2018 Oracle Database 12cR2 Virtual Appliance Deployment
DeployCluster Tool and Further Details
Oracle Database Single Instance - Oracle RAC 12cR1 Enterprise/Standard Edition Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 12cR1 Update (12.1.0.2.181016)
Oracle Database Release 12cR2 Update (12.1.0.2.181016)
Patch 25500209 README October 2018 Oracle Database 12cR1 Virtual Appliance Deployment
DeployCluster Tool and Further Details
Oracle Database Single Instance - Oracle RAC 11gR2 Enterprise/Standard Edition Oracle Grid Infrastructure Release 11gR2 Update (11.2.0.4.180417)
Oracle Database Release 12cR2 Update (11.2.0.4.180417)
Patch 25500206 README April 2018 Oracle Database 11gR2 Virtual Appliance Deployment
DeployCluster Tool and Further Details
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.2.0.0 Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.2.0.0 See Instructions README N/A Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13.2.0.0 Documentation

When migrating enterprise applications to a private cloud you can rapidly deploy standardized and pre-configure software components in the form of software appliances. Once the standards and Oracle VM Virtual Appliances are created, you can customize and tune the virtual appliance after installation and save them as a golden image. You can then use these virtual appliances as your enterprise deployment standard, minimizing risks and variation across multiple-instance enterprise deployments. This and further concepts and details are now available on the following white papers: